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July 24/17 13:44 pm - Sara Poidevin wins final stage of Cascade Classic, finishes 2nd overall


Posted by Editoress on 07/24/17
 

Poidevin wins final stage as Dragoo seals overall

Sho-Air Twenty20’s Allie Dragoo claimed the overall victory in the 38th edition of the Cascade Cycling Classic after five days of tough racing in central Oregon. The 27-year-old finished third on the final day to win the title by just six seconds ahead of stage 5 winner Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling). Emma Grant (Team Colavita Bianchi) finished a close second at the end of a hot and challenging 50-mile (80km) stage.
 
“My team really put it all out there for me,” Dragoo said. “I’m so thankful to them. I was stressed and anxious before the stage. I owe it to all of them. It’s really special to me. It’s been a couple of years of ups and downs, it really feels good to end the stage racing season with a win and I owe it to my team.”
 
“I owe everything to the man upstairs, I was praying the whole way up the final climb. I knew it was going to be very hard, and she was riding away from me like it was no big deal. I was praying to please give me legs. It was this close, Sara Poidevin raced a really good race, and so did the Rally Cycling team. They made it a fun race for us.”
 
The final stage of the 2017 Cascade Classic was a decisive one for all the jerseys, save the best young rider, in which Poidevin established an early lead. The tension was palpable at the start of the stage that featured three laps of a 16-mile (25.7km) circuit and a steep finishing climb.

 

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The Rally Cycling team came out with all guns blazing, making it a tough day for the young Twenty20 squad to neutralize attack after attack. The first serious break to make it up the road contained Abby Mickey (Colavita Bianchi), Steph Roorda (Sho-Air Twenty20) and Heidi Franz (Rally Cycling). The trio gained a max of around a minute before the second lap pace blew the field apart and former yellow jersey leader Kristi Lay (Rally) bridged Poidevin across to the break.
 
Dragoo and her Sho-Air Twenty20 team sensed the danger move and moved to the front to neutralize the threat, with Dragoo doing much of the work herself to bring the five riders back. By the top of the second QOM, Dragoo had the leaders in her sights but wasn’t getting much help from the decimated field.
 
With 20km to go, Sho-Air Twenty20 caught the break and the field reset, laying out more attacks before the final 10km saw Claire Rose (Visit Dallas-DNA), Jess Cerra (Hagens Bergman Supermint), Whitney Allison (Team Colavita), Jasmin Duehring (Sho-Air Twenty20) and Sara Bergen (Rally) a 15 second gap.
 
The GC favorites came all together at the base of the final climb, and from there it was a battle of attrition won by Poidevin, centimeters ahead of Grant. Dragoo came across the line in third, securing her overall win.

 

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“It’s really special. I don’t do things for myself, I did it for them,” Dragoo said. “I would sacrifice myself for them anytime. Thanks to the all of the people who support us, thanks for making the prize money equal, it’s really special. It means a lot.”
 
Poidevin added to her successful week at Cascade with a win in the Queen of the Mountains competition. Bergen was the final recipient of the green jersey.
 
“I just turned 21 in May,” Poidevin said. “This year is very different from last year being in contention for the GC so it changed the race a lot. Once we got in a good position from the first stage for the GC that was our main priority. Of course, it’s awesome to come away from the white jersey.”

 

Jerseys

Overall - Allie Dragoo (Sho-Air TWENTY20)

Points - Sara Bergen (Rally Cycling)
QoM - Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling)
Young Rider - Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling)
Team - Sho-Air TWENTY20

 

Results from the final stage in Bend Oregon

Stage 5: Awbrey Butte Circuit Race, 78.4 km
1 Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling) 2:03:51
2 Emma Grant (Colavita/Bianchi) at s.t.
3 Allie Dragoo (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 0:03
4 Kaitlin Antonneau (Cylance Pro Cycling) 0:09
5 Jennifer Luebke (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 0:12
6 Jasmin Duehring (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 0:15
7 Jennifer Valente (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 0:36
8 Carrie Cartmill (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel)
9 Margot Clyne (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) both s.t.
10 Mikayla Harvey (Team Illuminate) 0:45
11 Sara Bergen (Rally Cycling)
12 Véronique Bilodeau (SAS - MACOGEP) both s.t.
13 Whitney Allison (Colavita/Bianchi) 0:53
14 Jessica Cerra (Hagens Berman / Supermint) 0:55
15 Abigail Mickey (Colavita/Bianchi) 1:09
16 Stephanie Roorda (Sho-Air Twenty20) 1:11
17 Amber Pierce (Colavita/Bianchi) s.t.
18 Claire Rose (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 1:40
19 Kirsti Lay (Rally Cycling) 3:58
20 Stefanie Sydlik (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 8:53
21 Ryan Levering (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) 8:58
22 Katherine Salthouse (Landis/Trek) 9:03
23 Jennifer Tetrick (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) 9:12
24 Starla Teddergreen (Hagens Berman / Supermint) s.t.
25 Shayna Powless (Sho-Air Twenty20) 9:15
26 Erica Clevenger (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling)
27 Tarah Cole (Hagens Berman Supermint)
28 Emma Lujan (Trek Red Truck Racing) all s.t.
29 Danielle Morshead (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) 9:19
30 Heidi Franz (Rally Womens Cycling)
31 Julie Emmerman (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling)
32 Grace Anderson (Team Illuminate)
33 Nicole Pressprich (Point S Racing)
34 Elyse Fraser (New Zealand Cycling Team)
35 Astrid Gassner (Colavita/Bianchi)
36 Anna Gabrielle Traxler (Trek Red Truck Racing)
37 Kathryn Buss (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) all s.t.
38 Beth Ann Orton (Hagens Berman / Supermint) 9:22
39 Emily Rodger (Landis/Trek) 9:23
40 Racquel Sheath (New Zealand Cycling Team)
41 Alison Tetrick (Cylance Pro Cycling) both s.t.
42 Catherine Ouellette (Desjardins-Ford) 9:26
43 Breanne Nalder (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) s.t.
44 Allison Beveridge (Rally Cycling) 9:29
45 Bryony Botha (New Zealand Cycling Team) s.t.
46 Callie Swan (Trek Red Truck Racing) 9:30
47 Jessica Mundy (Colavita/Bianchi) 9:33
48 Katherine Maine (Rally Cycling)
49 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Sho-Air Twenty20) both s.t.
50 Allyson Gillard (Desjardins-Ford) 9:36
51 Alexandra Burton (Point S Racing) 9:38
52 Sofia Arreola (Sho-Air Twenty20) 9:44
53 Alexandra Millard (Team Illuminate) 9:46
54 Mandy Heintz (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 9:51
55 Kathryn Donovan (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) s.t.
56 Heather Fischer (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) 10:00
57 Gillian Ellsay (Colavita/Bianchi) 10:03
58 Holly Edmondston (New Zealand Cycling Team) 13:06
59 Summer Moak (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 14:54
60 Dafne Theroux Izquierdo (Desjardins-Ford) 15:03
OTL Lori Nedescu (Point S Racing) 23:37
OTL Mallory Miller (Point S Racing) 23:42
DNF Erica Allar (Rally Cycling)
DNF Amy Benner (Rally Cycling)
DNF Anna Talman (Trek Red Truck Racing)
DNF Kendall Ryan (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank)
 
