Australian Jocelyn Loane wins Points East Coastal Drive Race

    Diana Ziliute keeps yellow jersey

    STRATFORD, PE, June 13 /CNW/ - Jocelyn Loane (of the National Australian
Team) has won Stage 4 of the Tour de PEI, a circuit that began in Dalvay and
finished in Stratford. In second place was Russia's Elena Novikova, followed
by Giorgia Bronzini of Italy.
    Among the general rankings, Diana Ziliute (Safi Pasta Zara Manhattan)
maintained her right to win the yellow jersey. The Lithuanian has a
comfortable - 1 minute, 22 seconds - lead over Alexandra Burchenkova of
Russia. In third place is Australian Olivia Gollan (Menikini-Selle
Italia-Gysko), who came in at 1 minute, 23 seconds from the pole position.
    Today's race once again saw the Russian team take an early lead in the
first laps. The pace remained steady throughout this circuit, while somewhat
slow - most likely due to the athletes' significant efforts in Stages 2 and 3,
which were particular windy.
    Rochelle Gilmore (Menikini-Selle Italia-Gysko) maintained her right to
the Best sprinter jersey, while Giorgia Bronzini won the Best points jersey
and Annette Beutler the Best climber classification.

    A five-stage race presented by Scotiabank, the Tour de PEI runs from
June 10 to 14. The final stage, a spectacular Criterium around the
Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, will be held tomorrow.
Results will be posted at

For further information:
For further information: Jacinthe Lemire, Project Director, Tour de PEI,
(450) 471-8214,