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June 15/14 22:57 pm - Northstar Festival: Stage 6 women


Posted by Editoress on 06/15/14
 

Small Seals Her Overall Win of the North Star Grand Prix as Williams Wins Stillwater Criterium on Solo Break
 
Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) made her bold solo move with six laps to go out of the 14 lap circuit and held her lead to win the Stillwater Criterium.

 

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Stage winner Lizzie Williams

 

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Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies)

 

Behind her was the battle for the general classification. Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) and Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) were both 14 seconds behind Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) coming into the stage. Powers attacked in the final lap, nearly closing down the gap to Williams, and finished second on the stage but it was not enough to put her in the overall lead. Small finished two seconds behind Powers for third on the stage, and Kirchmann finished a 12 seconds behind Small for fourth on the stage.
 
Attacks from UnitedHealthcare, Team Optum, and Team TIBCO came from the start, with the lap pace quickening as the attacks and counter attacks grew more frenetic.
 
UnitedHealthcare was determined to make the other teams chase. Lauren Tamayo, Rushlee Buchanan, and Sharon Laws saw solo breakaways. Buchanon’s breakaway lasted two laps before being brought back, while Laws was away for one lap on her own before being joined by Tayler Wiles (Specialized-lululemon) when Wiles attacked up Chilkoot Hill, with its average 18% grade, to claim Queen of the Mountains points ahead of Laws.
 
It was this duo that Williams bridged up to before launching her solo attack.
 
“In my head I wanted to go at four laps to go,” said Williams. “That break went away and I bridged across, it was just a split second that they eased up, and I just kept going. I got a gap so it was just like a tempo ride, a time trial. The crowd just helped me along so much each time I went up the hill.”
 
While Williams was up the road, a small group of five containing Laws, Ally Stacher (Specialized-lululemon), Jade Wilcoxson (Team Optum), Jo Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO),  and Flavia Oliveira (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) were on the chase.
 
With three laps to go Williams had opened up a gap of over 40 seconds.
 
“I honestly didn’t know that Lizzie was up the road,” laughed Powers. “I stuck to out team’s plan, and I heard someone say ‘42 seconds’. What? Someone’s up the road?”
 
That’s when a chase ensued that quickly brought down the time gap as both Specialized-lululemon and Team Optum strung out what was left of the fewer than 20 riders left on course.
 
With just under two laps to go Kirchmann made her move for the general classification. She and teammate Denise Ramsden headed up Chilkoot Hill with a slight advantage over the group containing Small and Powers. The duo were caught by the top of the hill.
 
Powers launched her attack after the top of Chilkoot Hill.
 
“With just under one to go, I could see Tayler was fading a bit, and so that’s when I attacked,” said Powers. “Unfortunately Carmen was just a little too strong. I couldn’t get away from her on the last lap, so kudos to her and her team. My entire team gave everything they had, every single person. We tried, we didn’t quite get it, but it was a good team effort.
 
”We wanted to either win or go down trying.“
 
”They did a really good job of attacking me in the last two laps,“ said Small.  ”I wanted to die a thousand deaths, just hold on for dear life. I’m really lucky the girls are so great because I couldn’t have won this race without them. Especially going against UnitedHealthcare and Optum, they both have really strong girls. The girls rode out of their minds today.“
 
Kelly Catlin (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) was the day’s top placed amateur and the only amateur who finished the race without receiving a pro-rated time, extending her lead in the amateur jersey to over 17 minutes.

 

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The Collegiate All Stars program is designed to give riders a well rounded experience of what it’s like to be on a professional team, from providing technical and physical support in the form of mechanics and a masseuse, to skills development and encouragement.
 
