May 7, 2009 – Fayetteville, AR – The ValueAct Capital women once again demonstrated their strength in numbers by placing two riders in the top 10 at the Devil’s Den Hill Climb Time Trial today. The team placed 5 of their 7 riders in the top 20. Robin Farina took 5th place, while Chrissy Ruiter garnered 9th place.
The course was a 2.5 mile climb that wound its way through the Devil’s Den Park. Team Type 1’s Alison Powers took the top spot on the podium, followed by Webcor’s Katheryn Mattis. Webcor’s Erinne Willock rounded out the podium. “It is a very close race among the top 20,” commented defending champion Robin Farina. “A lot can change tomorrow.” Tomorrow’s stage is a 69 mile point to point road race which features an 8 mile climb. “We’re ready to race hard tomorrow,” stated director, Lisa Hunt. “We’ve got a lot of fitness and confidence after Gila and it shows!”