Millar undefeated in Missouri

Schmatz takes third Pro-Am stage

Brooke Miller (TIBCO) capped off her 2009 season with four straight victories at the Tour of Missouri Women's Series held in conjunction with the Gateway Cup that took place over the Labor Day long weekend. The fourth and final race saw Miller take a convincing bunch sprint win a head of six-time US national criterium champion Tina Pic (Colavita-Sutter Home) and U23 criterium champion Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1).

"We had a different team here today with Rushlee Buchanan, Katharine Carroll and Alison Starnes - only four of us," said Miller. "But I think that shows that everyone plays on each other great. The girls did so well in all four races, we communicate so well with each other and sometimes I think we use ESP to communicate."

Miller's four victories brought her overall omnium title. "I didn't especially expect that I was going to win four races," said Miller who admitted the third round was the toughest victory. "But we really wanted to put a stamp on the season and really show what our team can do."

Thousands of fans lined the streets of St Louis to watch the women's peloton battle out the final race of the four round omnium, an appetizer of the professional men's racing to come. The women raced for 50 minutes plus five laps and sprinted through the same start-finish line as the men during a shorter two-kilometre circuit.

Chrissy Ruiter (Value Act Capital) initiated the first move of the day with three riders in tow. The breakaway was short-lived as teams like TIBCO, Team Type 1, Webcor and LipSmackers played aggressively behind them.

Kristin Sanders (Value Act Capital) and Jackie Crowell (Team Type 1) were the next to set sail. However, they too were reeled in after a ten minute effort out front. The attacks continued until former world time trial champion Karen Brems (Webcor Builders) snapped away from the field on her own.

Brems gained nearly 15 seconds on the field. TIBCO, on the hunt for a fourth win, used powerful rides Katharine Carroll, Alison Starnes and Rushlee Buchanan to bring all breakaway attempts back to the bunch.

"It was a very animated race," said Miller. "We only had four riders here this weekend and today, after being a little tired, there was really only three and a half. I was saving a little for the last half of the race because I had to think about the finish."

Teams Kenda TIre, Value Act Capital and Webcor continued to launch attacks. However, teams like TIBCO, Colavita-Sutter Home and Team Type 1 worked their magic to bring the field back together in time to set up for a field sprint.

Laura van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) sprinted for the final prime with five laps to go and a mix of teams swarmed the front of the peloton behind her. TIBCO was the first team to show signs of an organized lead-out followed by Alison Powers (Team Type 1) and Tina Pic. Rounding the final corner, Miller used her famed long sprint to capture her fourth victory and the overall Tour of Missouri Women's Series and Gateway Cup omnium title.

