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May 9/15 17:00 pm - Amgen Tour of California Women Stage 2 results and report


Posted by Editoress on 05/9/15
 

Leah Kirchmann took an emphatic win on Saturday in Stage Two of the inaugural Tour of California Women's Race. The second stage, held in South Lake Tahoe, consisted of two laps of a 25 mile circuit and and a final uphill pitch to the finish line outside Heavenly Mountain Resort, with a grade reaching 18%.

 

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"I think the team had a lot more confidence in my chances on such a tough finish than I had in myself," said Kirchmann.  "I knew that if I could just stay in contact with the front group over that first steep pitch, that I would have a few seconds to recover and could put in a good sprint to the line. I honestly spent most of the race working up my confidence to tackle that final climb. I definitely surprised myself with the win here today!"

 

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McCarty was less surprised, and knew the Canadian champion had the ability to pull off a win at the prestigious race.

"Leah and Lex Albrecht were the go-to finishers today. I knew they would both have to be on good days, and have some luck with positioning at the bottom of the climb to win, but I knew one of them could win," said McCarty. "For a strong sprinter like Leah, the effort had to be timed perfectly. She did just that today, and delivered a fantastic sprint. Lex was also there on the climb, ready to jump in case Kirchmann ran out of steam. It was a great 1-2 punch."

After barely managing to stay with the leaders over the steepest pitch, Kirchmann managed to recover in the final 500m and launch her blistering sprint. Albrecht came home in eighth.

"My legs felt surprisingly good today, I found myself sitting pretty comfortably at the front of the pack on all the major climbs. I think my body is well adapted to the altitude after coming to this race straight from the Tour of the Gila. I was able to conserve a lot of energy throughout the stage thanks to my teammates, they did a great job covering attacks and helping me position myself for the key moments in the race."

"It felt incredible to be on the top step of the podium today! The Tour of California is the most prestigious American race, so it means a lot for them to step up their support for women's cycling with four internationally sanctioned days of racing this year. South Lake Tahoe is a stunning race venue, and the crowds here are enthusiastic and welcoming. I'm looking forward to battling for the overall GC in the streets of Sacramento tomorrow!"

The ten second bonus for the win and subsequent time gap on the line moved Kirchmann into fourth overall, twelve seconds behind race leader Lauren Komanski. The stage win also garnered her the points necessary to don the Visit California Sprint Leader's Jersey, with one stage of racing remaining. With their visit to beautiful Lake Tahoe complete, the women now descend into Sacramento, passing the Tour's torch to the men's peloton after a circuit race around the state capital.

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Results from the second stage in California

Stage 2: Pioneer Circuit race, 79.4 km
1 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:57:33
2 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air
3 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM both s.t.
4 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 0:06
5 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – SVB 0:10
6 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini 0:14
7 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio – SRAM s.t.
8 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:17
9 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 0:19
10 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco – SVB 0:28
11 Malgorzata Jasinska (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:39
12 Katie Donovan (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking
13 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air both s.t.
14 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini 0:43
15 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 0:46
16 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM
17 Robin Farina (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental
18 Amy Charity (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies all s.t.
19 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco – SVB 0:53
20 Rocio Parrado Guarnizo (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team
21 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale Cipollini
22 Amanda Miller (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling all s.t.
23 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:57
24 Kirsti Lay (Can) National Team Canada
25 Denise Ramsdem (Can) National Team Canada
26 Joanne Marie Kiesanowski (NZl) all s.t.
27 Marcela Prieto (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 1:01
28 Erica Allar (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking
29 Mary Zider (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking
30 Uenia Fernandes da Souza (Bra) Ale Cipollini
31 Rhae Shaw (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental
32 Andreina Rivera (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team
33 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional
34 Amber Gaffney (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air
35 Sara Headley (USA) Team Tibco – SVB
36 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling
37 Ana Teresa Casas Bonila (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team)
38 Laura Brown (Can) Unitedhealthcare Professional all s.t.
39 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 1:11
40 Jessenia Meneses (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 1:12
41 Whitney Schultz (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking s.t.
42 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 1:16
43 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:18
44 Dulce Pliego (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) s.t.
45 Jessica Uebelhart (Sui) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 1:21
46 Tina Pic (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling s.t.
47 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 1:28
48 Lindsay Bayer (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 1:29
49 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:32
50 Liza Rachetto (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 1:34
51 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
52 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 1:42
53 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:46
54 Alison Tetrick (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies s.t.
55 Shoshauna Routley (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 1:59
56 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio – SRAM 2:23
57 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio – SRAM s.t.
58 Jessica Cerra (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 0:17
59 Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB 10:20
60 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini 10:22
61 Stephanie Roorda (Can) National Team Canada 10:29
62 Valeria Pintos (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis 10:30
63 Maria Carla Alvarez (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis 10:35
OTL Anna Turvey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 12:54
OTL Gabriella Shaw (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 13:23
OTL Bethany Hayward (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 13:39
OTL Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) National Team Canada 13:54
DNF Cristina Irma Greve (Arg) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team
DNF Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) National Team Canada
 
