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USA Crits Finals 2013

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September 19, 2013

September 19, Elite women: Las Vegas 40km

Schneider wins USA Crits final race in Vegas

By:
Pat Malach
Published:
September 20, 2013, 9:33 BST,
Updated:
September 20, 2013, 12:07 BST

Allar wraps up overall title

Samantha Schneider (TIBCO) takes the sprint win in Vegas.

Samantha Schneider (TIBCO) takes the sprint win in Vegas.

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Team TIBCO to the Top used the strength of its three-rider squad to deliver Samantha Schneider to the victory in the USA Crits finale in Las Vegas, overpowering series winner Erica Allar and third-placed Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) in an action-packed race.

"We went into the race wanting to keep it aggressive," Schneider said. "We have some awesome sponsors here watching us race, so we wanted to control the last few laps and set the lead out up as fast as we could, and we came away with the win."

The small field and the slightly technical course made successful escapes difficult, but plenty of riders tried. Colavita's Lindsay Bayer was active, along with Christina Gokey-Smith and the Tibco riders, while Allar and Van Gilder mostly held back back and waited for the finish.

The group bunched up with two to go before the sprinters moved to the front for the run at the finish. Tibco used its superior numbers with Lauren Stephens and 15-year-old Skylar Schneider – Samantha's sister – to pinch Allar and Van Gilder in the final corner. Allar crossed the line second, while Van Gilder held on for third.

"I was a little bit too far back coming into the final couple of turns," Allar said. "But Laura Van Gilder was coming up the inside so I jumped on her wheel. Unfortunately, a Tibco rider closed the door on us and we got pinched between her and the barriers and lost all of our momentum. I came out of the last turn third and was able to pass Laura for second. It's unfortunate, because I think I could have won had I played it a little smarter."

Allar easily outpaced the others for the series win, while Van Gilder was second and Novo Nordisk's Morgan Patton was third overall.

"Second is still really good," Allar said of the final series race. "And I'm happy to finish the USA CRIT series with the overall title."

Full results

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO- To the Top) 1:02:54  
2 Erica Allar (CARE4CYCLING p/b Solomon Corp) 0:00:01  
3 Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)    
4 Skylar Schneider (Team TIBCO- To the Top)    
5 Morgan Patton (Team Novo Nordisk)    
6 Christy Keely (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)    
7 Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO- To the Top) 0:00:02  
8 Tiffany Pezzulo (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)    
9 Christina Gokey-Smith (ROUSE/OOGIE RACING)    
10 Jacqueline McClure (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling) 0:00:03  
11 Amy Cutler (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)    
12 Lenore Pipes (CARE4CYCLING p/b Solomon Corp)    
13 Starla Teddergreen (Vanderkitten)    
14 Julie Kuliezca (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 0:00:04  
15 Mary Zider (Colavita/Fine Cooking)    
16 Mary Maroon (SB Racing)    
17 Amity Elliot (Team Kenda) 0:00:05  
18 Bre Rue (Fred Meyer Cycling Team)    
19 Anna Sanders (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 0:00:06  
20 Heather Albert (Team Rep) 0:00:07  
21 Melina Bernicker (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)    
22 Martina Patella    
23 Laura Lee Vo (CRCA/Radical Media) 0:00:08  
24 Whitney Schultz (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 0:00:11  
25 Kat Carr (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Pro) 0:03:38  
DNF Lindsay Bayer (Colavita/Fine Cooking)    
DNF Kaytie Scott (Primal Pro Women P/B BH)    
DNF Irena Ossola (Team Kenda)    
DNF Liz Gerrity (Rosebandit Racing)    
DNF Paula Nathalia Acevedo Rodriguez (Colombia)    
DNF Amber Brown (SKINourishment p/b Paceline Project)    

