Featured Stories

First Union Liberty Classic

June 9, 2002. (Philadelphia, PA) – Although the Liberty Classic may not
have World Cup Status this year, the prize money and prestige of the event
rank it as an amazing race to win – especially if you can do it 6 times.
Just ask Germany’s Petra Rossner (Saturn).

The 92.8 km race, shortened a few laps from years before, made for
an even more aggressive race. Saturn and Diet-Rite used their strong teams
to control it, but ultimately one of the main aggressors was last weekend
Montreal World Cup surprise winner, Dede Demet-Barry (TalgoAmerica.com) Her
last lap attacks on the wall created a seven woman breakaway group. The
only problem for Demet-Barry, Laura Van Gilder (Trek Plus), Kim Anderson
(T-Mobile) and Valen Polkhanova (Itera) was that three out of the seven
breakaway members belonged to the powerful Saturn squad.

Rossner, an incredibly fast sprinter with or without team help, had
Anna Millward (Saturn) and Judith Arndt (Saturn) to help thwart any solo
breaks, and at the same time, lead her to the finish. Diet-Rite were the
biggest losers of the day, missing the break, and managing 8th with Tina
Mayolo-Pic winning the bunch sprint. Top Canadian was Susan Palmer Komar
(Talgo America) in 27th.

First Union Liberty Classic – June 9 2002. Philadelphia, PA, USA.

1. Petra Rossner (Ger) Saturn Cycling Team 2.27.09

2. Laura Van Gilder (USA) Trek Plus

3. Dede Demet Barry (USA) Talgo America

4. Kim Anderson (USA) Team T Mobile

5. Valen Polkhanova (Rus) Itera

6. Anna Millward (Aus) Saturn Cycling Team 0.02

7. Judith Arndt (Ger) Saturn Cycling Team 0.22

8. Tina Mayolo-Pic (USA) Diet Rite 1.18

9. Rebecca Conzelman (USA) Freddie Fu Cycling Team

10. Nicole Freedman (USA) Terry Precision

11. Svetlana Samokhvalova (Rus) Itera

12. Gina Grain (Can) Litespeed Atlanta Velo

13. Vera Carrara (Ita) Itera

14. Lauren Franges (USA) Amoroso’s HH Racing

15. Sarah Uhl (USA) Dansko IF Wheelworks

16. Charmain Breon (USA) Freddie Fu Cycling Team

17. Susy Pryde (NZl) Talgo America

18. Helen Kelly (USA) Verizon Wireless

19. Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Diet Rite

20. Leeann Manderson (USA) Trek LSV

21. Jennifer Eyerman (USA) Litespeed Atlanta Velo

22. Joan Wilson (USA) Talgo America

23. Roz Reekie-May (NZl) Trek LSV

24. Heather Peck (USA) Dansko IF Wheelworks

25. Mari Holden (USA) Team T Mobile

27. Susan Palmer Komar (Can) Talgo America

45. Sophi St. Jacques (Can) Trek Plus

53. Ann Samplonius (Can) Trek Plus

58. Cybil Diguistini (Can) Diet Rite 1.28

66. Mandy Poitras (Can) Litespeed Atlanta Velo 3.51

DNF Kirsten Robbins (USA) Amoroso’s HH Racing

DNF Julia Farrell (USA) Verizon Wireless

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.