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Fitchburg, Mass. (June 30, 2005) - The Kodak Gallery/Sierra
Nevada Professional Cycling team delivered its first National Racing Calendar
win today, as Ben Jacques-Maynes won the 7-mile opening time trial at the
As a team, Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada put three
riders in the Top 10 and five in the Top 20.
Jacques-Maynes time trialing in wetter conditions at the Tour de Georgia
Jacques-Maynes' time of 14:22.54 was 2.33 seconds faster than that of second-place
finisher Ryan Blickem (Targetraining) and 7.27 faster than that of Mark
McCormack (Colavita-Sutter Home), who finished third.
15 seconds off Jacques-Maynes' winning pace was his Kodak Gallery/Sierra
Nevada teammate Glen Mitchell, who finished fourth.
Of Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada's eight riders, the six other finishers were
Hayden Godfrey in 10th at 30î, Scott Zwizanski in 14th at 34î, Tim Larkin
in 17th at 35î, Dominique Perras in 24th at 41î, Dan Schmatz in 27th at
43î. Pete Lopinto, still recovering from crashes in each of the two previous
weekends, finished 114th at 1'54î.
Jacques-Maynes commented, ¿I'm excited that I was able to get that first
NRC win for Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada. I feel good about my chances for
the overall win, but we have so many strong riders who finished within striking
distance that it's not a given for the team to put all its support behind
Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Racing Manager, Robin Zellner added, ¿We're
really gelling as a team right now and hopefully we can get the job done
over the next three days.î
Full results are online at www.longsjo.com