Katie Hall wins Colorado Classic Women's Race

Kendall Ryan wins final stage 4 in Denver

Kendall Ryan (Tibco-SVB) won stage 4 at the Colorado Classic Women's Race in Denver on Sunday, closing out the four-day stage race by winning the bunch sprint ahead of Rally Cycling duo Emma White and Allison Beveridge.

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) won the overall title by 24 seconds ahead of her teammate Leah Thomas and 1:22 over third-placed Abigail Mickey (Rally Cycling).

Hall has been undefeated in stage races on US soil, having won Joe Martin Stage Race, Tour of the Gila, Redlands Bicycle Classic and the Women's WorldTour's Amgen Tour of California earlier this year. She announced earlier this week that she would be racing for Boels-Dolmans in 2019.

In Colorado, Thomas won the mountain competition, while UnitedHealthcare won the team classification. Rally's Gillian Ellsay took home the best young rider's jersey and Jennifer Valente (Twenty20-Sho-Air) won the points classification.

How it unfolded

The finale stage 3 of the Colorado Classic Women's Race was held in Denver on four laps of a 14.6km circuits, totalling 59km. There were three intermediate sprints before the finish line at roughly 45km, 30km and 15km to go.

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) held a 24-second lead over her teammate Leah Thomas, and 1:22 over Abigail Mickey (Rally Cycling) heading into the last day of racing.

The previous day's winner Jennifer Valente (Twenty20) secured the first two intermediate sprints to add to her overall lead in the points classification. Jess Cerra of the Hagens Berman team took full points at the last sprint, but that didn't affect Valente's stronghold over the special jersey.

A crash along the final lap of the race took down several riders, but those involved were able to get back on their bikes. Three riders did not finish the final stage.

Rally Cycling was the most organised of the teams in the closing kilometres, looking for a stage win with their fast women Emma White and Megan Jastrab.

As in the previous day's criterium, Tibco-SVB moved up with a lead-out for their sprinter Kendall Ryan, as did Twenty20 for Valente. In the end, Tibco-SVB's Ryan took the bunch sprint for the stage win.


