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Canada’s Poidevin Wins Stage 2 and GC Overall at Colorado Classic Plus QOM, Points and Best Young Rider Jerseys

by pedalmag.com

Sara Poidevin at Cascade.jpg_large.4August 11, 2017 (Breckenridge, CO) – Rising Canadian star, Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling), took home the GC victory at the Colorado Classic following her victory on 70.4 km Stage 2 Breckenridge Circuit. She also claimed the QOM, Points and Best Young Rider Jerseys.

Sara Poidevin Wins Colorado Classic
report by Rally Cycling

Young Canadian Sweeps Jersey Classifications with Bold Mountain Attack
In the thin air of Breckenridge, Colorado, Sara Poidevin was unstoppable in the second and final stage of the women’s Colorado Classic. Poidevin soloed to the stage win, overall victory, Queen of the Mountains, Best Young Rider and Sprint titles. In the men’s race, Sepp Kuss survived a high-speed crash in the last kilometer to move up to fourth overall.

“It is exhilarating to take this win for myself and the team,” said Poidevin. “A couple of weeks ago we were close at the Cascade Classic, so to be able to come away with the win today feels good. I attacked on the second to last lap. There was a rider up the road, UnitedHealthcare was chasing, and they had me outnumbered. Heading into the second QOM, I knew I had to give it a go by myself if I wanted a chance at the win. I was able to split up their team on the climb and knew if they were all spread out they couldn’t work together. If I was working hard, then everyone else was working just as hard.”

Sara Poidevin with the blue, red, white and green jerseys
Poidevin took the lead in the Queen of the Mountains competition yesterday in stage one, although today’s mountainous circuit around Breckenridge would be decisive, with five steep ascents of Moonstone Road for a total 3500 ft of elevation gain. Poidevin struck early on lap two to claim more QOM points and then bided her time until the second QOM with two laps remaining. Despite the UnitedHealthcare squad having superior numbers, the young Canadian timed her attack perfectly to quickly gained a gap. On the final lap she dug deep and continued to put time into her rivals. With a two-minute lead at the finish, she raised her arms in victory, celebrating an emphatic win.

Results

1. Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally 1:35:39
2. Tayler Wiles (USA) Unitedhealthcare 2:00
3. Abigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 2:36
4. Ruth Winder (USA) Unitedhealthcare 3:09
5. Katie Antonneau (USA) Cylance
6. Flavia Oliveira (USA) Fearless Femme
7. Whitney Allison (USA) Colavita/Bianchi
8. Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20
9. Allie Dragoo (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 3:12
10. Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare 3:13
11. Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman – Supermint 3:45
12. Skylar Schneider (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress 6:32
13. Kelly Catlin (USA) Rally
14. Lauren Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare
15. Nicolle Bruderer (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 7:11
16. Sofia Arreola (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty20
17. Kathryn Buss (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
18. Rushlee Buchanan (USA) Unitedhealthcare
19. Ariadna Gutierrez (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized 7:18
20. Veronica Leal (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized
21. Emma Grant (GBr) Colavita/Bianchi 7:40
22. Emily Newsom (USA) Fearless Femme
23. Alexandra Millard (USA) Team Illuminate 7:50
24. Megan Jastrab (USA) Amy D. Foundation 7:58
25. Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman – Supermint 8:11
26. Julie Emmerman (USA) Visit Dallas Dna
27. Jennifer Valente (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 8:30
28. Steph Roorda (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20
29. Jen Luebke (USA) Visit Dallas Dna
OTL Katie Compton (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress 9:37
OTL Rachel Langdon (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress 0:10:31
OTL Lynne Anderson (USA) Alps Cycles Women’s Racing 0:10:57
OTL Shayna Powless (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20
OTL Jillian Bearden (USA) Palmares 0:11:16
OTL Kathryn Donovan (USA) Visit Dallas Dna 0:11:51
OTL Stefanie Sydlik (USA) Visit Dallas Dna
OTL Charlotte Backus (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:12:13
OTL Janelle Cole (USA) Unitedhealthcare
OTL Kristina Vrouwenvelder (USA) Alps Cycles Women’s Racing
OTL Heidi Franz (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:12:15
OTL Beth Ann Orton (USA) Amy D. Foundation
OTL Emma White (USA) Rally
OTL Lily Williams (USA) Fearless Femme
OTL Ana Hernandez (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized
OTL Cory Popovich (USA) Alps Cycles Women’s Racing
OTL Caroline Mani (Fra) Palmares
OTL Heather Fischer (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:12:44
OTL Brianna Walle (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
OTL Kat Salthouse (USA) Amy D. Foundation 0:12:49
OTL Amy Benner (USA) Rally 0:12:56
OTL Mikayla Harvey (USA) Team Illuminate 0:12:57
OTL Lucy Bechtel (USA) Fearless Femme 0:13:03
OTL Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 0:14:30
OTL Tracey Jacobs (USA) Alps Cycles Women’s Racing 0:14:49
OTL Grace Anderson (USA) Team Illuminate 0:15:43
OTL Jessica Mundy (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 0:16:48
OTL Astrid Gassner (Aut) Colavita/Bianchi
OTL Erika Varela (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized 0:17:31
OTL Ntonieta Gaxiola (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized
OTL Julyn Aguila (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized
OTL Emily Jordan (USA) Palmares 0:18:07
OTL Rachel Plessing (USA) Alps Cycles Women’s Racing 0:21:06
OTL Flora Yan (USA) Fearless Femme 0:22:46
OTL Gwen Inglis (USA) Palmares 0:23:36
OTL Jenna Stauffer (USA) Palmares
OTL Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita/Bianchi 0:32:11
DNF Sara Bergen (Can) Rally
DNF Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally
DNF Erica Clevenger (USA) Visit Dallas Dna
DNF Mandy Heintz (USA) Visit Dallas Dna
DNF Samantha Schneider (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress
DNF Josie Talbot (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress
DNF Hannah Shell (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress
DNF Rebecca Wiasak (USA) Fearless Femme

