Teutenberg wins third Liberty Classic

Ina Yoko-Teutenberg (Columbia-Highroad) came into the Liberty Classic Sunday in Philadelphia as the race favourite and she failed to disappoint. The German jumped ahead of a late-race break to win ahead of Joanne Kiesanowski (TIBCO) and Shelley Olds (Proman-Hit Squad).

"My girls went very hard on the last time up the Wall. Once we were at the top they kept going and we had a gap. I had four girls left with me all the way to the finish so they controlled the front. I think it was the hardest Philly that I've ever done," said Teutenberg, who scored her third victory at the famed women's event.

Columbia-Highroad set a pace so fast on the fourth and final time over the infamous Manayunk climb, known simply as "The Wall", that only eleven riders could hang on. The split included Teutenberg along with three teammates – Kim Anderson, Mara Abbott and Judith Arndt and Kiesanowski – Trixi Worrack and Amber Neben (Nurnberger-Versicherung), Catherine Cheatley (Colavita-Sutter Home), Alison Powers (Team Type 1), Ruth Croset (Jazz Apple), Chrissy Ruiter (Value Act Capital). Olds was the twelfth rider to join the front group.

"Columbia-Highroad kept driving it," said Olds, who made a name for herself by winning the Tulsa Tough omnium last weekend. "I actually didn't make the split and I had to close it on the down hill. As soon as I saw four Columbia-Highroads on the front I just knew that was it. They didn't ask for help from anyone and no one had to do anything."

Teutenberg's teammates dropped her off with 250-metres to go with Kiesanowski on her wheel. Olds started her sprint from further back and passed two riders at the line to take third place.

"This is always a hard race and nervous at the start," said Kiesanowski. "It's one of my favourite races and it was just great that we got someone on the podium. After the last climb it was up to me to get the results for the team and I just tried to be smart and find the right wheel."

Fast and fabulous women's peloton

It's an atypical day when the women's peloton catches the men's peloton on a circuit race, something that happened for the first time in the history of the Liberty Classic/TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championships on Sunday.

Some 150 women gathered at the staging area to watched the professional men complete three parade laps around Logan's Circle. Once the men set off on course toward Manayunk, the women's race got underway.

"I was a little confused why we were not crossing the men's peloton in the opposite direction like we usually do," said Teutenberg. "And then I saw the back of their caravan and I knew that we were going to catch them."

The women's field was off to a fast start with attacks coming from Trixi Worrack and Kristy Scheffenacker (Altarum) on the first two laps. A threatening break of eleven riders separated themselves from the field at the end of the second lap. TIBCO, not represented in the move, put its power on the front of the field and brought it back before it could gain too much time.

The average speeds were so fast that they collided with the back of the men's field, who were traveling at an unusually slow speed, mid-way through the third lap on Kelly Drive. "We only do four laps so it's on the whole time. These girls are European road racers and they are used to doing four hour rides full gas. This was more like a circuit race to them," said Olds.

The men's peloton was neutralised until the women completed the final lap and half, leaving the roads wide open for the finale. The women made their way over the cobbled chicane and up the fourth and last climb of the race. Columbia-Highroad lined up their climbers Mara Abbott, Kim Anderson and Judith Arndt to set the pace that few could follow.

"The last lap was all together going into the climb," Olds said. "They got up to the front and drilled it hard into the bottom so that the field was completely strung out. Then they used riders to jump over the climb. By the top they had four girls all at the front and used them to make a separation in the field."

After a strong performance from Columbia-Highroad, Teutenberg hopes to return the event next to take a fourth victory. "I hope this race is around next year because I really like it," Teutenberg said.

