Schneider wins USA Crits final race in Vegas

Allar wraps up overall title

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

Final standings

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Erica Allar (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon)2253 pts
2Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom)1839 
3Morgan Patton (Team Novo Nordisk)1817 
4Lenore Pipes (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon)1800 
5Tiffany Pezzulo (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)1737 
6Joanie Caron (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)1324 
7Jennifer Purcell (Colavita/Fine Cooking)1210 
8Melina Bernecker (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)1170 
9Samantha Schneider (Team Tibco)1117 
10Kimberley Wells (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13)1093 
11Lauren Stephens (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)1067 
12Jacquelyn Crowell (Exergy TWENTY16)1053 
13Christina Gokey-Smith (ROUSE/OOGIE RACING)1048 
14Kat Carr (Skinourishment p/b Paceline Projects)857 
15Amy Cutler (Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell)802 
16Lindsay Bayer (Colavita/Fine Cooking)801 
17Vanessa Drigo (Rose Bandit Racing Team)783 
18Tina Pic (Colavita/Fine Cooking)775 
19Christy Keely (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)748 
20Starla Teddergreen (Vanderkitten)735 
21Anna Sanders (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)729 
22Whitney Schultz (Skinourishment p/b Paceline Projects)710 
23Carrie Cash Wootten (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)706 
24Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13)703 
25Kaytie Scott (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)677 
26Mary Zider676 
27Jessica Prinner (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon)644 
28Sara Tussey (VeloShine Cycling Team)567 
29Liza Rachetto (Vanderkitten)560 
30Irena Ossola (Team Kenda p/b RACC)555 
31Skylar Schneider (Team Tibco)544 
32Nichole Wangsgard (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)532 
33Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)521 
34Lauren Tamayo (Exergy TWENTY16)457 
35Laura Parsons (Rose Bandit Racing Team)448 
36Shannon Parrish (Team Kenda p/b RACC)438 
37Cinthia Lehner (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)428 
38Amity Elliot (Team Kenda p/b RACC)424 
39Rushlee Buchanan (Team Tibco)422 
40Amy Phillips (HUB Endurance Women's Cycling)371 
41Cari Higgins (Exergy TWENTY16)370 
42Scotti Wilborne (Leborne Development)366 
43Jennifer Caicedo (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)354 
44Terra James (Team Kenda p/b RACC)354 
45Sarah Huang (Exergy TWENTY16)347 
46Jamie Bookwalter (Colavita/Fine Cooking)340 
47Kori Seehafer (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)331 
48Kelly Fisher-Goodwin (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13)330 
49Madeleine Pape (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)330 
50Meredith Miller (Team Tibco)325 
51Maura Kinsella (NOW and Novartis for MS)316 
52Hannah Miller (PainPathways Cycling Team)313 
53Amber Gaffney (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)311 
54Amy Mcguire (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)307 
55Heather Albert (Team Rep)299 
56Laura Lee Vo (CRCA/Radical Media)295 
57Julie Kuliecza (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)289 
58Ambre Levy (Pink Panthers Cycling Team)282 
59Jeannie Kuhajek (Vanderkitten)269 
60Melanie Spath (Team Tibco)255 
61Hayley Giddens (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)244 
62Kelli Richter (PSIMET Racing)244 
63Coryn Rivera (Marian University)241 
64Amber Vrendenburg (Team Kenda p/b RACC)240 
65Lauren Hall (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)238 
66Liz Gerrity (Rose Bandit Racing Team)231 
67Brianna Walle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)231 
68Valentina Paniagua (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)229 
69Allison Arensman (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)227 
