Tour of the Gila overall winner
Winner of stage 1
Current National US Road Champion Mara Abbott (Diaodora -Pasta Zara) showed that she had found her climbing legs on the way to Mogollon. After her team had lined up at the front to set a fast tempo to shell as many riders as possible, Abbott attacked just before the right turn to the final climb.…
The final three Stars-and-Stripes of the 2010 USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite Road National Championships were awarded on Sunday as Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) used a late-race attack to grab her second elite women’s road race national title. Lawson Craddock (Hot Tubes) completed the sweep winning the junior men’s 17-18 road race after earning the time trial and criterium titles earlier in the week. Michael Olheiser (TriStar Cycling Team) won the elite men’s road race to cap off the week’s action in Bend.
Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) crushes stage 1 of Tour of the Gila and has over two minutes on GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) repeats his won on Mogollon to take the lead in the men’s race. Photos. Videos.
Amber Neben (dare to Be-BMW Bianchi) and Ben Day (Fly V Australia) repeated their wins at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the classic NRC opener in Southern California. The fight is on to defend the yellow jersey with three more stages to go.
Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Baci) outsprinted her breakmates for the win at the San Dimas Hospital Road Race. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) made his move on the final climb to take the win. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) retain the yellow jersey with one stage left. Updated with photos.