Lauren Stephens wins Winston-Salem Classic

Lauren Stephens (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) claimed her second UCI 1.1 victory of the season, taking out the Winston-Salem Classic road race with a late solo attack to distance her breakaway companions. The result completes a successful run of North American racing for Stephens, who won the Chrono Gatineau last week.

"Two .1's in two weekends in a row, it's pretty exciting," Stephens said. "I won the Chrono Gatineau last weekend, and to win this race - it's my first .1 road race - it's fantastic."

Stephens was part of a last-lack attack that also included Leah Thomas (Sho-Air Twenty20), Lauretta Hanson (UnitedHealthcare) and Lizzie Williams (Hagens Berman-Supermint).

The four riders gained a significant advantage on the fractured peloton, and Stephens waited for the final climb to make her move. Thomas put up a fight to bring her back, but couldn't quite close the gap before the finish, and took second place, with Hanson out-sprinting Williams for the final podium spot just behind.

"I covered a move probably 5k out, and I wasn't expecting it to cause a break, but it did," Stephens explained. "I didn't have too much help in the break, but luckily we had a long downhill that allowed me to get some recovery, and it allowed me to do a little more work than I anticipated. Then I took it easy until where the hill plateaus ... then it gets pretty steep. I played it coy until then, and then took off on that last part and didn't let up until the finish line."

Thomas was part of an earlier breakaway that included Ruth Winder (UnitedHealthcare), Kristi Lay (Rally), Ingrid Drexel (Tibco), and Claire Rose (Visit Dallas DNA), that formed halfway through the race. They were caught by the group with Stephens before the last lap, sparking a series of attacks that provided a springboard for Thomas to launch the winning move. But her earlier efforts showed when Stephens attacked on the final climb. 

