Columbia-High Road’s Teutenberg and BMC’s Louder win overall in Redlands – brief report

Posted on 30. Mar, 2009 by in race

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.

Alison Powers (Team Type 1) wins the tough final stage, the Sunset Road Race, at the Redlands Bicycle Classic

Alison Powers (Team Type 1) wins the tough final stage, the Sunset Road Race, at the Redlands Bicycle Classic

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.

Ina Teutenbeg (Columbia-High Road) and Amber Neben (Nurnberger-Shoair) at the start of the final stage

Ina Teutenbeg (Columbia-High Road) and Amber Neben (Nurnberger-Shoair) at the start of the final stage

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.

Kyle Walmsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) soloed to the win in the final stage in Redlands

Kyle Walmsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) soloed to the win in the final stage in Redlands

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.

BMCs Jeff Louder and Brent Bookwalter celebrate the overall win after crossing the finish line

BMC's Jeff Louder and Brent Bookwalter celebrate the overall win after crossing the finish line

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.

More later….

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3 Responses to “Columbia-High Road’s Teutenberg and BMC’s Louder win overall in Redlands – brief report”

  1. Gavia

    30. Mar, 2009

    Love that photo of Ina and Amber at the start! Beautiful shot!

    Now, where’s that Candelario interview already? I know, I know, so demanding ;-)

  2. Greg

    30. Mar, 2009

    I’m glad Ina won. It seemed like she was kicking everyone’s butt. Just because a rider wins the prologue (or TT), I don’t think that automatically entitles them to the over-all win.

  3. Triple Chainring

    30. Mar, 2009

    How cool was it that Alison Powers upset the sprinters in the last stage? I think Team Type 1 might be the surprise of the 2009 season.