Events

Bruckner takes Tour de Suisse title

American Kimberly Bruckner (Saturn) took the overall victory at the Tour de Suisse Féminin in Switzerland after she and her Saturn team won the prologue and three other stages in the four-day race. Saturn began the week with Anna Millward winning the prologue, and then following up with sprint wins on stage 1 and 2. Saturn was defending Millward’s lead, but on Thursday, a group of five riders escaped and gained nearly six minutes. Bruckner not only marked the break, but attacked on the final climb to take the stage win and the overall lead. On Friday, Germany’s Trixi Worrack took the win in

By VeloNews Interactive

American Kimberly Bruckner (Saturn) took the overall victory at the Tour de Suisse Féminin in Switzerland after she and her Saturn team won the prologue and three other stages in the four-day race.

Saturn began the week with Anna Millward winning the prologue, and then following up with sprint wins on stage 1 and 2. Saturn was defending Millward’s lead, but on Thursday, a group of five riders escaped and gained nearly six minutes. Bruckner not only marked the break, but attacked on the final climb to take the stage win and the overall lead.

On Friday, Germany’s Trixi Worrack took the win in a field sprint finish, but Bruckner took the overall win, becoming the first American to ever win the Tour de Suisse Féminin.

Results

Final overall;
1. Kimberly Bruckner (USA), Saturn; 2. Tina Leibig (G), German National, at 0:13; 3. Ragnhild Kostöl (N), Sponsorservice, at 0:34; 4. Katia Longhin (I), Acca Due O, at 0:55; 5. Lucille Hunkeler (Swi), Swiss National, at 3:17; 6. Anna Millward (Aus), Saturn, at 5:25; 7. Nicole Brändli (Swi), Swiss National, at 5:33; 8. Susanne Ljungskog (Swe), Alfa Lum, at 5:37; 9. Priska Doppmann (Swi), Acca Due O, at 5:40; 10. Trixi Worrack (G), German National, at 5:45;
Others;
34. Nicole Freedman (USA), Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, at 11:45; 36. Rhonda Quick (USA), Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, at 11:55; 44. Sandra Kolb (USA), Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, at 30:31; 46. Lauren Franges (USA), Tri-State Velo-Amoroso, at 31:57; 47. Dotsie Cowden (USA), Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, at 34:40; 48. Joy Shaffer (USA), Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club, at 45:03; 57. Diana Castor (USA), Tri-State Velo-Amoroso, at 1:15:48; 58. Leonora Felker (USA), Tri-State Velo-Amoroso, at 1:15:49.