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Tour of Utah Women’s Stages 1, 2 Report, Full Results and Ominum + PHOTOS

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Omnium podium (l-r) Rivera  2nd, Barnes 1st Schneider  ©  Ethan Glading
August 05, 2015 (Logan, Utah) – Hannah Barnes (GBR) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling won the overall Omnium at the second annual Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic at the Tour of Utah, Aug. 3-4, while Jamie Gilgen (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano), the lone Canuck in the fieldm finished 22nd overall. The omnium-style competition, added a second stage this year and is sanctioned by USA Cycling as part of the National Criterium Calendar (NCC).

Allie Dragoo wins Stage 1   ©  Ethan Glading

Stage 1
American Dragoo Wins Opening Day of Tour of Utah Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic in Logan
Allie Dragoo (USA) of Twenty16 SHO-AIR held off a chasing peloton through relentless rain in downtown Logan for a solo win in the first of the two-day Tour of Utah Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic. The Salt Lake City resident finished 49 seconds ahead of Gretchen Stumhofer (USA) of Colovita Bianchi pb Fine Cooking and Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling in third.

“I’m super pumped to have this win. I just can’t believe it,” Dragoo said at the finish of the 75-minute race, the first of two stages in the omnium-style event. “I just moved to Utah. It’s great. I’m pumped to do it for my new home state.”

The field included a number of top women’s professional and elite cycling teams, including Erica Allar (USA) of LA Sweat, the current National Criterium Calendar leader, and Coryn Rivera (USA) of UnitedHealthcare, last year’s winner of the inaugural Tour of Utah Criterium Classic.

Jamie Gilgen  ©  Ethan Glading
Racing on a technical 1.5-mile circuit, the peloton was broken into several groups after a small break was established. Rivera worked alongside her teammate Villumsen to catch the break before Twenty16 SHO-AIR took over.

Dragoo created a gap after several counter moves in the peloton of 87 riders.

“There was a break ahead of us for a bit. We were catching the group and I was just countering,” Dragoo said. “I thought for sure they’d catch me. I know that my team is smart enough to cover moves and not work in a break if they get in one and shut stuff down. It really worked out. It’s nice that we got the win today especially because we are such a small team.”

Speaking prior to the race, Dragoo added her appreciation for getting the opportunity to race alongside the men’s race.

Jamie Gilgen  ©  Ethan Glading
“It’s great that they have a race for us. There’s a lot of publicity, TV time and it’s good for women to be aired with the men. We really appreciate it. It’s going to help the sport grow for women and hopefully the younger generation sees it and wants to do this too. “

Ogden will host the second and final day for the women, racing 75 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The start/finish line will be located on Historic 25th Street across from the Ogden Municipal Gardens. This fast, flat 1.5 mile circuit has six corners, using some of the same roads the men will race for the Stage 2 finish. The winner of the Criterium Classic will be determined by the total points between the two days of racing.

Coryn Rivera  ©  Ethan Glading

Stage 2
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Takes Top Spots On Final Day of Tour of Utah Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic in Ogden

Coryn Rivera (USA) and Hannah Barnes (GBR) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling finished 1-2 in a bunch sprint for the final day of racing at the Tour of Utah Women’s Edition: Criterium Classic. Barnes was the victor in the two-day omnium event, earning time bonuses by winning both intermediate sprints during Stage 2 in Ogden. Samantha Schnieder (USA) of ISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRI finished third at Stage 2.

Team Canyon Bicycles-Shimano  ©  Ethan Glading

The Criterium Classic is sanctioned by USA Cycling as part of the National Criterium Calendar (NCC). Under sunny skies, the 88-rider field raced 75 minutes on a fast, flat 1.5-mile circuit in downtown Ogden, with the start/finish located on Historic 25th Street. Many of the same roads would be used later in the day for the men at Stage 2 presented by Workers Compensation Fund of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah.

“The wide roads and the longer course proved a challenge for us and made for a hard day,” said Rivera, who won the inaugural Tour of Utah Women’s Edition last year. “We were a little spent and had a hard time controlling the front lead-out. We knew what we had to do to execute.”

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling team entered the race knowing that both seconds and points were needed to capture an overall omnium win. On Stage 1 in Logan, Rivera finished eighth and Barnes finished 10th. Teammate Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) finished on the podium for UHC in third.

“We knew that I would have to win both intermediate sprints and place as high as we could in the finish,” Barnes said. “After the two intermediates, I knew that I was going to be tired. Today, with the course being wide and long, it was difficult but we managed to tow it off.”

Jamie Gilgen  ©  Ethan Glading

Twenty16 presented by SHO-Air kept race leader Allie Dragoo (USA), the winner of Stage 1, safe in the field. But with only three teammates, Dragoo finished 14th on Stage 2. The “Blue Train” of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling began to organize with four laps to go and worked to lead out Rivera and Barnes for the top two spots.

