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Women’s Tour of California Stage 3: Sierra wins final stage; Hall takes overall

Arlenis Sierra of Astana won the final stage of the 2018 women’s Tour of California with a perfectly-timed sprint finish in Sacramento. Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) and Emma White (Rally) came in second and third to round out the podium. Yesterday’s stage winner, Katie Hall, finished safely in the bunch to win the race overall.

The Astana rider’s stage victory stemmed from her patience in the final. “In the final kilometers, we began formation, with myself and Sofia. She did a great pull for me, giving me the ability to win.

“When there were 100 meters to go, I was second wheel, though I don’t remember who I was behind. That’s when I decided to go, in the final 100 meters, you have to decide to go or not,” said Sierra.

Hall’s overall win was especially notable due to her position as the overall runner-up by one-second in the 2017 edition.

“It feels really really good, this is actually the 3rd year I’ve worn the yellow jersey but the first year that I’ve taken it home. I am really thankful for my teammates, I’m really happy to have so many fans and friends here at my home race and I’m happy to go home with the yellow jersey.”

The overall race winner was also happy with the equal prize money on offer and hopes the race can expand in the future after being reduced by a stage between 2017 to 2018.

“It’s great that we had equal prize money here, I think California is a pretty progressive state, it fits in with our values here and it’s a big deal for us. It’s a bit sad to lose a day and especially for me because I love my days in the mountains and I also just love my state and love to show it off, so I’d love to see a couple more days.”

Final general classification, top 10

  • 1. Katharine Hall, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, in 7:51:11
  • 2. Tayler Wiles, (USA) TREK – DROPS, at :29
  • 3. Katarzyna Niewiadoma, (POL) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at 01:07
  • 4. Erica Magnaldi, (ITA) BEPINK, at 01:12
  • 5. Brodie Chapman, (AUS) , at 01:16
  • 6. Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez, (MEX) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at 01:20
  • 7. Sara Poidevin, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at 01:43
  • 8. Leah Thomas, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 02:24
  • 9. Juliette Labous, (FRA) TEAM SUNWEB, at 02:28

Full stage 3 results

  • 1. Arlenis Sierra, (CUB) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, in 1:37:32
  • 2. Alexis Ryan, (USA) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 3. Emma White, (USA) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 4. Coryn Rivera, (USA) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 5. Annette Edmondson, (AUS) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 6. Skylar Schneider, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :00
  • 7. Jennifer Valente, (USA) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :00
  • 8. Macey Stewart, (AUS) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 9. Sara Bergen, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 10. Lauretta Hanson, (AUS) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 11. Lily Williams, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 12. Maria Vittoria Sperotto, (ITA) BEPINK, at :00
  • 13. Ingrid Drexel Clouthier, (MEX) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 14. Manon Lloyd, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :00
  • 15. Kendall Ryan, (USA) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 16. Diana Carolina PeÑuela Martinez, (COL) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 17. Alison Jackson, (CAN) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 18. Lizbeth Yareli Salazar Vazquez, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 19. Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 20. Katharine Hall, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 21. Marcela Elizabeth Prieto CastaÑeda, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 22. Julie Leth, (DEN) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 23. Tayler Wiles, (USA) TREK – DROPS, at :00
  • 24. Kirsti Lay, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 25. Erica Magnaldi, (ITA) BEPINK, at :00
  • 26. Leah Thomas, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 27. Grace Brown, (AUS) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 28. Sofia Bertizzolo, (ITA) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 29. Juliette Labous, (FRA) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 30. Erica Allar, (USA) , at :00
  • 31. Katarzyna Niewiadoma, (POL) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 32. Samantha Schneider, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :00
  • 33. Starla Teddergreen, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 34. Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez, (MEX) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 35. Brodie Chapman, (AUS) , at :00
  • 36. Rebecca Beaumont, (CAN) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 37. Sara Poidevin, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 38. Jennifer Luebke, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 39. Lucy Garner, (GBR) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 40. Alice Cobb, (GBR) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 41. Grace Anderson, (NZL) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 42. Kathrin Hammes, (GER) TREK – DROPS, at :00
  • 43. Mikayla Harvey, (NZL) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 44. Blanca Liliana Moreno Canchon, (COL) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 45. Trixi Worrack, (GER) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 46. Jasmin Duehring, (CAN) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :00
  • 47. Elizabeth Banks, (GBR) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 48. Tereza Medvedova, (SVK) BEPINK, at :00
  • 49. Elizabeth Holden, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :00
  • 50. Shoko Kashiki, (JPN) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 51. Jessica Cerra, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 52. Whitney Allison, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 53. Allie Dragoo, (USA) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :00
  • 54. Katherine Compton, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :00
  • 55. Maria Jose Vargas Barrientos, (CRC) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 56. Megan Guarnier, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :00
  • 57. Stephanie Roorda, (CAN) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :00
  • 58. Paola Andrea MuÑoz Grandon, (CHI) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 59. Shannon Malseed, (AUS) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 60. Julia Soek, (NED) TEAM SUNWEB, at :13
  • 61. Ruth Winder, (USA) TEAM SUNWEB, at :13
  • 62. Andrea RamÍrez Fregoso, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :19
  • 63. Jennifer Wheeler, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :19
  • 64. Hannah Payton, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :19
  • 65. Margot Clyne, (USA) , at :23
  • 66. Anna Christian, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :23
  • 67. Yusseli Mendivil Soto, (MEX) MEXICO, at :29
  • 68. Tanja Erath, (GER) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :29
  • 69. Christa Riffel, (GER) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :29
  • 70. Silvia Valsecchi, (ITA) BEPINK, at :29
  • 71. Katherine Maine, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :29
  • 72. Lisa Morzenti, (ITA) BEPINK, at :39
  • 73. Pernille Mathiesen, (DEN) TEAM SUNWEB, at :39
  • 74. Liane Lippert, (GER) TEAM SUNWEB, at :39
  • 75. Liza Rachetto, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :39
  • 76. Lauren Hall, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at 01:27
  • 77. Lexie Millard, (USA) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at 09:00
  • DNF Leah Thorvilson, (USA) CANYON // SRAM RACING

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