GC
1 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 5:08:18
2 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM at 0:03
3 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 0:10
4 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:12
5 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio – SRAM 0:20
6 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini 0:29
7 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – SVB 0:36
8 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 0:37
9 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:48
10 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 0:57
11 Amy Charity (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:31
12 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco – SVB s.t.
13 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini 1:35
14 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM 1:36
15 Rocio Parrado Guarnizo (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 1:38
16 Malgorzata Jasinska (Ita) Ale Cipollini 1:42
17 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:46
18 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco – SVB 1:52
19 Katie Donovan (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking s.t.
20 Jessica Cerra (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 1:55
21 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale Cipollini 1:56
22 Kirsti Lay (Can) National Team Canada 1:57
23 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:58
24 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air s.t.
25 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 2:00
26 Mary Zider (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 2:01
27 Robin Farina (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 2:02
28 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 2:13
29 Amanda Miller (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling s.t.
30 Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 2:17
31 Andreina Rivera (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 2:21
32 Denise Ramsdem (Can) National Team Canada 2:23
33 Amber Gaffney (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air s.t.
34 Marcela Prieto (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 2:25
35 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 2:27
36 Joanne Marie Kiesanowski (NZl) 2:35
37 Tina Pic (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 2:37
38 Dulce Pliego (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 2:38
39 Erica Allar (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 2:39
40 Sara Headley (USA) Team Tibco – SVB s.t.
41 Laura Brown (Can) Unitedhealthcare Professional 2:46
42 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 2:48
43 Uenia Fernandes da Souza (Bra) Ale Cipollini 2:51
44 Ana Teresa Casas Bonila (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) s.t.
45 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Unitedhealthcare Professional 2:52
46 Jessenia Meneses (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 2:53
47 Whitney Schultz (USA) Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 3:00
48 Rhae Shaw (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 3:05
49 Lindsay Bayer (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 3:17
50 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3:24
51 Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 3:28
52 Alison Tetrick (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3:36
53 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 3:46
54 Jessica Uebelhart (Sui) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 4:04
55 Liza Rachetto (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 4:17
56 Shoshauna Routley (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 4:42
57 Loren Rowney (Aus) Velocio – SRAM 5:06
58 Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Velocio – SRAM s.t.
59 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini 11:25
60 Valeria Pintos (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis 11:56
61 Emily Collins (NZl) Team Tibco – SVB 12:41
62 Maria Carla Alvarez (Arg) Xirayas de San Luis 12:56
63 Stephanie Roorda (Can) National Team Canada 13:09
 
Sprint GC
1 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 15 pts
2 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 12
3 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 11
4 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 8
5 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 7
6 Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco – SVB 6
7 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 5
8 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini 5
9 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio – SRAM 4
10 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 3
11 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 3
12 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 2
13 Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Team Tibco – SVB 1
14 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1
 
QOM
1 Kirsti Lay (Can) National Team Canada 32 pts
2 Malgorzata Jasinska (Ita) Ale Cipollini 28
3 Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Velocio – SRAM 26
4 Sarah Storey (GBr) Pearl Izumi-Sports Tours 19
5 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 16
6 Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 14
7 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 14
8 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 9
9 Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 8
10 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 7
11 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air 7
12 Trixi Worrack (Ger) Velocio – SRAM 6
13 Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 6
14 Elena Berlato (Ita) Ale Cipollini 6
15 Miranda Griffiths (Aus) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 6
16 Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Ale Cipollini 5
17 Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM 4
18 Joanne Hogan (Aus) Team Tibco – SVB 2
 
Young Rider
1 Hannah Barnes (GBr) Unitedhealthcare Professional 5:10:04
2 Dalia Muccioli (Ita) Ale Cipollini at 0:10
3 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 0:27
4 Andreina Rivera (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 0:35
5 Marcela Prieto (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 0:39
6 Alexis Ryan (USA) Unitedhealthcare Professional 1:02
7 Ana Teresa Casas Bonila (Mex) Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 1:05
8 Jessenia Meneses (Col) Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 1:07
9 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:38
10 Allison Beveridge (Can) National Team Canada 2:00
11 Francesca Cauz (Ita) Ale Cipollini 9:39
 
Team GC
1 Twenty 16 p/b Sho-Air 15:26:12
2 Velocio – SRAM at 0:46
3 Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:23
4 UnitedHealthcare Professional 2:19
5 Ale Cipollini 2:28
6 Team Tibco – SVB 2:41
7 Colavita/Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 5:14
8 Itau Shimano Ladies Power Team 5:34
9 Pepper Palace Pro Cycling 5:49
10 BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 5:55
11 National Team Canada 6:25
12 Uaem-G Pro Cycling Team -(Mexico National Team) 6:36
 


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