Tyrrell, Slack lead in Baker City

Jun 30, 2012 by

The stage 3 Tour d'Town criterium was the second event of the Baker City Cycling Classic's Saturday doubleheader. FILE PHOTO / Pat Malach

BAKER CITY — Leia Tyrrell (Sorella Forte/St Honoré Bakery) won the morning time trial Saturday and took the overall lead at the Baker City Cycling Classic and then hung on for fourth in the evening criterium. She’ll go into the final stage in the leader’s jersey.

In the men’s overall race, Sam Krieg (ICE/Idaho Kidney Institute) and Erik Slack (Volkswagen Boise) continued their back-and-forth battle for the overall, with Krieg taking the stage 2 time trial and stealing the leader’s jersey from stage 1 winner Slack, followed by Slack’s win in the evening critetium and return to the race lead.

Krieg initially took the leader’s jersey from Slack after covering the time trial course in just 20:54, 20 seconds faster than runner-up Trevor Spahr (Ironclad Performance Wear) and 21 seconds better than third-placed Colin Joyce (Hot Tubes). Slack finished 1:05 down for 13th and dropped to second overall, but he didn’t have to wait long to slip the leader’s jersey back on.

In the criterium later that evening, he made it into a breakaway of eight riders that gained 1:15 on the field, then won the sprint for the stage win in front of Hugo Fregoso (Team Sandals Resorts) and Daniel Vasicheck (Northern Rockies Orthopedic). Krieg finished with the field for 20th and fell 10 seconds behind Slack for second in the overall battle. Guinness Cycling’s Evan Siroky is third overall, 3:16 behind.

Tyrrell took the leader’s jersey for the women by flying through the morning time trial, setting a mark of 23:22 over the 10-mile out-and-back course. Jane Despas (Sydney Cycling Club) came across the line 35 seconds slower for second, while Lisa Magness (Bend Memorial Clinic Total Care) came in nearly a minute down for third.

In the criterium Saturday evening, Bend Memorial Clininc Total Care’s Brenna Lopez-Otero won a three-up sprint ahead of River City Bicycles’ Sue Butler and Ironclad Performance Wear’s Anna Christiansen, while Tyrrell led the field home just two seconds later to take fourth and hold onto her overall lead by 35 seconds over Despas. Team Redline’s Kari Studley is third overall, 1:14 back.

The Baker City Cycling Classic concludes Sunday with the Tour d’Horn Road Race, which features nearly 6,000 feet of climbing over 101 miles and a summit finish on Dooley Mountain.


STAGE 2: Historic Baker City Time Trial
Saturday, June 30

Pro/1/2 Men
1. Krieg, Sam (ICE/Idaho Kidney Institute) 20:54.
2. Spahr, Trevor (Ironclad Performance Wear) @:20
3. Joyce, Colin (Hot Tubes Development Team) @:21
4. Vasichek, Daniel( Northern Rockies Orthopedic) @:23
5. Liberles, Joshua (HPChiro/Alpine Mortgage Planning) @:24

Pro/1/2 Women
1. Tyrrell, Leia (Sorella Forte/St Honoré Bakery) 23:22
2. Despas, Jane (Sydney Cycling Club) @:35
3. Magness, Lisa (Bend Memorial Clinic Total Care) @:57
4. Studley, Kari (Team Redline) @1:14
5. Butler, Sue (River City Bicycles @1:16

STAGE 3: Tour d’Town Criterium
Saturday, June 30

Pro/1/2 Men
1. Slack, Erik (Volkswagen Boise) 1:00:29
2. Fregoso, Hugo (Team Sandals Resorts) same time
3. Vasichek, Daniel (Northern Rockies Orthopedic) same time
4. Liberles, Joshua (HPChiro/Alpine Mortgage Planning) same time
5. Root, Tim (Team Sandals Resorts) same time

Pro/1/2 Women
1. Lopez-Otero, Brenna (Bend Memorial Clinic Total Care) 40:11
2. Butler, Sue (River City Bicycles) same time
3. Christiansen, Anna (Ironclad Performance Wear) same time
4. Tyrrell, Leia (Sorella Forte p/b St Honoré Bakery) @:02
5. Despas, Jane (Sydney Cycling Club) same time

After three of four stages

Pro/1/2 Men
1. Slack, Erik (Volkswagen Boise) 4:11:56
2. Krieg, Sam (ICE/Idaho Kidney Institute) @:10
3. Siroky, Evan (Guinness Cycling Team) @3:16
4. Vasichek, Daniel (Northern Rockies Orthopedic) @3:26
5. Warner, Paul () @3:40

Pro/1/2 Women
1. Tyrrell, Leia (Sorella Forte/St Honoré Bakery) 4:25:34
2. Despas, Jane (Sydney Cycling Club) @:35
3. Studley, Kari (Team Redline) @1:14
4. Christiansen, Anna (Ironclad Performance Wear) @1:43
5. Butler, Sue (River City Bicycles) @1:46

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