Final GC
1 Allie Dragoo (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 11:40:57
2 Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling) at 0:07
3 Jasmin Duehring (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 1:00
4 Jennifer Luebke (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 2:13
5 Jennifer Valente (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 2:18
6 Sara Bergen (Rally Cycling) 2:27
7 Whitney Allison (Colavita/Bianchi) 2:44
8 Emma Grant (Colavita/Bianchi) s.t.
9 Kaitlin Antonneau (Cylance Pro Cycling) 4:05
10 Stephanie Roorda (Sho-Air Twenty20) 4:39
11 Jessica Cerra (Hagens Berman / Supermint) 5:03
12 Margot Clyne (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) 5:38
13 Kirsti Lay (Rally Cycling) 5:42
14 Véronique Bilodeau (SAS - MACOGEP) 6:19
15 Abigail Mickey (Colavita/Bianchi) 7:44
16 Carrie Cartmill (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) 7:58
17 Amber Pierce (Colavita/Bianchi) 11:22
18 Julie Emmerman (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 11:25
19 Heidi Franz (Rally Womens Cycling) 12:14
20 Kathryn Buss (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) 12:19
21 Stefanie Sydlik (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 12:59
22 Beth Ann Orton (Hagens Berman / Supermint) 14:05
23 Tarah Cole (Hagens Berman Supermint) 14:12
24 Claire Rose (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 14:52
25 Alison Tetrick (Cylance Pro Cycling) 15:25
26 Mikayla Harvey (Team Illuminate) 15:53
27 Erica Clevenger (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 16:26
28 Emma Lujan (Trek Red Truck Racing) 16:31
29 Elyse Fraser (New Zealand Cycling Team) 16:50
30 Catherine Ouellette (Desjardins-Ford) 17:45
31 Ryan Levering (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) 18:04
32 Shayna Powless (Sho-Air Twenty20) 19:12
33 Jennifer Tetrick (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) 19:49
34 Emily Rodger (Landis/Trek) 19:52
35 Starla Teddergreen (Hagens Berman / Supermint) 20:01
36 Breanne Nalder (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 20:05
37 Kathryn Donovan (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) 20:14
38 Nicole Pressprich (Point S Racing) 20:40
39 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Sho-Air Twenty20) 21:04
40 Callie Swan (Trek Red Truck Racing) 22:44
41 Katherine Salthouse (Landis/Trek) 22:45
42 Anna Gabrielle Traxler (Trek Red Truck Racing) 22:49
43 Alexandra Burton (Point S Racing) 24:19
44 Bryony Botha (New Zealand Cycling Team) 24:32
45 Holly Edmondston (New Zealand Cycling Team) 24:54
46 Jessica Mundy (Colavita/Bianchi) 25:14
47 Mandy Heintz (Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling) s.t.
48 Racquel Sheath (New Zealand Cycling Team) 25:28
49 Alexandra Millard (Team Illuminate) 26:38
50 Heather Fischer (Team Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) 29:23
51 Grace Anderson (Team Illuminate) 29:51
52 Allyson Gillard (Desjardins-Ford) 30:57
53 Katherine Maine (Rally Cycling) 31:28
54 Astrid Gassner (Colavita/Bianchi) 33:26
55 Gillian Ellsay (Colavita/Bianchi) 36:05
56 Sofia Arreola (Sho-Air Twenty20) 36:13
57 Allison Beveridge (Rally Cycling) 36:16
58 Dafne Theroux Izquierdo (Desjardins-Ford) 37:52
59 Danielle Morshead (JLVelo Cycling p/b The Freewheel) 41:28
60 Summer Moak (Sho-Air TWENTY20) 49:41

 

 

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