Tyler Williams wins Redlands Classic criterium stage

Tyler Williams and Alec Cowan continued the L39ION of Los Angeles' team dominance in criteriums, delivering a 1-2 finish for the team in the Redlands Classic stage 4. Hugo Scala Jr. (Project Echelon) was third.

Xander White (CS Velo) held on to keep his slim race lead in the overall classification.
"The race was really a perfect ride by the whole team," Tyler Williams said. "It was a huge team effort – for them to deliver me to the line like that. With Alec (Cowan) almost winning the race, I just pipped him at the line. It was perfect. We kept it safe. Tomorrow we have big ambition, obviously different execution, but hopefully, it's just the same great team effort."

White, who has a seven second advantage over Tyler Stites (Project Echelon) and Eric Brunner (Blue Competition Cycles) the next best at 51 seconds, the race will come down to the demanding, hilly Sunset Circuit before the finish in downtown Redlands.
"That was my first experience of an American crit," White said. "It definitely lived up to everything I've been told. It was pretty sketchy and tight on all the corners. L39ion rode a great race, they controlled from the start. We've got seven seconds on GC going into tomorrow. It's not ideal, but we've got the team to ride tomorrow. The last stage suits me way more than today, so I'm happy to get through today with the yellow jersey. Bring it on."

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