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1Ina Teutenberg (Ger) Team Columbia-Highroad2:22:33
2Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team TIBCORow 1 - Cell 2
3Shelley Olds (USA) PROMAN Hit Squad0:00:01
4Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger VersicherungRow 3 - Cell 2
5Catherine Cheatley (NZl) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking LightRow 4 - Cell 2
6Alison Powers (USA) Team Type 1Row 5 - Cell 2
7Ruth Corset (Aus) Jazz Apple Cycling TeamRow 6 - Cell 2
8Chrissy Ruiter (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team0:00:03
9Amber Neben (USA) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung0:00:06
10Kim Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-Highroad0:00:16
11Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia-HighroadRow 10 - Cell 2
12Judith Arndt (Ger) Team Columbia-HighroadRow 11 - Cell 2
13Brooke Miller (USA) Team TIBCO0:00:30
14Gina Grain (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jennifer Mcrae (USA) Team Type 10:00:31
16Kirsty Broun (Aus) Velo Classic ToursRow 15 - Cell 2
17Tina Pic (USA) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking LightRow 16 - Cell 2
18Theresa Ryan (USA) Verducci/Breakaway Powered by Delta7SportsRow 17 - Cell 2
19Anne Samplonius (Can) Team Lip SmackerRow 18 - Cell 2
20Kristin Sanders (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team0:00:32
21Laura van Gilder (USA) Jittery Joe's Presented by Kudzu.comRow 20 - Cell 2
22Kristen Lasasso (USA) Jittery Joe's Presented by Kudzu.comRow 21 - Cell 2
23Rachel Neylan (Aus) PROMAN Hit Squad0:00:33
24Anna Mcloon (USA) Altarum Women's Cycling TeamRow 23 - Cell 2
25Rachel Lloyd (USA) PROMAN Hit SquadRow 24 - Cell 2
26Melissa Sanborn (USA) Vanderkitten RacingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Suzanne Goede (Ned) Equipe Nurnberger VersicherungRow 26 - Cell 2
28Toni Bradshaw (NZl) Team Lip SmackerRow 27 - Cell 2
29Casey Gale (USA) Altarum Women's Cycling TeamRow 28 - Cell 2
30Amy Dombroski (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 29 - Cell 2
31Clara Kelly (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire DentalRow 30 - Cell 2
32Laura Bowles (USA) Vanderkitten RacingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Veronica Leal (Mex) Team Type 1Row 32 - Cell 2
34Kristin Mcgrath (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team0:00:34
35Nicole Evans (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Kori Seehafer (USA) Team Type 1Row 35 - Cell 2
37Sally Annis (USA) Hub RacingRow 36 - Cell 2
38Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking Light0:00:35
39Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Rebecca Much (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team0:00:36
41Katheryn Mattis (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team0:00:37
42Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger VersicherungRow 41 - Cell 2
43Regina Schleicher (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger VersicherungRow 42 - Cell 2
44Lauren Tamayo (USA) Team TIBCORow 43 - Cell 2
45Erinne Wilock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team0:00:40
46Carmen Mcnellis (USA) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking Light0:00:54
47Rachel Heal (GBr) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking LightRow 46 - Cell 2
48Meredith Miller (USA) Team TIBCO0:01:06
49Malindi Maclean (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team0:02:24
50Emma Rickards (Aus) Team TIBCORow 49 - Cell 2
51Liza Rachetto (USA) Velo Classic ToursRow 50 - Cell 2
52Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) Team Type 1Row 51 - Cell 2
53Kacey Manderfield (USA) Team Lip Smacker0:02:25
54Rebecca Wellons (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire DentalRow 53 - Cell 2
55Kate Veronneau (USA) Altarum Women's Cycling TeamRow 54 - Cell 2
56Leigh Hopkins (USA) Vanderkitten Racing0:02:26
57Silke Wunderwald (Ger) Team KendaRow 56 - Cell 2
58Elenora Vandijk (Ned) Team Columbia-HighroadRow 57 - Cell 2
59Rachel Warner (USA) Salamander RacingRow 58 - Cell 2
60Rebecca Larson (USA) Jittery Joe's Presented by Kudzu.com0:02:27
61Emily Zell (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team0:02:28
62Melodine Metzger (USA) Vanderkitten Racing0:02:29
63Steph Roorda (Can) Jazz Apple Cycling Team0:02:30
64Dotsie Bausch (USA) Jazz Apple Cycling TeamRow 63 - Cell 2
65Amanda Miller (USA) Team Lip SmackerRow 64 - Cell 2
66Katharine Carroll (USA) Team TIBCO0:02:31
67Jessica Phillips (USA) Team Lip SmackerRow 66 - Cell 2
68Erica Allar (USA) BWM-Bianchi0:02:32
69Lauren Ellis (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling TeamRow 68 - Cell 2
70Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung0:02:39
71Kelly Benjamin (USA) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking Light0:03:31
72Amy Mcguire (USA) Hub Racing0:05:06
73Sharon Allpress (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team0:05:37
74Erica Zaveta (USA) Zaveta Cycling0:06:24
75Nicole Brandt (USA) PROMAN Hit Squad0:07:08
76Flavia Lepene (USA) BWM-Bianchi0:08:39
DNFKate Bates (Aus) Team Columbia-HighroadRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFKristy Scheffenacker (USA) Altarum Women's Cycling TeamRow 77 - Cell 2
DNFDale Tye (NZl) Altarum Women's Cycling TeamRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFChristy Blakely (USA) BWM-BianchiRow 79 - Cell 2
DNFKirsten Davis (USA) BWM-BianchiRow 80 - Cell 2
DNFDana Martin (USA) BWM-BianchiRow 81 - Cell 2
