Posted by Editoress on 05/1/09
Brooke Miller's win at the Downtown Walterboro Criterium Wednesday (April 29th) evening may not have been as seamless as her win at Athens Saturday, but it was equally as impressive.
"The girls had to do some quick thinking and improvising at the end of the race," said team directeur sportif Jeff Corbett. "We had the train set up but they got swarmed by Colavita."
This forced Meredith Miller to the front too early, "and she ran out of speed before we had planned," Corbett said.
Joanne Kiesanowski recognized the situation and took over. "Jo stepped up and delivered Brooke to the last corner with a daring dive to the inside of the Colavita train in corner three," Corbett explained. "She blasted out of corner four with Broke in tow and delivered her perfectly."
Brooke put in her patented finishing burst to seal the win ahead of her Crits Week nemesis, Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home), while Kiesanowski kept on pushing to earn a much-deserved 3rd place.
"Everyone was aggressive and worked well," Corbett said. "Emma (Rickards) covered a lot of moves and even Ali Rosenthal, still covered in bandages, fought her way to the front to help out."
Rosenthal was part of a mid-race pile-up in Dana Point, CA on Sunday that also took down teammate Rushlee Buchanan, who sustained a broken wrist. Rosenthal escaped with road rash and bruising, and is still feeling the effects of the crash.
Team TIBCO press release
|Pro Women (5 laps)|
|1 Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO)||56:10.6|
|2 Tina Pic (Colavita - Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)||56:10.8|
|3 Joanne Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO)||56:11.1|
|4 Erica Allar (Colavita - Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)||56:11.7|
|5 Rebecca Larson (Jittery Joe's)||56:11.7|
|6 Lauren Tamayo (Team TIBCO)||56:11.8|
|7 Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)||56:11.9|
|8 Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1)||56:12.3|
|9 Tiffany Pezzulo (Dft p/b Treads)||56:12.5|
|10 Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1)||56:13.0|
|11 Anna Mcloon (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)||56:13.0|
|12 Kristen Lasasso||56:13.2|
|13 Melissa Sanborn (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:13.2|
|14 Caren McNellis (Colavita - Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)||56:13.7|
|15 Kelly Benjamin (Colavita - Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)||56:13.8|
|16 Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)||56:14.1|
|17 Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)||56:14.3|
|18 Laura Bowles (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:14.5|
|19 Veronica Martinez (Hub Racing)||56:14.9|
|20 Whitney Schultz (Metro VW)||56:15.1|
|21 Carrie Cash (Team Revolution)||56:15.2|
|22 Elizabeth Hatch (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:15.9|
|23 Nicole Johnson (Kenda Tire)||56:16.0|
|24 Jennifer Rasmusson (Cyclelife Powered By Specialized)||56:16.4|
|25 Sally Annis (Hub Racing)||56:16.5|
|26 Linsey Bradshaw-Sandoval (Dft p/b Treads)||56:18.2|
|27 Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:18.6|
|28 Tamyra Barnard (Team Kenda)||56:19.3|
|29 Verónica Leal (Team Type 1)||56:19.6|
|30 Sarah Caravella (Richmond Pro Cycling)||56:20.0|
|31 Kat Clark (Team Kenda)||56:21.7|
|32 Leslie Jennings (Cyclelife Powered By Specialized)||56:23.4|
|33 Virginia Perkins (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:23.7|
|34 Jennifer Wilson (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:24.1|
|35 Sara Zeigler (Cyclelife Powered By Specialized)||56:28.5|
|36 Meredith Miller (Team TIBCO)||56:29.4|
|37 Haley Beann (Vanderkitten Racing)||56:29.9|
|38 Emma Rickards (Team TIBCO)||56:31.5|
|39 Alison Rosenthal (Team TIBCO)||56:31.6|
|40 Dale Tye (Altarum Women's Cycling Team)||56:31.8|
|41 Nicole Wangsgard (Colavita - Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light)||56:41.3|
|42 Morgan Patton (Team Type 1)||56:49.9|
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