70Jade Wilcoxson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)225 
71Jenn Perricone (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)223 
72Andrea Dvorak (Exergy TWENTY16)221 
73Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS)221 
74Stacey Jensen (Team Kenda p/b RACC)220 
75Sarah Rice (Spidermonkey Cycling)220 
76Annie Ewart (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)209 
77Elizabeth Newell (NOW and Novartis for MS)206 
78Kathryn Clark (PainPathways Cycling Team)205 
79Jennifer Valente (Exergy TWENTY16)205 
80Marianne Holt (PainPathways Cycling Team)204 
81Debbie Milne (Cleveland Clinic - Carbon Racing)204 
82Jamie Gilgen (Infinit Canada / Cyclepower)202 
83Jo Kiesanowski (Team Tibco)201 
84Nadia Latzgo (Exergy TWENTY16)201 
85Holly Mathews (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)200 
86Elizabeth Steel (NZL)200 
87Jacqueline Mcclure (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling)195 
88Jennifer Rife (Team Kenda p/b RACC)190 
89Patty Buerkle (Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom)187 
90Anne Donley (Rise Above Racing)187 
91Shelby Reynolds (HELEN's/CANNONDALE)187 
92Courteney Lowe (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)186 
93Chantal Blaak (Team Tibco)184 
94Jacqueline Kurth (Colavita/Fine Cooking)184 
95Alexis Ryan (NOW and Novartis for MS)180 
96Fabienne Gerard (Team Kenda p/b RACC)179 
97Amber Brown (DNA Cycling p/b Plan7)176 
98Emily Georgeson (HELEN's/CANNONDALE)175 
99Laura Summers (Central Wheel/GHCC)175 
100Alisha Welsh (Sabino Cycles Racing)175 
101Mary Maroon (SB Racing)173 
102Ann Koehler (Modry Evergreen)172 
103Diana Carolina Penuela Martinez (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)172 
104Amy Horstmeyer (Team Kenda p/b RACC)170 
105Kate Veronneau (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13)168 
106Suzanne Sonye (HELEN's/CANNONDALE)167 
107Erin Silliman (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13)166 
108Bre Rue (Fred Meyer Cycling Team)165 
109Amy Miner ( 
110Raquel Miller (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling)159 
111Lindsey Durst (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)157 
112Colleen Gulick (Team Kenda p/b RACC)157 
113Sarah Carroll (SCCA/Starbucks Cycling)155 
114Jennifer Reither (Vanderkitten)152 
115Annalisa Fish (Rockford/Clif)151 
116Mia Loquai (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)151 
117Sierra Siebenlist (Team p/b Angie's List)151 
118Martina Patella149 
119Kate Chilcott (Vanderkitten)148 
120Jacqueline Parker (CRCA/Radical Media)148 
121Katherine Ross (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)148 
122Kaelly Farnham (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr Restore)147 
123Andrea Katherine Garces (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)147 
124Marilyn Mcdonald (Landis/Trek)147 
125Melissa Ross (FASTER Performance Center)146 
126Samantha Heinrich (West Coast Cycling p/b STS Bikes/Harold Hart & Associates, Inc.)142 
127Mikayla Lyman (DNA Cycling p/b Plan7)141 
128Erica Zaveta141 
129Meredith Ehn (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling)139 
130Ana Cristina Sanabria Sanchez (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)138 
131Robin Farina (NOW and Novartis for MS)137 
132Suzie Brown (P-K Express/ HNZ 
133Gabrielle Fortin (Team Kenda P/B RACC)134 
134Kimberly Zubris (Peanut Butter & Co. Human Zoom)132 
135Rachel Byus (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)131 
136Jodi Diemar (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon)131 
137Jannette Rho (Les Petites Victoires)131 
138Kristin Mcgrath (ExergyTwenty16)130 
139Priscilla Calderon (HELEN's/CANNONDALE)128 
140Gwen Inglis (Team Kenda p/b RACC)128 
141Deborah Leedale-Brown (Team EPS/CSS p/b Shebell & Shebell)128 
142Kerrin Strevell (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling)125 
143Joy Mccullough (Primal Pro Womens Cycling Team)124 
144Debbie Prouty (PCP Race Team)124 
145Addy Albershardt (Pasta Zara - Cogeas)122 
146Laura Brown (Colavita/Fine Cooking)119 
147Julie Cutts (Primal Pro Women p/b BH)119 
148Michelle Ignash (HELEN's/CANNONDALE)119 
