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August 21/15 19:53 pm - Women's USA Pro Challenge: Stage 1 results


Posted by Editoress on 08/21/15
 

Kristin Armstrong, two-time Olympic Gold Medalist for the individual time trial, got to hear cheers in Breckenridge today from the crowds who came out in full support of the women who made history by breaking the 27 year drought of the women racing on the same road as the men.

Armstrong of Twenty16-Sho-Air proved what she knows how to do best and that's ride in the red on all levels to take the win in the TT during Stage 1 of the inaugural Women's USA Pro Challenge.  It was a tight fight to the finish and her Twenty16-Sho-Air teammate, Allie Dragoo, only lost by only 12 hundredths of a second in Breckenridge, Colorado.

"I love the challenge that was presented today," said Kristin Armstrong. "I don't look at Allie as losing to me. I look at Allie as an amazing talent coming up on the peloton. I hope that if and when I make the Rio team, it will make me feel really good to be able to retire and to be able to pass that throne."

Armstrong added, "Because I am a veteran time trialist I have one speed and that's go red line the entire time. Going in 10,000 feet the strategy is a little different.  I don't have that filter.  I don't have filter to ease into it."

Dragoo was in good spirits about losing by such a small margin and said, "I'm not going to let it eat me alive. I rode my best. It could have been a gust of wind. It could have been something so small. You never know what could have happened. All I can do is be proud of myself and be happy for Kristin. It was a good ride."

The 8.5 mile (13.68 km) time trial course featured 65 women.  It was the first stage of a major women’s race since the 1988 Coors Classic.

For the jerseys, Kristin Armstrong takes the Smashburger Race Leader Jersey.  Allie Dragoo will wear the Lexus Sprint Points Jersey. Mickey Abigail (UnitedHealthcare) dons the Sierra Nevada Queen of the Mountains Jersey. The Colorado.com Best Young Rider Jersey goes to Chloe Dygert (Twenty16-Sho-Air) and the Strava Most Courageous Rider Jersey goes to Breanne Nalder (DNA Cycling p/b K4).

Stage 2, the women’s peloton will ride 58 miles (93.34km) from Loveland to Fort Collins, Colorado, a route that includes a big climb up Buckhorn and descent of Rist Canyon.

USA Pro Challenge press release

 

Results from the first stage of the Women's USA Pro Challenge in Utah

Stage 1: Breckenridge Time Trial, 13.68 km Time Gap
1 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AI 0:21:24.59       
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2 Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AI 0:21:24.71 at s.t.
3 Amanda Miller (USA) Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good 0:21:48.55 0:24
4 Abigail Mickey (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional 0:21:52.80 0:28
5 Tayler Wiles (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 0:22:05.20 0:41
6 Breanne Nalder (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 0:22:09.35 0:45
7 Mara Abbott (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:22:11.20 0:47
8 Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional 0:22:27.55 1:03
9 Lauren Komanski (USA) Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AI 0:22:29.72 1:05
10 Linda Melanie Villumsen (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Professional 0:22:38.00 1:14
11 Julie Emmerman (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:22:38.10 s.t.
12 Robin Farina (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 0:22:44.50 1:20
13 Olivia Dillon (Irl) Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good 0:22:58.70 1:34
14 Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Team Tibco - SVB 0:22:59.23 1:35
15 Andrea Dvorak (USA) Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AI 0:23:01.60 1:37
16 Lex Albrecht (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategie 0:23:02.56 1:38
17 Whitney Schultz (USA) Colavita / Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 0:23:02.66 s.t.
18 Lauren Hall (USA) Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AI 0:23:04.75 1:40
19 Chloe Dygert (USA) Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AI 0:23:08.76 1:44
20 Patricia Schwager (SUI) Team Tibco - SVB 0:23:15.86 1:51
21 Kathryn Donovan (USA) Colavita / Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 0:23:25.66 2:01
22 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Professional 0:23:27.25 2:03
23 Gretchen Stumhofer (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:23:28.34 2:04
24 Jessica Cutler (USA) Colavita / Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 0:23:29.07 2:05
25 Laura Jorgensen (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 0:23:45.40 2:21
26 Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional 0:23:49.66 2:25
27 Amy Charity (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategie 0:23:52.06 2:28
28 Alizee Brien (Can) Team Tibco - SVB 0:23:52.13 s.t.
29 Shoshauna Routley (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 0:23:55.78 2:31
30 Anna Sanders (USA) Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good 0:24:01.88 2:37
31 Mandy Heintz (USA) Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racking 0:24:02.26 2:38
32 Kristen Legan (USA) Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing 0:24:03.08 2:39
33 Scotti Lechuga (USA) UnitedHealthcare Professional 0:24:16.53 2:52
34 Jannalyn Luttrell (USA) Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racking 0:24:20.12 2:56
35 Alison Tetrick (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategie 0:24:26.57 3:02
36 Anne Perry (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 0:24:29.73 3:05
37 Kathryn Bertine (SKN) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 0:24:30.78 3:06
38 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 0:24:32.37 3:08
39 Meredith Miller (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 0:24:32.55 s.t.
40 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Team Tibco - SVB 0:24:33.26 3:09
41 Lauren De Crescenzo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4 0:24:35.40 3:11
42 Megan Rathwell (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 0:24:37.83 3:13
43 Emma Grant (GBr) Colavita / Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 0:24:39.77 3:15
44 Jennifer Sharp (USA) Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing 0:24:48.69 3:24
45 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 0:24:51.35 3:27
46 Anna Grace Christiansen (USA) Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good 0:24:53.78 3:29
47 Meg Hendricks (USA) Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing 0:24:55.68 3:31
48 Fiona Meede (Irl) Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racking 0:24:59.61 3:35
49 Kristen Arnold (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:25:02.70 3:38
50 Gwen Inglis (USA) Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing 0:25:04.68 3:40
51 Sarah Fader (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 0:25:06.11 3:42
52 Kimberley Johnson (USA) Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing 0:25:10.45 3:46
53 Maura Kinsella (USA) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategie 0:25:15.74 3:51
54 Amber Pierce (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 0:25:16.52 3:52
55 Stephanie Wetzel (USA) Colavita / Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking 0:25:42.18 4:18
56 Amy Phillips (USA) Pepper Palace Pro Cycling p/b The Happy Tooth 0:26:00.04 4:36
57 Mia Manganello (USA) Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good 0:26:01.66 4:37
58 Chrisa Ghent (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:26:07.35 4:43
59 Erica Zaveta (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental 0:26:07.41 s.t.
60 Marisa Rorabaugh (USA) Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racking 0:26:09.07 4:45
61 Sabrina David (USA) Colorado Women’s Cycling Project p/b Spark Women’s Racing 0:26:10.00 4:46
62 Joanie Caron (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4 0:26:15.77 4:51
63 Ariane Horbach (Ger) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategie 0:27:05.98 5:41
64 Nina Laughlin (USA) Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good 0:27:18.78 5:54
OTL Cheryl Clark (USA) Amy D. Foundation
DNS Lindsay Bayer (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental

 

 

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