Olivia Ray wins Grant Park Criterium to claim loaded women's prize purse

New Zealand criterium champion Olivia Ray (left) celebrates win at 2021 Grant Park Criterium with her Rally Cycling teammates
New Zealand criterium champion Olivia Ray (left) celebrates win at 2021 Grant Park Criterium with her Rally Cycling teammates (Image credit: Cyclingnews)

Olivia Ray (Rally Cycling) rocketed up the final straight to win the Grant Park Criterium on Sunday and claim to the richest single-day prize purse, $21,000, in North America for pro women. Skylar Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles) then duelled Maggie Coles-Lyster (DNA Pro Cycling Team) over second spot, with the L39ION rider taking it in a photo finish.

In the men’s pro crit, Tyler Wiliams (L39ION of Los Angeles) sprinted from a four-rider leading group to take his second win in the opening weekend of USA Speed Week. More than a bike length behind, Benjamin Wolfe (Best Buddies Racing) followed in second, Oscar Sevilla (Team Medellin EPM) placed third and Spencer Moavenzadeh (ButcherBox Cycling) faded to fourth.

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Results - women
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Olivia Ray (Rally Cycling) 49:12:00
2Skylar Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles)
3Maggie Coles-Lyster (DNA Pro Cycling Team)
4Kaia Schmid (LUX/sideshow p/b Specialized)
5Paola Andrea Munoz Grandon(CWA Racing p/b TREK)
6Emily Ehrlich (CWA Racing p/b TREK)
7Rachel Langdon (InstaFund Racing)
8Erica Zaveta (Colavita/HelloFresh Womens Pro)
9Emma White (Rally Cycling)
10Colleen Gulick (Podium Sports Cycling)
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Results - men
Pos.Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Tyler Williams (L39ION of Los Angeles) 1:01:38
2Benjamin Wolfe (Best Buddies Racing)
3Oscar Sevilla (Team Medellin EPM)
4Spencer Moavenzadeh 0:00:02
5Danny Estevez (Best Buddies Racing) 0:00:11
6Thomas Gibbons (Automatic Racing)
7Lucas Bourgoyne (Hagens Berman Axeon)
8Frank Travieso (Excel-City Bikes Racing Team)
9Connor Sallee (ButcherBox Cycling)
10Lachlan Holliday (Robson Forensic P/B Milligan)

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