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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





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