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March 7/00 8:30 am - Jeanson Still in Yellow at Snowy

Posted by Editor on 03/7/00

Tour de Snowy, Australia

The latest report from National Team Coach Jacques Landry.

After yesterday's stage and Geneviève breaking up the field, the work today was fairly simple really.

With Tracy Gaudry (Timex) being the only rider within serious reach of Geneviève at 1min30 there was only her to watch closely.

Being a relatively easy stage it was obvious riders would get up the road, namely the Dutch who are going for stages here. After 15 kms of racing all moves were being covered by the Canadians and eventually a half dozen women got up the road with Anne Samplonious along for the ride.

At that point and time, the break was gaining a lot of terrain with the pack not very hasty to respond, what there being nobody important for GC up in the break.

As the direction of the wind was changing, the Dutch riders were trying to break things up in the main group but to no avail.

Meanwhile in the front group, riders were starting to not co-operate and the gap that was once up to 4 minutes was now staying even.

With 20 to go, the Timex team was getting nervous and decided to start bringing the break back a touch.

At the finish line Myriam Melchers would take the win by attacking the break on the last climb at a km to go and Anne finished up 6th at a few seconds.

The pack with Geneviève and Tracy rolled in at 2min30 down. No big deal!!!

Tomorrow should be interesting with a short morning stage of around 34 kms that mainly goes uphill. More fun to come....

Stage 5 - Adaminaby to Jindabyne 84 km

1 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Team Holland 2:28:01
2 Hayley Rutherford (Aus) AIS-ACTAS at 0:05
3 Susy Pryde (NZl) Saturn
4 Kim Smith (USA) Timex
5 Jacinta Coleman (NZl) New Zealand
6 Anne Samplonius (Can) Team Canada all s.t.
7 Marielle Van Scheppingen (Ned) Team Holland 0:13
8 Alison Wright (Aus) AIS-ACTAS 0:21
9 Natalie Bates (Aus) Bicisport-NSWIS s.t.
10 Geraldine Denham (Aus) Jayco-VIS 0:42

15 Mari Holden (USA) Timex 2:29
16 Geneviève Jeanson (Can) Team Canada
22 Dede Demet (USA) Saturn
25 Erin Carter (Can) Team Canada
28 Karen Kurreck (USA) Team Canada
30 Sandy Espeseth (Can) Team Canada
59 Odessa Gunn (Can) Timex all s.t.
66 Kerry Ellen Hellmuth (USA) Master Team/Carpe Diem 2:47
67 Erin Veenstra-Mirabella (USA) Timex 2:51
68 Susan Hefler (USA) Team Canada 2:54


1 Geneviève Jeanson (Can) Team Canada 8:34:21
2 Tracey Gaudry (Aus) Timex at 1:34
3 Kym Shirley (Aus) AIS-ACTAS 7:05
4 Mari Holden (USA) Timex 7:14
5 Anna Wilson (Aus) Saturn 8:04
6 Jacinta Coleman (NZl) New Zealand 8:34
7 Dede Demet (USA) Saturn 9:22
8 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Team Holland 10:18
9 Rosalind Reekie-May (NZl) New Zealand 10:52
10 Juanita Feldhahn (Aus) AIS-ACTAS 11:22

12 Sandy Espeseth (Can) Team Canada 16:38
15 Kim Smith (USA) Timex 19:25
22 Karen Kurreck (USA) Team Canada 23:22
24 Erin Carter (Can) Team Canada 23:46
27 Erin Veenstra-Mirabella (USA) Timex 25:50
40 Anne Samplonius (Can) Team Canada 31:35
46 Kerry Ellen Hellmuth (USA) Master Team/Carpe Diem 34:28
52 Odessa Gunn (Can) Timex 37:28
61 Susan Hefler (USA) Team Canada 46:45

Points Competition

1 Mirjam Melchers (Ned) Team Holland 10 points
2 Anna Wilson (Aus) Saturn 8
3 Kim Smith (USA) Timex 6
4 Mari Holden (USA) Timex 5
5 Geneviève Jeanson (Can) Team Canada 5

Mountain Classification

1 Geneviève Jeanson (Can) Team Canada 20 points
2 Tracey Gaudry (Aus) Timex 18
3 Mari Holden (USA) Timex 8

8 Kim Smith (USA) Timex 2
9 Dede Demet (USA) Saturn 2


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