Van Gilder gets the win in Glencoe

Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom Racing) out-sprinted Erica Allar (RideClean/ and the NOW and Novartis for MS, and Primal/Map My Ride Women's teams for the win at the Glencoe Grand Prix on windy but warm day on Chicago's North Shore.

The course, which has hosted the USA Professional Crit Championships in the past, is a 10-corner criterium, with a short hill halfway through the race. The race runs through upscale neighborhoods and a historic downtown area popular with Chicago commuters.

NOW and Primal continued to attack through the race but due to strong winds on the down hill section of the course, and a tailwind going up the hill, breaks were not having any success getting more than two or three seconds up the road.

Halfway through the last lap Beth Newell (NOW and Novartis for MS) attacked and was quickly marked by Erica Allar and Laura Van Gilder. Coming down the final straight it looked like Allar had timed her sprint perfectly but Van Gilder came around her for the win at the line by half a bike length.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Laura Van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom Racing)0:58:58
2Erica Allar (RideClean/
3Christina Gokey-Smith0:00:00
4Nichole Wangsgard (Primal/MapMyRide)0:00:01
5Alexis Ryan (Team TIBCO II)0:00:01
6Ruth Winder (Vanderkitten-Focus)0:00:01
7Kaitlin Antonneau (Exergy Twenty12)0:00:02
8Emma Lawson (RIDECLEAN/
9Sarah Fader (Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech)0:00:02
10Robin Farina (NOW and Novartis for MS)0:00:02
11Kendall Ryan (TIBCO to The Top)0:00:02
12Jeannie Kuhajek (PSIMET Racing)0:00:03
13Kori Seehafer0:00:03
14Cari Higgins (Exergy Twenty12)0:00:03
15Emma Bast (Speedfix Racing p/b Zub)0:00:03
16Jessica Cutler (Primal/MapMyRide Wom)0:00:04
17Devon Gorry (NOW and Novartis for MS)0:00:04
18Kristen Meshberg (Spidermonkey Cycling)0:00:04
19Carrie Cash Wootten (Pedal The Cause)0:00:04
20Bergen Watterson (Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech)0:00:05
21Emily Kachorek (Primal/MapMyRide)0:00:05
22Elizabeth Newell (NOW and Novartis for MS)0:00:05
23Holly Mathews (Nova Cycle Sports Foundation)0:00:10
24Jacqueline Kurth (Primal/MapMyRide )0:00:10
25Liza Rachetto (Primal/MapMyRide Wom)0:00:25
26Addyson Albershardt (NOW and Novartis for MS)0:00:33
27Sarah Huang (Exergy TWENTY12)Row 26 - Cell 2
28 (-1 lap)Christy Keely (Team Kenda presented by Geargrinder)Row 27 - Cell 2
29Cinthia LehnerRow 28 - Cell 2
30Jannette Rho (Les Petites Victoires)Row 29 - Cell 2
31Hayley Giddens (ISCorp Cycling Team)Row 30 - Cell 2
32Starla Teddergreen (Vanderkitten-Focus)Row 31 - Cell 2
33Colleen Gulick (Pure Energy Cycling-ProA)Row 32 - Cell 2
34Morgan Patton (Team Type 1)Row 33 - Cell 2
35Amelia Moore (Les Petites Victoires)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Erica Chard (Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech)Row 35 - Cell 2
37Jennifer Perricone (LAC WI ISCorp Cycling Team)Row 36 - Cell 2
38 (2- laps)Colleen Hayduk (RideClean/ )Row 37 - Cell 2
39Klara Rossouw (Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech)Row 38 - Cell 2
40Cady Chintis (Les Petites Victoires)Row 39 - Cell 2
41Courtney Dimpel (Vanderkitten-Focus)Row 40 - Cell 2
42Mandy Marquardt (Team Type 1)Row 41 - Cell 2
43Lindsey Durst (ISCorp Cycling Team/No)Row 42 - Cell 2
44Leah Sanda (PSIMET Racing)Row 43 - Cell 2
45Jennifer Greenberg (Team Kenda presented by Geargrinder)Row 44 - Cell 2
46Katherine Ross (Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech)Row 45 - Cell 2
47Christine Roettger (Pedal The Cause)Row 46 - Cell 2
48Francine Haas (Team Higher Gear)Row 47 - Cell 2
49Kimberly Gialdini (PSIMET Racing)Row 48 - Cell 2
DNFBecca Schepps (Innervation Fitness/Stan's No Tubes)Row 49 - Cell 2


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