Events

Tibco’s Brooke Miller wins Amgen Women’s Crit

Brooke Miller won the 2008 Amgen Women's Criterium, an event held during the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California and the first event of this year's National Racing Calendar. Miller, a Cleveland resident who won ten races in Europe last year in her first season racing abroad, edged Cheerwine’s Laura Van Gilder and Team High Road’s Emila Fahlin

Miller takes the first event of the 2008 NRC

Tour of California women's criterium in downtown Santa Rosa

Tour of California women’s criterium in downtown Santa Rosa

Photo: Jon James

Brooke Miller won the 2008 Amgen Women’s Criterium, an event held during the first stage of the Amgen Tour of California and the first event of this year’s National Racing Calendar.

Miller, a Cleveland resident who won ten races in Europe last year in her first season racing abroad, edged Cheerwine’s Laura Van Gilder and Team High Road’s Emila Fahlin

“This was a really huge win for me because it was a really great field,” Miller said . “It was really a thrill to be able to show how exciting women’s racing is; we hope the crowds saw that. The racing was aggressive, fast and exciting.”

The course used portions of the finishing circuit of the TOC in downtown Santa Rosa and boasted more than $10,000 in prizes.

The womens event was a first at the TOC.

“We think it’s well past time that these women are recognized for their racing and sacrifices,” said Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, the race presenter.

Results

1 Brooke Miller Team Tibco

2 Laura Van Gilder Cheerwine

3 Emila Fahlin Team High Road

4 Shelly Olds Proman Racing

5 Nichole Wangsgard Colavita Racing

6 Jennifer Wilson SouthBay Wheelman

7 Virginia Perkins Proman Racing

8 Jadine Riley Sound Velo

9 Jenny Trew Vanderkitten Racing

10 Shontell Gauthier Colavita/Sutter Home

11 Alison Rosenthal Team Tibco

12 Kori Seehafer Colavita Racing

13 Leah Guloien Vanderkitten Racing

14 Taitt Sato ValueAct Capitol

15 Olivia Dillon Touchstone Climbing

16 Yukie Nakumura Team Kendra

17 Jane Robertson Metromint

18 Jane Despas Vanderkitten Racing

19 Stacy Marple Cheerwine

20 Meredith Miller Aaron’s Team

21 Morgan Kapp SouthBay Wheelman

22 Leigh Valletti Vanderkitten Racing

23 Melissa Sanborn Vanderkitten Racing

24 Ashlee Staroba NorCal Womens Cycling Team

25 Kristin Drumm Proman Racing

26 Anna Davenport Village Peddler

27 Bonnie Bourque Acqua al 2/SDBC

28 Megan Guarnier Proman Racing

29 Amanda Eaken Metromint

30 Liz Hatch Vanderkitten

31 Helene Drumm Proman Racing

32 Lara Krospsch ValueAct Capitol

33 Victoria Bastide Team Tibco

34 Kristen Sanders Aaron’s Team

35 Martina Patella ValueAct Capitol

36 Kristen Meshberg Flatlandia

37 Janel Holcomb Webcor

38 Claire House NorCal Womens Cycling Team

39 Alison Littlefield CONTENDER BICYCLES

40 Hannah Banks ValueAct Capitol

41 Elis Bradshaw Metromint

42 Katie Mactier ValueAct Capitol

43 Laurel Green Dolce Vita Cycling

44 Rushlee Buchanan Team Tibco

45 Kim Anderson Team High Road

46 Mara Abbott Team High Road

47 Heather Sborz Vanderkitten Racing

48 Amanda Seigle Code Three Women

49 Moriah Jo MacGregor Vanderkitten Racing

50 Megan Elliott