Posted by Editoress on 05/12/14
After a sprint finish in Stage 1 of the 2014 Amgen Tour of California on Sunday, in Sacramento, the race moved to Folsom for the Stage 2 individual time trial on Monday. Prior to the start of the men's race, 20 women competed on the same flat, 12.5 mile (20 kilometre), 8-corner circuit. The invitation-only group included three riders representing the teams with podium finishes in Sunday's Sacramento women's circuit race.
After a strong performance at circuit race, and narrowly missing a podium finish herself, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team's Alison Powers (USA) clinched her first Amgen Tour of California time trial victory, setting the fastest time of 27:20.65. Powers, who holds U.S. National Championship time trial and criterium titles, placed second in the past two Amgen Tour of California women's time trial races.
Sunday's circuit race third-place finisher, Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies' Brianna Walle (USA), had another strong performance today to take second place (+:21) behind Powers. Tayler Wiles (USA) of Team Specialized-lululemon finished in third place (+:25), just ahead of her teammate and last year's time trial champion Evelyn Stevens(USA), who took fourth place (+:26). Canadians Laura Brown (Colavita) was fifth at 40 seconds and Jasmin Glaesser (Team TIBCO) sixth at 43 seconds.
"Long fast downhills and short uphills. I like that," said Alison Powers UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. "I'm a little bigger and can carry some speed."
Results from the second of two women's races held in conjunction with the Amgen Tour of California
|Time Trial, 20.1 km
|1 Alison Powers (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team||27:20.65||0:00|
|2 Brianna Walle (USA) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies||27:41.94||0:20.29|
|3 Tayler Wiles (USA) Specialized-lululemon||27:45.99||0:25.34|
|4 Evelyn Stevens (USA) Team Specialized-lululemon||27:46.78||0:26.13|
|5 Laura Brown (Can) Colavita/Fine Cooking Women’s Pro Cycling Team||28:00.81||0:40.16|
|6 Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team TIBCO||28:04.05||0:43.40|
|7 Robin Farina (USA) SPY Giant RIDE p/b MRI||28:21.86||0:54.35|
|8 Carmen Small (USA) Specialized-lululemon||28:25.22||1:01.21|
|9 Alison Tetrick (USA) TWENTY16 Pro Cycling||28:39.68||1:04.57|
|10 Annie Ewart (Can) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies||28:47.16||1:18.35|
|11 Anika Todd (Can) Team TIBCO||28:50.57||1:29.92|
|12 Amber Gaffney (USA) TWENTY16 Pro Cycling||28:52.83||1:32.18|
|13 Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling||28:54.90||1:34.25|
|14 Mara Abbott (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team||28:56.82||1:36.17|
|15 Gillian Carleton (Can) Vanderkitten Racing||29:12.90||1:52.25|
|16 Kathryn Bertine (Skn) SPY Giant RIDE p/b MRI||29:21.24||2:00.59|
|17 Amy Cutler (USA) FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore||29:29.21||2:08.56|
|18 Hong Yu Liang (Chi) China Chongming-Giant-Champion System Pro Cycling||30:56.35||3:35.70|
|19 Greta Neimanas (USA) U.S. Paracycling Team||31:08.89||3:48.24|
|20 Courteney Lowe (NZl) Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies||31:16.49||3:55.84|
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