Amgen Women's Race: Hall takes overall victory

Arlenis Sierra wins final stage

Cuban Arlenis Sierra (Astana Women's Team) won the stage 3 of the Amgen Women's Race, out-sprinting Emma White (Rally Cycling) and Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) after a fast-paced circuit race.

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) crossed the line in 20th place to win the overall ahead of Tayler Wiles (Trek-Drops) and Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM); Hall also won the Queen of the Mountains classification.

White's two second places on stages 1 and 3 brought her the green points jersey, seventh-placed Sara Poidevin was the best young rider.

The UCI Women's WorldTour continues to be led by Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) who is currently racing the Emakumeen Bira.

Listen to Hall talk about her overall victory in the latest Voxwomen video below.

How it Unfolded

The final stage was held in the state capital of California, Sacramento. The 3.5-kilometre circuit with six turns was raced 20 times for a total of 70km. An intermediate sprint with five laps to go offered sprint points and bonus seconds. Although the 29-second lead of yellow jersey Katie Hall was virtually insurmountable, the green points jersey was still up for grabs.

The first lap of the circuit was neutralised. There were attacks from the peloton right away, and after two laps, Ruth Winder (Team Sunweb) was the first to get a gap. She was joined by three other riders, but they were quickly caught again by the peloton. The race was controlled by UnitedHealthcare who put their riders at the front of the peloton, kept Hall out of danger, and did not let anyone get away.

Eight laps into the race, a group of seven riders briefly got a small advantage on the peloton, but they were soon reeled in. Halfway through the race with ten laps to go, the attacks quieted down a bit. Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb) made another short-lasting move, countered by 44-year-old Liza Rachetto (Hagens Berman Supermint) who was also quickly brought back.

Shannon Malseed (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) attacked just before the intermediate sprint and was joined by Brenda Andrea Santoyo (Swapit Agolico). The two went through the intermediate sprint 12 seconds ahead of the peloton.

Santoyo continued on after the sprint, but was caught a kilometre later. Jessica Cerra (Hagens Berman-Supermint) was the next to attack with four laps to go, and when she was caught, cyclo-cross star Katie Compton (US National Team) and Pernille Mathiesen (Team Sunweb) countered. This duo held an eight-second advantage coming into the third-last lap, but were then brought back by the UnitedHealthcare-led peloton. A final move came from Lily Williams (Hagens Berman-Supermint) who was caught on the penultimate lap.

The sprint trains were set up on the final lap, with Team Sunweb leading the pack for their sprinter, Californian native Coryn Rivera, at the two-kilometre sign. On the final kilometre, Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM) led out Alexis Ryan who sped towards the finish along the left-side barriers. Emma White (Rally Cycling) sat behind a teammate for a long time and went out into the wind late.

Arlenis Sierra was brought to the wheel of Alexis Ryan by her teammate Sofia Bertizzolo, could accelerate in Ryan's slipstream and went past her on the last 50 metres to claim the stage victory ahead of White and Ryan.


