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Moninger and Holt win in Vermont

Labor Day weekend in Vermont has traditionally been filled on the calendar by the Killington Stage Race, but with the cancellation of that national calendar race, the gap was filled this year by the new Howard Bank Green Mountain Stage Race. The race combined elements of two well-known Vermont races, the Mad River Road Race and the Burlington Criterium, to create the new four-day event. In the men’s race, Mercury’s Scott Moninger took the overall title, based on finish- and intermediate-points, by winning two difficult stages, the 8.1-mile mass-start prologue climb to the Bolton Valley

By VeloNews Interactive

Labor Day weekend in Vermont has traditionally been filled on the calendar by the Killington Stage Race, but with the cancellation of that national calendar race, the gap was filled this year by the new Howard Bank Green Mountain Stage Race. The race combined elements of two well-known Vermont races, the Mad River Road Race and the Burlington Criterium, to create the new four-day event.

In the men’s race, Mercury’s Scott Moninger took the overall title, based on finish- and intermediate-points, by winning two difficult stages, the 8.1-mile mass-start prologue climb to the Bolton Valley Resort and the 65.5-mile Mad River Road Race, with its finish on Appalachian Gap. A pair of Saturn riders split the remaining two stages, with Mark McCormack winning the circuit race and Tim Johnson winning the final day’s criterium in Burlington. McCormack also took second overall, with Navigators’ Brendon Vesty in third.

In the women’s race, a pair of Rona riders stepped up in the absence of team leader Genevieve Jeanson. Canadian Manon Jutras and New Zealander Melissa Holt teamed up for three stage wins, two by Jutras and one by Holt, and a one-two finish in the overall, with Holt first and Jutras second. Gatorade-Olbas’s Karen Bockel was their main challenger, winning the stage 2 road race and finishing third overall.

Results

Pro-I/II men;

Bolton Valley Resort Prologue, 8.1 miles;
1. Scott Moninger, Mercury; 2. Brendon Vesty, Navigators; 3. Jonathan Hamblen, Wheelworks-Cannondale; 4. Sean Nealy, Kissena-R&A Cyclery; 5. Derek Bouchard-Hall, Mercury.;

SmartFUEL Circuit Race, 65.2 miles;
1. Mark McCormack, Saturn; 2. Ben Stafford, Kissena; 3. Jonathon Page, Wheelworks-Cannondale; 4. Timothy Unkert, Capital Velo Club; 5. Frank McCormack, Saturn.;

Mad River Road Race, 65.5 miles;
1. Moninger; 2. Vesty; 3. Frank McCormack; 4. Bouchard-Hall; 5. Hamblen.;

Howard Bank Criterium, 31 miles;
1. Tim Johnson, Saturn; 2. Moninger; 3. Mark McCormack; 4. Matt Svatek, Wheelworks-Cannondale; 5. Bouchard-Hall.;

Overall;
1. Moninger, 255 pts; 2. Mark McCormack, 236; 3. Vesty, 218; 4. Bouchard-Hall, 216; 5. Johnson, 213; 6. Frank McCormack, 208; 7. Page, 205; 8. Hamblen, 201; 9. Sean Nealy, Kissena-R&A Cycles, 178; 10. Todd Herriot, Westwood Velo, 159.;

Pro-I/II/III Women;

Bolton Valley Resort Prologue, 7.1 miles;
1. Manon Jutras, Rona; 2. Meshy Holt, Rona; 3. Karen Bockel, Gatorade-Olbas; 4. Katheryn Curi, unattached; 5. Trish Choo, Gatorade-Olbas.;

SmartFUEL Circuit Race, 47.5 miles;
1. Jutras; 2. Holt; 3. Bockel; 4. Cindy Bauwens, Verizon Wireless; 5. Lisa Maxwell, Team Liquid Motion.;

Mad River Road Race, 65.5 miles;
1. Bockel; 2. Jutras; 3. Holt; 4. Laura Shuford, CYBC-Trek; 5. Lisa Matlock, SoBe-HeadShok.;

Howard Bank Criterium, 19.8 miles;
1. Holt; 2. Katheryn Curi, unattached; 3. Karen Bockel, Gatorade-Olbas; 4. Cindy Bauwens, Verizon Wireless; 5. Shauna Gillies-Smith, Gearworks-SRP.;

Final overall;
1. Holt, 279; 2. Jutras, 261; 3. Bockel, 260; 4. Bauwens, 194; 5. Yvonne Ilton, Verizon Wireless, 186; 6. Curi, 184; 7. Anna Milkowski, Gearworks-SRP, 180; 8. Katy St-Laurent, Team Quebec, 176; 9. Matlock, 176; 10. Gillies-Smith, Gearworks-SRP, 175.