”Stillwater was a lot of fun,“ said Catlin, who has a double major in bio-mechanical engineering and Chinese with a minor in music at the University of Minnesota. ”It was a really good experience to measure up against the pros. I feel a little more confident now. I feel like if I wanted to go pro I could possibly do it. I’ll try to manage with collegiate cycling for the first few years and see how that goes it goes from there.“
 
The North Star Grand Prix features the Carla Swart jersey, a jersey of recognition given to the rider who sacrifices the most for her team as voted on by other members of the peloton. This year’s jersey recipient was Joy McCulloch (KHS-Maxxis p/b JAKROO). According to several riders, Joy ”did not care about her time and was worried about the rider on the ground after the crash we were involved in on Friday night. She raced well and fought strong. She represents this sport at it’s highest level.“
 
Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) had her Xcel Energy Sprint Competition Jersey on lock, coming into stage 6 with enough points to keep her lead even if she didn’t gain any more sprint points.
 
Wiles secured her Jelly Belly Queen of the Mountains by collecting an additional eight points on the stage.
 
The Penn Cycle’s Most Aggressive Rider jersey was given to Williams for her impressive solo ride.

Courtesy North Star Grand Prix

 

Results from the Sixth stage and Final GC

Stage 6: Stillwater Criterium
1 Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) 0:56:22
2 Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) at 0:10
3 Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) 0:12
4 Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:24
5 Flavia Oliveira (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 0:29
6 Amanda Miller (Team TIBCO) 1:00
7 Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) 1:09
8 Lauren Hall (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:11
9 Ally Stacher (Specialized-lululemon) 1:15
10 Tayler Wiles (Specialized-lululemon)
11 Olivia Dillon (Colavita-Fine Cooking) both s.t.
12 Denise Ramsden (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:19
13 Jo Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO) s.t.
14 Brianna Walle (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:25
15 Janel Holcomb (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:30
16 Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare) 1:35
17 Erica Zaveta (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) s.t.
18 E "Scotti" WIlborne (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 1:40
19 Jade Wilcoxson (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1:49
20 Kelly Catlin (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 2:02
21 Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO) 2:47
22 Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten) 3:01
23 Annie Ewart (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 3:04
24 Anika Todd (Team TIBCO) s.t.
25 Anna Grace Christiansen (Specialized-lululemon) 3:33
26 Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten) 9:55
27 Sara Headley (Team TIBCO) 9:55
28 Amber Markey (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 12:00
29 Ariane Horbach (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) s.t.
30 Diana Penuela (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 13:20
31 Lindsay Fox (SPBRC)
32 Sara Bird (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars)
33 Cristina Hughes (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing)
34 Brenna Wrye-Simpson (PBLRB)
35 Stephanie Wetzel (Colavita-Fine Cooking)
36 Georgina Beech (SPBRC)
37 Amy Charity (Vanderkitten)
38 Starla Teddergreen (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R)
39 Joanie Caron (GARNEAU Factory Team)
40 Rushlee Buchanan (UnitedHealthcare) all s.t.
41 Danielle Bradley-Dingman (Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing) 15:00
42 Megan Gray (PBLRB)
43 Allison Arensman (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars)
44 Joy McCulloch (KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO)
45 Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO) all s.t.
46 Lenore Pipes (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 17:08
47 Beth Ann Orton (PBLRB)
48 Kelli Richter (PSIMET Racing)
49 Sydney Running (PBLRB)
50 Corey Coogan Cisek (Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio)
51 Adelaide Tillinghast (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars)
52 Ivy Audrain (Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio)
53 Vanessa Curtis (Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio)
54 Michelle Khare (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars)
55 Cecilia Davis-Hayes (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars)
56 Sarah Rice (Les Petites Victoires) all s.t.
57 Jessica Allan (Specialized-lululemon) 20:00
58 Miranda Griffiths (Vanderkitten)
59 Vanessa Drigo (GARNEAU Factory Team)
60 Lindsay Bayer (Colavita-Fine Cooking)
61 Cady Chintis (Les Petites Victoires)
62 Kim Jennings (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R)
63 Amie Krasnozon (PainPathways)
64 Nicole Mertz (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee)
65 Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare)
66 Alexandra Burton (PBLRB)
67 Holly Beard (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing)
68 Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) all s.t.
69 Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare) 24:00
70 Cinthia Lehner (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars)
71 Brittany Lindores (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing)
72 Ash Duban (Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing)
73 Amy Cutler (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)
74 Carol Sansome (SPBRC)
75 Irena Ossola (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R) all s.t.
76 Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare) 30:00
77 Sierra Siebenlist (Les Petites Victoires)
78 Sarah Szefi (PSIMET Racing)
79 Jacqueline Parker (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R)
80 Amy Bradley (GARNEAU Factory Team) all s.t.
DNF Anne Donley (Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing)
DNS Cheryl Fuller-Muller (GARNEAU Factory Team)
DNS Jenny Rios (GARNEAU Factory Team)
DNS Abby Ruess (SPBRC)
 