Full Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kendall Ryan (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank1:16:29 
2Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling  
3Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling0:00:01 
4Harriet Owen (GBr) Hagens Berman - Supermint  
5Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
6Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Fearless Femme  
7Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme  
8Rachel Langdon (USA) Team Affinity  
9Esther Meisels (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres  
10Mia Kilburg (USA) Team Affinity0:00:03 
11Jess Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman - Supermint0:00:04 
12Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
13Jillian Bearden (USA) Palmares  
14Diana Penuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
15Lex Albrecht (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:00:05 
16Flavia Oliviera (Bra) Fearless Femme  
17Katherine Compton (USA) Fearless Femme  
18Emily Newsom (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
19Hanna Muegge (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres  
20Eleanor Velez (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
21Haley Gill (Can) Amy D. Foundation  
22Megan Jastrab (USA) Rally Cycling0:00:06 
23Daphne Karagianis (USA) ALP Cycles Racing  
24Alexandra Millard (USA) Orion Racing  
25Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
26Natalia Franco (Col) Stages Cycling Team  
27Janelle Cole (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
28Abigail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling  
29Katherine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:07 
30Beth Ann Orton (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres  
31Shayna Powless (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
32Leah Thomas (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
33Charlotte Backus (USA) Palmares  
34Leigh Ann Ganzar (USA) Team Affinity0:00:08 
35Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling  
36Allison Baca (USA) Hagens Berman - Supermint  
37Steph Roorda (Can) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:00:09 
38Carlyn Jackson (USA) Orion Racing  
39Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
40Maddy Ward (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
41Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling0:00:10 
42Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
43Hayley Lytle (USA) Palmares  
44Lisa Cordova (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
45Rachel Plessing (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:00:12 
46Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Fearless Femme0:00:13 
47Jasmine Soh (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
48Caroline Mani (Fra) Palmares  
49Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air  
50Carol Seipp (USA) Orion Racing  
51Emma Lujan (Can) Swisse Femme Equipe  
52Andrea Thomas (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:00:14 
53Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling  
54Lynne Anderson (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:00:25 
55Gwen Inglis (USA) Stages Cycling Team0:00:28 
56Kristina Kvrouwenvelder (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:00:49 
57Kathryn Buss (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank  
58Jennifer Hale (USA) Orion Racing0:02:40 
59Emily Marcolini (Can) Swisse Femme Equipe0:02:42 
60Jeannie Kuhajek (USA) Stages Cycling Team  
61Melanie Wong (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres0:04:27 
DNFManuela Escobar (Col) ALP Cycles Racing  
DNFClio Dinan (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
DNFAnne Donley (USA) Fearless Femme  
Sprint 1
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air5 pts
2Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air3 
3Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme1 
Sprint 2
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air5 pts
2Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling3 
3Flavia Oliviera (Bra) Fearless Femme1 
Sprint 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jess Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman - Supermint5 pts
2Emily Newsom (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank3 
3Diana Penuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling1 
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kendall Ryan (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank15 pts
2Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling12 
3Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling10 
4Harriet Owen (GBr) Hagens Berman - Supermint7 
5Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air6 
6Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Fearless Femme5 
7Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme4 
8Rachel Langdon (USA) Team Affinity3 
9Esther Meisels (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres2 
10Mia Kilburg (USA) Team Affinity1 
Young rider
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling1:16:29 
2Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme  
3Esther Meisels (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres  
4Eleanor Velez (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
5Megan Jastrab (USA) Rally Cycling  
6Natalia Franco (Col) Stages Cycling Team  
7Janelle Cole (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
8Charlotte Backus (USA) Palmares  
9Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling  
10Jasmine Soh (USA) Amy D. Foundation  
11Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Rally Cycling3:49:27 
2Fearless Femme  
3TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank  
4Hagens Berman / Supermint  
5Team Affinity  
6Point S Auto p/b Nokian Tyres  
7UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team  
8Twenty20 pb Sho-Air  
9Amy D. Foundation  
11Orion Racing  
12ALP Cycles Racing  
Final general classification after stage 3
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Katherine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling4:12:44 
2Leah Thomas (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:24 
3Abigail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling0:01:22 
4Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:01:36 
5Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:57 
6Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling0:01:58 
7Leigh Ann Ganzar (USA) Team Affinity0:02:10 
8Maddy Ward (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:02:48 
9Jess Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman - Supermint  
10Jillian Bearden (USA) Palmares0:02:53 
11Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling  
12Diana Penuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:02:59 
13Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:03:08 
14Emily Newsom (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:03:17 
15Flavia Oliviera (Bra) Fearless Femme0:03:24 
16Lex Albrecht (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:03:42 
17Rachel Langdon (USA) Team Affinity0:03:44 
18Charlotte Backus (USA) Palmares0:03:55 
19Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling0:03:59 
20Katherine Compton (USA) Fearless Femme0:04:12 
21Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:04:13 
22Kathryn Buss (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:04:24 
23Ashlee Ankudinoff (Aus) Fearless Femme0:04:32 
24Shayna Powless (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:04:42 
25Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling0:04:56 
26Hanna Muegge (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres0:04:58 
27Eleanor Velez (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:05:05 
28Natalia Franco (Col) Stages Cycling Team0:05:18 
29Emma Lujan (Can) Swisse Femme Equipe0:05:23 
30Kendall Ryan (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:06:17 
31Haley Gill (Can) Amy D. Foundation  
32Caroline Mani (Fra) Palmares0:06:24 
33Rachel Plessing (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:06:41 
34Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Fearless Femme0:07:04 
35Alexandra Millard (USA) Orion Racing0:07:23 
36Erica Clevenger (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:07:42 
37Esther Meisels (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres0:07:51 
38Lisa Cordova (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:07:53 
39Carlyn Jackson (USA) Orion Racing0:07:54 
40Steph Roorda (Can) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air0:08:00 
41Daphne Karagianis (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:08:16 
42Beth Ann Orton (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres0:08:34 
43Allison Baca (USA) Hagens Berman - Supermint0:08:40 
44Lynne Anderson (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:08:43 
45Holly Breck (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling0:08:50 
46Hayley Lytle (USA) Palmares0:09:01 
47Mia Kilburg (USA) Team Affinity  
48Janelle Cole (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:09:08 
49Megan Jastrab (USA) Rally Cycling0:09:16 
50Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme0:09:20 
51Gwen Inglis (USA) Stages Cycling Team0:09:24 
52Harriet Owen (GBr) Hagens Berman - Supermint0:09:38 
53Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:09:41 
54Andrea Thomas (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:09:44 
55Jasmine Soh (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:10:08 
56Kristina Kvrouwenvelder (USA) ALP Cycles Racing0:12:00 
57Carol Seipp (USA) Orion Racing0:18:55 
Point classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Jennifer Valente (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air58 pts
2Kendall Ryan (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank37 
3Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling26 
4Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Fearless Femme20 
5Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling16 
6Rachel Langdon (USA) Team Affinity14 
7Harriet Owen (GBr) Hagens Berman - Supermint13 
8Lex Albrecht (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank12 
9Lauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling11 
10Diana Penuela (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling9 
11Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme8 
12Jess Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman - Supermint5 
13Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling5 
14Leah Thomas (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling3 
15Jillian Bearden (USA) Palmares3 
16Allie Dragoo (USA) Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air3 
17Emily Newsom (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank3 
18Mia Kilburg (USA) Team Affinity3 
19Megan Jastrab (USA) Rally Cycling3 
20Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling2 
21Flavia Oliviera (Bra) Fearless Femme2 
22Esther Meisels (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres2 
Mountain classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Leah Thomas (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling14 pts
2Katherine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling13 
3Abigail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling7 
4Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling6 
5Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling3 
6Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling3 
7Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling3 
Young rider classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling4:14:41 
2Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling0:00:01 
3Charlotte Backus (USA) Palmares0:01:58 
4Emma White (USA) Rally Cycling0:02:02 
5Eleanor Velez (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:03:08 
6Natalia Franco (Col) Stages Cycling Team0:03:21 
7Esther Meisels (USA) Point S Auto p-b Nokian Tyres0:05:54 
8Janelle Cole (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:07:11 
9Megan Jastrab (USA) Rally Cycling0:07:19 
10Kristina Clonan (Aus) Fearless Femme0:07:23 
11Jasmine Soh (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:08:11 
Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team12:41:35 
2Rally Cycling0:00:46 
3TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank0:06:15 
4Fearless Femme0:08:20 
5Twenty20 pb Sho-Air0:09:10 
7Amy D. Foundation0:10:47 
8Hagens Berman / Supermint0:11:30 
9Team Affinity0:11:35 
10Point S Auto p/b Nokian Tyres0:15:30 
11ALP Cycles Racing0:18:09 
12Orion Racing0:21:25 


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