“The final few laps is right where the trains start to form, and you have to expect it,” Dragoo said. “My team did a good job fighting for it. They let me know if they could or couldn’t get there and so I had to follow a few other people, and unfortunately, I didn’t get the win. We raced really hard. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of girls to work with this week.”

Hannah Barnes  ©  Ethan Glading

Several other teams tried their hand at driving the pace. LA Sweat raced for Erica Allar, who is currently leading the individual points competition for the NCC. Allar finished 19th in omnium points. Team Tibco – SVB’s roster included current USA National Criterium Champion Kendall Ryan, who finished fourth Tuesday on Stage 2 and sixth overall. ISCorp Cycling presented by Smart Choice MRI featured Samantha Schneider and her sister Skylar Schneider, both ranked in the Top Five of the NCC individual points standings. Samantha finished third overall in the omnium points and Skylar was 21st.

“I’m pumped that they added another day this year for us so we have two days and hopefully each year we get a little more,” Dragoo added. “I just hope for the best for women’s cycling to keep expanding.”

The Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah continues to be free to all spectators, making professional cycling one of the most unique professional sports in the world today. More information about the Tour of Utah and its partners can be found by visiting www.tourofutah.com, as well as social channels Facebook, Twitter, Instagram (thetourofutah) and YouTube (2014 Tour of Utah).

Results

Stage 1 – Logan
1. Allie Dragoo (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR) 1:16:53
2. Gretchen Stumhofer (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking) 0:49
3. Linda Villumsen (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 0:53
4. Allison Arensman (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR)
5. Olivia Dillon (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
6. Justine Clift (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
7. Amanda Miller (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G) 1:20
8. Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 1:40
9. Samantha Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
10. Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
11. Diana Penuela (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
12. Erica Allar (LA Sweat)
13. Kendall Ryan (Team Tibco – SVB)
14. Lauretta Hanson (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
15. Yussely Soto (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
16. Joanne Kiesanowski (Team Tibco – SVB)
17. Mia Manganello (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
18. Laura Jorgensen (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
19. Skylar Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
20. Alexis Ryan (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
21. Jamie Gilgen (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
22. Anna Sanders (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
23. Christy Keely (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
24. Sofia Arreola (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR) 1:45
25. Beth Ann Orton (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
26. Mandy Heintz (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
27. Bethany Allen (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
28. Jessica Cutler (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
29. Kathryn Donovan (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
30. Emma Grant (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
31. Anna Grace Christiansen (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
32. Mindy Mccutcheon (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
33. Jannalyn Luttrell (Roosters Bike Edge)
34. Robin Farina (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth)
35. Whitney Schultz (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking) 1:51
36. Breanne Nalder (DNA Cycling p/b K4) 1:53
37. Lindsay Bayer (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth) 1:57
38. Kate Sherwin (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite) 4:00
39. Hanna Muegge (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano) 4:25
40. Sarah Fader (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
41. Nicole Mertz (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
42. Tiffany Pezzulo (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
43. Lauren De Crescenzo (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
44. Sarah Lough (Roosters Bike Edge)
45. Julie Kuliecza (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
46. Tere Casas (JET Cycling)
47. Clio Dinan (JET Cycling)
48. Flora Yan (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
49. Katie Kelter Strempke (JET Cycling)
50. Clarice Sayle (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
51. Megan Alderete (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
52. Anne Perry (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
53. Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
54. Cari Higgins (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
55. Morgan Brown (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
56. Nicolle Bruderer (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
57. Gwen Inglis (Roosters Bike Edge) 4:31
58. Liza Rachetto (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth)
59. Jennifer Sharp (Roosters Bike Edge)
60. Amy Cutler (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
61. Catherine Fegan-Kim (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
62. Holly Breck (LA Sweat)
63. Mollie Brewer (Roosters Bike Edge)
64. Danielle Ruane (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
65. Kaytie Scott (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec) 4:38
66. Amalie Winther-Olsen (LA Sweat)
67. Ivy Audrain (LA Sweat)
68. Chane Jonker (JET Cycling)
69. Chelsea Smith (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj) 5:22
70. Amelia Tanner (JET Cycling)
71. Lindsay Wetzel Polin (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
72. Kat Carr (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
DNF Patricia Schwager (Team Tibco – SVB)
DNF Tina Pic (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
DNF Meredith Miller (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
DNF Christina Gokey-Smith (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
DNF Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
DNF Mary Zider (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
DNF Becca Schepps (LA Sweat)
DNF Priscilla Calderon (LA Sweat)
DNF Natalia Franco (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
DNF Kirsten Fee (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
DNF Jenny Park (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
DNF Alison Frye (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
DNF Cristina Hughes (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
DNF Jennifer Vollmer (Roosters Bike Edge)
DNF Sarah Lukas (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
DNF Siobhan Mcnamara (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
DQ Chloe Dygert (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR)