   
Final GC
1 Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) 11:11:57
2 Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) at 0:12
3 Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 0:26
4 Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) 0:53
5 Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) 1:59
6 Tayler Wiles (Specialized-lululemon) 1:59
7 Amanda Miller (Team TIBCO) 2:00
8 Jo Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO) 2:11
9 Olivia Dillon (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 2:25
10 Denise Ramsden (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:41
11 Jade Wilcoxson (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:48
12 Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare) 2:59
13 Janel Holcomb (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 3:04
14 Lauren Hall (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 3:15
15 Kelly Catlin (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 3:46
16 Annie Ewart (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 4:54
17 E "Scotti" WIlborne (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 4:54
18 Flavia Oliveira (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 5:49
19 Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten) 6:07
20 Anika Todd (Team TIBCO) 8:29
21 Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO) 8:48
22 Ally Stacher (Specialized-lululemon) 12:36
23 Rushlee Buchanan (UnitedHealthcare) 14:21
24 Sara Headley (Team TIBCO) 15:50
25 Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten) 16:49
26 Anna Grace Christiansen (Specialized-lululemon) 18:55
27 Erica Zaveta (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 19:36
28 Amber Markey (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 21:09
29 Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare) 21:41
30 Brianna Walle (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 24:28
31 Miranda Griffiths (Vanderkitten) 26:46
32 Ariane Horbach (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 30:19
33 Sara Bird (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 30:30
34 Amy Charity (Vanderkitten) 30:30
35 Ivy Audrain (Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio) 32:28
36 Lindsay Fox (SPBRC) 32:28
37 Joy McCulloch (KHS-Maxxis pb JAKROO) 33:05
38 Starla Teddergreen (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R) 33:27
39 Diana Penuela (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 36:02
40 Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO) 36:34
41 Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare) 39:08
42 Beth Ann Orton (PBLRB) 39:09
43 Cristina Hughes (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing) 40:40
44 Jessica Allan (Specialized-lululemon) 41:51
45 Irena Ossola (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R) 46:27
46 Cinthia Lehner (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 47:29
47 Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare) 49:20
48 Stephanie Wetzel (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 49:39
49 Danielle Bradley-Dingman (Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing) 52:23
50 Lenore Pipes (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 53:14
51 Cecilia Davis-Hayes (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 54:24
52 Allison Arensman (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 54:37
53 Brenna Wrye-Simpson (PBLRB) 55:22
54 Sydney Running (PBLRB) 58:09
55 Michelle Khare (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 58:16
56 Kelli Richter (PSIMET Racing) 58:40
57 Megan Gray (PBLRB) 59:18
58 Joanie Caron (GARNEAU Factory Team) 1:00:16
59 Amy Cutler (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 1:00:17
60 Ash Duban (Guru Cycles p/b Haute Wheels Racing) 1:01:59
61 Alexandra Burton (PBLRB) 1:02:08
62 Adelaide Tillinghast (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 1:02:54
63 Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 1:04:42
64 Sarah Rice (Les Petites Victoires) 1:06:19
65 Lindsay Bayer (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 1:07:20
66 Vanessa Drigo (GARNEAU Factory Team) 1:07:51
67 Amy Bradley (GARNEAU Factory Team) 1:11:30
68 Jacqueline Parker (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R) 1:11:40
69 Brittany Lindores (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing) 1:13:59
70 Carol Sansome (SPBRC) 1:14:01
71 Georgina Beech (SPBRC) 1:14:15
72 Corey Coogan Cisek (Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio) 1:15:22
73 Kim Jennings (Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R) 1:15:36
74 Cady Chintis (Les Petites Victoires) 1:18:05
75 Vanessa Curtis (Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio) 1:19:07
76 Holly Beard (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing) 1:19:26
77 Amie Krasnozon (PainPathways) 1:21:50
78 Sierra Siebenlist (Les Petites Victoires) 1:28:47
79 Sarah Szefi (PSIMET Racing) 1:30:17
80 Nicole Mertz (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 1:32:39
 
