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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Joe Martin Stage Race stage 2

Colavita/Cooking Light Press Release

Racing stays Hot in Arkansas

by Jim Williams

Pic makes it 2 for 2

Stages 2 and 3 of the Joe Martin stage race were held Saturday with a morning road race of 70 miles and an uphill time trial in the evening. The morning race saw continued aggression from the Webcor team as they tried repeatedly to get some of their climbers away in a break in order to gain time and foil the plans of Colavita/Cooking Light. Webcor was joined in this constant attacking by the Victory Brewing team as well. While small breaks formed during the day, nothing of any significance occurred until the last 15 miles when Kelly Murdin of Vella Bella slipped off of the front and gained over a minute on the field.

Colavita/Cooking Light’s Sarah Tillotson, Brooke Ourada, Audrey Lemieux, and Sima Trapp went to the front of the field and maintained a steady pace to keep the time gap manageable and stop the relentless attacking the team’s sprinters had to respond to. With 5 K to go things were all back together and the run in to the line began. Sue Palmer Komar did a great job in the last 1000 meters to keep the pace high and her sprinters out in front. In the end Tina Pic narrowly finished ahead of Laura Van Gilder to win for the second day in a row, and she was joined this time by her Colavita/Cooking Light teammate Gina Grain..

Pro women Stage 2
1 Tina Pic (Colavita/ Cooking Light Cycling team)
2 Laura Van Gilder (Team Lipton)
3 Gina Grain (Colavita/ Cooking Light Cycling Team)
4 Kelly Benjamin (Cheerwine)
5 Katherine Bates (Nurenberg)
6 Shontell Gauthier (Team Joy Rides/Austin Flyers)
7 Kim Geist (Victory Brewing Team)
8 Dotsie Bausch (Colavita/ Cooking Light Cycling Team)
9 Laura Yoisten (Victory Brewing Team)
10 Maatje Benassi (Excel Sports)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Sima. This comment has nothing to do with the "Joe Martin Stage Race." I just had to comment on how stunningly beautiful I think you are. Just a friendly observation from somebody who watched you race once before. Good luck on all of your future endeavors with cycling and pediatrics PT.

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