David Veilleux makes up for TT snafu, wins on App Gap at Green Mountain Stage Race

Smarting from missed TT start, David Veilleux makes the Green Mountain Stage Race's queen stage his own. Jeremy Powers keeps the leader's jersey in the (VeloNews.com) family and Ireland's Olivia Dillon soloes to the women's stage win.

Kelly Benefit Strategies’ David Veilleux won the queen stage of Vermont’s Green Mountain Stage Race on Sunday, outpowering his breakaway colleagues on the mountaintop finish up Appalachian Gap.

Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly-Kenda) trailed Veilleux by just seven seconds atop App Gap and took over the race lead from his fellow VeloNews.com columnist Ted King (iamTedKing). King, with no teammates, was unable to contain the attacks on his lead and finished more than three minutes down and is now eighth on GC.

Veilleux was never a GC contender, having ceded eight minutes by missing the start of Friday’s opening time trial.

Powers heads into the final stage — the 50k Dealer.com Burlington Criterium — with a healthy 2:13 lead over his cyclocross season teammate Tim Johnson (UnitedHealthcare/Maxxis).

In the women’s race Irish national champion Olivia Dillon (Peanut Butter & Co.-Twenty12) soloed the final climb to best the 43-rider field. The race leader, Dillon’s teammate Kristin McGrath, came in 33 seconds later, to keep the overall lead by a scant three seconds from Dillon. Team Kenda’s Anna McLoon was edged for third by Amanda Watson (Fruit66/Artemis), with McLoon moving up to third overall.

Complete results

Brief results:
Men’s stage

  • 1. David Veilleux, in 2:59:51 Kelly Benefit Strategies
  • 2. Jeremy Powers, at 0:00:07 Jelly Belly P/B Kenda
  • 3. William Dugan, at 0:00:54 Team Type 1
  • 4. Will Routley, at 0:02:26 Jelly Belly Presented by
  • 5. Jamey Driscoll, at 0:02:34 Jamis/Sutter Home Professional Cycling
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Women’s stage

  • 1. Olivia Dillon , , at Peanut Butter & Co.
  • 2. Kristin Mcgrath, at 0:00:33 Peanut Butter & Co/Twenty12
  • 3. Amanda Watson, at 0:00:42 Fruit 66/Artemis
  • 4. Anna Mcloon, at 0:00:49 Team Kenda
  • 5. Patty Buerkle, at 0:00:54 Fruit66 – Artemis
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Men’s GC

  • 1. Jeremy Powers, in 6:03:18, Jelly Belly P/B Kenda
  • 2. Timothy Johnson, at 0:02:13 UnitedHealthcare pb Maxxis
  • 3. Gavin Mannion, at 0:02:26 Trek-Livestrong Presented by RadioShack
  • 4. Jamey Driscoll, at 0:02:28 Jamis/Sutter Home Professional Cycling
  • 5. Cameron Cogburn, at 0:02:35 CCB/Wheelworks
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Women’s GC

  • 1. Kristin McGrath, in 6:21:57 Peanut Butter & Co/Twenty12
  • 2. Olivia Dillon, at 0:00:03 Peanut Butter & Co./Twenty12
  • 3. Anna Mcloon, at 0:01:05 Team Kenda
  • 4. Amanda Watson, at 0:01:29 Fruit 66/Artemis
  • 5. Megan Guarnier, at 0:01:32 Team Tibco/To the Top
  • Complete results