Stage 2 – Ogden
1. Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 1:14:39
2. Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
3. Samantha Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
4. Kendall Ryan (Team Tibco – SVB)
5. Joanne Kiesanowski (Team Tibco – SVB)
6. Yussely Soto (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
7. Gretchen Stumhofer (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
8. Tina Pic (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
9. Mia Manganello (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
10. Lauretta Hanson (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
11. Liza Rachetto (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth)
12. Diana Penuela (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
13. Christina Gokey-Smith (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
14. Allie Dragoo (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR)
15. Skylar Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
16. Jamie Gilgen (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
17. Olivia Dillon (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
18. Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
19. Holly Breck (LA Sweat)
20. Nicole Mertz (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice)
21. Kat Carr (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
22. Kate Sherwin (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
23. Tere Casas (JET Cycling)
24. Tiffany Pezzulo (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
25. Christy Keely (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
26. Beth Ann Orton (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
27. Allison Arensman (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR)
28. Lindsay Bayer (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth)
29. Lauren De Crescenzo (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
30. Jenny Park (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
31. Kaytie Scott (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
32. Robin Farina (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth)
33. Sarah Lough (Roosters Bike Edge)
34. Clio Dinan (JET Cycling)
35. Sarah Fader (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
36. Sofia Arreola (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR)
37. Justine Clift (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
38. Megan Alderete (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
39. Mindy Mccutcheon (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
40. Clarice Sayle (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
41. Amanda Miller (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
42. Anna Sanders (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
43. Mandy Heintz (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
44. Amy Cutler (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels)
45. Jessica Cutler (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
46. Flora Yan (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
47. Cari Higgins (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 0:10
48. Emma Grant (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
49. Morgan Brown (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
50. Gwen Inglis (Roosters Bike Edge)
51. Anne Perry (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
52. Mollie Brewer (Roosters Bike Edge)
53. Patricia Schwager (Team Tibco – SVB)
54. Amalie Winther- Olsen (LA Sweat)
55. Katie Kelter Strempke (JET Cycling)
56. Ivy Audrain (LA Sweat) 0:15
57. Bethany Allen (Zoca-Colnago p/b Novatec)
58. Jannalyn Luttrell (Roosters Bike Edge)
59. Kathryn Donovan (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
60. Jennifer Sharp (Roosters Bike Edge) 0:16
61. Anna Grace Christiansen (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4G)
62. Kirsten Fee (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite)
63. Chloe Dygert (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR)
64. Mary Zider (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
65. Meredith Miller (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth)
66. Whitney Schultz (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking)
67. Breanne Nalder (DNA Cycling p/b K4) 0:19
68. Linda Villumsen (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling)
69. Nicolle Bruderer (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice) 0:25
70. Laura Jorgensen (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth) 0:35
71. Alexis Ryan (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 1:01
72. Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 2:02
73. Julie Kuliecza (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth) 2:06
74. Hanna Muegge (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano) 4:32
75. Erica Allar (LA Sweat) 5:57
76. Cristina Hughes (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
77. Siobhan Mcnamara (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
78. Chelsea Smith (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)
79. Sarah Lukas (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
80. Chane Jonker (JET Cycling)
81. Lindsay Wetzel Polin (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano)
DNF Becca Schepps (LA Sweat)
DNF Catherine Fegan-Kim (DNA Cycling p/b K4)
DNF Priscilla Calderon (LA Sweat)
DNF Amelia Tanner (JET Cycling)
DNF Danielle Ruane (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Proj)

Omnium
1. Hannah Barnes (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 45 points
2. Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 37
3. Samantha Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice MRI) 33
4. Gretchen Stumhofer (Colavita Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking) 33
5. Allie Dragoo (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR) 32
6. Kendall Ryan (Team Tibco – SVB) 25
7. Joanne Kiesanowski (Team Tibco – SVB) 21
8. Yussely Soto (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice MRI) 21
9. Olivia Dillon (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4Good) 21
10. Diana Penuela (Sun & Ski Women’s Elite) 19
11. Lauretta Hanson (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racing) 18
12. Linda Villumsen (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 18
13. Allison Arensman (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR) 17
14. Amanda Miller (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4Good) 17
15. Mia Manganello (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4Good) 16
16. Justine Clift (Fearless Femme p/b Haute Wheels Racing) 15
17. Tina Pic (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth) 13
18. Liza Rachetto (BMW p/b The Happy Tooth) 10
19. Erica Allar (LA Sweat) 10
20. Christina Gokey-Smith (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth) 8
21. Skylar Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice MRI) 8
22. Jamie Gilgen (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano) 5
23. Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice MRI) 3
24. Beth Ann Orton (Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise4Good) 3
25. Laura Jorgensen (Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth) 3
26. Holly Breck (LA Sweat) 2
27. Nicole Mertz (ISCorp Cycling p/b Smart Choice MRI) 1
28. Sofia Arreola (Twenty16 p/b SHO-AIR) 1
29. Alexis Ryan (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling) 1





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