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Jeanson wins Montreal World Cup race, Boonen ends barren home run in Belgium, Kloeden takes Bavaria

Jeanson wins Montreal World Cup race, Boonen ends barren home run in Belgium, Kloeden takes Bavaria



The Montreal Grand Prix, seventh round in the women’s World Cup series, was won by Canada’s Genevive Jeanson, who followed an attack by compatriot Erinne Willock on the final run up to the line, and then countered with an attack of her own when Willock began to fade. Jeanson finished a couple of seconds ahead of Australian Oenone Wood, who regained the series lead from Susanne Ljungskog, who was fifth. The next race in the series is the British round, which takes place at the Celtic Manor resort in South Wales on August 21.

1 Genevive Jeanson (Can) ACDA-Rona 100km in 2.55.43
2 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger 0.02
3 Mirjam Melchers (Hol) Buitenpoort 0.04
4 Annette Beutler (Swi) Quark
5 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort
6 Erinne Willock (Can) Webcor
7 Judith Arndt (Ger) Nurnberger
8 Christine Thornburn (USA) Webcor
9 Edita Pucinskaite (Lit) Nobili Rubinetterie
10 Dorte Lohse Rasmussen (Den) SATS 0.11

27 Rachel Heal (GB) SATS 2.13

World Cup standings

1 Oenone Wood (Aus) Nurnberger 242
2 Susanne Ljungskog (Swe) Buitenpoort 223
3 Mirjam Melchers (Hol) Buitenpoort 196
4 Nicole Cooke (GB) Pasta Safi 125

– Tom Boonen became the first Belgian to win his home tour for 19 years thanks to two stage wins and second place in the crucial mid-race time trial behind Ondrej Sosenka. Boonen finished 24 seconds ahead of compatriot Bert Roesems overall.

1 Tom Boonen (Bel) Quick Step-Innergetic 19.10.25
2 Bert Roesems (Bel) Davitamon-Lotto 0.24
3 Linas Balciunas (Lit) Agritubel 0.33
4 Laurens Ten Dam (Hol) Shimano 0.53
5 Nico Eeckhout (Bel) Chocolade Jacques 0.58
6 Jos Antonio Pecharroman (Spa) Quick Step 1.08
7 Maxim Rudenko (Ukr) Jartazi 1.17
8 Wouter van Mechelen (Bel) Chocolade Jacques 1.19
9 Denys Kostyuk (Ukr) Jartazi
10 Erwin Thijs (Bel) 1.23

– Gerolsteiner’s Michael Rich won the Tour of Bavaria, where a number of riders building towards the Tour de France were prominently involved. CSC’s Jens Voigt won the 22km stage four time trial, ahead of Rich, while T-Mobile’s Andreas Klden took the final stage for a morale-boosting success after several weeks of struggle.

“This win gives me a real morale boost for the coming weeks of hard work, and shows that my Tour preparations are bang on schedule,” said Klden after his first win of the season. “I know that I can ride a good Tour and that I will be there for Jan [Ullrich] all the way,” added the 29 year old. “I am convinced that in five weeks’ time we will head to the Tour with a super competitive team. I am convinced that my form curve will just continue to rise from now on.”

Klden will now take on Lance Armstrong at the Dauphin Libr, which starts next Sunday. Bavaria final overall:

1 Michael Rich (Ger) Gerolsteiner 18.56.10
2 Alexandre Vinokourov (Kaz) T-Mobile 0.20
3 Linus Gerdemann (Ger) CSC 0.59
4 Tomasz Brozyna (Pol) Intel 1.13
5 Bjorn Glasner (Ger) Lamonta 1.58
6 Corey Sweet (Aus) Comnet 2.00
7 Mikel Astarloza (Spa) Ag2r
8 Gabriele Bosisio (Ita) Tenax 2.04
9 Stphane Goubert (Fra) Ag2r 2.06
10 Ruslan Pidgorny (Ukr) Tenax

–’s Chris Newton won the FBD Insurance Ras in Dublin’s Phoenix Park after finishing safely in the bunch at the end of an uneventful one-hour circuit race that concluded the race. The triple stage winner did not contest the sprint and took overall victory ahead of Malcolm Elliott (Trinity Capital) and Norway’s Morten Hegreberg (Sparebanken Vest) by 14 seconds and 2-21 respectively. Newton made history by becoming the first overseas rider to take two editions of the race, his first victory coming in 2003, and was delighted to take the 2005 edition. “I came into the race thinking my form was good, but not great, taking three stage wins plus the overall is special. It’s great to win this event again, the Ras is a super race.”


1 Chris Newton (GB) XPower/Litespeed 26.32.39
2 Malcolm Elliott (GB) Trinity Capital 0.14
3 Morten Hegreberg (Nor) Sparebanken Vest 2.21
4 Yanto Barker (GB) Stena 2.42
5 Robin Sharman (GB) 2.43