Carmen Small sprinted into the leader’s jersey at stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race as her team Optum Pro Cycling-KBS takes hold of all the jerseys with two stages to go. Once again, Kathryn Donovan (FCS|Rouse) was second, two seconds back. Small’s teammate Jade Wilcoxson took third, 39 seconds later.
With her 10-second time bonus, Small becomes the new leader, with four seconds on Donovan. Wilcoxson jumped up to third, at 50 seconds down. Small also picks up the green sprint jersey while her teammate Courteney Lowe takes over the best young rider jersey.
Shawn Milne (Kenda/5-Hour Energy) claimed stage 2 which ended in a bunch sprint after a break was reeled in the final kilometer. Yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo (CompetitiveCyclist) was second while Eric Young (Bissell) took third.
With the time bonus at the finish, Mancebo increased his lead to 18 seconds on his teammate Cesar Grajales who moved up to second spot. Sebastian Salas (Optum Pro Cycling-KBS) dropped to third. at 20 seconds. Milne jumped up to fourth at 22 seconds. Milne also leads the sprint competition. In 10th on GC, Joseph Schmalz (ELBOWZ) remains in the white best young rider with a 10-second lead on Steve Fisher (Hagens Berman).
Another road stage on Saturday which delivered some of the most dynamic racing in North America last year. 12-mile out-and-back spur from the staging area, the riders tackle a 23-mile loop that features over 1,500 feet of climbing per lap. The men do 4 loops for 104 miles (167 km) in total and the women 2 loops for a total of 58 miles (93 km).
Top 10 Women Stage 2 Results
1. Carmen Small (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 2:29:32
2. Kathryn Donovan (FCS|Rouse p/b Mr Restore) +0:02
3. Jade Wilcoxson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) +0:39
4. Courteney Lowe (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
5. Emma Grant (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) +2:01
6. Lex Albrecht (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
7. Maria Calle Williams (Colombian National Team)
8. Jessica Prinner (Hotter’N Hell Hundred)
9. Anna Sanders (FCS|Rouse p/b Mr Restore) +2:10
10. Joy McCulloch (Helen’s Racing) +2:12
Top 10 Men Stage 2 Results
1. Shawn Milne (Kenda-5-Hour Energy Cycling Team) 4:14:04
2. Francisco Mancebo (Competitive Cyclist Racing Team)
3. Eric Young (Bissell Pro Cycling)
4. Logan Loader (Team Exergy) +0:02
5. Andy Jacques-Maynes (Kenda-5-Hour Energy Cycling Team) +0:04
6. Cesar Grajales (Competitive Cyclist Racing Team)
7. Andres Diaz Corales (Team Exergy)
8. Weimar Roldan (Colombian National Team)
9. Joseph Schmalz (ELBOWZ Racing)
10. Juan Esteban Arango (Colombian National Team) +0:07