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May 8/15 17:38 pm - Amgen Tour of California Women stage 1 results


Posted by Editoress on 05/8/15
 

It was a chilly day in South Lake Tahoe as 82 elite women road cyclists racing for 14 teams began the first UCI-sanctioned Amgen Tour of California Women's Race, but the peloton blazed around the lake at speeds averaging 23+ mph (37 kph) on the undulating 74.5-mile (119.5 km) course.

As the cyclists took off from the start line, they were cheered on by large crowds, including groups of schoolchildren and local cyclists in their racing kits, for what was to be a historic first of four day of women's racing at the Tour of California. Stage 1 of the three-day road race featured three Queen of the Mountains (QOMs) and 5,885 total feet of climbing, ending with a brutal climb up to 15 percent grades to the finish line at Heavenly Mountain Resort.

The field stayed together until the first QOM climb at Emerald Bay, about 15 miles (24 km) into the race, when Canadian National Team's Kirsti Lay (CAN) and Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey (GBR), riding for Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, made a move out front. Lay took the QOM points, but was soon reabsorbed into the peloton, while Storey held onto a gap of 30 seconds for the first hour into the race. Canadian National Team's Allison Beveridge (CAN) bridged to her, and the two increased their gap from the field to 1:25 at the race's halfway point.

In another first for the women's race, the riders took a 28-mile (45km) foray into Nevada, the first time the Amgen Tour of California has left state boundaries. The final hour of racing saw Velocio-SRAM working hard at the front of the field to bring back the two leaders. The peloton closed the gap to 30 seconds approaching the second QOM at Spooner Lake, ultimately catching them at mile 61 (98km) after Storey rode first over the crest and solidified her claim on the QOM jersey.

Another break of eight riders in the last few miles lasted only until the final 2.5-mile (4 km) climb to Heavenly Mountain Resort. UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team's Katie Hall (USA) took the stage win, followed by Velocio-SRAM's Alena Amialiusik (BLR) and Lauren Komanski (USA) of Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air in third after three hours and eleven minutes of racing. Hall, who resides in Oakland, Calif., is an up and coming all-arounder who placed fifth in last year's National Road Race Championships and is among the favorites for overall contention.

"It feels really good to wear this yellow jersey," said Hall. "I think there will be some good hard racing and it will be hard to defend this jersey. But we brought a really strong team, so hopefully we'll go away with it."

"I'm excited for the future of women's cycling," said Sarah Story. "We [women] get to race a single day here or a day there. But to come here to the Amgen Tour of California and have the chance to compete for a jersey in a stage race like this, it tops that."

 

Jersey Winners

· Amgen Leader Jersey – Katie Hall (USA), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team
· Lexus Queen of the Mountain (QOM) Jersey – Sarah Storey (GBR), Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
· Visit California Sprint Jersey – Allison Beveridge (CAN), Canadian National Team
· SRAM Best Young Rider Jersey – Hannah Barnes (GBR), UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team

 

Results from the first stage in California

Stage 1 :South Lake Tahoe to Heavenly Mountain Resort, 119.5 km
1 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 3:10:49
2 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio – SRAM at 0:02
3 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air s.t.
4 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 0:04
5 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini 0:11
6 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 0:14
7 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air s.t.
8 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:18
9 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – SVB 0:22
10 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:27
11 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 0:29
12 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional 0:36
13 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional 0:41
14 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental
15 Amy Charity (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
16 Rocio Parrado Guarnizo (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team all s.t.
17 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM 0:46
18 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:48
19 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco – SVB 0:55
20 Mary Zider (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 0:56
21 Kirsti Lay (Can) National Team Canada s.t.
22 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:59
23 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini
24 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional
25 Malgorzata Jasinska (Ita) Ale Cipollini
26 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco – SVB all s.t.
27 Katie Donovan (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 1:09
28 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:12
29 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours
30 Tina Pic (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
31 Robin Farina (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental
32 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling all s.t.
33 Dulce Pliego (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 1:16
34 Andreina Rivera (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team
35 Amanda Miller (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
36 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional all s.t.
37 Amber Gaffney (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 1:18
38 Marcela Prieto (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 1:20
39 Denise Ramsden (Can) National Team Canada 1:22
40 Valeria Pintos (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis s.t.
41 Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 1:33
42 Joanne Marie Kiesanowski (NZl) 1:34
43 Erica Allar (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking
44 Sara Headley (USA) Team Tibco – SVB
45 Jessica Cerra (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air all s.t.
46 Jessenia Meneses (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 1:37
47 Laura Brown (Can) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:41
48 Whitney Schultz (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 1:44
49 Lindsay Bayer (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling s.t.
50 Ana Teresa Casas Bonila (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 1:46
51 Uenia Fernandes da Souza (Bra) Ale Cipollini
52 Alison Tetrick (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
53 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies all s.t.
54 Rhae Shaw (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 2:00
55 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 2:08
56 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) National Team Canada s.t.
57 Anna Turvey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 2:14
58 Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB 2:17
59 Maria Carla Alvarez (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis s.t.
60 Stephanie Roorda (Can) National Team Canada 2:36
61 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada s.t.
62 Jessica Uebelhart (Sui) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 2:39
63 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio – SRAM
64 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio – SRAM
65 Shoshauna Routley (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental
66 Liza Rachetto (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental all s.t.
67 Bethany Hayward (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 11:33
68 Cristina Irma Greve (Arg) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team s.t.
69 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) National Team Canada 12:55
DNF Talia Ayelen Aguirre (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis
DNF Mariela Delgado (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis
DNF Debora Noelia Haedo (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis
DNF Antonella Leonardi (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis
DNF Julie Kuliecza (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
DNF Amy Phillips (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
DNF Julia Sanchez Parma (Arg) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team
DNF Belen Garza (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team)
DNF Lauren Creamer (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours
DNF Katie Curtis (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours
DNF Morgan Brown (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking
DNS Jessica Cutler (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking
 
Young Rider
1 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional 3:11:30
2 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional at 0:17
3 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:18
4 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini s.t.
5 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:31
6 Andreina Rivera (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 0:35
7 Marcela Prieto (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 0:39
8 Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 0:52
9 Jessenia Meneses (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 0:56
10 Ana Teresa Casas Bonila (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 1:05
11 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
12 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) National Team Canada 1:27
13 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 1:52
14 Bethany Hayward (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 10:52
15 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) National Team Canada 12:14
 
Points
1 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 5 pts
2 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 3
3 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1
 
QOM
1 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 19 pts
2 Kirsti Lay (Can) National Team Canada 16
3 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio – SRAM 14
4 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 14
5 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 10
6 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 9
7 Malgorzata Jasinska (Ita) Ale Cipollini 8
8 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 7
9 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 7
10 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 6
11 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini 6
12 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini 5
13 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 4
14 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 2
15 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM 2
 
Team GC
1 Twenty 16 p/b Sho-Air 9:32:57
2 Velocio – SRAM at 0:22
3 Unitedhealthcare Professional 0:47
4 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:56
5 Ale Cipollini 1:28
6 Team Tibco – SVB 1:46
7 Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 3:04
8 Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 3:09
9 Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 3:10
10 BMW P/B Happy Tooth Dental 3:23
11 Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 3:52
12 National Team Canada 3:56
13 Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 4:29

 


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