Final standings

# Rider Name (Country) Team Result
1 Erica Allar (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon) 2253  pts
2 Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) 1839  
3 Morgan Patton (Team Novo Nordisk) 1817  
4 Lenore Pipes (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon) 1800  
5 Tiffany Pezzulo (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 1737  
6 Joanie Caron (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 1324  
7 Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 1210  
8 Melina Bernecker (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 1170  
9 Samantha Schneider (Team Tibco) 1117  
10 Kimberley Wells (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13) 1093  
11 Lauren Stephens (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 1067  
12 Jacquelyn Crowell (Exergy TWENTY16) 1053  
13 Christina Gokey-Smith (ROUSE/OOGIE RACING) 1048  
14 Kat Carr (Skinourishment p/b Paceline Projects) 857  
15 Amy Cutler (Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell) 802  
16 Lindsay Bayer (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 801  
17 Vanessa Drigo (Rose Bandit Racing Team) 783  
18 Tina Pic (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 775  
19 Christy Keely (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 748  
20 Starla Teddergreen (Vanderkitten) 735  
21 Anna Sanders (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 729  
22 Whitney Schultz (Skinourishment p/b Paceline Projects) 710  
23 Carrie Cash Wootten (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 706  
24 Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13) 703  
25 Kaytie Scott (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 677  
26 Mary Zider 676  
27 Jessica Prinner (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon) 644  
28 Sara Tussey (VeloShine Cycling Team) 567  
29 Liza Rachetto (Vanderkitten) 560  
30 Irena Ossola (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 555  
31 Skylar Schneider (Team Tibco) 544  
32 Nichole Wangsgard (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 532  
33 Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 521  
34 Lauren Tamayo (Exergy TWENTY16) 457  
35 Laura Parsons (Rose Bandit Racing Team) 448  
36 Shannon Parrish (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 438  
37 Cinthia Lehner (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 428  
38 Amity Elliot (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 424  
39 Rushlee Buchanan (Team Tibco) 422  
40 Amy Phillips (HUB Endurance Women's Cycling) 371  
41 Cari Higgins (Exergy TWENTY16) 370  
42 Scotti Wilborne (Leborne Development) 366  
43 Jennifer Caicedo (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 354  
44 Terra James (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 354  
45 Sarah Huang (Exergy TWENTY16) 347  
46 Jamie Bookwalter (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 340  
47 Kori Seehafer (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 331  
48 Kelly Fisher-Goodwin (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13) 330  
49 Madeleine Pape (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 330  
50 Meredith Miller (Team Tibco) 325  
51 Maura Kinsella (NOW and Novartis for MS) 316  
52 Hannah Miller (PainPathways Cycling Team) 313  
53 Amber Gaffney (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 311  
54 Amy Mcguire (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 307  
55 Heather Albert (Team Rep) 299  
56 Laura Lee Vo (CRCA/Radical Media) 295  
57 Julie Kuliecza (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 289  
58 Ambre Levy (Pink Panthers Cycling Team) 282  
59 Jeannie Kuhajek (Vanderkitten) 269  
60 Melanie Spath (Team Tibco) 255  
61 Hayley Giddens (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 244  
62 Kelli Richter (PSIMET Racing) 244  
63 Coryn Rivera (Marian University) 241  
64 Amber Vrendenburg (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 240  
65 Lauren Hall (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 238  
66 Liz Gerrity (Rose Bandit Racing Team) 231  
67 Brianna Walle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 231  
68 Valentina Paniagua (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 229  
69 Allison Arensman (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 227  
70 Jade Wilcoxson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 225  
71 Jenn Perricone (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 223  
72 Andrea Dvorak (Exergy TWENTY16) 221  
