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Canada’s Albrecht Wins Tour of the Gila Women’s Stage 2 – Report, Full Results

by pedalmag.com

April 20, 2017 (Fort Bayard, New Mexico) – Canadian Lex Albrecht took top honors at stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila after an early sprint from breakaway companion Tayler Wiles (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) proved unsuccessful. The TIBCO rider took advantage of Wiles’ waning speed to win by inches at the finish in historic Fort Bayard. Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman Supermint) rounded out the podium in third.

Albrecht wins over Wiles [P] Mitch Clinton

“I spent some of my last matches trying to hang on to that break,” said Albrecht. “It was pretty windy so I wasn’t sure if we were going to stay away, but in the last 500 meters, Tayler threw out her final attack and I followed. In the last 50 meters I stomped on the pedals and got my first victory at Gila. That’s pretty cool for me, especially on a sprinting stage.”

The 76-mile (122km) stage, held on the same loop as the UCI men’s race, saw much of the day dominated by UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, working to protect their race leader, Katie Hall. The blue team didn’t let any break get up the road and kept the pace high, which eventually popped more than half the field off the back.

With 25km to go, Lauretta Hanson (UHC), Julie Emmerman (Amy D Foundation), Julie Gilgen (Rise Racing) and Lindsey Bayer (Supermint Hagens Berman) pulled away for a few kilometers, but inevitably went back to the bunch due to the pace set by UnitedHealthcare.

Ruth Winder, Hall and Wiles took turns laying down vicious attacks to wear down the remaining riders and at 10 km to go, Wiles broke away. Lechuga was the only rider who could stay with her before Albrecht bridged across.

“Today was really good,” said Wiles. “We had our ‘sprinty, climby’ riders work their butts off pacing it up and over the climb. Katie, Ruth and I took turns attacking – my dad calls us the three-headed monster. That paid off today, because I eventually got off the front with Scotti and Lex. Lex sat on the whole time while Scotti and I worked really hard. In the last km we were slowing down and I was getting nervous, so I went for the sprint early. Unfortunately couldn’t get the win, but our team has the leader, best young rider and sprint jersey so I’m happy.”

“We had the most aggressive team today, my teammates put me in a great position to podium, “Lechuga said. “In the end, Tayler Wiles put in quite an attack and I held on for dear life.”

After stage 2, Wiles is also leading the sprint classification and her teammate, Winder, is in the best young rider jersey. Melinda McCutcheon (Visit Dallas DNA) will wear the QOM jersey.

Tomorrow’s stage is a 16.4 mile (26km) out and back time trial starting in the small village of Tyrone. UCI men set off at 9:15 a.m. MDT and the women will follow.

Results

1. Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 3:29:52
2. Tayler Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
3. Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:05
4. Emma Grant (Gbr) Colavita/Bianchi 0:17
5. Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling 0:20
6. Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:22
7. Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling
8. Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
9. Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
10. Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
11. Megan Alderete (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
12. Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:25
13. Miriam Brouwer (Can) Rise Racing
14. Julie Emmerman (USA) Amy D Foundation
15. Joelle Numainville (Can) Cylance Pro Cycling
16. Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling 0:28
17. Erica Clevenger (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Cycling
18. Lindsay Bayer (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
19. Claudia Vernica Leal Balderas (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized
20. Kathryn Donovan (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
21. Melinda McCutcheon (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
22. Stefanie Sydlik (USA) Amy D Foundation
23. Brianna Walle (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
24. Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:31
25. Abigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/Bianchi
26. Lindsay Myers (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:46
27. Caitlin Laroche (USA) Rally Cycling 0:48
28. Breanne Nalder (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling 2:21
29. Marcela Elizabeth Prieto Moreno (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized 7:55
30. Jamie Gilgen (Can) Rise Racing 9:02
31. Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
32. Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 9:21
33. Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:12:48
34. Gillian Ellsay (Can) Colavita/Bianchi
35. Amy Benner (USA) Rally Cycling 0:13:26
36. Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling
37. Karlee Gendron (Can) Rise Racing 0:16:17
38. Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling
39. Diana Carolina Peñuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling
40. Tarah Cole (USA) Landis – Trek
41. Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling
42. Sofia Arreola (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty20
43. Amber Pierce (USA) Colavita/Bianchi
44. Shayna Powless (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20
45. Marie Soliel Blais (Can) Landis – Trek
46. Margot Clyne (USA) Amy D Foundation
47. Beth Ann Orton (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
48. Emily Jordan (USA) Landis – Trek
49. Julyn Renee Aguila Hernandez (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized
50. Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
51. Holly Breck (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:19:16
52. Lori Nedescu (Can) Rise Racing
53. Andrea Thomas (USA) Amy D Foundation
54. Kat Salthouse (USA) Landis – Trek
55. Aliya Traficante (USA) Amy D Foundation
56. Illi Gardner (USA) Amy D Foundation
57. Maureen Mcauliffe (USA) Landis – Trek 0:30:42
58. Ariadna Gutierrez Arzaluz (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized 0:32:54
59. Maria Antonieta Gaxiola Gonzalez (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized
60. Erica Zaveta (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling
61. Sally Aston (USA) Landis – Trek 0:34:45
DNS Astrid Gassner (Aut) Colavita/Bianchi
DNF Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita/Bianchi

