Webcor - Platinum comes from behind to claim the team title
(Minneapolis – October 16, 2006) Webcor-Platinum, in second place after the International Tour de Toona, overtook TEAm Lipton at the CD&P Bermuda Grand Prix to claim the team title in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series for the second year in a row. With two stages completed, Webcor-Platinum held three of the top five places in the CD&P Bermuda GP standings. These results became final when the imminent arrival of Hurricane Florence cut the racing short. The strong performances by these Webcor-Platinum riders in Bermuda were enough to secure the overall Series title.
1 - Webcor-Platinum - 1329
2 - TEAm Lipton - 964
3 - Team Biovail - 749
4 - Victory Brewing - 677
5 - PABW p/b TIBCO - 404
6 - TRIA - 118
6 - Team Cheerwine - 118
Kristin Armstrong (TEAm Lipton) had developed an impressive lead in the Series individual standings after the International Tour de Toona. That lead held after Bermuda, even though Armstrong was away at Worlds, where she won the World Time Trial Championship. Teammate Kori Seehafer held onto second while Erinne Willock (Webcor-Platinum) took third.
1 - 440 - Kristin Armstrong - TEAm Lipton
2 - 253 - Kori Seehafer - TEAm Lipton
3 - 242 - Erinne Willock - Webcor-Platinum
4 - 230 - Stacy Marple - PABW Powered by TIBCO
5 - 222 - Felicia Gomez - Webcor-Platinum
Best Young Rider
Wilock’s trip to Worlds may have cost her the lead in the Best Young Rider competition, a classification that she won in 2005. Katharine Carroll (Victory Brewing) came from second place to claim the Series Best Young Rider classification, thanks to a strong performance at the CD&P Bermuda Grand Prix. Willock held onto second while her teammate, Amber Rais, rounded out the top three.
1 - 451 - Katharine Carroll - Victory Brewing
2 - 385 - Erinne Willock - Webcor-Platinum
3 - 352 - Amber Rais - Webcor-Platinum
4 - 330 - Joelle Numainville - Team Biovail
5 - 286 - Flavia Oliveira - PABW Powered by TIBCO
Brooke Miller (PABW Powered by TIBCO) burst onto the National scene when she claimed a stage win and the Freewheel Bike Sprint classification at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in June. She successfully defended the Series sprinter jersey at the International Tour de Toona and held on at the CD&P Bermuda Grand Prix to take the Series win.
1 - 352 - Brooke Miller - PABW Powered by TIBCO
2 - 267 - Felicia Gomez - Webcor-Platinum
3 - 264 - Laura Van Gilder - TEAm Lipton
4 - 253 - Kristin Armstrong - TEAm Lipton
5 - 165 - Stacy Marple - PABW Powered by TIBCO
About the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series
The 2006 Women’s Prestige Cycling Series began at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in June, continued at the International Tour de Toona in July and finished at the CD&P Bermuda Grand Prix in September. The Series rolled out in 2004 with the goal of highlighting women’s racing by giving them a spotlight that they don’t have to share with the men. The Series grew out of meetings that began in Minnesota in 2003 at the first Yoplait Women’s Cycling Summit Conference hosted at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.