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Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team1:37:32 
2Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
3Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling  
4Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
5Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High5  
6Skylar Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team  
7Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
8Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High5  
9Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling  
10Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Women  
11Lily Williams (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
12Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
13Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
14Mannon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops  
15Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
16Diana Peñuela (Col) Unitedhealthcare Women  
17Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
18Lizbeth Yareli Salazar (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
19Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
20Katharine Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women  
21Marcela Elizabeth Prieto (Mex) Swapit Agolico  
22Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High5  
23Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Drops  
24Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling  
25Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink  
26Leah Thomas (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women  
27Grace Brown (Aus) Wiggle High5  
28Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team  
29Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb Women  
30Erica Allar (USA) Rally Cycling  
31Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
32Samantha Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team  
33Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
34Caro Rodríguez (Mex) Astana Women's Team  
35Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
36Rebecca Beaumont (Can) Team Illuminate  
37Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling  
38Jennifer Luebke (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
39Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High5  
40Alice Cobb (GBr) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
41Grace Anderson (NZl) Team Illuminate  
42Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops  
43Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Team Illuminate  
44Liliana Moreno (Col) Astana Women's Team  
45Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
46Jasmin Duehring (Can) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
47Elizabeth Banks (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Women  
48Tereza Medvedova (Svk) BePink  
49Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops  
50Shoko Kashiki (Jpn) Team Illuminate  
51Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
52Whitney Allison (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
53Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
54Katherine Compton (USA) USA Cycling National Team  
55Maria Jose Vargas (CRc) Swapit Agolico  
56Megan Guarnier (USA) USA Cycling National Team  
57Stephanie Roorda (Can) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
58Paola Andrea Muñoz (Chi) Swapit Agolico  
59Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
60Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:00:13 
61Ruth Winder (USA) Team Sunweb Women  
62Andrea Ramírez (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:00:19 
63Jennifer Wheeler (USA) USA Cycling National Team  
64Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops  
65Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:00:23 
66Anna Christian (GBr) Trek-Drops  
67Yusseli Mendivil Soto (Mex) Mexican National Team0:00:29 
68Tanja Erath (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
69Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
70Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink  
71Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling  
72Lisa Morzenti (Ita) BePink0:00:39 
73Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women  
74Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women  
75Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
76Lauren Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women0:01:27 
77Lexie Millard (USA) Team Illuminate0:09:00 
DNFLeah Thorvilson (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing  
DNSMayra del Rocio Rocha Guerrero (Mex) Mexican National Team  
Sacramento (15th Crossing) - 52.5 km
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank3 pts
2Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico2 
3Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team15 pts
2Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing12 
3Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling9 
4Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women7 
5Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High56 
6Skylar Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team5 
7Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air4 
8Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High53 
9Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling2 
10Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Women1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Wiggle High54:52:36 
2Rally Cycling  
3Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank  
4Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
5Swapit Agolico  
6Astana Women S Team  
7Canyon // Sram Racing  
8Trek - Drops  
9Hagens Berman / Supermint  
11Usa Cycling National Team  
12Twenty20 P/B Sho - Air  
13Team Illuminate  
14Team Sunweb0:00:13 
Final general classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katharine Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women7:51:11 
2Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Drops0:00:29 
3Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:01:07 
4Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink0:01:12 
5Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:01:16 
6Caro Rodríguez (Mex) Astana Women's Team0:01:20 
7Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:43 
8Leah Thomas (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women0:02:24 
9Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb Women0:02:28 
10Marcela Elizabeth Prieto (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:02:31 
11Liliana Moreno (Col) Astana Women's Team0:02:39 
12Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling0:02:47 
13Alison Jackson (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:03:20 
14Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling0:03:21 
15Grace Anderson (NZl) Team Illuminate  
16Jasmin Duehring (Can) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
17Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops  
18Diana Peñuela (Col) Unitedhealthcare Women0:03:26 
19Alice Cobb (GBr) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
20Megan Guarnier (USA) USA Cycling National Team0:03:29 
21Ruth Winder (USA) Team Sunweb Women0:03:42 
22Ingrid Drexel (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:04:37 