149Lauren De Crescenzo (Team Kenda P/B RACC)116 
150Rose Long (Primal Pro Women)115 
151Kapri Gonzales (Landis/Trek)113 
152Nicole Mertz (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)113 
153Joelle Numainville (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)112 
154Chloe Black (Sabino Cycles Racing)111 
155Alison Tetrick (ExergyTwenty16)111 
156Stephanie Cucaz (PCP Race Team)110 
157Dawn Decaminada110 
158Sarah Demerly (Cleveland Clinic - Carbon Racing)110 
159Elizabeth Lauer (Team Kenda p/b RACC)110 
160Kristen Meshberg (Spidermonkey Cycling)110 
161Zoe Mullins (Exergy TWENTY16)110 
162Amanda Schaap (Team Kenda p/b RACC)110 
163Britta Siegel (Alriksson Cramo GoGreen)110 
164Francine Haas (Pact- DISH Network Cycling)107 
165Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20 Cycling Co.)107 
166Cady Chintis (Les Petites Victoires)104 
167Leah Kleager (Trek Bicycle Stores/Midwest Cycling Community)104 
168Chantal Thompson (Madonna Wheelers Cycling Club)104 
169Marni Harker (Team Kenda p/b RACC)101 
170Judy Jenkins (Landis/Trek)101 
171Paula Nathalia Acevedo Rodriguez (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)100 
172Amanda Miller (Team Tibco)96 
173Margaret Douglass (Bountiful Mazda Cycling Team)95 
174Lauren Rauck Komanski (NOW and Novartis for MS)95 
175Norrene Godfrey (Rubicon)92 
176Lauren Arnouts (Restore Cycling)84 
177Elizabeth Mccalley (HUB Endurance Women's Cycling)68 
178Janel Holcomb (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)67 
179Frances Morrison (Pedal Power)62 
180Samantha Brode (Cleveland Clinic - Carbon Racing)60 
181Chane Chane (INTC)60 
182Jacqueline Denny (Team Kenda p/b RACC)60 
183Zoe Frazier (Frazier Cycling)60 
184Martha Hall (Beck Cycling)60 
185Elizabeth Lee (Louis Garneau Factory Team p/b Fuji)60 
186Lindsay Lorenz (Slimenundgrossen)60 
187Sheila Orem (Team Kenda p/b RACC)60 
188Caitlin Rolfs (Team Novo Nordisk)60 
189Rebecca Schepps (Team Novo Nordisk)60 
190Dominique Shore (Frazier Cycling)60 
191Arden Stelly (PainPathways Cycling Team)60 
192Marianna Williams (Outspokin Augusta)60 
193Stephanie Gonzalez (Equipe Vitesse)53 
194Elizabeth Morse Hill (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon)51 
195Abilgail Aldridge (PCP Race Team)50 
196Holly Beard (Team Kenda p/b RACC)50 
197Lee-Ann Beatty (Body by Vi p/b VeloVie)50 
198Christy Blakely (CARE4CYCLING powered by Solomon)50 
199Meaghan Bryan (Rose Bandit Racing Team)50 
200Claudia Patricia Buitrago (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)50 
201Lisa Carr (TDI/Zuck Bikes)50 
202Erica Chard (Pepper Palace Pro Cycling)50 
203Megan Cole (Whole Foods Market)50 
204Lauren Creamer (ISCorp presented by Intelligentsia Coffee)50 
205Kimberly Edwards (Team Kenda p/b RACC)50 
206Elizabeth Engwis (Project 5 Racing)50 
207Chelsea Factor (Team Kenda p/b RACC)50 
208Ana Milena Fagua Raquira (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)50 
209Cathy Frampton (PSIMET Racing)50 
210Colleen Hayduk (Fearless Femme p/b Pure Energy Cycling-Vie13)50 
211Heather Holmes (Michael David Winery)50 
212Mariasol Johannes (The Cannonball-Hub Racing Team)50 
213Emily Kachorek (Vanderkitten)50 
214Kristen Lasasso (Rose Bandit Racing Team)50 
215Dori Leib (Wolverine Sports Club)50 
216Leslie Lupien (Sunapee Racing Team)50 
217Jennifer Magur (Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling)50 
218Jennie May (Louis Garneau Factory Team p/b Fuji)50 
219Vanessa Mckenzie (Michelob Ultra - Big Shark Racing Team)50 
220Carol-Lynn Mills (CRCA/ Houlihan Lokey)50 
221Diana Carolina Palacios (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)50 
222Melissa Petty (HUB Endurance Women's Cycling)50 
223Amy Plotkin (Rose Bandit Racing Team)50 
224Lisa Ribes (Sabino Cycles Racing)50 
225Angie Liliana Sanabria Puerto (SPECIALIZED COLOMBIA)50 
226Leah Sanda (PSIMET Racing)50 
227Jennifer Schuble (I AM The Engine / I AM Racing)50 
228Rhae Shaw (Vanderkitten)50 
229Payton Thomas (FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore)50 
230Kimberly Truitt (Landis/Trek)50 


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