News from the Tennessee Valley Sports
TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2007

Kodak Gallery focusing on Southeast crit series

From Staff Reports

After two races of the Southeast portion of U.S. Criterium Series, the Kodak Gallery team is focused on the series title.

Sunday, Dominque Rollin of Kodak won the Roswell, Ga., Criterium followed by teammate Josh Thornton, who brought home the third-place points and money.

Finishing second in Roswell was Jittery Joe's Cody Stevenson.

In Saturday's Athens (Ga.) Twilight criterium, Thornton rode to a second-place finish behind winner Mark Hekman of Abecrombie & Fitch. Jittery Joe's Trent Wilson was third in the crash-filled Athens race.

Race veteran Tina Pic of Colavita-Sutter Home dominated the women's field in Roswell to win. Sarah Caravalla of Aaron's was second and Cheerwine's Laura Van Gilder third.

Aaron's Katharine Carrol took Saturday's title in Athens. Iona Wynter of Colavita-Sutter Home was second. Chrissy Ruiter of Cheerwine took third.

The top finishers in the first two series races are scheduled to race in The Decatur Daily Downtown Criterium on Sunday. The Decatur race series begin 1 p.m. with the masters dashing. The pro women race at 3:10, while the pro men tackle the course at 4:30 p.m.

Both Athens and Roswell are the first stops on the week-long Southeast portion of the USA Criterium Series, with Athens serving as the first race on the national USA Criterium Series schedule. A strong field of the top domestic teams is contesting these races.

Before the field competes here Sunday, it has stops in Beaufort, S.C., Walterboro, S.C., Greenwood, S.C., Spartanburg, S.C. and Anniston.

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