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Rona's Jeanson sweeps Valley of the Sun
 
By Becky Leidy
Date: 2/16/2003
Rona's Jeanson sweeps Valley of the Sun
 
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The women's final stage of the Valley of the Sun was an eight corner, figure eight criterium. After her win in yesterday's road race, Candian, Genevieve Jeanson all but had the overall wrapped up for Rona, but the stage win was still up for grabs. Saturn's Manon Jutras and Jessica Phillips sandwiched the Rona Team in second and fourth place respectively, with Rona's Catherine Marsal reinstated in to third after a yellow line penalty dispute from yesterday's road race.

Set on their intent to move Marsal into second, Jeanson and her Rona teammate were continuously aggressive in their attacks. Time after time, Rona sent their team up the road, yet Saturn was too strong for them to get away from the yellow, black and red jerseys. Saturn's Jutras, Phillips, Amy Moore and Megan Elliot all took their turns, bringing back Marsal and Jeanson's relentless volleys.

With five laps to go a field sprint was imminent and Rona and Saturn organized at the front for the final kick. Coming around the last corner it was the Leader's jersey in front, and Jeanson sealed the sweep of the race with three stage wins and the overall title. Jutras maintained second, Marsal third and Phillips fourth.

Results: (Unofficial at time of the report)

1. Genevieve Jeanson - Rona
2. Lyne Gaggioli - Four Winds

Overall Results:

1. Genevieve Jeanson - Rona
2. Manon Jutras - Saturn Cycling Team
3. Catherine Marsal - Rona
4. Jessica Phillips - Saturn Cycling Team

Report thanks to Giana Roberge of the Saturn Cycling Team

 
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