Hanson wins Redlands Bicycle Classic stage 4 criterium

Colavita-Bianchi's Lauretta Hanson took the stage 4 bunch sprint win Saturday evening at the Redlands Bicycle Classic downtown criterium, while Twenty16-RideBiker's Kristin Armstrong finished safely in the bunch to maintain her 33-second general classification lead over Mara Abbott (Amy D Foundation) going into the final stage.

Hanson sprinted ahead of Starla Teddergreen (Canyon-Shimano) in second and Heather Fischer (Rally Cycling) in third after 60 minutes of racing on the 1.6km nine-corner course in the heart of downtown Redlands.

"This course is quite technical," Hanson told Cyclingnews after her win. "It's got a lot of corners in it, so it's about staying up front. It's really a race to the last corner because it's such a short finish. It was all about positioning."

Hanson came through the final corner in second position behind stage 1 winner Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman-Supermint), who Hanson said took over the lead for the final half of the final lap.

"She was just trying to play it safe and I think she also knew it was a game of positioning, so even if she came through the last corner tired but first, she was still in with a good chance," Hanson said. "It was hard to come through the last corner with a lot of speed, so it's just about that last little run in."

Rain threatened throughout the women's race, but the precipitation held off and the streets remained mercifully dry for the contest. As with the men's race that would take place later in the evening, the women's peloton clamped down tightly to any escape attempts, although several groups and individual riders tried to break the hold and get away.

Five riders went clear after the first intermediate sprint, and then the group swelled to nine a lap later before the chasers brought them back. Trek Red Truck tried several moves late in the race, with Gillian Ellsay escaping for a lap and then Sara Bergen slipping away for two circuits.

But the peloton was determined to see the race come down to a sprint, and that's what happened as Lechuga led through the final corner before Hanson passed her and held off all-comers for the win.

Armstrong led the bunch through the start-finish to take the bell for the final lap, but her effort was more about staying safe and maintaining the overall lead than it was about trying to make a run at the stage win for herself or her team.

"I wore my clear glasses today to make sure it didn't rain," Armstrong told Cyclingnews before the podium ceremony. "I switched my lenses out about five minutes before the start. What do they say about umbrellas? Bring it and it won't rain. So I had my clear glasses on today.

"But yeah, it was a pretty safe criterium. The speed was pretty consistent and fast. There were a couple of times I saw the front just because that's how I stay safe, but my team protected me today. None of the moves that tried to go went, and they were always there following any kind of primes or time bonuses. So I felt really good and feel really good going into tomorrow."

The Sunset Road Race on the final day is notoriously selective. The peloton starts in town and then rides uphill to the 10.4km Sunset circuit in the hills southwest of town. The up-and-down loop weaves its way through a tony residential neighborhood, with significant climbing coming in the first 4km. After multiple trips around the swooping circuit, the survivors head back to town for the finish on the criterium course from stage 4.