23Lauren Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women0:05:17 
24Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:05:36 
25Whitney Allison (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint0:06:02 
26Margot Clyne (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:06:21 
27Anna Christian (GBr) Trek-Drops0:07:03 
28Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:07:20 
29Jennifer Luebke (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint0:07:34 
30Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:07:58 
31Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling0:08:26 
32Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:08:31 
33Trixi Worrack (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:08:37 
34Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint  
35Shoko Kashiki (Jpn) Team Illuminate0:09:28 
36Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Team Illuminate0:09:30 
37Rebecca Beaumont (Can) Team Illuminate0:09:34 
38Grace Brown (Aus) Wiggle High50:09:45 
39Andrea Ramírez (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:09:53 
40Maria Jose Vargas (CRc) Swapit Agolico  
41Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:10:21 
42Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team0:10:33 
43Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops0:10:54 
44Lily Williams (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint0:13:37 
45Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women0:13:38 
46Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:13:40 
47Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Women  
48Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink  
49Elizabeth Banks (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Women  
50Julia Soek (Ned) Team Sunweb Women0:13:53 
51Hannah Payton (GBr) Trek-Drops0:13:59 
52Stephanie Roorda (Can) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:14:08 
53Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women0:14:19 
54Yusseli Mendivil Soto (Mex) Mexican National Team0:14:37 
55Lizbeth Yareli Salazar (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:15:04 
56Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High50:15:48 
57Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint0:16:15 
58Tanja Erath (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:16:16 
59Julie Leth (Den) Wiggle High50:16:25 
60Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:16:31 
61Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High50:16:38 
62Mannon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops0:16:42 
63Jennifer Wheeler (USA) USA Cycling National Team0:16:43 
64Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling0:16:53 
65Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint0:16:54 
66Skylar Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team0:17:04 
67Samantha Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team  
68Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women0:17:43 
69Katherine Compton (USA) USA Cycling National Team0:18:21 
70Tereza Medvedova (Svk) BePink0:19:19 
71Erica Allar (USA) Rally Cycling0:20:47 
72Silvia Valsecchi (Ita) BePink0:22:33 
73Lexie Millard (USA) Team Illuminate0:22:40 
74Paola Andrea Muñoz (Chi) Swapit Agolico0:25:59 
75Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:27:46 
76Lisa Morzenti (Ita) BePink0:27:58 
77Lucy Garner (GBr) Wiggle High50:28:10 
Points classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling22 pts
2Alexis Ryan (USA) Canyon-SRAM Racing19 
3Kendall Ryan (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank16 
4Katharine Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women15 
5Arlenis Sierra (Cub) Astana Women's Team15 
6Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women15 
7Annette Edmondson (Aus) Wiggle High515 
8Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Drops12 
9Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing9 
10Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air9 
11Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink7 
12Lily Williams (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint6 
13Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank6 
14Skylar Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team6 
15Caro Rodríguez (Mex) Astana Women's Team5 
16Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling4 
17Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink4 
18Shannon Malseed (Aus) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank3 
19Lisa Morzenti (Ita) BePink3 
20Leah Thomas (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women3 
21Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Unitedhealthcare Women3 
22Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High53 
23Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb Women2 
24Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling2 
25Whitney Allison (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint2 
26Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico2 
27Marcela Elizabeth Prieto (Mex) Swapit Agolico1 
28Tanja Erath (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing1 
Mountains classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katharine Hall (USA) Unitedhealthcare Women11 pts
2Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek-Drops9 
3Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling6 
4Lily Williams (USA) Hagens Berman-Supermint5 
5Caro Rodríguez (Mex) Astana Women's Team5 
6Coryn Rivera (USA) Team Sunweb Women4 
7Erica Magnaldi (Ita) BePink3 
8Kathrin Hammes (Ger) Trek-Drops3 
9Katarzyna Niewiadoma (Pol) Canyon-SRAM Racing1 
10Diana Peñuela (Col) Unitedhealthcare Women1 
Young riders classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling7:52:54 
2Juliette Labous (Fra) Team Sunweb Women0:00:45 
3Grace Anderson (NZl) Team Illuminate0:01:38 
4Sofia Bertizzolo (Ita) Astana Women's Team0:03:53 
5Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling0:06:43 
6Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Team Illuminate0:07:47 
7Andrea Ramírez (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:08:10 
8Maria Jose Vargas (CRc) Swapit Agolico  
9Brenda Andrea Santoyo Perez (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:08:38 
10Elizabeth Holden (GBr) Trek-Drops0:09:11 
11Maria Vittoria Sperotto (Ita) BePink0:11:57 
12Liane Lippert (Ger) Team Sunweb Women0:12:36 
13Lizbeth Yareli Salazar (Mex) Swapit Agolico0:13:21 
14Macey Stewart (Aus) Wiggle High50:14:05 
15Mannon Lloyd (GBr) Trek-Drops0:14:59 
16Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling0:15:10 
17Skylar Schneider (USA) USA Cycling National Team0:15:21 
18Pernille Mathiesen (Den) Team Sunweb Women0:16:00 
19Tereza Medvedova (Svk) BePink0:17:36 
20Christa Riffel (Ger) Canyon-SRAM Racing0:26:03 
21Lisa Morzenti (Ita) BePink0:26:15 
Teams classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Unitedhealthcare Pro Cycling Team23:39:33 
2Rally Cycling0:01:51 
3Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank0:02:02 
4Astana Women S Team0:03:35 
5Trek - Drops0:04:36 
6Twenty20 P/B Sho - Air0:10:39 
7Canyon // Sram Racing0:12:25 
8Team Sunweb0:13:50 
9Hagens Berman / Supermint0:15:39 
10Swapit Agolico0:15:58 
11Team Illuminate0:16:19 
13Usa Cycling National Team0:30:21 
14Wiggle High50:35:58 


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