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Women’s Amgen Tour: Wild nabs finale, Guarnier seals GC

Kirsten Wild takes a sprint victory in the fourth and final stage of the Women's Amgen Tour of California as Megan Guarnier wraps up the overall win

SACRAMENTO, California (VN) — Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products) claimed the fourth and final stage of the Women’s Amgen Tour of California Sunday in a tight sprint. Megan Guarnier, the reigning U.S. national road champion, secured the overall race title, crossing line with the pack at the end of the 66-kilometer (44-mile) circuit race in downtown Sacramento.

Guarnier, 31, who lives in France and San Mateo, California, triumphed in the general classification with a 17-second advantage over Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16 – RideBiker), two-time Olympic time trial Olympic gold medalist.

Evelyn Stevens, the women’s hour world record-holder, and Guarnier’s teammate on Boels – Dolmans, finished third overall, 28 seconds behind.

Wild claimed the final stage in the fast-paced, 20-lap course held on a several-block radius round the State Capitol.

Lisa Brennauer (Canyon – Sram) was second in the finale, and Marianne Vos (Rabobank – Liv), the winner of stage 3, was third.

Top 10, stage 4

  • 1. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, in 1:35:10
  • 2. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 3. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 4. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 5. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 6. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :00
  • 7. Ruth WINDER, USA, at :00
  • 8. Ilaria SANGUINETI, BEPINK, at :00
  • 9. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 10. Joanne KIESANOWSKI, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00

 

Top 10 overall

  • 1. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 8:00:31
  • 2. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :17
  • 3. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :28
  • 4. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :42
  • 5. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :56
  • 6. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :59
  • 7. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:01
  • 8. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:02
  • 9. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:07
  • 10. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:25

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Guarnier, the only U.S. athlete currently qualified to compete in road events in the Summer Olympics, took the race lead after riding to a solo win in a windy stage 1 last Thursday in South Lake Tahoe.

The leader of the Boels – Dolmans team maintained her advantage throughout the women’s four-day event, the first of only two U.S. races on the inaugural year of the women’s WorldTour. Her squad finished second in the stage 2 team time trial in Folsom and Guarnier placed fourth Saturday in the stage 3 road race in Santa Rosa.

Since beginning her season in February, Guarnier has raced well consistently and now has four wins.

In addition to her stage win and overall title at the Tour of California, Guarnier won stage 4 of Euskal Emakumeen Bira in Spain on April 17. Three days later, she finished third a La Flèche Wallonne Feminine in Belgium. Guarnier also has three runner-up finishes and 12 top-10 finishes in her 20 race days this season. With those results, and her success in California, she moved into the overall lead in the Women’s WorldTour standings Sunday.