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Colavita/Bianchi0:54:34
2Starla Teddergreen (USA) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 1 - Cell 2
3Heather Fischer (USA) Rally CyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 3 - Cell 2
5Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 4 - Cell 2
6Mia Manganello (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 5 - Cell 2
7Lindsay Bayer (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 6 - Cell 2
8Sara Bergen (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 7 - Cell 2
9Ruth Winder (USA) NorthStar DevelopmentRow 8 - Cell 2
10Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Happy Tooth Dental ProfessionalsionalRow 9 - Cell 2
11Julie Kuliecza (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ingrid Drexel (Mex) JETCycling p/b GQ-6Row 11 - Cell 2
13irena Ossola (USA) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZDARow 12 - Cell 2
14Heather Albert (USA) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 14 - Cell 2
16Mandy Heintz (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 15 - Cell 2
17Caitlin Laroche (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 16 - Cell 2
18Kelly Catlin (USA) NorthStar DevelopmentRow 17 - Cell 2
19Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally CyclingRow 18 - Cell 2
20Tina Pic (USA) Happy Tooth Dental ProfessionalsionalRow 19 - Cell 2
21Megan Alderete (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 20 - Cell 2
22Alexandra Burton (USA) Happy Tooth Dental ProfessionalsionalRow 21 - Cell 2
23Joy McCulloch (USA) Amy D. FoundationRow 22 - Cell 2
24Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 23 - Cell 2
25Jess Cerra (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 24 - Cell 2
26Katherine Maine (Can) Rally CyclingRow 25 - Cell 2
27Nina Laughlin (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 26 - Cell 2
28Vanessa Drigo (USA) Groove Subaru/Excel SportsRow 27 - Cell 2
29Kristin Armstrong (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 28 - Cell 2
30Kimberly Lucie (USA) JAKROORow 29 - Cell 2
31Stephanie Roorda (Can) Canadian National TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Sara Tussey (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally CyclingRow 32 - Cell 2
34Hanna Muegge (USA) JAKROORow 33 - Cell 2
35Leah Guloien (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 34 - Cell 2
36Clare Sayle (USA) JAKROORow 35 - Cell 2
37Gillian Ellsay (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 36 - Cell 2
38Beth Orton (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 37 - Cell 2
39Anna Sanders (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 38 - Cell 2
40Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Rally CyclingRow 39 - Cell 2
41Mara Abbott (USA) Amy D. FoundationRow 40 - Cell 2
42Audrey Lemieux (Can) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZDARow 41 - Cell 2
43Kaitie Antonneau (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 42 - Cell 2
44Jessica Cutler (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 43 - Cell 2
45Amber Neben (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 44 - Cell 2
46Amber Pierce (USA) Amy D. FoundationRow 45 - Cell 2
47Jen Whalen (USA) JAKROORow 46 - Cell 2
48Lindsay Myers (USA) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 47 - Cell 2
49Emma Grant (GBr) Colavita/BianchiRow 48 - Cell 2
50Melanie Beale (USA) Groove Subaru/Excel SportsRow 49 - Cell 2
51Eri Yonamine (Jpn) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 50 - Cell 2
52Leah Thomas (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 51 - Cell 2
53Sara Enders (USA) JAKROORow 52 - Cell 2
54Abigail Mickey (USA) Amy D. FoundationRow 53 - Cell 2
55Jennifer Valente (USA) NorthStar DevelopmentRow 54 - Cell 2
56Lindsey Ryder (USA) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZDARow 55 - Cell 2
57Kathryn Donovan (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 56 - Cell 2
58Melinda McCutcheon (USA) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 57 - Cell 2
59Alizee Brien (Can) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 58 - Cell 2
60Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 59 - Cell 2
61Jo Celso (USA) Groove Subaru/Excel SportsRow 60 - Cell 2
62Laura Brown (Can) Canadian National TeamRow 61 - Cell 2
63Catherine Ouellette (Can) Rally CyclingRow 62 - Cell 2
64Cheryl Clark (USA) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 63 - Cell 2
65Georgia Simmerling (Can) Canadian National TeamRow 64 - Cell 2
66Ivy Audrain (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 65 - Cell 2
67Allison Linnell (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 66 - Cell 2
68Ellen Watters (Can) The Cyclery-OpusRow 67 - Cell 2
69Kristen Arnold (USA) JAKROORow 68 - Cell 2
70Jennifer Luebke (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 69 - Cell 2
71Suzanne Hamilton (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 70 - Cell 2
72Whitney Allison (USA) Colavita/Bianchi0:00:21
73Abby Krawczyk (USA) NorthStar DevelopmentRow 72 - Cell 2
74Breanne Nalder (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingingRow 73 - Cell 2
75Shoshauna Routley (Can) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:00:26
76Samantha Vroomen (USA) JAKROO0:02:01