Full Results

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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank2:47:04
2Leah Thomas (USA) Sho-Air Twenty200:00:16
3Lauretta Hanson (Aus) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:19
4Elizabeth Williams (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:00:20
5Peta Mullens (Aus) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:00:32
6Lex Albrecht (Can) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley BankRow 5 - Cell 2
7Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana0:00:33
8Ingrid Drexel Clouthier (Mex) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:00:40
9Kirsti Lay (Can) Rally Cycling Women0:00:41
10Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City LjubljanaRow 9 - Cell 2
11Emma Grant (GBr) Colavita/Bianchi0:00:42
12Erica Allar (USA) Rally Cycling Women0:00:43
13Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:44
14Samantha Schneider (USA) IS Corp p/b Progress SoftwareRow 13 - Cell 2
15Ruth Winder (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:00:45
16Marlies Mejias Garcia (Cub) Weber Shimano Ladies Power0:00:46
17Christy Keely (USA) Fearless Femme RacingRow 16 - Cell 2
18Janelle Cole (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 17 - Cell 2
19Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Sho-Air Twenty200:00:47
20Stephanie Roorda (Can) Sho-Air Twenty200:00:48
21Camila Andrea Valbuena Roa (Col) Weber Shimano Ladies Power0:00:55
22Beth Ann Orton (USA) Ortho Carolina0:01:11
23Diana Carolina Peñuela Martinez (Col) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling0:02:28
24Rebecca Wiasak (Aus) Fearless Femme RacingRow 23 - Cell 2
25Tina Pic (USA) Papa Johns Racing p/b TrekRow 24 - Cell 2
26Heather Fischer (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley BankRow 25 - Cell 2
27Karlee Gendron (Can) IS Corp p/b Progress Software0:02:29
28Mikayla Harvey (NZl) Team IlluminateRow 27 - Cell 2
29Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 28 - Cell 2
30Claire Rose (GBr) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingRow 29 - Cell 2
31Jessenia Alejandra Meneses Gonzalez (Col) Weber Shimano Ladies Power0:02:30
32Hannah Shell (USA) Pastaria Big Shark RacingRow 31 - Cell 2
33Erica Clevenger (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling0:02:31
34Emily Rodger (Can) Pastaria Big Shark RacingRow 33 - Cell 2
35Lorena Maria Vargas Villamil (Col)Row 34 - Cell 2
36Natalia Franco (Col) Pastaria Big Shark RacingRow 35 - Cell 2
37Luz Adriana Tovar Salgado (Col)0:02:32
38Manuela Escobar Jaramillo (Col)Row 37 - Cell 2
39Ruby Livingstone (NZl) Roxsolt AttaquerRow 38 - Cell 2
40Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Roxsolt Attaquer0:02:33
41Nicole Mertz (USA) Velo Classic p/b Stan's NotubesRow 40 - Cell 2
42Lucy Bechtel (Aus) Fearless Femme Racing0:02:34
43Frédérique Larose-Gingras (Can) SAS - MACOGEPRow 42 - Cell 2
44Véronique Bilodeau (Can) SAS - MACOGEPRow 43 - Cell 2
45Holly Breck (USA) Sho-Air Twenty200:02:35
46Debbie Milne (USA) Papa Johns Racing p/b TrekRow 45 - Cell 2
47Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Sho-Air Twenty20Row 46 - Cell 2
48Rachel Langdon (GBr) Team IlluminateRow 47 - Cell 2
49Rocio Parrado Guarnizo (Col) Weber Shimano Ladies PowerRow 48 - Cell 2
50Skylar Schneider (USA) IS Corp p/b Progress Software0:02:36
51Laura Jorgensen (USA) Fearless Femme Racing0:02:37
52Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling WomenRow 51 - Cell 2
53Jennifer Valente (USA) Sho-Air Twenty20Row 52 - Cell 2
54Kathryn Buss (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank0:02:38
55Allison Beveridge (Can) Rally Cycling WomenRow 54 - Cell 2
56Carrie Cartmill (Can) Ortho Carolina0:02:40
57Marcela Elizabeth Prieto Moreno (Mex)0:02:42
58Flora Yan (USA) Fearless Femme Racing0:02:58
59Stefanie Sydlik (USA) Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling0:04:33
60Georgia Catterick (NZl) Team Illuminate0:04:59
61Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:05:00
62Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint0:08:58
DNFAbigail Mickey (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 62 - Cell 2
DNFMadison Kelly (USA)Row 63 - Cell 2
DNFMaria Antonieta Gaxiola Gonzalez (Mex)Row 64 - Cell 2
DNFAbby Sneddon (Aus) Roxsolt AttaquerRow 65 - Cell 2
DNFErika Haydee Varela Huerta (Mex)Row 66 - Cell 2
DNFIrena Ossola (USA) SAS - MACOGEPRow 67 - Cell 2
DNFKelly Catlin (USA) Rally Cycling WomenRow 68 - Cell 2
DNFDaphne Karagianis (USA)Row 69 - Cell 2
DNFMia Radotic (Cro) BTC City LjubljanaRow 70 - Cell 2
DNFMichaela Drummond (NZl) Visit Dallas DNA Pro CyclingRow 71 - Cell 2
DNFMarjolaine Bazin (Fra) SAS - MACOGEPRow 72 - Cell 2
DNFKatherine Shields (USA)Row 73 - Cell 2
DNFAmber Pierce (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 74 - Cell 2
DNFMegan Alderete (USA) Hagens Berman / SupermintRow 75 - Cell 2
DNFAranza Valentina Villalon Sanchez (Chi) Weber Shimano Ladies PowerRow 76 - Cell 2
DNFKristen Arnold (USA)Row 77 - Cell 2
DNFRylee McMullen (NZl) Roxsolt AttaquerRow 78 - Cell 2
DNFTabitha Sherwood (USA)Row 79 - Cell 2
DNFPayten Maness (USA)Row 80 - Cell 2
DNFTeresa O'Sullivan (Irl)Row 81 - Cell 2
DNFAlexandra Millard (USA) Team IlluminateRow 82 - Cell 2
DNFYulin Aguila (Mex)Row 83 - Cell 2
DNFCynthia Frazier (USA)Row 84 - Cell 2
DNFLaurel Rathbun (USA)Row 85 - Cell 2
DNFEllen Noble (USA) Colavita/BianchiRow 86 - Cell 2
DNFAntje Thamm (Ger)Row 87 - Cell 2
DNFLoren Morgan (USA)Row 88 - Cell 2
DNFChristina Gokey-Smith (USA)Row 89 - Cell 2
DNFArden Stelly (USA)Row 90 - Cell 2
DNFAnna Zita Maria Stricker (Ita) BTC City LjubljanaRow 91 - Cell 2
DNFMaria Fadiga (Arg) Weber Shimano Ladies PowerRow 92 - Cell 2
DNFJessica Mundy (Aus) Colavita/BianchiRow 93 - Cell 2
DNFKendelle Hodges (Aus) Colavita/BianchiRow 94 - Cell 2
DNFSara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling WomenRow 95 - Cell 2
DNFLauren Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingRow 96 - Cell 2
DNFEmma Bedard (Can) SAS - MACOGEPRow 97 - Cell 2
DNFBrianna Walle (USA) Team Tibco-Silicon Valley BankRow 98 - Cell 2
DNFSarah Guilbert (USA)Row 99 - Cell 2
DNFDanielle Clark (USA)Row 100 - Cell 2
DNFAdriane Provost (Can) SAS - MACOGEPRow 101 - Cell 2
DNFSamantha Fox (USA)Row 102 - Cell 2
DNFKarol Moreno (Col)Row 103 - Cell 2
DNFBrittlee Bowman (USA)Row 104 - Cell 2
DNFJennifer Wakeman (USA)Row 105 - Cell 2
DNFAna María Hernández Delgado (Mex)Row 106 - Cell 2
DNFYusseli Mendivil Soto (Mex) Team IlluminateRow 107 - Cell 2
DNFAshley Weaver (USA)Row 108 - Cell 2
DNFStephanie Nave (USA)Row 109 - Cell 2
DNFSusan Jones Morgan (USA)Row 110 - Cell 2
DNFDiana Ramos (PuR)Row 111 - Cell 2
DNFCaroline Baur (Swi)Row 112 - Cell 2


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