Stage 4 results

  • 1. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, in 1:35:10
  • 2. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :00
  • 3. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 4. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 5. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 6. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :00
  • 7. Ruth WINDER, USA, at :00
  • 8. Ilaria SANGUINETI, BEPINK, at :00
  • 9. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 10. Joanne KIESANOWSKI, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 11. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 12. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 13. Alison JACKSON, T16, at :00
  • 14. Kimberley WELLS, CVB, at :00
  • 15. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :00
  • 16. Sara HEADLEY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at :00
  • 17. Heather FISCHER, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 18. Hannah ROSS, RALLY CYCLING, at :00
  • 19. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 20. Nicole Moerig, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at :00
  • 21. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 22. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 23. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 24. Lex ALBRECHT, BEPINK, at :00
  • 25. Liza RACHETTO, HBS, at :00
  • 26. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 27. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 28. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 29. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :00
  • 30. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :00
  • 31. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 32. Nikki BRAMMEIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :00
  • 33. Audrey CORDON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :00
  • 34. Sharon LAWS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at :06
  • 35. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :06
  • 36. Rocio PARRADO GUARNIZO, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at :06
  • 37. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :06
  • 38. Eri YONAMINE, HBS, at :06
  • 39. Kelly CATLIN, USA, at :06
  • 40. Lauretta HANSON, CVB, at :06
  • 41. Beth Ann ORTON, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :06
  • 42. Jennifer TETRICK, T16, at :06
  • 43. Tayler WILES, USA, at :06
  • 44. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :06
  • 45. Caterin elisabeth PREVILEY, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at :06
  • 46. Jasmin GLAESSER, RALLY CYCLING, at :06
  • 47. Jeanne KOREVAAR, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :06
  • 48. Kristabel DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :06
  • 49. Amanda MILLER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :06
  • 50. Charlotte BECKER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :06
  • 51. Claire ROSE, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at :06
  • 52. Nina Marie LAUGHLIN, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at :06
  • 53. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :11
  • 54. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :11
  • 55. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 56. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :11
  • 57. Jessica CUTLER, CVB, at :11
  • 58. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :11
  • 59. Luciene FERREIRA DA SILVA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at :11
  • 60. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at :11
  • 61. Jessenia MENESES, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at :11
  • 62. Lauren TAMAYO, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 63. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 64. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 65. Lauren HALL, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at :11
  • 66. Mara ABBOTT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at :11
  • 67. Moniek TENNIGLO, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 68. Katie DONOVAN, CVB, at :11
  • 69. Silvia VALSECCHI, BEPINK, at :11
  • 70. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :11
  • 71. Francesca PATTARO, BEPINK, at :11
  • 72. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at :11
  • 73. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 74. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at :11
  • 75. Sarah STOREY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at :11
  • 76. Amber NEBEN, BEPINK, at :11
  • 77. Whitney ALLISON, CVB, at :11
  • 78. Maria FADIGA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at :19
  • 79. Allie DRAGOO, T16, at :21
  • 80. Gretchen STUMHOFER, CVB, at :21
  • 81. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at :23
  • 82. Annie EWART, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at :23
  • 83. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 5:00
  • 84. Allison Elizabeth LINNELL, HBS, at 6:30
  • 85. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 6:30
  • 86. Mandy HEINTZ, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 6:30
  • DNF Emily COLLINS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK
  • DNF Kathrin HAMMES, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK
  • DNF Romy KASPER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM
  • DNF Scotti LECHUGA, HBS
  • DNF Megan ALDERETE, HBS

 

