Vargarda, Sweden (July 30, 2008)—Menkini-Selle Italia-Master Colors Kori Seehafer (Louisville, Colo.) recorded the most significant victory of her career on Wednesday with a win in the eighth round of the 2008 UCI Women’s Road World Cup. Seehafer narrowly defeated American compatriot Kim Anderson (Santa Barbara, Calif.) in a two-up sprint to take her first-ever World Cup victory.
In the 132-kilometer race, the pair of Americans broke away from a six-woman group at the beginning of the 11-kilometer penultimate lap of 12. Working together, Seehafer and Anderson successfully built a lead and finished just over a minute ahead of the next group and nearly three minutes up on the powerful peloton. Seehafer just outsprinted Anderson, who also claimed her first career World Cup podium finish.
Seehafer's victory is the second by a U.S. rider on the 2008 Women's Road World Cup circuit as Kathryn Curi-Mattis won the opening round in Geelong, Australia in February.