Final GC
1. Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally 3:08:27
2. Tayler Wiles (USA) Unitedhealthcare 2:06
3. Abigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 2:40
4. Ruth Winder (USA) Unitedhealthcare 3:18
5. Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 3:20
6. Katie Antonneau (USA) Cylance 3:21
7. Flavia Oliveira (USA) Fearless Femme
8. Whitney Allison (USA) Colavita/Bianchi
9. Allie Dragoo (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 3:24
10. Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare 3:25
11. Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman – Supermint 3:57
12. Skylar Schneider (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress 6:38
13. Lauren Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare 6:41
14. Kelly Catlin (USA) Rally 6:44
15. Sofia Arreola (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty20 7:23
16. Nicolle Bruderer (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
17. Kathryn Buss (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank
18. Ariadna Gutierrez (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized 7:30
19. Veronica Leal (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized
20. Rushlee Buchanan (USA) Unitedhealthcare 7:37
21. Emma Grant (GBr) Colavita/Bianchi 7:52
22. Emily Newsom (USA) Fearless Femme
23. Alexandra Millard (USA) Team Illuminate 8:02
24. Megan Jastrab (USA) Amy D. Foundation 8:10
25. Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman – Supermint 8:23
26. Julie Emmerman (USA) Visit Dallas Dna
27. Jennifer Valente (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 8:32
28. Jen Luebke (USA) Visit Dallas Dna 8:42
29. Steph Roorda (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20

Sprint Classification
1. Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally 18 pts
2. Abigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 16
3. Jennifer Valente (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 15
4. Tayler Wiles (USA) Unitedhealthcare 12
5. Skylar Schneider (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress 12
6. Ruth Winder (USA) Unitedhealthcare 11
7. Lauren Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare 10
8. Emma White (USA) Rally 10
9. Heather Fischer (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 8
10. Katie Antonneau (USA) Cylance 6
11. Beth Ann Orton (USA) Amy D. Foundation 5
12. Erika Varela (USA) Conade – Visit Mexico – Specialized 5
13. Flavia Oliveira (USA) Fearless Femme 5
14. Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 4
15. Whitney Allison (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 4
16. Brianna Walle (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank 3
17. Kendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita/Bianchi 3
18. Katie Compton (USA) Iscorp Powered By Progress 3
19. Allie Dragoo (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 2
20. Katie Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare 1
21. Jessica Mundy (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 1

Mountains Classification
1. Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally 20 pts
2. Tayler Wiles (USA) Unitedhealthcare 16
3. Flavia Oliveira (Bra) Fearless Femme 7
4. Katie Antonneau (USA) Cylance 5
5. Abigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/Bianchi 4
6. Ruth Winder (USA) Unitedhealthcare 3
7. Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 1
8. Allie Dragoo (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20 1
9. Sofia Arreola (Mex) Sho-Air Twenty20 1

Best Young Rider
1. Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally 3:08:27
2. Skylar Schneider (USA) IScorp 6:38
3. Kelly Catlin (USA) Rally 6:44
4. Megan Jastrab (USA) Amy D Foundation 8:10





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