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Teutenberg, Murphy finish fastest in stage 2 at Valley of the Sun

Ina Teutenberg (T-Mobile) and John Murphy (Krystal-SCV) took their respective field sprints on Saturday to win the Landis Cyclery Road Race, stage 2 of the Valley of the Sun. The stage, run on a 16-mile loop in the desert near Casa Grande, south of Phoenix, was rolling to flat with a moderate climb to the finish line. Teutenberg handed T-Mobile its second consecutive stage victory in the 57-mile women’s race, beating Genevieve Jeanson and stage-1 winner Kristin Armstrong to the line. Armstrong held onto her overall lead, with teammates Kimberly Baldwin and Mari Holden second and third at

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Ina Teutenberg (T-Mobile) and John Murphy (Krystal-SCV) took their respective field sprints on Saturday to win the Landis Cyclery Road Race, stage 2 of the Valley of the Sun.

The stage, run on a 16-mile loop in the desert near Casa Grande, south of Phoenix, was rolling to flat with a moderate climb to the finish line.

Teutenberg handed T-Mobile its second consecutive stage victory in the 57-mile women’s race, beating Genevieve Jeanson and stage-1 winner Kristin Armstrong to the line.

Armstrong held onto her overall lead, with teammates Kimberly Baldwin and Mari Holden second and third at 44 seconds and one minute back, respectively.

In the 89-mile men’s race, Murphy outkicked Tyler Farrar (Health Net-Maxxis) and Austin King (Cycling Center) for the win. Stage-1 winner Brian Sheedy (Advantage Benefits) crossed 34th, 29 seconds back and slipped to second overall, tied on time with new overall leader Ryan Blickem (Health Maxx-Boom). King sits third overall at 13 seconds back.

The Valley of the Sun concludes Sunday with the Orpheum Lots Downtown Capital Criterium at Wesley Bolen Plaza in Phoenix.

Valley of the Sun
Landis Cyclery Road Race
Women

1. Ina Teutenberg (T-Mobile), 57mi in 2:48:27
2. Genevieve Jeanson, same time
3. Kristin Armstrong (T-Mobile), s.t.
4. Magen Long (The Bicycle Store, s.t.
5. Christina Ruiter (Ford-Basis), s.t.
6. Kimberly Baldwin (T-Mobile, s.t.
7. Catherine Dickson (Bicycle Ranch), s.t.
8. Mari Holden (T-Mobile), s.t.
9. Jennifer Chapman (Velo Bella), s.t.
10. Rebecca Much (T-Mobile), s.t.

Men
1. John Murphy (Krystal-SCV), 57mi in 3:39:38
2. Tyler Farrar (Health Net-Maxxis), same time
3. Austin King (Cycling Center), s.t.
4. Ryan Roth (Gearsracing.com), s.t.
5. Mario Serpellini (Team Monex), s.t.
6. Robbie King (Louis Garneau Racing), s.t.
7. Nicholas Trusty (Team Carina), s.t.
8. Geoffrey Rapoport (LaGrange Velo), s.t.
9. Kevin Nicol (Tokyo Joe’s), s.t.
10. Peter Andersen (Carina Homes), s.t.

Overall (after 2 of 3 stages)
Women

1. Armstrong, 3:14:10
2. Baldwin, at 0:44
3. Holden, at 1:00
4. Jeanson, at 1:01
5. Betsy Bloom-Galenti (Bicycle John’s), at 1:24
6. Dickson, at 1:38
7. Kori Seehafer (T-Mobile), at 1:38
8. Ruiter, at 1:49
9. Much, at 2:06
10. Teutenberg, at 2:27

Men
1. Ryan Blickem (Health Maxx-Boom), 4:03:28
2. Brian Sheedy (Advantage Benefits), same time
3. King, at 0:13
4. Giacarlo Checchi (Team Monex), at 0:15
5. Steve Cozza (U.S. National), at 0:30
6. Michael Carter, at 0:30
7. Farrar, at 0:40
8. Murphy, at 0:50
9. Andersen, at 0:54
10. Jacob Rubelt (Krystal), at 1:00