Full Results
Elite Women
1Brooke Miller (Pabw Powered By Tibco)  
2Tina Pic (Colavita)  
3Samantha Schneider (Team Type 1)  
4Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)  
5Kelly Benjamin (Colavita)  
6Karen Brems (Webcor Builders)  
7Rebecca Larson (Value Act Capital)  
8Carla Swart (Lip Smacker)  
9Katharine Carroll (Tibco)  
10Melissa Sanborn (Vanderkitten Racing)  
11Sarah Caravella (Alan)  
12Elizabeth Morse Hill (Hub Racing)  
13Shontell Gauthier (Colavita)  
14Tiffany Pezzulo (Dft P/b Treads)  
15Kristen Lasasso (Mellow Mushroom)  
16Jessica Prinner (Abd Cycling Team)  
17Carrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)  
18Christy Keely (Team Kenda)  
19Amanda Miller (Lip Smacker)  
20Kristen Meshberg (Team Bh)  
21Catherine Walberg (Team Kenda)  
22Veronica Balderas (Team Type 1)  
23Toni Bradshaw (Lip Smacker)  
24Monique Hein (Dft P/b Treads)  
25Jennifer Wilson (Vanderkitten Racing)  
26Kori Seehafer (Team Type 1)  
27Leigh Hopkins (Vanderkitten)  
28Kristin Wentworth (Kenda)  
29Christine Roettger (Team Revolution)  
30Lauren Hecht (Webcor Alto Velo)  
31Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten Racing)  
32Anne Meyer (Bh Usa)  
33Kathryn Clark (Team Kenda)  
34Linsey Bradshaw-Sandoval (Dft P/b Treads)  
35Nichole Wangsgard (Colavita)  
36Kate Ross (Lip Smacker)  
37Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders)  
38Rachel Heal  
39Gwen Inglis (Dft P/b Treads)  
40Stacy Marple (Colavita)  
41Michelle Jensen (Mercy Cycling Team)  
42Lise Olivier (Tulsa Tough Racing)  
43Melissa Petty (Giordana Clif Bar)  
44Amy Mcguire (Hub Racing)  
45Priscilla Cazer (Carve)  
46Rushlee Buchanan (Tibco)  
47Sharon Allpress  
48Jacquelyn Crowell (Team Type 1)  
49Alison Powers (Team Type 1)  
50Alison Starnes (Team Tibco)  
51Christina Ruiter (Value Act Capital)  
52Kristin Sanders (Value Act Capital)  
DNSSydney Brown (Mercy Cycling Team)  
DNFMaggie Conley  
DNFRobin Farina (Value Act)  
DNFLauren Hall  
DNFKacey Manderfield (Lip Smacker)  
DNFCarmen Mcnellis (Colavita Sutter Home P/b Cooki)  
DNFMorgan Patton (Team Type 1)  
DNFKelley Hess (Madcity Velo Club)  
Men's pro/am
1Daniel Schmatz (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
2Chad Cagle (Mercy Cycling)  
3Chad Burdzilauskas (Uci Ct: Kenda Pro Cycling Pres)  
4Joshua Carter (Abd Cycling Team)  
5Robert Bush (Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team)  
6Cole House (Bmc Racing)  
7Chad Hartley (Team Geargrinder)  
8James Stemper (Team Geargrinder)  
9Stephen Tilford (Tradewinds Engery/Trek Stores)  
10Zack Allison (Rocky Mountain Bicycles Elite)  
11J Brent Hanlin (Michelob Ultra/big Shark Racin)  
12Brian Kaker (Team Beans & Barley)  
13John Thrasher (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
14Kurt Fletcher (St John's Cycling)  
15Sean Metz (Apache)  
16Lawrence Simonson  
17Shadd Smith (Tradewind Energy/trek Midwest)  
18Jeffrey Hartman (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
19Brian Cornelius (Landis/trek)  
20Evan Fader (Emf Racing)  
21Ivan Romero Perez (Messa)  
22Isaiah Wallake (Ohio Ortho)  
23Matt Pence (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)  
24Dylan Jones (George's/bode)  
25Brian Jensen (Tradewinds Engery/Trek Stores)  
26Phillip Snodgrass (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team)  
27Kelly Ruddick (Wild Oats/als Barbershop)  
28Michael Talley (Boston Mountain Cyclists)  
29Alex Bowden (Team Type 1)  
30Nathan Leigh (Tulsa Tough Racing)  
31Benjamin Weaver (Nuvo Cultural Trail)  
32Johnny Merli  
33Jeffrey Schroetlin (Abd)  
34Colby Pearce (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
35Neil Kopitsky (Outspokin' Strenflex)  
36Keith Harper (Big Shark Racing)  
37Nicholas Chevalley (Lindenwood University)  
38Joshua Servi (Plan B Cycling/ Team Plan B)  
39Tim Norris (Lindenwood University)  
40Evan Wykes (Mich Ultra/big Shark)  
41Unknown Rider (-------)  
42Mathew Ankney (Mercy Cycling Team)  
43Gary Dyer (St Louis Cc)  
44Oreste Pesselato (Dent Wizard Cycling Team)  
