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The Twenty16 – Ridebiker team upset top European...

Armstrong, Twenty16 upset top squads in TTT

Twenty16 – Ridebiker upsets top European teams in Women's Amgen Tour of California team time trial; Guarnier keeps overall lead.

FOLSOM, California (VN) — Twenty16 – Ridebiker, paced by world time trial champions Kristin Armstrong and Chloe Dygert, powered to a six-second win Friday over Boels – Dolmans in the cool and overcast stage 2 of the Amgen Women’s Tour of California.

“We didn’t get any time checks until about 4km to go,” said Armstrong, who finished third in the opening stage. “We just had to give it everything we had and our team rode well together.” Armstrong added that her team arrived in Folsom three days before the event to train on the time trial course, and it paid off.

Stage 2, top 10

  • 1. Twenty16 – Ridebiker, in 27:33.8
  • 2. Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam, at :.17
  • 3. Unitedhealthcare Professional Women’S Cycling Team, at :4.16
  • 4. Raboliv Womencyclingteam, at :3.39
  • 5. Canyon Sram Racing, at :5.34
  • 6. Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank, at :4.46
  • 7. Wiggle High5, at :7.2
  • 8. Hitec Products, at 1:07.77
  • 9. Podium Ambition Pro Cycling P/b Club La Santa, at 1:11.23
  • 10. Colavita/bianchi, at 1:50.96

 

Top-10 overall

  • 1. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 3:32:36
  • 2. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :12
  • 3. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :22
  • 4. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :44
  • 5. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :47
  • 6. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :49
  • 7. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :50
  • 8. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :53
  • 9. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :58
  • 10. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:02

 
Megan Guarnier, the leader of the Boels squad, who claimed stage 1 in South Lake Tahoe, retained her race lead. The reigning U.S. national road champion leads Armstrong, who moved into second place, by 12 seconds. Evelyn Stevens, Guarnier’s teammate, is third overall, 22 seconds behind, with two of the four stages remaining.

Twenty16 – Ridebiker, the 16th of 18 teams to start the 20.3km course in four-minute intervals, rode strongly from the outset. Armstrong, who claimed the 2009 world ITT crown and Dygert, who captured the world junior ITT and road races last September in Richmond, Virginia, powered the six-rider squad to the best provisional intermediate time, 12 seconds faster than UnitedHealthcare. But Boels – Dolmans then shattered the halfway time by six seconds.

Paced by former world TT champion Linda Villumsen, Coryn Rivera, and Katie Hall, UnitedHealthcare posted the best time with four teams still on the course. A few minutes later, Twenty16 – Ridebiker crossed the line and then waited for the remaining two squads to finish.

“We went out there, and we did our best,” said Guarnier. “It was all you could ask for in this or any time trial. We’ve been talking it day by day. We’ll have a meeting and see what’s best. But I am proud. It’s a team, and I couldn’t have done a team time trial without them.”

Emma Johansson (Wiggle – High5), who began stage 2 in second place, fell to 10th position, trailing by 1:01 after her team placed seventh in the TTT, 58 seconds behind.

Rally, the 10th team on the course, crashed five minutes into its ride. The team finished last in the field, more than three minutes behind the 17th place squad. A Rally team spokesperson said riders touched wheels 7km into the TTT. The squad made time cut, but Canadian Kristi Lay will leave the race after hitting her head and injuring her back.

To ease logistical and budgetary demands on teams traveling internationally to the event, the women’s field used mass-start legal road bikes but some squads used TT helmets.

Stage 2 results

  • 1. Twenty16 – Ridebiker, in 27:33.8
  • 2. Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam, at :.17
  • 3. Unitedhealthcare Professional Women’S Cycling Team, at :4.16
  • 4. Raboliv Womencyclingteam, at :3.39
  • 5. Canyon Sram Racing, at :5.34
  • 6. Team Tibco – Silicon Valley Bank, at :4.46
  • 7. Wiggle High5, at :7.2
  • 8. Hitec Products, at 1:07.77
  • 9. Podium Ambition Pro Cycling P/b Club La Santa, at 1:11.23
  • 10. Colavita/bianchi, at 1:50.96
  • 11. Cylance Pro Cycling, at 1:51.86
  • 12. United States, at 1:56.21
  • 13. Hagens Berman /supermint Pro Cycling Team, at 2:04.17
  • 14. Bepink, at 2:25.33
  • 15. Visit Dallas Dna Pro Cycling, at 2:24.84
  • 16. Drops Cycling Team, at 2:48.49
  • 17. Weber Shimano Ladies Power, at 3:16.98
  • 18. Rally Cycling, at 5:49.72

