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May 17/12 16:20 pm - Tour of California Women's Time Trial report and results

Posted by Editoress on 05/17/12

Today was the second annual Amgen Tour of California Women's Time Trial Race, presented by SRAM. Using the same course as the professional men, the women’s event featured 10 of the world’s best female cyclists, including American Olympic hopeful Kristin Armstrong (USA), who rides for the Exergy TWENTY12 team. It was Armstrong who finished with the best time of 39 minutes, 59 seconds. Alison Powers (USA) of the NOW and Novartis for MS placed second with a time of 41 minutes, 23 seconds, and Jade Wilcoxson (USA) of Optum Pro Cycling Powered by Kelly Benefit Strategies took third with a time of 41 minutes, 58 seconds.

“This was one of the hardest courses and conditions I’ve done in my 10-year career,” said Armstrong. “The heat was really hard and real heavy. The road was recently repaved and black as black so the heat that came off of that was really hard. It was a true time trial course. A true test of fitness, and I think the strongest person won.”

Armstrong continued, “Having AEG and Amgen bring women in for the time trial, I can’t even thank them enough. It’s so awesome to put women on the same stage as the men. It’s really nice to mix the men and women. I do a lot of World Cups in Europe and just the hype…I really appreciate what everyone has done and all the sponsors that have backed it.”


Results from the Amgen Tour of California Invitational  Time Trial

29.7 km
1 Kristin Armstrong (USA) Exergy TWENTY12 39:59.28
2 Alison Powers (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 41:23.88
3 Jade Wilcoxson (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies 41:58.08
4 Alison Tetrick Starnes (USA) Exergy TWENTY12 42:09.68
5 Robin Farina (USA) NOW and Novartis for MS 42:32.92
6 Tayler Wiles (USA) Exergy TWENTY12 43:40.40
7 Emilia Fahlin (Swe) Specialized-Lululemon 43:42.02
8 Janel Holcomb (USA) Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies 44:12.46
9 Loren Rowney (Aus) Specialized-Lululemon 44:15.59
10 Bridie O'Donnell (USA) Vanderkitten-Focus 44:23.34


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