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The U.S. Women's Prestige Cycling Series completed its second season at the Bermuda Grand Prix. The...
The U.S. Women's Prestige Cycling Series completed its second season at the Bermuda Grand Prix. The Series opened at the PoolGel Redlands Bicycle Classic in California in March, then continued at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota in June and at the Tour de 'Toona/International in Pennsylvania in July.
Webcor Builders continued its season-long domination of the Series, sweeping the top three spots in the individual competition. Christine Thorburn and Erinne Willock were away at the World Championships during the Bermuda race, but had accumulated enough points at previous Series events to secure the top two spots. Teammate and former World Champion Karen Brems moved up to third when she won the Bermuda Grand Prix.
Erinne Willock claimed the Best Young Rider competition. Alisha Lion (Ford-Basis) and Lauren Franges (Victory Brewing) took the other two podiums spots, moving up from third and fifth thanks to strong performances in Bermuda.
Gina Grain was the Series' top sprinter, also for the second year. T-Mobile's Ina Teutenberg had appeared to have the title locked up after the Tour de 'Toona, but was eliminated from the Series when her team failed to field a team in Bermuda. Christine Thorburn and Subway's Melissa Sanborn rounded out the podium spots.
Webcor Builders claimed the Series team competition in style, with the top three places in the individual competition and two of the top five Best Young Riders. The competition for second was more dramatic, with Victory Brewing edging out Ford-Basis by a narrow margin of 13 points.