General classification

  • 1. Megan GUARNIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, in 8:00:31
  • 2. Kristin ARMSTRONG, T16, at :17
  • 3. Evelyn STEVENS, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at :28
  • 4. Marianne VOS, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at :42
  • 5. Leah THOMAS, T16, at :56
  • 6. Chloe DYGERT, T16, at :59
  • 7. Katie HALL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:01
  • 8. Emma JOHANSSON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:02
  • 9. Coryn RIVERA, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:07
  • 10. Lauren STEPHENS, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:25
  • 11. Dani KING, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:27
  • 12. Alena AMIALIUSIK, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 1:37
  • 13. Brianna WALLE, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 1:38
  • 14. Linda Melanie VILLUMSEN, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 1:50
  • 15. Nikki BRAMMEIER, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:54
  • 16. Karol-Ann CANUEL, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 1:54
  • 17. Mara ABBOTT, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 1:58
  • 18. Sharon LAWS, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 2:08
  • 19. Audrey CORDON, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 2:17
  • 20. Tayler WILES, USA, at 2:33
  • 21. Eri YONAMINE, HBS, at 2:59
  • 22. Katie DONOVAN, CVB, at 3:02
  • 23. Rocio PARRADO GUARNIZO, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 3:59
  • 24. Amber NEBEN, BEPINK, at 3:59
  • 25. Ruth WINDER, USA, at 4:12
  • 26. Nina Marie LAUGHLIN, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 4:13
  • 27. Lisa BRENNAUER, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 5:38
  • 28. Rossella RATTO, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 6:20
  • 29. Shara GILLOW, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 6:29
  • 30. Emma WHITE, RALLY CYCLING, at 6:40
  • 31. Jasmin GLAESSER, RALLY CYCLING, at 6:54
  • 32. Jessica CUTLER, CVB, at 6:56
  • 33. Heather FISCHER, RALLY CYCLING, at 7:05
  • 34. Anouska KOSTER, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 7:08
  • 35. Tatiana GUDERZO, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 7:08
  • 36. Allie DRAGOO, T16, at 7:18
  • 37. Moniek TENNIGLO, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 7:19
  • 38. Amy PIETERS, WIGGLE HIGH5, at 7:30
  • 39. Alison JACKSON, T16, at 7:36
  • 40. Lauren KITCHEN, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 7:48
  • 41. Hannah BARNES, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 7:50
  • 42. Sara HEADLEY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 7:54
  • 43. Iris SLAPPENDEL, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 8:07
  • 44. Lucinda BRAND, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 8:12
  • 45. Kristabel DOEBEL-HICKOK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 8:15
  • 46. Lauren HALL, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 8:17
  • 47. Charlotte BECKER, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 8:25
  • 48. Chantal BLAAK, BOELS DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM, at 8:27
  • 49. Lex ALBRECHT, BEPINK, at 8:28
  • 50. Claire ROSE, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 8:29
  • 51. Valentina SCANDOLARA, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 8:30
  • 52. Jessenia MENESES, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 8:30
  • 53. Whitney ALLISON, CVB, at 9:03
  • 54. Gretchen STUMHOFER, CVB, at 9:04
  • 55. Laura MASSEY, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 9:13
  • 56. Kirsten WILD, HITEC PRODUCTS, at 9:20
  • 57. Alexis RYAN, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 9:45
  • 58. Joanne KIESANOWSKI, TEAM TIBCO – SILICON VALLEY BANK, at 12:29
  • 59. Nicole Moerig, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 12:38
  • 60. Annie EWART, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 12:51
  • 61. Tiffany CROMWELL, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 13:17
  • 62. Doris SCHWEIZER, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 13:27
  • 63. Kelly CATLIN, USA, at 13:29
  • 64. Jeanne KOREVAAR, RABOLIV WOMEN CYCLING TEAM, at 13:30
  • 65. Sarah STOREY, PODIUM AMBITION PRO CYCLING p/b CLUB LA SANTA, at 13:50
  • 66. Francesca PATTARO, BEPINK, at 14:25
  • 67. Ilaria SANGUINETI, BEPINK, at 14:28
  • 68. Beth Ann ORTON, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 14:29
  • 69. Sophie COLEMAN, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 14:55
  • 70. Kimberley WELLS, CVB, at 15:18
  • 71. Liza RACHETTO, HBS, at 15:25
  • 72. Amanda MILLER, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 15:26
  • 73. Maria FADIGA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 15:39
  • 74. Caterin elisabeth PREVILEY, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 15:46
  • 75. Silvia VALSECCHI, BEPINK, at 15:50
  • 76. Jennifer GEORGE, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 15:53
  • 77. Luciene FERREIRA DA SILVA, WEBER SHIMANO LADIES POWER, at 16:21
  • 78. Jennifer TETRICK, T16, at 17:17
  • 79. Lauren TAMAYO, UNITEDHEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL CYCLING TEAM, at 18:25
  • 80. Lauretta HANSON, CVB, at 19:34
  • 81. Rebecca DURRELL, DROPS CYCLING TEAM, at 20:16
  • 82. Mandy HEINTZ, VISIT DALLAS DNA PRO CYCLING, at 21:29
  • 83. Alison TETRICK, CYLANCE PRO CYCLING, at 21:44
  • 84. Barbara GUARISCHI, CANYON SRAM RACING, at 23:42
  • 85. Hannah ROSS, RALLY CYCLING, at 23:49
  • 86. Allison Elizabeth LINNELL, HBS, at 27:25