Unofficial race results at the Cascade Cycling Classic stage three time trial placed Alison Powers (Team Type 1) at the top of the charts, but by the time the official results were post the US National Time Trial Champion had the third fastest time of the day. Powers congratulated her defeaters despite the confusion amongst the race results.
"I'm surprised by these two girls who beat me," Powers said. "Jessica Phillips is super strong so maybe she had an amazing ride today, good for her and the other Alison [Starnes], I've never seen before and she's a surprise girl, super strong and thats good too.
Former US National Road Champion, Jessica Phillips (Lip Smackers) won the 25-km time trial, her biggest win in recent history. Phillips took the parcours by the reins clocking in at 38:45, 10 seconds ahead of runner up Alison Starnes (TIBCO) and 12 seconds ahead of Powers (Team Type 1).
The time trial course offered the women's peloton a good training platform for the up coming Elite National Road Championships held in Bend, Oregon the following week.
"This course is supposed to be very similar to the nationals course," Powers said. "It has a good combination of fast sections and powerful sections. I like this course and I am super excited about nationals. I'm happy with how I rode today and I couldn't have done anything better."
Kirsten Frattini has been involved in bike racing from the grassroots level all the way to the World Cup. She is an honours graduate of Kinesiology and Health Science from York University in Toronto, Canada. Kirsten has worked in both print and digital publishing. She started with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006, and was responsible for reporting from the US and Canadian racing scene. Now as a Production Editor, she produces international race coverage for all cycling disciplines, edits global news and writes features.
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