August 30/97 13:06 pm - Killington Results, Track Worlds
Posted by Editor on 08/30/97
SATURN SWEEPS SUNRISE ROAD RACE AT KILLINGTON STAGE RACE
For Immediate Release, Aug. 28, 1997
Contact: Frank Stanley, USCF Communications Manager, (719) 578-4581 or (802)
KILLINGTON, Vt. -- With an eye toward tomorrowâ€šs tough climbing stage, Saturn sprinters Karen Livingston and Frank McCormack won the Sunrise Road Race, the first full stage of the Killington Stage Race.
â€žToday was a day for us non-climbers,â€° said Livingston, of Gainesville, Fla.
The number three rider in the womenâ€šs National Racing Calendar, Livingston beat second-ranked Kendra Wenzel (Saeco-Timex), McKenzie Bridge, Ore., in the final sprint for her eighth national victory of the year.
Despite an aggressive effort by the Canadian National Team, the womenâ€šs field stayed together throughout the 54-mile race in stark contrast to last yearâ€šs Sunrise Road Race, when a break-away put seven minutes on the field.
â€žEverybody knew it would come down to a sprint,â€° Livingston said.
Despite Wenzelâ€šs narrow loss, Saeco-Timex still had a positive day as Linda Jackson, Nepean, Ont., Canada, remained in the leaderâ€šs jersey, 1:14 ahead of Livingstonâ€šs teammate, Sue Palmer, of Hamilton, Ont., Canada.
â€žWe really gelled today,â€° Jackson said. â€žI just tried to stay out of trouble.â€°
The menâ€šs race finished in similar style as McCormack, the USPRO Tour leader, edged teammate Norm Alvis, Colorado Springs, Colo., and John Peters (Comptel-Colorado Cyclist), Santa Rosa, Calif., in a field sprint.
An early break, which included 1996 Olympian Kent Bostick (Shaklee), Corrales, N.M., and Skip Spankenburg (Navigators), Travelers Rest, S.C., gained a lead of over four minutes, but was eventually brought back by the field.
â€žWe (Saturn) werenâ€št in it, but nobody else was either,â€° McCormack said.
Race leader Mat Anand (Espoires Laval), Calgary, Alb., Canada, was able to keep the yellow jersey for another day, thanks in part to the efforts of a mountain biker-driven Canadian National Team, which did much of the work chasing down the break.
â€žIt was good to be Canadian today,â€° Anand said.
With his time bonus for the victory, McCormack, of Leicester, Mass., moved within three seconds of Anand heading into stage two, the Brandon Gap Road Race, which covers 106.1 miles (170.6km) for men and 73.8 miles (117.5km) for women.
â€žI know tomorrowâ€šs going to set the tone,â€° McCormack said.
Men, 108 miles
1. FRANK MCCORMACK (SATURN), Leicester, Mass., 4:06:31
2. Norm Alvis (Saturn), Colorado Springs, Colo., s.t.
3. John Peters (Comptel-Colorado Cyclist), Santa Rosa, Calif., s.t.
4. Ashley Powell (Shaklee), Greensboro, N.C., s.t.
5. Kirk Willett (Comptel-Colorado Cyclist), Pullman, Wash., s.t.
1. MAT ANAND (ESPOIRES LAVAL), Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 4:16:07 secs
2. Levi Leipheimer (Comptel-Colorado Cyclist), Windsor, Calif., @:02
3. F. McCormack, @:03
4. Jonathan Vaughters (Comptel-Colorado Cyclist), Englewood, Colo., @:08
5. Marty Jemison (United States Postal Service), Salt Lake City, Utah, @:09
6. Michael Engleman (Navigators), Hesperus, Colo., @:12
7. Chann McRae (Saturn), Plano, Texas, @:18
8. Tyler Hamilton (USPS), Nederland, Colo., @:22
9. Bart Bowen (Saturn), Albuquerque, N.M., @:24
10. Nate Reiss (USPS), Fort Collins, Colo., @:32.
Womenâ€šs GC (after Stage 1 - stage results posted earlier)
1 227 JACKSON Linda SAECO TIMEX TEAM 2:34:26
2 237 PALMER Sue SATURN @ 1:14
3 226 PRYDE Susy SAECO TIMEX TEAM @ 1:45
4 239 HUDETZ Julie SATURN @ 1:53
4 190 DIGUISTINI Cybil CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM s.t.
6 225 WENZEL Kendra SAECO TIMEX TEAM @ 2:04
7 238 BLISS-LIVINGSTON Karen SATURN @ 2:06
7 223 ROBERGE Giana SAECO TIMEX TEAM
7 256 SCHUSTER Pam both s.t.
10 228 REDDEN Christina CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM @ 2:09
14 230 BESSETTE Lynne CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM @ 2:17
17 231 MC QUAID Melanie CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM @ 2:31
20 192 ST. JACQUES Sophie CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM @ 2:35
23 229 MILLAR Kathleen CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM @ 2:47
25 191 DORION Melanie CANADIAN NATIONAL TEAM @ 2:48
Track Worlds, Perth, Australia
Felicia Ballanger of France has won the 500m Time Trial, with a time of 34.681 seconds. She beat Michelle Ferris of Australia by more than 1 second (Ferris - 35.719). Magali Faure (France) was third. Ballanger also beat Ferris for the Sprint title.
Italy took the Team Pursuit from the Ukraine, after the Ukraine team crashed while in the lead (only 4 laps remaining)! France took third.
1 Italy 4:10.225
2 Ukraine DNF
3 France 4:07.880
4 USA 4:09.980
5 Germany 4:08.790
Womenâ€šs 500m Time Trial
1 Felicia Ballanger FRA 34.681 seconds
2 Michelle Ferris AUS 35.719
3 Magali Faure FRA 35.898
4 Cuihua Jiang CHN 35.930
5 Galina Enioukhina RUS 36.083
Menâ€šs Sprint - 1/4 Finals
Florian Rousseau FRA (10.882, 11.403) bt Marty Nothstein USA, 2-0
Eyk Pokorny GER (10.782, 11.011) bt Laurent Gant FRA (10.909), 2-1
Jens Fiedler GER (10.960, 11.096) bt Jan Van Eijden GER, 2-0
Darryn Hill AUS (10.836, 11.028) bt Wiesturs Berzins LAT, 2-0
Womenâ€šs Individual Pursuit - Semi-Finals
Natalia Karimova RUS (3:38.669) bt Lucy Tyler-Sharman AUS (3:39.242)
Judith Arndt GER (3:37.927) bt Yvonne MacGregor GBR (3:41.929)