Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Evanston Sees Cliff-Ryan Express


Evanston, IL - The Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic presented by Time Warner Cable, better known as "Superweek," made a stop in downtown Evanston this past weekend for the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Grand Prix of Cycling.

Despite the high speeds on the 6 corner, 0.9 mile course and a series of aggressive attacks, the 50k Women's Pro 1/2/3 race was one of the few on the day where a rider didn't hit the pavement.

Several teams and riders animated the race, but it was Team Revolution sporting their alternative dark kits who were most notably off the front.


At the line, Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci Breakaway) easily won the field sprint ahead of Australia's Skye-Lee Armstrong (Bicycle John's Serious Cycling) and West Allis' [WI] Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles). The victory capped off Cliff-Ryan's Superweek dominance as she won four of the seven races.


Results
1 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway)
2 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Bicycle John's Serious Cycling)
3 Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles)

For her efforts Cliff-Ryan won the overall title, while teammate Kacey Manderfield took home the red leader's jersey in the Bianchi Sprints competition.


Final Women's Pro 1/2/3 Overall Standings
1 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway)
2 Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles)
3 Jenette Williams (HPC Powered by Altarum)
4 Sydney Brown (Team Revolution)
5 Brooke O'Connor (Hub Racing)
6 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Bicycle John's Serious Cycling)
7 Kacey Manderfield (Verducci/Breakaway)
8 Karla Kingsley (Easton/ Sugar CRM/ Specialized)
9 Carrie Cash (Team Revolution)
10 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda Tire)

Photos: © Leonard Basobas

2 comments:

sydney said...

Thanks for the coverage on the women's event. It was the only race all week where there weren't any wrecks and for that I think we all were thankful.

Granny's 30 said...

No worries Syd...Chris told me about Bri...that sucks.

Hope all is well in Lincoln...one of my good friends still lives there and went to Lincoln SE.

L

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Evanston Sees Cliff-Ryan Express


Evanston, IL - The Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic presented by Time Warner Cable, better known as "Superweek," made a stop in downtown Evanston this past weekend for the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Grand Prix of Cycling.

Despite the high speeds on the 6 corner, 0.9 mile course and a series of aggressive attacks, the 50k Women's Pro 1/2/3 race was one of the few on the day where a rider didn't hit the pavement.

Several teams and riders animated the race, but it was Team Revolution sporting their alternative dark kits who were most notably off the front.


At the line, Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci Breakaway) easily won the field sprint ahead of Australia's Skye-Lee Armstrong (Bicycle John's Serious Cycling) and West Allis' [WI] Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles). The victory capped off Cliff-Ryan's Superweek dominance as she won four of the seven races.


Results
1 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway)
2 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Bicycle John's Serious Cycling)
3 Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles)

For her efforts Cliff-Ryan won the overall title, while teammate Kacey Manderfield took home the red leader's jersey in the Bianchi Sprints competition.


Final Women's Pro 1/2/3 Overall Standings
1 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Verducci/Breakaway)
2 Samantha Schneider (Mesa Cycles)
3 Jenette Williams (HPC Powered by Altarum)
4 Sydney Brown (Team Revolution)
5 Brooke O'Connor (Hub Racing)
6 Skye-Lee Armstrong (Bicycle John's Serious Cycling)
7 Kacey Manderfield (Verducci/Breakaway)
8 Karla Kingsley (Easton/ Sugar CRM/ Specialized)
9 Carrie Cash (Team Revolution)
10 Kristin Wentworth (Team Kenda Tire)

Photos: © Leonard Basobas

2 comments:

sydney said...

Thanks for the coverage on the women's event. It was the only race all week where there weren't any wrecks and for that I think we all were thankful.

Granny's 30 said...

No worries Syd...Chris told me about Bri...that sucks.

Hope all is well in Lincoln...one of my good friends still lives there and went to Lincoln SE.

L