77Katherine Salthouse (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL VeloRow 76 - Cell 2
78Anne Donley (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL VeloRow 77 - Cell 2
79Natalia Franco Villegas (Col) JETCycling p/b GQ-60:02:13
80Tina Hughes (USA) JAKROO0:02:22
81Tess Oliver (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL VeloRow 80 - Cell 2
82Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) The Cyclery-OpusRow 81 - Cell 2
83Anne Perry (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:02:31
84Jannalyn Luttrel (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professionalsional0:02:36
85Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Homes0:02:52
86Amy Cameron (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 85 - Cell 2
87Cara O'Neill (USA) Amy D. FoundationRow 86 - Cell 2
88Beth Hernandez (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 87 - Cell 2
89Hannah Ross (USA) Rally CyclingRow 88 - Cell 2
90Chloe Dygert (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 89 - Cell 2
91Emily Flynn (Can) The Cyclery-OpusRow 90 - Cell 2
92Heather Balbier (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 91 - Cell 2
93Amelia Tanner (USA) JETCycling p/b GQ-6Row 92 - Cell 2
94Chane Jonker (USA) JETCycling p/b GQ-6Row 93 - Cell 2
95Rachel Holzer (USA) JETCycling p/b GQ-6Row 94 - Cell 2
96Carol Seipp (USA) NorthStar DevelopmentRow 95 - Cell 2
97Stefanie Sydlik (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL VeloRow 96 - Cell 2
98Anna Talman (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 97 - Cell 2
99Anna Traxler (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 98 - Cell 2
100Karlee Gendron (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes HomesRow 99 - Cell 2
101Helle Bacholen (USA) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZDARow 100 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Hagens Berman / Supermint2:43:42
2Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 1 - Cell 2
3Rally CyclingRow 2 - Cell 2
4Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingRow 3 - Cell 2
5Happy Tooth Dental ProfessionalRow 4 - Cell 2
6Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 5 - Cell 2
7Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic HomesRow 6 - Cell 2
8NorthStar DevelopmentRow 7 - Cell 2
9Colavita/BianchiRow 8 - Cell 2
10JAKROORow 9 - Cell 2
11Amy D. FoundationRow 10 - Cell 2
13The Dare to Be ProjectRow 12 - Cell 2
14Groove Subaru/Excel SportRow 13 - Cell 2
15Canadian National TeamRow 14 - Cell 2
16QCW Cycling pb JL Velo0:06:24
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General classification after stage 4
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kristin Armstrong (USA) Twenty16 - RideBiker5:55:11
2Mara Abbott (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:00:33
3Amber Neben (USA) The Dare to Be Project0:01:21
4Eri Yonamine Jpn The Dare to Be Project0:01:46
5Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Rally Cycling0:02:10
6Kathryn Donovan (USA) Colavita/Bianchi0:02:41
7Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling0:02:45
8Leah Thomas (USA) Twenty16 - RideBiker0:03:20
9Melinda McCutcheon (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:03:22
10Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:03:36
11Nina Laughlin (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:04:04
12Heather Fischer (USA) Rally Cycling0:04:10
13Cheryl Clark (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:04:13
14Kelly Catlin (USA) NorthStar Development0:04:15
15Sara Tussey (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:04:17
16Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling0:04:40
17Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 - RideBiker0:04:42
18Breanne Nalder (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:05:03
19Mandy Heintz (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:05:12
20Anna Sanders (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:06:08
21Leah Guloien (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Ho0:06:10
22Ruth Winder (USA) NorthStar Development0:06:19
23Kaitie Antonneau (USA) Twenty16 - RideBiker0:06:51
24Sofia Arreola Navarro (Mex) Twenty16 - RideBiker0:07:01
25Jessica Cutler (USA) Colavita/Bianchi0:07:07
26Stephanie Roorda (Can) Canadian National Team0:07:09
27Emma Grant (GBr) Colavita/Bianchi0:07:14
28Alizee Brien (Can) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:07:24
29Sara Bergen (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Ho0:07:29
30Jo Celso (USA) Groove Subaru/Excel Sports0:07:59
31Megan Alderete (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:08:08
32Ingrid Drexel (Mex) JETCycling p/b GQ-60:08:23
33Gillian Ellsay (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Ho0:08:26
34Abigail Mickey (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:08:45
35Jennifer Tetrick (USA) Twenty16 - RideBiker0:08:56
36Heather Albert (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:09:06
37Georgia Simmerling (Can) Canadian National Team0:09:17
38Hanna Muegge (USA) JAKROO0:09:44
39Mia Manganello (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:09:50
40Lindsay Bayer (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:09:53
41Jess Cerra (USA) Twenty16 - RideBiker0:10:07
42Tina Pic (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professionalsio0:10:11
