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Women’s Tour of California: Ryan sprints to opening stage win

Kendall Ryan upset a field of world-class sprinters to win the opening stage of the Amgen Women’s Tour of California. The Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank rider outsprinted Emma White (Rally Cycling) and 2012 Olympic bronze medalist Annette Edmondson (Wiggle-High5).

Ryan was emotional and ecstatic after upsetting the favorites to take the biggest win of her career.

“It’s a huge moment for me, I don’t know what to say right now.

“We talked in our team meeting before to wait, float the bunch until a kilometer and a half to go and then we can start making our advance to other people. Wiggle came out on the right side of us, so that kind of smashed our plan, so I said okay, be patient, just drag race them, when you’re done just get out of the way. So that really kept me in position to be right in the scrum.

“I was on the right-hand side, I made a quick right, left, coming into the straight and I mean I don’t even really know what happened. I just wiggled my way through to my teammate, Ingrid, and she dropped me off in the perfect spot in the back of the scrum for the sprint. Emma White just hit it on the left, and I was like here we go. I just slungshot myself past a rider, and I was just coming, coming, coming, and then Emma I guess lost gas and I was able to slingshot by her again. I don’t even know how I did that.”

Chloe Dygert (Twenty20) was caught up in a crash close to the finish and was not able to finish the stage.

The race continues tomorrow with an incredibly difficult 107km stage in South Lake Tahoe.

Full Results

  • 1. Kendall Ryan, (USA) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, in 3:07:08
  • 2. Emma White, (USA) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 3. Annette Edmondson, (AUS) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 4. Alexis Ryan, (USA) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 5. Coryn Rivera, (USA) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 6. Jennifer Valente, (USA) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :00
  • 7. Maria Vittoria Sperotto, (ITA) BEPINK, at :00
  • 8. Lily Williams, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :00
  • 9. Lauretta Hanson, (AUS) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 10. Skylar Schneider, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :00
  • 11. Macey Stewart, (AUS) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 12. Manon Lloyd, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :00
  • 13. Diana Carolina PeÑuela Martinez, (COL) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 14. Juliette Labous, (FRA) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 15. Ruth Winder, (USA) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 16. Lauren Hall, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 17. Ingrid Drexel Clouthier, (MEX) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 18. Alison Jackson, (CAN) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 19. Lizbeth Yareli Salazar Vazquez, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 20. Sara Bergen, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 21. Kirsti Lay, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 22. Katarzyna Niewiadoma, (POL) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 23. Tayler Wiles, (USA) TREK – DROPS, at :00
  • 24. Mayra Del Rocio Rocha Guerrero, (MEX) MEXICO, at :00
  • 25. Julia Soek, (NED) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 26. Yusseli Mendivil Soto, (MEX) MEXICO, at :00
  • 27. Katharine Hall, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 28. Sofia Bertizzolo, (ITA) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 29. Sara Poidevin, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 30. Margot Clyne, (USA) , at :00
  • 31. Megan Guarnier, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :00
  • 32. Grace Anderson, (NZL) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 33. Leah Thomas, (USA) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 34. Elizabeth Banks, (GBR) UNITEDHEALTHCARE PRO CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 35. Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :00
  • 36. Liane Lippert, (GER) TEAM SUNWEB, at :00
  • 37. Rebecca Beaumont, (CAN) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :00
  • 38. Jesica Bonilla Escapite, (MEX) MEXICO, at :00
  • 39. Carolina Rodriguez Gutierrez, (MEX) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 40. Erica Magnaldi, (ITA) BEPINK, at :09
  • 41. Mikayla Harvey, (NZL) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :09
  • 42. Marcela Elizabeth Prieto CastaÑeda, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :09
  • 43. Lucy Garner, (GBR) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :09
  • 44. Trixi Worrack, (GER) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :09
  • 45. Erica Allar, (USA) , at :09
  • 46. Jasmin Duehring, (CAN) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :09
  • 47. Samantha Schneider, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :09
  • 48. Paola Andrea MuÑoz Grandon, (CHI) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :09
  • 49. Alice Cobb, (GBR) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :09
  • 50. Julie Leth, (DEN) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :09
  • 51. Brodie Chapman, (AUS) , at :09
  • 52. Tereza Medvedova, (SVK) BEPINK, at :09
  • 53. Elizabeth Holden, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :09
  • 54. Silvia Valsecchi, (ITA) BEPINK, at :09
  • 55. Liza Rachetto, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :09
  • 56. Andrea RamÍrez Fregoso, (MEX) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :09
  • 57. Lisa Morzenti, (ITA) BEPINK, at :09
  • 58. Starla Teddergreen, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :09
  • 59. Shoko Kashiki, (JPN) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :09
  • 60. Lexie Millard, (USA) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :09
  • 61. Kathrin Hammes, (GER) TREK – DROPS, at :09
  • 62. Maria Jose Vargas Barrientos, (CRC) SWAPIT AGOLICO, at :09
  • 63. Shannon Malseed, (AUS) TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :09
  • 64. Grace Brown, (AUS) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :09
  • 65. Tanja Erath, (GER) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :09
  • 66. Jennifer Luebke, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :17
  • 67. Katherine Compton, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :17
  • 68. Jessica Cerra, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :17
  • 69. Hannah Payton, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :20
  • 70. Anna Christian, (GBR) TREK – DROPS, at :20
  • 71. Christina Birch, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :20
  • 72. Allie Dragoo, (USA) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :22
  • 73. Stephanie Roorda, (CAN) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :28
  • 74. Mitca Betsabee Salomon Valenzuela, (MEX) MEXICO, at :28
  • 75. Leah Thorvilson, (USA) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :36
  • 76. Jennifer Wheeler, (USA) UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, at :36
  • 77. Elizabeth Caldwell, (USA) TEAM ILLUMINATE, at :36
  • 78. Whitney Allison, (USA) HAGENS BERMAN / SUPERMINT, at :36
  • 79. Katherine Maine, (CAN) RALLY CYCLING, at :36
  • 80. Pernille Mathiesen, (DEN) TEAM SUNWEB, at :39
  • 81. Christa Riffel, (GER) CANYON // SRAM RACING, at :39
  • 82. Rachele Barbieri, (ITA) WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 83. Blanca Liliana Moreno Canchon, (COL) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 84. Arlenis Sierra, (CUB) ASTANA WOMEN’S TEAM, at :00
  • 85. Chloe Dygert, (USA) TWENTY20 P/B SHO – AIR, at :00

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