2008 Tour de Leelanau report

Women on Tower Hill by Andy McFarlane

The 2008 Tour de Leelanau bike race took place on Sunday. BMC’s Taylor Tolleson took first place in the very close men’s race (followed by Bissell riders Ben Jacques-Maynes and Teddy King) while the women’s race was blown wide open by Anne Samplonius of Cheerwine, who finished over 2 minutes ahead of teammate Leigh Hobson and Joanne Kiesanowski (Tibco).

Tolleson and Samplonius win at Tour de Leelanau from the cycling blog podium in sight has a great recap of the race and links to other reports including the one from Cycling News (with photo gallery).

You can also read a story on the race in the Traverse City Record-Eagle, check out some great photos by Gary Howe and see a video of the racers heading toward Inspiration Point.

Photo: Women on Tower Hill I by Andy McFarlane (slideshow)

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