45Tim Hall (  
46Thacker Reeves (Cumberland Univ)  
47Chris Harre (Mich Ultra-bigshark)  
48Cale Mcaninch (St. John's Cycling)  
49Nicholas Coil (Tradewind Energy / Trek Stores)  
50Jason Knight (Epic Bike And Sport)  
51Travis Erwin (Blue)  
52Addison Bain (Lindenwood)  
53Jim Farasy (St. John's Cycling)  
54Erik Loberg (Beans & Barley)  
55Robert White (Team Geargrinder)  
56Luke Lininger (Bicycle Shack Racing)  
57Brad Schaeffer (Team Abundance)  
58Chad Martel (Effetto Coniglio)  
59Charles Crouse (Dogfish)  
60Mark Nagy (Dogfish Racing Team)  
61John Giles (Epic Bike & Sport)  
62Jay Thomas (Midwest Wheelmasters)  
63Michael Weiss (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
64Joseph Walsh (Big Shark/michelob Ultra)  
65Michael Gibson (Rmcef/westside Cycling)  
66Andy Hunsaker (Gateway Cycling Club)  
67Kris French (Snapple Cycling)  
68Patrick Harkins ( P/b Bike)  
69Ryan Sabga (Black Dog Pro Cycling)  
70Jason Peters (Krystal-hincapie Elite Cycling)  
71Christopher Hulse (Maplewood/dent Wizard)  
72Luke Servedio (Krystal Cycling Team)  
73John Rines (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
74Todd Campbell (Epic Cycling Team)  
75Dirk Cowley (SportsBaseOnline/FFKR)  
76Unknown Rider (-------)  
77Adrian Hedderman (Engrave  
78Justin Maciekowicz (Gateway Cycling Club)  
79Unknown Rider (-------)  
80Scott Moninger (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
81Richard Dufour (Nuvo Cultural Trail)  
82David Stroot (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)  
83Joseph Schmalz (Mercy Cycling Team)  
84Alexander Welch (Unattached)  
85Owen Belton (Lindenwood)  
86John Marbarger (Dent Wizard / Dw02 Sports)  
87Joseph Siciliano (Rmcef Racing/mob Cyclery)  
88Bryce Mead (Jelly Belly Pro Cycling)  
89Lonnie Kennedy (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)  
90Adam Mills (Mercy Elite Cycling Team)  
91Ethan Froese (Mercy)  
92Patrick Collier (Michelob Ultra Pb Big Shark)  
93Lane Anderson ( Cycling Team)  
94Brian Nieport (National Engineering)  
95Patrick Fasse (Ski Utah Cycling Team)  
96Robert Brokaw (Team Mack)  
97Michael (Casey) Saunders (Dogfish)  
98David Henderson  
99Timothy Hargrave (Team Type 1)  
DNSPatrick Gribbon (Ghisallo Racing)  
DNSTravis Werts (Krystal Cycling Team)  
DNSJay Blankenship (Ctca Tulsawheelmen)  
DNFBrian Abers (Bike Central)  
DNFSimon Bennett (Team Type 1)  
DNFRichard Breininger (Mesa Cycles)  
DNFCailean Carlberg (Tulsa Tough Racing)  
DNFAlan Christanell (Gateway Cycling Club)  
DNFThomas Clark (Great Dane)  
DNFTimothy Clark (Colavita Racing)  
DNFDuane Dickey (Mercy/specialized)  
DNFBernd Faust (Momentum)  
DNFAdam Fuson  
DNFDaryl Hemenway (Gateway Cycling Club)  
DNFMaurice Hessel  
DNFJoseph Hill  
DNFJoshua Johnson (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
DNFDaniel Lawrence (Dogfish Racing)  
DNFThomas Luke (Epic Cycling Team)  
DNFBill Marshall Jr (Kccx/verge)  
DNFMark Obermeier (Dogfish Racing Team)  
DNFNathan Rice (Michelob Ultra-big Shark)  
DNFMichael Rosen (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
DNFKurt Russell (Michelob Ultra-big Shark)  
DNFDaniel Schmatz (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
DNFJose Cuello Garcia (Lindenwood)  
DNFMark Southard (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  
DNFLogan Vonbokel (Dent Wizard)  
DNFGraeme Galyer (Orange Guy Fence & Truss)  
DNFTimothy Powell (Team Type 1)  
DNFAlejandro Padilla (Cumberland Univ)  
DNFWilliam Stolte (Unattached)  
DNFEvan Bybee (Metro Volkswagen Cycling Team)  
DNFClark Priebe (Sc Velo/powerade/if)  
DNFTracy Smith (Mesa Cycles Racing Team)  
DNFJohn Seehafer (Team Type 1)  
DNFJosh Crow (Unattached)  
DNFJared Osterloh (Bike World/ Cycli)  
DNFJames Vandeven (Gateway Cycling Club)  
DNFFinn Kolsrud (Bikes To You / World Of Bikes)  
DNFMarc Walter (Powerade/independent Fabricati)  
DNFTyler Southard (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Rac)  


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