GC after Stage 2

1. Tayler Wiles (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 6:45:52
2. Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:09
3. Katharine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:20
4. Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:21
5. Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling 0:24
6. Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:25
7. Emma Grant (Gbr) Colavita/Bianchi
8. Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:28
9. Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:30
10. Megan Alderete (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
11. Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:33
12. Julie Emmerman (USA) Amy D Foundation
13. Lindsay Bayer (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:36
14. Erica Clevenger (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Cycling
15. Stefanie Sydlik (USA) Amy D Foundation
16. Kathryn Donovan (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling
17. Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:39
18. Melinda McCutcheon (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling 0:41
19. Joelle Numainville (Can) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:53
20. Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:58
21. Brianna Walle (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 1:05
22. Claudia Vernica Leal Balderas (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized 1:06
23. Abigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 1:09
24. Miriam Brouwer (Can) Rise Racing 1:17
25. Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling 1:20
26. Lindsay Myers (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 1:24
27. Caitlin Laroche (USA) Rally Cycling 2:53
28. Breanne Nalder (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling 3:13
29. Marcela Elizabeth Prieto Moreno (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized 8:33
30. Jamie Gilgen (Can) Rise Racing 0:10:58
31. Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:11:50
32. Gillian Ellsay (Can) Colavita/Bianchi 0:13:40
33. Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:14:08
34. Alison Tetrick (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:16:25
35. Marie Soliel Blais (Can) Landis – Trek 0:16:55
36. Kaitlin Antonneau (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:17:13
37. Margot Clyne (USA) Amy D Foundation 0:17:16
38. Diana Carolina Peñuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:17:19
39. Tarah Cole (USA) Landis – Trek
40. Emily Jordan (USA) Landis – Trek
41. Karlee Gendron (Can) Rise Racing 0:17:27
42. Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 0:17:54
43. Shayna Powless (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:18:22
44. Beth Ann Orton (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
45. Nicolle Bruderer (Gua) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
46. Sofia Arreola (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:18:46
47. Julyn Renee Aguila Hernandez (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized
48. Amy Benner (USA) Rally Cycling 0:19:05
49. Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling
50. Andrea Thomas (USA) Amy D Foundation 0:21:21
51. Lori Nedescu (Can) Rise Racing
52. Kat Salthouse (USA) Landis – Trek
53. Amber Pierce (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 0:21:23
54. Holly Breck (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 0:22:36
55. Illi Gardner (USA) Amy D Foundation 0:23:33
56. Aliya Traficante (USA) Amy D Foundation 0:24:55
57. Maureen Mcauliffe (USA) Landis – Trek 0:34:00
58. Ariadna Gutierrez Arzaluz (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized 0:35:23
59. Erica Zaveta (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling 0:36:21
60. Sally Aston (USA) Landis – Trek 0:38:03
61. Maria Antonieta Gaxiola Gonzalez (Mex) Conade-Visit Mexico-Specialized 0:40:29

 

 





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