Posted by: womenscyclingmagazine | March 22, 2009

2009 San Dimas Stage Race Wrap-Up

The San Dimas Stage Race is a well organized, short 3-day stage race that is hosted by SC Velo. Given that the San Dimas Stage Race falls so close in time & geographical location to Redlands, it was not surprising to see many of the stronger women’s team lining up to race.  

 

Coryn Rivera (Metro Volkswagen) battles against the clock.

Coryn Rivera (Metro Volkswagen) battles against the clock.

The San Dimas Stage Race began on Friday, March 20th, with a 1375 foot, 3.8 mile uphill time trial. It was not at all surprising to see Mara Abbott (Columbia) post the fastest time of the day at 15:01.59, but it was surprising to see that she was 45 seconds faster than her nearest competitor, Kristen LaSasso (Kahala Lagrange). Robin Farina (ValueAct Capital), Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home), and Alex Wrubleski (Columbia) rounded out the top five.  Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia), better known for her sprinting prowess, was not far from the podium in sixth place. 

 

 

Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia) victorious at the San Dimas Circuit race.

Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia) victorious at the San Dimas Circuit race.

The second stage of the San Dimas Stage Race was an eight lap, 56 mile circuit race with Queen of the Mountain sprints on the second, fourth, and sixth laps as well as Hot Spot Sprints on the third, fifth, and seventh laps; however, with most of the major teams represented in the select group that formed, there were no surprises. Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia) sprinted for the win while Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home), Tiffany Cromwell (Colavita Sutter Home), Coryn Rivera (Metro Volkswagen), and Kristen LaSasso (Kahala LaGrange) rounded out the podium. The Irish National Time Trail champion, Olivia Dillon (Touchstone Climbing), was not far off in eighth place. It was more than a little surprising to see Leah Goldstein (ValueAct Capital) finishing so far off the pace as she’s known for her strength & tenacity; however, we are confident that she will play a major role in future races.

 

 

Colavita Sutter Home doing hard work at the front.

Colavita Sutter Home doing hard work at the front.

The final stage was a six corner, 55 minute crit in downtown San Dimas with Hot Spot Sprints at 20 and 40 minutes. Ina Yoko Teutenberg (Columbia) won both Hot Spot Sprints and moved past Mara Abbott (Columbia) in the general classification and became the virtual leader on the road. Ina Yoko Teutenberg continued past the second Hot Spot Sprint and rode alone for the remaining time to claim a solo victory.  Tina Pic (Colavita Sutter Home) won the field sprint for second place with Kendall Ryan (Now MS), Cath Cheatley (Colavita Sutter Home), and Kristen LaSasso (Kahala LaGrange) rounding out the top five. 

 

The full results can be found at SC Velo.

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