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San Francisco (June 27, 2005) - The Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling
Team wrapped up a three-race, two-coast weekend with Jackson Stewart’s
win on Sunday in the Fidelity Investments Burlingame Criterium presented
Racing in Burlingame along with Russell Hamby, Glen Mitchell, and Tim
Larkin, Stewart comfortably won a field sprint after an hour of racing
on the twisting six-turn course in downtown Burlingame.
Stewart, who won this race for the second time in three years, said afterwards,
“Russell did a good job of keeping me near the front on the last
lap. I was mainly worried about [Jelly Belly-PoolGel’s Dave] McCook
but when he started his sprint early I knew I could jump around him at
Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Operations Manager Kurt Stockton added, “We
had a plan and executed it, and I’m really happy for Jackson and
our team. Plus, it’s always great to win when your sponsor supports
the event like Kodak Gallery does here in Burlingame.”
Across the continent on Saturday evening, Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada
fielded a six-rider squad consisting of Hayden Godfrey, Dan Schmatz, Pete
Lopinto, Dominique Perras, Ben Jacques-Maynes and Scott Zwizanski for
the Saturn Rochester Twilight Criterium.
Halfway through the two-hour race, Jacques-Maynes, Perras, and Schmatz
were part of a twelve-rider group that lapped the field, although not
before Perras netted a $600 prime.
Starting with 5 laps to go, Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada went to the front
to set up Schmatz for the finale, but despite their hard work, riders
such as race winner Juan Jose Haedo of Colavita-Sutter Home managed to
jump the Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada train on the backstretch and Schmatz
After the race, Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Racing Manager Robin Zellner
commented, “You can’t win ‘em all, but I think we were
the most active team throughout the race. We had a great trip out to Rochester
and I’m glad that we were able to put on a show for the folks from
Kodak in their hometown. We’ll be back next year.”
Earlier that day in the Bay Area, Glen Mitchell and Jackson Stewart contested
the 103-mile Pescadero Coastal Classic, held on a beautiful and demanding
28-mile course along the Pacific Coast of San Mateo County.
Just after the start, Stewart and Webcor Builders’ Marc Hagenlocher
broke away and opened a gap of about two minutes. On the penultimate ascent
of Haskin’s Hill, the course’s long finishing climb, Stewart
was dropped by Hagenlocher but continued to work hard, ensuring that Mitchell’s
chase group would catch Hagenlocher on the last lap.
After the catch, Mitchell countered with Webcor Builders’ James
Mattis, forming the winning break despite a chase by McGuire-Langdale’s
Roman Kilun and Webcor Builders’ Ted Huang.
On the last trip up Haskin’s Hill, Mattis outgunned Mitchell for