 

General classification

  • 1. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 3:32:36
  • 2. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :12
  • 3. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :22
  • 4. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :44
  • 5. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :47
  • 6. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :49
  • 7. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :50
  • 8. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :53
  • 9. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :58
  • 10. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:02
  • 11. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:19
  • 12. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:19
  • 13. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:20
  • 14. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:22
  • 15. Mara ABBOTT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:22
  • 16. Allie DRAGOO, T16, at 1:28
  • 17. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:32
  • 18. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 1:39
  • 19. Moniek TENNIGLO, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 1:39
  • 20. Nikki BRAMMEIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:48
  • 21. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:48
  • 22. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:49
  • 23. Sharon LAWS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 1:56
  • 24. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:01
  • 25. Alison JACKSON, T16, at 2:07
  • 26. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 2:07
  • 27. Annie EWART, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 2:07
  • 28. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 2:08
  • 29. Joanne KIESANOWSKI, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 2:08
  • 30. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 2:10
  • 31. Audrey CORDON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:11
  • 32. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 2:14
  • 33. Nicole Moerig, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 2:17
  • 34. Tayler WILES, USA, at 2:21
  • 35. Sara HEADLEY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 2:25
  • 36. Scotti LECHUGA, HBS, at 2:29
  • 37. Lauren HALL, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 2:37
  • 38. Katie DONOVAN, CVB, at 2:40
  • 39. Romy KASPER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:40
  • 40. Eri YONAMINE, HBS, at 2:42
  • 41. Megan ALDERETE, HBS, at 2:42
  • 42. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 2:43
  • 43. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 2:45
  • 44. Jessica CUTLER, CVB, at 2:50
  • 45. Charlotte BECKER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 2:50
  • 46. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 2:50
  • 47. Claire ROSE, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 2:54
  • 48. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 2:55
  • 49. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 2:58
  • 50. Lex ALBRECHT, BEPINK, at 2:59
  • 51. Kelly CATLIN, USA, at 3:02
  • 52. Jeanne KOREVAAR, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 3:03
  • 53. Gretchen STUMHOFER, CVB, at 3:14
  • 54. Sarah STOREY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 3:18
  • 55. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 3:19
  • 56. Whitney ALLISON, CVB, at 3:23
  • 57. Lindsay BAYER, HBS, at 3:24
  • 58. Emily COLLINS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 3:29
  • 59. Anna SANDERS, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 3:30
  • 60. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 3:33
  • 61. Amber NEBEN, BEPINK, at 3:37
  • 62. Ruth WINDER, USA, at 3:39
  • 63. Rocio PARRADO GUARNIZO, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 3:47
  • 64. Francesca PATTARO, BEPINK, at 3:53
  • 65. Nina Marie LAUGHLIN, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 4:01
  • 66. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 4:01
  • 67. Beth Ann ORTON, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 4:02
  • 68. Ilaria SANGUINETI, BEPINK, at 4:07
  • 69. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 4:10
  • 70. Kristabel DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 4:14
  • 71. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 4:23
  • 72. Jessenia MENESES, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 4:24
  • 73. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 4:35
  • 74. Kimberley WELLS, CVB, at 4:57
  • 75. Maria FADIGA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 4:59
  • 76. Amanda MILLER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 4:59
  • 77. Liza RACHETTO, HBS, at 5:04
  • 78. Silvia VALSECCHI, BEPINK, at 5:18
  • 79. Caterin elisabeth PREVILEY, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 5:19
  • 80. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:21
  • 81. Hannah PAYTON, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 5:24
  • 82. Luciene FERREIRA DA SILVA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 5:49
  • 83. Janicke GUNVALDSEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 5:55
  • 84. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at 6:34
  • 85. Jasmin GLAESSER, RALLY CYCLING, at 6:44
  • 86. Jennifer TETRICK, T16, at 6:50
  • 87. Lauren TAMAYO, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 7:53
  • 88. Kathrin HAMMES, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 8:38
  • 89. Elizabeth-Jane HARRIS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 9:00
  • 90. Lauretta HANSON, CVB, at 9:07
  • 91. Allison Elizabeth LINNELL, HBS, at 9:20
  • 92. Mandy HEINTZ, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 9:30
  • 93. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 9:55
  • 94. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 13:10
  • 95. Hannah ROSS, RALLY CYCLING, at 13:28
  • 96. Lucy Shaw, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 13:46