Gateway Cup: Schneider sisters continue dominance at Giro della Montagne

ISCorp Cycling swept the podium for second consecutive day at the Gateway Cup, during Day 3's Giro della Montagne. Samantha Schneider took the win ahead of sister Skylar while Yussely Soto was third. It was Samantha's third consecutive victory at the Gateway Cup. 

The third round of the 2016 Gateway Cup took place on the iconic Giro della Montagna course for the longest running race of the series. For the UnitedHealtcare women’s squad, it was an opportunity to reevaluate the weekend’s tactics with a much more proactive approach.

Standing in stark contrast to the subdued racing from Saturday’s Tour de Francis, the women’s field was blistering from the get go. Throughout the initial laps, UnitedHealthcare looked determined to burn off as much of the field as possible by setting a brutal pace. They were successful as much of the initial group wilted under the pressure and fell off the back until a reduced peloton remained to fight it out for the win.

Once the initial selection had been made, the blue and white team took the initiative by sending Coryn Rivera off the front repeatedly and covering any smaller moves from rival teams. At one point, Rivera and IsCorp’s Samantha Schneider, winner of the opening two stages of the Gateway Cup, shadow boxed up the hill on the back stretch of the course, each daring the other to continue the move.

UHC and IsCorp matched each other move for move throughout the course of the race, but in the end, IsCorp, led by the dominance of the Schneider sisters, again swept the podium for an unprecedented repeat of the previous day’s top 3.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) Team
1Samantha Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
2Skylar Schneider (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
3Yussely Soto (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
4Diana Penuela (UnitedHealthcare)
5Josie Talbot (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
6Joanne Kiesanowski
7Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare)
8Kyrstin Bluhm (Fearless Femme Racing)
9Iris Slappendel (UnitedHealthcare)
10Laura Jorgensen (Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers)
11Tiffany Pezzulo (Fearless Femme Racing)
12Sarah Coney
13Jessica Mundy (Fearless Femme Racing)
14Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom p/b Psimet)
15Kimberly Lucie (Canyon Elite Women's Racing)
16Marie-Soleil Blais (happy tooth dental pearl cycling)
17Jennifer Youngwerth (Diablo Cycling)
18Debbie Milne (Stradalli Cycles/Papa John's)
19Jennifer Wagner (SH!FT Racing p/b St. Vincent's)
20Justine Clift
21Carrie Cartmill
22Kat Sweatt (Mellow Mushroom Pizza Bakers)
23Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman | Supermin)
24Melanie Beale (Thump Cycling p/b Denver Fit Loft)
25Emily Flynn
26Hannah Shell (Velo Force)
27Daphne Karagianis (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)
28Tabitha Sherwood (Hollander Cycling p/b ISCorp)
29Jennifer Sharp (Stages Cycling)
30Kate Kirkpatrick (Mellow Mushroom p/b Psimet)
31Christa Ghent
32Madison Kelly (Stradalli Cycles/Papa John's)
33Ellen Watters
34Rachel Langdon (Mellow Mushroom p/b Psimet)
35Ayesha McGowan (A Quick Brown Fox p/b hatchmap)
36Lexie Millard (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
37Vanessa Curtis (Orion Racing p/b K'ul Chocolate)
38Kimberly Pettit (Stradalli Cycles/Papa John's)
39Annie Byrne (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)
40Gwen Inglis (Stages Cycling)
41Amy Cutler (Fearless Femme Racing)
42Rachel Canning
43Abby Krawczyk (Orion Racing p/b K'ul Chocolate)
44Nicolle Bruderer (ISCorp Cycling p/b SmartChoice MRI)
45Jennifer Rife (Birchwood/GIS)
46Jeannie Kuhajek (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)
47Katharine Hall (UnitedHealthcare)
48Leslie Timm (Fearless Femme Racing)
49Lauren Tamayo (UnitedHealthcare)
50Megan Heath (Stradalli Cycles/Papa John's)
51Christine Thornburg (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)
52Tracey Cameron
53Cari Higgins (UnitedHealthcare)
54Erin Goodall (Olympia Cycling Team)
55Alijah Beatty (NorthStar Development Cycling)
56Jannette Rho (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)
57Jennifer Kosatka (Chicago Womens Elite Cycling)
58Ashley weaver (Lindenwood University)
59Diedre Ribbens (Orion Racing p/b K'ul Chocolate)
60Shiqi Fu (PSIMET Racing)
61Julie Sanchez (Women's Project Pedal p/b VO2)
62Emily Houtchens (Orion Racing)
DNFMary Davidson (SH!FT Racing p/b St. Vincent's)
DNFPaige Shumskas (Fearless Femme Racing)
DNFBecca Schepps
DNFCarrie Cash Wootten (Team Revolution)

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