cycling utah April 1999

Utah Road Racing Briefs

Jemison top American at Paris-Nice

Marty Jemison, US Postal Service Cycling Team, took 28th overall at the prestigious Paris-Nice Stage Race, March 7-14. The Park City racer was 12:14 back of the race winner Michael Boogerd (Rabobank) of Holland.

Paris-Nice is an eight-day stage race that covers 1,354 km by its finish on the French Riviera. Jemison was the top American finisher.

Local racers showing results

Levi Leipheimer, Saturn, placed 5th overall at 2:55 in the Tour de Langkwai, Malaysia, a UCI 2.5 race, February 18-March 1.

Burke Swindlehurst, also of Saturn, competed but dropped out on Stage 9 after becoming ill.

Leipheimer also placed 3rd overall at the Sea Otter Classic at Monterey, CA, March 18-20.

Dave Zabriskie, Nutra-Fig, finished 8th overall with a 5th in the time trial stage and second in the espoirs competition (under 23) at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, March 1-7; Leipheimer was 9th overall.

On the women's side, Heather Albert, Canyon Spirit/Nissan, placed 2nd in the time trial stage and 4th overall at the Valley of the Sun Stage Race, February 19-21, Phoenix, Arizona.

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