43Whitney Allison (USA) Colavita/Bianchi0:10:28
44Lauretta Hanson (Aus) Colavita/Bianchi0:10:34
45Laura Brown (Can) Canadian National Team0:10:35
46irena Ossola (USA) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZ0:10:44
47Allison Linnell (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:10:45
48Lindsey Ryder (USA) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZ0:10:50
49Jen Whalen (USA) JAKROO0:10:56
50Jennifer Luebke (USA) The Dare to Be Project0:11:19
51Sara Enders (USA) JAKROO0:11:47
52Beth Orton (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging0:11:59
53Clare Sayle (USA) JAKROORow 52 - Cell 2
54Starla Teddergreen (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:12:01
55Amber Pierce (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:13:11
56Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling0:13:50
57Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:15:30
58Jannalyn Luttrel (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professionalsio0:17:30
59Julie Kuliecza (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:17:54
60Catherine Ouellette (Can) Rally Cycling0:19:25
61Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) The Cyclery-Opus0:19:59
62Kimberly Lucie (USA) JAKROO0:21:50
63Alexandra Burton (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professionalsio0:21:51
64Audrey Lemieux (Can) SAS-MACOGEP-ACQUISIO p/b MAZ0:23:34
65Ellen Watters (Can) The Cyclery-Opus0:23:50
66Vanessa Drigo (USA) Groove Subaru/Excel Sports0:24:07
67Ivy Audrain (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:25:05
68Abby Krawczyk (USA) NorthStar Development0:25:50
69Melanie Beale (USA) Groove Subaru/Excel SportsRow 68 - Cell 2
70Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Ho0:26:12
71Joy McCulloch (USA) Amy D. Foundation0:26:34
72Natalia Franco Villegas (Col) JETCycling p/b GQ-60:27:05
73Lindsay Myers (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:28:02
74Katherine Salthouse (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL Velo0:28:04
75Kristen Arnold (USA) JAKROO0:28:19
76Suzanne Hamilton (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Ho0:28:57
77Caitlin Laroche (USA) The Dare to Be Project0:29:09
78Jennifer Valente (USA) NorthStar Development0:29:29
79Anne Perry (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:30:35
80Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Happy Tooth Dental Professionalsio0:31:23
81Shoshauna Routley (Can) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:33:03
82Tess Oliver (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL Velo0:34:53
83Anne Donley (USA) QCW Cycling pb JL Velo0:38:21
84Tina Hughes (USA) JAKROO0:43:28
85Samantha Vroomen (USA) JAKROO1:00:15
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Sprint classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResultHeader Cell - Column 3
1Kathryn Donovan (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 0 - Cell 2 Row 0 - Cell 3
2Sara Poidevin (USA) Rally CyclingRow 1 - Cell 2 Row 1 - Cell 3
3Mara Abbott (USA) Amy D. FoundationRow 2 - Cell 2 Row 2 - Cell 3
4Kristin Armstrong (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 3 - Cell 2 Row 3 - Cell 3
5Hanna Muegge (USA) JAKROORow 4 - Cell 2 Row 4 - Cell 3
6Scotti Lechuga (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 5 - Cell 2 Row 5 - Cell 3
7Amber Neben (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 6 - Cell 2 Row 6 - Cell 3
8Eri Yonamine (USA) The Dare to Be ProjectRow 7 - Cell 2 Row 7 - Cell 3
9Jasmin Glaesser (USA) Rally CyclingRow 8 - Cell 2 Row 8 - Cell 3
10Cheryl Clark (USA) Canyon Bicycles-ShimanoRow 9 - Cell 2 Row 9 - Cell 3
11Alison Jackson (USA) Twenty16 - RideBikerRow 10 - Cell 2 Row 10 - Cell 3
12Leah Guloien (USA) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Home4pts
13Melinda McCutcheon (USA) Canyon Bicycles-Shimano3Row 12 - Cell 3
14Sara Bergen (USA) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes Home3Row 13 - Cell 3
15Sara Tussey (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging2Row 14 - Cell 3
16Breanne Nalder (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cyclinging2Row 15 - Cell 3
17Kaitie Antonneau (USA) Twenty16 - RideBiker2Row 16 - Cell 3
18Emma Grant (USA) Colavita/Bianchi2Row 17 - Cell 3
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Team classification
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Twenty16 - RideBiker17:53:51
2Rally Cycling0:00:10
3Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling0:03:55
4The Dare to Be Project0:05:29
5Canyon Bicycles-Shimano0:06:30
7Hagens Berman / Supermint0:13:16
8Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes0:13:47
9Amy D. Foundation0:14:25
10Canadian National Team0:18:43
11NorthStar Development0:18:46
13Happy Tooth Dental Professional0:27:34
14Groove Subaru/Excel Sport0:30:04
16QCW Cycling pb JL Velo1:12:48

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Growing up in Missoula, Montana, Pat competed in his first bike race in 1985 at Flathead Lake. He studied English and journalism at the University of Oregon and has covered North American cycling extensively since 2009, as well as racing and teams in Europe and South America. Pat currently lives in the US outside of Portland, Oregon, with his imaginary dog Rusty.

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