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June 27/10 10:27 am - Road Nationals: Women's Road Race UPDATES

Posted by Editoress on 06/27/10

Another beautiful sunny day in Edmonton with very little wind and blue skies.  Temperature is currently 18 C and the predicted high is 26.


The organizers have managed to get a complete shut down of all roads involved in the race today.

Women will do 9 laps of the 13 km course for a total of 117 km.  This is a change from the announced (technical guide) distance of 127


There are 58 riders on the official start list (see link below)


10:37 am  EDT


A slight delay in the start...  Tara Whitten has a flat


10:54 am  EDT


Lap 1. Lex Albrecht (Cascades-ABC Cycles) attacked right at the start and now, on the 2nd climb (~7 km), has a 3 min gap on the peloton


11:06 am

Lap 2.  On the first climb, Albrecht is still away with Cara Gillis (Specialized D4W/Bicycle Haus) chasing at 1:50 and the peloton at 2:50


Jenny Trew (Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil) has had a mechanical


11:18 am  EDT

Anne Guzman (Team Nanoblur-Gears) has had a flat but quickly rec'd a repair and is back in the bunch.  Trew has not managed to get back on


11:23 am  EDT


Lap 3.  At the start of the 3rd lap: Albrecht is still away with Gillis at 2:20 and the peloton at 3:05


11:33 am EDT


Midway through the 3rd lap - Gillis will son be back in the pelton - she is only about 30 sec in front.  Gap to

Albrecht is 2:55 and the peloton does not seem to concerned. Denise Ramsden (Team Kenda) has some problem with her drerailleur (?) and is getting some assistance on the fly from the mechanical support vehicle


11:42 am EDT

 About to start Lap 4 - Albrecht is 2:25 in front of Gillis who has managed to pull nearly another 30 seconds away from the peloton  - now at 3:20 behind the leader


11:58 am EDT 

Lap 4 toward the end - Gillis has been caught by the peloton, who appear to have woken up, and the gap to Albrecht is 2:55


12:08 pm EDT


Lap 5 just past the feedzone and the gap is 2:35.  Tara Whitten (Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil) is chasing back on after a crash at the feedzone


12:15 pm EDT


Whitten is now back in the peloton


12:17 pm EDT


On the 2nd climb - Denise Ramsden (Team Kenda) has attacked


12:24 pm EDT

Late in lap 5 and the gap is now down to 1:10.  The pelton is stretched out in a long line as they chase hard


12:40 pm EDT


Lap 6 - midway through - Krystal Jeffs (Team Nanoblur-Gears) has joined Albrecht at the front but the gap to the peloton is 30 seconds.


12:44 pm EDT

Anne Samplonius (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) has attacked on the 3rd climb, but wwas quickly swarmed


12:46 pm EDT


Lap 7 - As they start the lap the break is caught and the peloton is all together


Correction -break has not been caught. The peloton slowed just before the end of the 6th lap and the  gap is 20 sec


12:53 pm EDT


On the first climb and NOW they are all together


1:01 pm EDT

Erinne Willock (Webcor Builders) has been pushing the pace on the climbs getting a bit of a gap and forcing the others to chase.  Riders are starting to struggle


1:05 pm EDT


On the 3rd climb - Karol-Ann Canuel (Equipe Vienne Futuroscope) and Tara Whitten (Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil) have attacked and gone past Willock


1:15 pm EDT


Lap 8 - Bunch all together and they are on the first climb.  Audrey Lemieux (ESGL-93) has been dropped from the bunch


1:21 pm EDT

On the 2nd climb - Anne Samplonius (Team Vera Bradley Foundation) has attacked and now has a 6 sec gap.


1:24 pm EDT

Samplonius is caught on 3rd climb and  immediately there is a counter attack by Willock


1:26 pm EDT


Last lap -  As they start the final lap the peloton is all together


1:32 pm EDT

NOTHING happening - riders just busy watching/waiting. Seems they have decided to all sprint at the end?


1:35 pm EDT


Top of the 1st climb and still all together and riding slow


1:41 pm EDT


Up  the 2nd climb and STILL all together






1 Joelle Numainville (Webcor Builders)

2 Tara Whitten (Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil)

3 Alison Testroete (Cycling BC)




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