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Optum Pro Cycling win women's US team time trial title

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The top three for the women's field

The top three for the women's field
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TIBCO lined up at the start.

TIBCO lined up at the start.
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Kendall Ryan (TIBCO) was all business after her win in yesterday's crit

Kendall Ryan (TIBCO) was all business after her win in yesterday's crit
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Team TIBCO heads out on course

Team TIBCO heads out on course
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The UnitedHealthcare women leave the start

The UnitedHealthcare women leave the start
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TIBCO on the way back towards the finish

TIBCO on the way back towards the finish
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BMW stays in a tight rotation as they close in on the finish

BMW stays in a tight rotation as they close in on the finish
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UnitedHealthcare stayed well organized heading into the finish

UnitedHealthcare stayed well organized heading into the finish
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The Optum women on the way to the fastest time

The Optum women on the way to the fastest time
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The BMW women wait to be called to the start area

The BMW women wait to be called to the start area
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Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies won the US team time trial championships title in Greenville, South Carolina on Sunday. They covered the 32.16km course with the fastest time of 42:35, beating runner-up team UnitedHealthcare and third-placed team Tibco-SVB.

Optum’s Brianna Walle, who placed third in the previous day’s championships criterium, led the team that also included Jasmin Glaesser, Amy Charity, Annie Ewart, Leah Kirchmann and Alison Tetrick. They were the last team to start the race but finished with the winning time.

UnitedHealthcare’s team included Lauren Tamayo, Rushlee Buchanan, Cari Higgins, Laura Brown, Linda Villumsen and Hannah Barnes.

Tibco-SVB, whose young rider Kendall Ryan won the criterium title the night before, was a part of the team time trial squad that also included Sara Headley, Lauren Stephens, Alizee Brien, Joanne Kiesanowski and Anika Todd.

Results

#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:42:35
2UnitedHealthcare0:00:34
3Team Tibco-SVB0:01:17
4Colavita-Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking0:03:53
5BMW p/b Happy Tooth0:05:59

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