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Mara Abbott, Phil Gaimon win overall at Redlands Bicycle Classic

Coryn Rivera and Sebastian Haedo win the finale as Mara Abbott and Phil Gaimon collect the overall titles at the Redlands Bicycle Classic

Mara Abbott (LA Sweat) and Phil Gaimon (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) collected the overall titles at the Redlands Bicycle Classic as Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) and Sebastian Haedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman) closed out the National Racing Calendar kickoff with victories in Sunday’s Sunset Road Race.

For Rivera, who pronounced herself “super stoked,” it was a second consecutive sprint win, this time ahead of Brianna Walle (Optum) and Katherine Hall (UHC) in the 61.8-mile women’s finale.

It was likewise a second stage win for Haedo, who out-kicked Travis McCabe (SmartStop) and Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing Team) at the end of the men’s 94.1-mile race.

In the women’s overall, Abbott took the flowers by 24 seconds over Amber Neben (Visit Dallas Cycling-Noise) with Allie Dragoo (Twenty16-Sho-Air) third at 42 seconds.

Gaimon topped the men’s final standings by 24 seconds over Gavin Mannion (Jelly Belly-Maxxis) with Adrien Costa (California Giant-Specialized) third at 38 seconds.

“It’s great to come back here,” Gaimon said. “I still got it.”

Asked what was next on his agenda, he replied: “Getting ready for [the Amgen Tour of] California. The team’s riding awesome.”