73 Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) 221  
74 Stacey Jensen (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 220  
75 Sarah Rice (Spidermonkey Cycling) 220  
76 Annie Ewart (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 209  
77 Elizabeth Newell (NOW and Novartis for MS) 206  
78 Kathryn Clark (PainPathways Cycling Team) 205  
79 Jennifer Valente (Exergy TWENTY16) 205  
80 Marianne Holt (PainPathways Cycling Team) 204  
81 Debbie Milne (Cleveland Clinic - Carbon Racing) 204  
82 Jamie Gilgen (Infinit Canada / Cyclepower) 202  
83 Jo Kiesanowski (Team Tibco) 201  
84 Nadia Latzgo (Exergy TWENTY16) 201  
85 Holly Mathews (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 200  
86 Elizabeth Steel (NZL) 200  
87 Jacqueline Mcclure (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling) 195  
88 Jennifer Rife (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 190  
89 Patty Buerkle (Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom) 187  
90 Anne Donley (Rise Above Racing) 187  
91 Shelby Reynolds (HELEN's/CANNONDALE) 187  
92 Courteney Lowe (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 186  
93 Chantal Blaak (Team Tibco) 184  
94 Jacqueline Kurth (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 184  
95 Alexis Ryan (NOW and Novartis for MS) 180  
96 Fabienne Gerard (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 179  
97 Amber Brown (DNA Cycling p/b Plan7) 176  
98 Emily Georgeson (HELEN's/CANNONDALE) 175  
99 Laura Summers (Central Wheel/GHCC) 175  
100 Alisha Welsh (Sabino Cycles Racing) 175  
101 Mary Maroon (SB Racing) 173  
102 Ann Koehler (Modry Evergreen) 172  
103 Diana Carolina Penuela Martinez (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 172  
104 Amy Horstmeyer (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 170  
105 Kate Veronneau (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13) 168  
106 Suzanne Sonye (HELEN's/CANNONDALE) 167  
107 Erin Silliman (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13) 166  
108 Bre Rue (Fred Meyer Cycling Team) 165  
109 Amy Miner (Dealer.com-EverBank) 163  
110 Raquel Miller (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling) 159  
111 Lindsey Durst (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 157  
112 Colleen Gulick (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 157  
113 Sarah Carroll (SCCA/Starbucks Cycling) 155  
114 Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten) 152  
115 Annalisa Fish (Rockford/Clif) 151  
116 Mia Loquai (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 151  
117 Sierra Siebenlist (Team Indiebike.com p/b Angie's List) 151  
118 Martina Patella 149  
119 Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten) 148  
120 Jacqueline Parker (CRCA/Radical Media) 148  
121 Katherine Ross (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 148  
122 Kaelly Farnham (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr Restore) 147  
123 Andrea Katherine Garces (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 147  
124 Marilyn Mcdonald (Landis/Trek) 147  
125 Melissa Ross (FASTER Performance Center) 146  
126 Samantha Heinrich (West Coast Cycling p/b STS Bikes/Harold Hart & Associates, Inc.) 142  
127 Mikayla Lyman (DNA Cycling p/b Plan7) 141  
128 Erica Zaveta 141  
129 Meredith Ehn (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling) 139  
130 Ana Cristina Sanabria Sanchez (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 138  
131 Robin Farina (NOW and Novartis for MS) 137  
132 Suzie Brown (P-K Express/ HNZ Strategic.com) 134  
133 Gabrielle Fortin (Team Kenda P/B RACC) 134  
134 Kimberly Zubris (Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom) 132  
135 Rachel Byus (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 131  
136 Jodi Diemar (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon) 131  
137 Jannette Rho (Les Petites Victoires) 131  
138 Kristin Mcgrath (ExergyTwenty16) 130  
139 Priscilla Calderon (HELEN's/CANNONDALE) 128  
140 Gwen Inglis (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 128  
141 Deborah Leedale-Brown (Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell) 128  
142 Kerrin Strevell (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling) 125  
143 Joy Mccullough (Primal Pro Womens Cycling Team) 124  
144 Debbie Prouty (PCP Race Team) 124  
145 Addy Albershardt (Pasta Zara - Cogeas) 122  
146 Laura Brown (Colavita/Fine Cooking) 119  
147 Julie Cutts (Primal Pro Women p/b BH) 119  
148 Michelle Ignash (HELEN's/CANNONDALE) 119  
149 Lauren De Crescenzo (Team Kenda P/B RACC) 116  