Young Rider GC
1 Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 11:12:23
2 Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) at 1:33
3 Tayler Wiles (Specialized-lululemon) 1:33
4 Denise Ramsden (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:15
5 Kelly Catlin (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 3:20
6 Annie Ewart (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 4:28
7 Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten) 5:41
8 Anika Todd (Team TIBCO) 8:03
9 Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO) 8:22
10 Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten) 16:23
11 Erica Zaveta (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 19:10
12 Ariane Horbach (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 29:53
13 Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO) 36:08
14 Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare) 38:42
15 Jessica Allan (Specialized-lululemon) 41:25
16 Cinthia Lehner (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 47:03
17 Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare) 48:54
18 Cecilia Davis-Hayes (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 53:58
19 Allison Arensman (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 54:11
20 Michelle Khare (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 57:50
21 Adelaide Tillinghast (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 1:02:28
22 Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee) 1:04:16
23 Brittany Lindores (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing) 1:13:33
24 Holly Beard (ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing) 1:19:00
 
Sprint GC
1 Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) 44 pts
2 Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) 30
3 Olivia Dillon (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 26
4 Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 23
5 Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) 22
6 Jo Kiesanowski (Team TIBCO) 12
7 Rushlee Buchanan (UnitedHealthcare) 12
8 Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten) 10
9 Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare) 8
10 Lauren Hall (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 7
11 Annie Ewart (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 6
12 E "Scotti" WIlborne (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 6
13 Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) 5
14 Denise Ramsden (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 5
15 Amy Cutler (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 5
16 Brianna Walle (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 4
17 Kendall Ryan (Team TIBCO) 4
18 Ally Stacher (Specialized-lululemon) 4
19 Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO) 3
20 Jade Wilcoxson (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2
21 Ariane Horbach (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 2
22 Lenore Pipes (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 2
23 Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare) 2
24 Flavia Oliveira (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 1
 
QOM
1 Tayler Wiles (Specialized-lululemon) 40 pts
2 Sharon Laws (UnitedHealthcare) 19
3 Amy Cutler (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 15
4 Flavia Oliveira (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 9
5 Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) 5
6 Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare) 5
7 Janel Holcomb (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 4
8 Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten) 4
9 Annie Ewart (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 3
10 Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) 3
11 Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) 1
12 Amanda Miller (Team TIBCO) 1
13 Olivia Dillon (Colavita-Fine Cooking) 1
14 Anika Todd (Team TIBCO) 1
15 Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 1
16 E "Scotti" WIlborne (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 1
17 Ally Stacher (Specialized-lululemon) 1
18 Sara Bird (Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars) 1
 
Team GC
1 Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 33:40:35
2 UnitedHealthcare at 0:04
3 Team TIBCO 7:05
4 Specialized-lululemon 10:29
5 Vanderkitten 14:06
6 Kakookies Collegiate All-Stars 47:55
7 Colavita-Fine Cooking 1:19:25
8 FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore 1:20:11
9 ISCorp Cycling Team p/b Intelligentsia Coffee 1:53:47
10 Team Cloud Racing p/b R2R 2:16:26
11 PBLRB 2:25:48
12 SPBRC 2:27:52
13 GARNEAU Factory Team 2:42:40
14 Birchwood Cycling p/b The Fix Studio 2:55:33
15 ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing 3:08:28
16 Les Petites Victoires 3:34:41

 

 

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Stage 4

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