Monday, December 28, 2009

THE BEST OF '09: PRO WOMEN...#4-#10

Even with superstars Emma Snowsill and Vanessa Fernandez (POR) on the sidelines for much of the season, it was a great year for pro women. World Class athletes with stellar resumes, like Canada's Samantha McGlone, Australia's Belinda Granger and UKers Bella Bayliss, Helen Jenkins and Leanda Cave, did not make our Top 10 list. Nor did Canada-based Czech Teresa Macel, who enjoyed a breakout season.

The girls who did make our list, landing in spots 4 through 10, are:

4. Mirinda Carfrae (photo), 29, Brisbane, Queensland, AUS (resides in Boulder, CO)
5. Lisa Norden, 25, Kristiansted, SWE (resides in France)
6. Rebekah Keat, 31, Albury, NSW, AUS
7. Nicola Spirig, 27, Zurich, SUI
8. Yvonne Van Vlerken, 31, HOL (resides in Austria)
9. Sarah Haskins, 29, St. Louis, MO (resides in Colorado Springs)
10. Gina Crawford, 29, Canterbury, NZL

Coming Next: The Big 3...