150 Rose Long (Primal Pro Women) 115  
151 Kapri Gonzales (Landis/Trek) 113  
152 Nicole Mertz (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 113  
153 Joelle Numainville (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 112  
154 Chloe Black (Sabino Cycles Racing) 111  
155 Alison Tetrick (ExergyTwenty16) 111  
156 Stephanie Cucaz (PCP Race Team) 110  
157 Dawn Decaminada 110  
158 Sarah Demerly (Cleveland Clinic - Carbon Racing) 110  
159 Elizabeth Lauer (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 110  
160 Kristen Meshberg (Spidermonkey Cycling) 110  
161 Zoe Mullins (Exergy TWENTY16) 110  
162 Amanda Schaap (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 110  
163 Britta Siegel (Alriksson Cramo GoGreen) 110  
164 Francine Haas (Pact- DISH Network Cycling) 107  
165 Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.) 107  
166 Cady Chintis (Les Petites Victoires) 104  
167 Leah Kleager (Trek Bicycle Stores/Midwest Cycling Community) 104  
168 Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club) 104  
169 Marni Harker (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 101  
170 Judy Jenkins (Landis/Trek) 101  
171 Paula Nathalia Acevedo Rodriguez (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 100  
172 Amanda Miller (Team Tibco) 96  
173 Margaret Douglass (Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team) 95  
174 Lauren Rauck Komanski (NOW and Novartis for MS) 95  
175 Norrene Godfrey (Rubicon) 92  
176 Lauren Arnouts (Restore Cycling) 84  
177 Elizabeth Mccalley (HUB Endurance Women's Cycling) 68  
178 Janel Holcomb (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 67  
179 Frances Morrison (Pedal Power) 62  
180 Samantha Brode (Cleveland Clinic - Carbon Racing) 60  
181 Chane Chane (INTC) 60  
182 Jacqueline Denny (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 60  
183 Zoe Frazier (Frazier Cycling) 60  
184 Martha Hall (Beck Cycling) 60  
185 Elizabeth Lee (Louis Garneau Factory Team p/b Fuji) 60  
186 Lindsay Lorenz (Slimenundgrossen) 60  
187 Sheila Orem (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 60  
188 Caitlin Rolfs (Team Novo Nordisk) 60  
189 Rebecca Schepps (Team Novo Nordisk) 60  
190 Dominique Shore (Frazier Cycling) 60  
191 Arden Stelly (PainPathways Cycling Team) 60  
192 Marianna Williams (Outspokin Augusta) 60  
193 Stephanie Gonzalez (Equipe Vitesse) 53  
194 Elizabeth Morse Hill (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon) 51  
195 Abilgail Aldridge (PCP Race Team) 50  
196 Holly Beard (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 50  
197 Lee-Ann Beatty (Body by Vi p/b VeloVie) 50  
198 Christy Blakely (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon) 50  
199 Meaghan Bryan (Rose Bandit Racing Team) 50  
200 Claudia Patricia Buitrago (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 50  
201 Lisa Carr (TDI/Zuck Bikes) 50  
202 Erica Chard (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling) 50  
203 Megan Cole (Whole Foods Market) 50  
204 Lauren Creamer (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee) 50  
205 Kimberly Edwards (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 50  
206 Elizabeth Engwis (Project 5 Racing) 50  
207 Chelsea Factor (Team Kenda p/b RACC) 50  
208 Ana Milena Fagua Raquira (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 50  
209 Cathy Frampton (PSIMET Racing) 50  
210 Colleen Hayduk (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13) 50  
211 Heather Holmes (Michael David Winery) 50  
212 Mariasol Johannes (The Cannonball-Hub Racing Team) 50  
213 Emily Kachorek (Vanderkitten) 50  
214 Kristen Lasasso (Rose Bandit Racing Team) 50  
215 Dori Leib (Wolverine Sports Club) 50  
216 Leslie Lupien (Sunapee Racing Team) 50  
217 Jennifer Magur (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling) 50  
218 Jennie May (Louis Garneau Factory Team p/b Fuji) 50  
219 Vanessa Mckenzie (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing Team) 50  
220 Carol-Lynn Mills (CRCA/ Houlihan Lokey) 50  
221 Diana Carolina Palacios (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 50  
222 Melissa Petty (HUB Endurance Women's Cycling) 50  
223 Amy Plotkin (Rose Bandit Racing Team) 50  
224 Lisa Ribes (Sabino Cycles Racing) 50  
225 Angie Liliana Sanabria Puerto (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA) 50  
226 Leah Sanda (PSIMET Racing) 50  
227 Jennifer Schuble (I AM The Engine / I AM Racing) 50  
228 Rhae Shaw (Vanderkitten) 50  
229 Payton Thomas (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore) 50  
230 Kimberly Truitt (Landis/Trek) 50