Canadian Alex Wrubleski took the early lead in the Women's Prestige Series with a gutsy last-stage move which propelled her into the overall classification at the Redlands Classic earlier this month. The Webcor team was able to deliver the Saskatchewan native to victory in the overall, sprint, mountains and best young rider classifications over former Webcor rider and 2007 series winner, Mara Abbott at Redlands. Since the race was the first in the series, Wrubleski now holds the lead in all series classifications as well.
The performance earned Wrubleski the distinction of being a rider to watch in the North American women's circuit, an honour which usually follows the leader of the Prestige Series. Riders like Abbott, Katharine Carroll and sprinter Brooke Miller have all made names for themselves in the series which includes the Nature Valley Grand Prix and the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational criterium..
Webcor has taken the team classification in the series for the past two years in a row, and now leads the team standings ahead of High Road and Aaron's.
The Women's Prestige Cycling Series continues in June at the Nature Valley Grand Prix on June 11 to 15 followed by the grand finale at the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational on August 2.