Teutenberg Leads Two Categories Of Women’s Prestige Cycling Series

Posted on 09. Apr, 2010 by in news, releases

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (Individual and Sprinter), Mara Abbott (Best Young Rider) and Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 (Team) lead the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series following the first of four events on the 2010 schedule.

Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) has a 220-165 point advantage over Katharine Carroll (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) in the individual standings after winning the four-day stage race March 25-28 in Southern California. In the Sprint competition, Teutenberg leads Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12) and Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita/Baci presented by Cooking Light).

Ina Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) leads two categories of the Women's Prestige Cycling Series - photo c Redlands Bicycle Classic

Ina Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) leads two categories of the Women's Prestige Cycling Series - photo c Redlands Bicycle Classic

“It’s really nice to hold the lead in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series,” Teutenberg said. “The series has really taken off over the last few years. It is exactly what women’s cycling needs and it’s evident in the number of starters who line up in Redlands and continue on to the Nature Valley Grand Prix and the Cascade Classic. This year, the Tour of the Gila is in the series, which is another of my favorite races.”

Individual Classification
1. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, HTC-Columbia – 220.
2. Katharine Carroll, Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 – 165.
3. Alexis Rhodes, Team Vera Bradley Foundation – 132.
4. Amber Neben, Dare to Be-BMW-Bianchi – 121.
5. Evelyn Stevens, HTC-Columbia – 110.

Sprint Classification
1. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, HTC-Columbia – 220.
2. Coryn Rivera, Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 – 165.
3. Theresa Cliff-Ryan, Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light – 132.
4. Brooke Miller, Team TIBCO/To the Top Pro Cycling Team – 121.
5. Kristen LaSasso, TIBCO/To the Top Pro Cycling Team – 110.

In the Best Young Rider (Under 26) competition, Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12) has the same point margin over Rebecca Much (Team TIBCO/To the Top Pro Cycling Team). Abbott, 25, finished sixth overall at Redlands. “I think it is wonderful that these events choose to highlight the women’s competitions,” she said. “All of them are well run, enjoyable races and I am proud to be able to be a representative of their efforts to support my sport.”

Best Young Rider  (Under 26) Classification
1. Mara Abbott, Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 – 220.
2. Rebecca Much, TIBCO/To the Top Pro Cycling Team – 165.
3. Joelle Numainville, Webcor Builders – 132.
4. Amanda Miller, Team TIBCO/To the Top Pro Cycling Team – 121.
5. Denise Ramsden, Specialized Mazda Samson – 110.

In the team standings, Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty 12 has a slim, 14-point lead over HTC-Columbia on the strength of Abbott and Rivera, whose point totals are doubled by being in the Best Young Rider category. Team Vera Bradley Foundation, winner of the team classification at Redlands, is third.

Team Classification
1. Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 – 383.
2. HTC-Columbia – 369.
3. Team Vera Bradley Foundation – 296.
4. Team TIBCO/To the Top Pro Cycling Team – 224.
5. Webcor Builders – 125.

The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series is the only national bicycle racing series solely showcasing the country’s top female cycling talent in four events across the country. The second event is the SRAM Tour of the Gila in New Mexico (April 28-May 2) followed by the Nature Valley Grand Prix (June 16-20), then wrapping up at the Cascade Classic (July 20-25).

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