Monday, September 7, 2009
Cameron, Gilbert win Cross Over Stage race
(Photo courtesy of Lynn Luelling)
EUGENE -- Molly Cameron (Portland Bicycle Studio) took the Men's A win in the very first running of the Cross Over Stage Race Labor Day weekend in Eugene. Sunny Gilbert (Pacific Power Blue Sky) took the overall title in the Women's A event.
Gilbert pulled off the hat trick on her way to the overall win, starting with the stage 1 time trial Sunday morning and then the 'cross crit later in the afternoon. She capped it off Monday, winning the stage 3 long course by 54 seconds over second-placed Jacqueline Cohen (Sagebrush Cycles) and 1:27 over third-placed rider Ellen Miller (pacificpedaling.com).
Cameron nearly pulled off the hat trick in the overall victory but slipped a notch on the opening time trial, finishing five seconds behind Brett Luelling (Capitol Subaru Cycling), who also competed in the Singlespeed event. But Cameron bounced back quickly, taking the afternoon criterium in 33 seconds in front of chasing the chasing group of Matt Ritzow (Paul's Bicycle Way of Life), Ethan Stehley (Wheelworks) and Andrew Bennett (Team Redline).
The Portland Bicycle Studio rider sealed the deal over Sunday's stage 3 long course, finishing 1:10 over Stehley in second. Luelling, who lost more than seven minutes in the stage 2 cross crit, finished third on the final stage, 2:30 down.
FINAL GC RESULTS
Cross Over Stage Race
Eugene, Sept. 6-7
Men's Cat A
1. Cameron, Molly (Portland Bicycle Studio) 2:03:15
2. Stehley, Ethan (Wheelworks) +1:53
3. Ritzow, Matt (Paul's) +6:57
1. Gilbert, Sunny (Pacific Power)1:28:33
2. Cohen, Jackie (Sagebrush Cycles) +1:33
3. Miller, Ellen (PacificPedaling.com) +3:12
1. Ethridge, Craig 1:44:55
2. Luelling, Brett (Capitol Subaru Cycling) +4:42
3. Thramer, McKenzie +12:28
Complete stage 1 time trial results HERE. 9/6/09
Complete stage 2 'cross crit results HERE. 9/6/09
Complete stage 3 long course results HERE. 9/7/09