Columbia-High Road’s Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and BMC’s Jeff Louder won the overall classification at the 2009 Redlands Bicycle Classic today.
Alison Powers (Team Type 1) won the tough Sunset Road Race, outsprinting Jo Keisanowski (Tibco) and Nikki Butterfield (Webcor-Builders) for the win.
Teutenberg chipped away at the lead of leader Amber Neben (Nurnberger Shoair) , time bonus by time bonus, to win by the slim margin of 1 second. Neben who had been leading the race since winning the prologue finished in second place in the overall classification, and Powers was third.
Teutenberg also won the overall sprint classification. Tiffany Cromwell (Colavita/Sutter Home) won the mountain classification, and Tibco won the team classification.
Wearing the green jersey seemed to have given winds to Kyle Walmsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) as he took a flyer with 3 laps to of the finishing circuit, after surviving the Sunset loop, to win the final stage. Kirk Carlsen (Garmin-Holoweko Partners-Felt) was second and Jacob Erker (Kelly Benefit Strategies) was third.
Two years ago, the BMC team lost the yellow jersey in the final stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic as the consistent attacks on the Sunset loop took their toll. But not this time, the team led by yellow jersey Louder survived all attacks to take the title in the 25th edition of the race. Tom Zirbel (Bissell) finished in second place and Ben Day (Fly V Australia) in third in the overall general classification.
Carlsen also took home the read jersey of the Mountain classification, and his team, the development squad Garmin-Holoweko Partners-Felt won the overall team classification.