DNFCora Olson (USA) BWM-BianchiRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFSheba Farrin (USA) Hub RacingRow 83 - Cell 2
DNFJosephine Giddens (NZl) Hub RacingRow 84 - Cell 2
DNFArley Kemmerer (USA) Hub RacingRow 85 - Cell 2
DNFLiz Leyden (Aus) Hub RacingRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFKristine Church (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue RibbonRow 87 - Cell 2
DNFBianca Grecu (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue RibbonRow 88 - Cell 2
DNFNonnie Howard (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue RibbonRow 89 - Cell 2
DNFAndrea Luebbe (USA) Human Zoom/Pabst Blue RibbonRow 90 - Cell 2
DNFMarina Duvnjak (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling TeamRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFTracy Tolson (USA) Jittery Joe's Presented by Kudzu.comRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Caravella (USA) Latitude/ABRTRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFDiane Grim (USA) Latitude/ABRTRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFJanet Olney (USA) Latitude/ABRTRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFKristy Swope (USA) Latitude/ABRTRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFChristine Wehlburg (USA) Latitude/ABRTRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFCarola Berger (Aut) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire DentalRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFSamantha Dery (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire DentalRow 99 - Cell 2
DNFNatalie Dumont (USA) NEBC/Cycle Loft/Devonshire DentalRow 100 - Cell 2
DNFAmity Elliot (USA) Salamander RacingRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Lepson (USA) Salamander RacingRow 102 - Cell 2
DNFLaura Mccaughey (Aus) Salamander RacingRow 103 - Cell 2
DNFElena Dale (USA) Team Cyclelife powered by SpecializedRow 104 - Cell 2
DNFSonja Evers (USA) Team Cyclelife powered by SpecializedRow 105 - Cell 2
DNFMichelle Hart (USA) Team Cyclelife powered by SpecializedRow 106 - Cell 2
DNFAmanda Watson (USA) Team Cyclelife powered by SpecializedRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFRebecca Blatt (USA) Team KendaRow 108 - Cell 2
DNFColleen Gulick (USA) Team KendaRow 109 - Cell 2
DNFNicole Johnson (USA) Team KendaRow 110 - Cell 2
DNFLiz Hatch (USA) Vanderkitten RacingRow 111 - Cell 2
DNFJennifer Wilson (USA) Vanderkitten RacingRow 112 - Cell 2
DNFKathleen Billington (USA) Velo Classic ToursRow 113 - Cell 2
DNFEvelyn Stevens (USA) Velo Classic ToursRow 114 - Cell 2
DNFTrishia Carnilla (USA) Verducci/Breakaway Powered by Delta7SportsRow 115 - Cell 2
DNFColleen Hayduk (USA) Verducci/Breakaway Powered by Delta7SportsRow 116 - Cell 2
DNFLisa Jellet (USA) Verducci/Breakaway Powered by Delta7SportsRow 117 - Cell 2
DNFLorraine Lepfert (USA) Zaveta CyclingRow 118 - Cell 2
DNFLenore Pipes (USA) Zaveta CyclingRow 119 - Cell 2
DNFPam Wahl (USA) Zaveta CyclingRow 120 - Cell 2
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Queen of the Mountain
1Ruth Corset (Aus) Jazz Apple Cycling Team21pts
2Mara Abbott (USA) Team Columbia-Highroad17Row 1 - Cell 3
3Amber Neben (USA) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung11Row 2 - Cell 3
4Katheryn Mattis (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team6Row 3 - Cell 3
5Trixi Worrack (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung6Row 4 - Cell 3
6Kim Anderson (USA) Team Columbia-Highroad6Row 5 - Cell 3
7Eva Lutz (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung6Row 6 - Cell 3
8Erinne Wilock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team5Row 7 - Cell 3
9Anne Samplonius (Can) Team Lip Smacker3Row 8 - Cell 3
10Kristin Mcgrath (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team3Row 9 - Cell 3
11Dotsie Bausch (USA) Jazz Apple Cycling Team3Row 10 - Cell 3
12Chrissy Ruiter (USA) ValueAct Capital Cycling Team2Row 11 - Cell 3
13Charlotte Becker (Ger) Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung1Row 12 - Cell 3
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Miji Reoch award
1Casey Gale (USA) Altarum Women's Cycling Team2:23:06
2Amy Dombroski (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 1 - Cell 2
3Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking Light0:00:02
4Alexis Rhodes (Aus) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 3 - Cell 2
5Rebecca Much (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team0:00:03
6Malindi Maclean (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team0:01:51
7Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) Team Type 1Row 6 - Cell 2
8Kacey Manderfield (USA) Team Lip Smacker0:01:52
9Elenora Vandijk (Ned) Team Columbia-Highroad0:01:53
10Rachel Warner (USA) Salamander RacingRow 9 - Cell 2
11Steph Roorda (Can) Jazz Apple Cycling Team0:01:57
12Amanda Miller (USA) Team Lip SmackerRow 11 - Cell 2
13Lauren Ellis (NZl) Jazz Apple Cycling Team0:01:59
14Erica Zaveta (USA) Zaveta Cycling0:05:51
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1Team Columbia-Highroad7:08:11
2Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung0:00:08
3Team Type 10:00:33
4PROMAN Hit Squad0:00:35
5Colavita Sutter Homes p/b Cooking LightRow 4 - Cell 2
6ValueAct Capital Cycling Team0:00:37
7Webcor Builders Cycling Team0:01:06
8Team TIBCO0:01:11
9Team Lip Smacker0:02:57
10Jittery Joe's Presented by Kudzu.com0:02:59
11Altarum Women's Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Vanderkitten Racing0:03:00
13Jazz Apple Cycling Team0:04:23

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