May 12/01 12:31 pm - Green Second in Italy
Posted by Editor on 05/12/01
World Cup Time Trial #2 - Sarentino, Italy
Chris Redden has spoken with Chrissy and sent along the following preliminary information.
1. Marga Fullana (Esp)
2. Barbara Blatter (Sui) at 0:30
3.Annabella Stropparo (Ita)
16. Chrissy Redden (Can) Subaru-Gary Fisher - Crashed and lost considerable time on the technical section. The curse of the leader's jersey...
1. Miguel Martinez (Fra)
2. Roland Green VW-Trek(Can)
5. Ryder Hesjedal (Can) Subaru-Gary Fisher
Geoff Kabush (Can) Kona - out of top 30
The course is 6km. It starts out on a long climb that stretches for 5 minutes (2km) and drops into several technical sections that are quite rocky and steep. One section in particular is very steep and tough to control your speed, but to top it off there is a 90 degree corner at the bottom. Some riders are taking the option to run this section. From here the descent drops out into a long section of rolling fields & finished up with a gravel road section to the finish. The weather is 25 deg and sunny. The scenery is spectacular as the course is surrounded by Alps mountain range.