I should admit it up front - I managed to miss the start of the women's pro race at this past weekend's CSC Invitational, so I'm not really a very good source on what went on. I think I'm fairly safe in summarizing it as dominated - and ultimately won - by an early breakaway consisting of Cheerwine's Catherine Cheatley, ValueAct Capital's Lara Kroepsch, and Colavita-Sutter Home's Andrea Dvorak.
More photos after the jump.
Cheerwine's 1-2 Punch: Cheerwine's Catherine Cheatley and Laura Van Gilder
Cooking (corners) with Cheerwine:
Stretched out field:
Tina Pic and Laura Van Gilder - each exactly whether the other wanted her, near the end of the race:
A Little Different: Laura Van Gilder in the background, as the press looks to the podium
2nd place Lara Kroespch enjoying herself:
Showing some hometown love for Jamaican National Champ Iona Wynters-Park:
The 2008 podium:
These and other shots of this race are also available in this gallery. There's also a gallery of the kids ride , if you like that sort of thing (tho' really, I think everyone will want to know which ProTour team member barely managed to make it by an 8 year old girl at the line).
-Mark Blacknell for PodiumCafe.com