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Friday’s invitational women’s time trial roster set

Friday's invitational women's time trial roster set

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Organizers have released the final roster for Friday’s Amgen Tour of California Women’s International Time Trial Challenge in Solvang, California.

The invitation-only time trial, which features a $10,000 prize list, is held on the same day and on the same course as the men’s AToC time trial stage.

The field will be missing one of the most dominant woman time trialists this season, Canadian Clara Hughes, who will racing at Canada’s Grand Prix Gatineau this week.

Nevertheless, the California race features a top field:

  • Kristin Armstrong (USA): Olympic Gold Medal Winner – Time Trial (Beijing), 2008; World Time Trial Champion – 2006, 2009; US National Time Trial Champion – 2006, 2007; US National Road Champion – 2004, 2006
  • Charlotte Becker (Germany): German National Road Champion – 2010; Winner GP Ciudad de Valladolid – 2010
  • Emilia Fahlin (Sweden): Swedish National Time Trial Champion – 2009, 2010; Swedish National Road Champion – 2008; 2nd Place, European Time Trial Championship – 2010
  • Janel Holcomb (USA): 3rd Place, SRAM Tour of the Gila Time Trial – 2011
  • Heather Jackson (USA): 3rd Place, US National Track Cycling, Omnium – 2009; 2nd Place, Oceanside 70.3 Triathlon – 2011; 3rd Place, US National Track Cycling, 3K Pursuit – 2009; Holds numerous Ironman 70.3 bike course records
  • Amanda Miller (USA): Stage Winner Merco Classic – 2011; Stage Winner Tour of New Zealand – 2011; 2nd Place San Dimas ITT – 2011
  • Amber Neben (USA): World Time Trial Champion – 2008; Stage Winner ITT and Overall, San Dimas – 2011; Stage Winner ITT and Overall, Redlands – 2011; 2ndPlace, US National Time Trial – 2010; Winner Giro d’Italia Time Trial – 2009
  • Jessica Phillips (USA): US National Time Trial Champion – 2009; 7th SRAM Tour of the Gila – 2011; 14th World Championships, Time Trial – 2009; US National Road Champion – 2002
  • Emma Pooley (Great Britain): World Time Trial Champion – 2010; UK National Time Trial Champion – 2010; UK National Road Champion – 2010; UK National Time Trial Champion – 2009; Olympic Silver Medal Winner (Beijing) – 2008
  • Rhae Shaw (Canada): Winner, Madera SR, Stage 2 Time Trial – 2011; 2nd Place, SRAM Tour of the Gila Time Trial – 2011; 2nd Place, Sea Otter Classic Time Trial – 2011; 3rd Place, Hawaii 70.3 Triathlon (bike course record) – 2009
  • Alison Starnes (USA): Winner, Merco Cycling Classic, General Classification – 2011; Winner, Merco Cycling Classic, Time Trial – 2011; Winner, Nature Valley Grand Prix, Time Trial (leaders jersey) – 2010; 2nd Place, Cascade Cycling Classic Time Trial – 2010
  • Evelyn Stevens (USA): US National Time Trial Champion – 2010; 2nd Place Redlands ITT – 2011; 2nd Place, US National Time Trial – 2009
  • Tara Whitten (Canada): World Champion Omnium Track Cycling– 2010; World Champion Points Classification Track Cycling– 2010; Commonwealth Games Time Trial Champion – 2010