Clarke takes sprint win at Clarendon Cup

Stephens takes solo win in the women's race

Lauren Stephens (Tibco-SVB) took a solo win at the Air Force Association Cycling Classic's Clarendon Cup on Saturday in Arlington, Virginia. Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) sprinted in ahead of the main field for second place ahead of US criterium champion Kendall Ryan (Tibco-SVB.

In the men's race there were several attacks and reshuffling moves, one that included UnitedHealthcare's Carlos Alzate and Argentine sprinter Sebastian Haedo (Jamis-Hagens Berman). UnitedHealthcare took control of the race and brought that move back preferring instead to rely on their Australian sprinter Hilton Clarke, who rode into a new breakaway that lapped the field.

He took the win ahead of Ryan Aitcheson (Astellas) took second place on the day and Bobby Lea (Custom Velo pb Altamira) was third.

"We don't really like to chase our own teammates but Carlos was in a move with one of the most dangerous riders in Sebastian Haedo, so we made a call to chase it back, and I told them that I would be ready for the next move once it comes back. We trusted each other, we've been doing it a long time, but that was a hard race."

The Air Force Association Cycling Classic will continue with the Crystal Cup on Sunday. You can watch the live streaming of the women's and men's races here on Cyclingnews.

Brief Results

Women
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauren Stephens (USA) Tibco-SVB  
2Coryn Rivera (USA) UnitedHealthcare  
3Kendall Ryan (USA) Tibco-SVB  
Men
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hilton Clarke (Aus) UnitedHealthcare  
2Ryan Aitcheson (USA) Astellas  
3Bobby Lea (USA) Custom Velo pb Altamira  
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