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May 3/19 14:15 pm - Tour of the Gila: Women Stage 3, Duehring 4th


Posted by Editoress on 05/3/19
 

Chloé Dygert Owen (Sho-Air TWENTY20) rocketed into the finishing chute Friday in Tour of the Gila's Stage 3 Tyrone Time Trial with a best time of 37:47, blowing the rest of the field's times to smithereens and leapfrogging general classification standings from fifth to second.

She now sits behind Australian Brodie Chapman (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank), the only rider who came within one minute of Dygert Owen's time. Chapman's efforts paid off; she reclaimed the top GC position with 14 seconds to spare on Dygert Owen.

 

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Chloé Dygert

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"Today was a great day, I talked to my coach, had a game plan going into it, what kind of watts to hold, to really work on my position and everything and try and stay as aero as possible," Dygert Owen said. "So, pretty close to the leader's jersey for me tomorrow. It's going to be nice having some of those bonus seconds in the sprints and having the finish for bonus seconds. So hopefully we can get the leader's jersey back on our team tomorrow and then hold it strong for the final day."

With a UCI women's field stacked with talent spread across multiple teams, riders knew the time trial would be telling. And Dygert Owen, who had been collecting time bonuses on most of the intermediate sprints at Tour of the Gila, gaining a total of eight seconds so far, was ready to pounce.

 

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The Olympic pursuit silver medalist and multi-time pursuit world champion recently won the Joe Martin Stage Race GC and landed in the Sprint, QOM and Best Young Rider jerseys. At Tour of the Gila, she quickly became the Sprint Leader and Best Young Rider.

Going into the time trial, she was sitting fifth on GC, down 1:02 from the leader — her teammate, Canadian Jasmin Duehring. She was 50 seconds behind Chapman.

Dygert Owen's time set a blistering standard for the remainder of the field, nearly two minutes ahead of nearly the entire field when she sailed across the line in near perfect weather conditions. Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank, Femme Équipe p/b Swisseand Rally UHC Cycling were sitting on pins and needles waiting for their top GC contenders to post times.


But only Chapman came within striking distance — 36 seconds behind Dygert Owen — and took back the top spot from Dygert Owen's teammate, Duehring, keeping Dygert Owen at bay by 14 seconds.

"It's good, I feel really good," Chapman said. "Like I was saying before, coming in second to Chloe Dygert is like a win to me. I know she's really experienced and super strong, and she's been to the Olympics —that's so cool — so I was just trying to go as fast as I could out there without blowing up, and that's what I did."

Now it will be up to Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank to defend Chapman's jersey while Dygert Owen and Duehring are breathing down their necks.

In Friday's Downtown Silver City Criterium presented by The Town of Silver City, three sprint bonuses and a finish line bonus are up for grabs. If Dygert Owen wins all of those time bonuses, she would gain a total of 19 seconds, putting her in the leader's jersey going into the final Gila Monster stage on Sunday.

"It's the perfect position to be in and what we were really hoping for today," Duehring said. "Sunday is one of the hardest races in the year, and it really comes down to how many cards you have to play and it's not just myself and Chloe that are up there. We had five girls in the top 10 today and that shows not just the strength of our team, but we have a lot of cards to play on Sunday, and we're going to definitely be fighting as a team for that win, so it doesn't matter who it is that stands on the top of the podium at the end of Sunday as long as it's our team."

And Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank's strategy?

"Win," Chapman said. "Obviously retain red [leader's jersey] which is winning, but I think have fun and ride within myself and it's all I can do. America is like the home country of crits. It's like the pièce de résistance of crits, so I would love to just race American crits. It would be fun. It's going to be hard."

Report by Tour of the Gila

 

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Results from the third stage in Silver City, New Mexico

Stage 3: ITT, 26 km Time Gap
1 Chloe Dygert (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 0:37:47.60    
0:00
2 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:38:23.50 0:36
3 Jennifer Luebke (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 0:39:36.13 1:49
4 Jasmin Duehring (Can) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 0:39:42.37 1:55
5 Emily Newsom (USA) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:39:48.72 2:01
6 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Femme Equipe p/b Swisse Wellness 0:39:54.09 2:07
7 Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling 0:40:08.48 2:21
8 Emma Grant (GBr) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 0:40:16.27 2:29
9 Emily Marcolini (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:40:34.92 2:47
10 Erica Clevenger (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 0:40:37.83 2:50
11 Sarah Gigante (Aus) HMS 0:40:41.87 2:54
12 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Canadian National Team 0:40:46.28 2:59
13 Rachel Langdon (GBr) Donne Aevolo 0:40:47.57 3:00
14 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally Cycling 0:40:49.74 3:02
15 Allie Dragoo (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 0:40:54.76 3:07
16 Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:40:56.78 3:09
17 Heidi Franz (USA) Rally Cycling 0:41:10.47 3:23
18 Elizabeth Scotti Lechuga (USA) Donne Aevolo 0:41:18.97 3:31
19 Abigail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling 0:41:27.00 3:40
20 Ana Maria Hernandez Delgado (Mex) DURANGO-Specialized-IED 0:41:48.60 4:01
21 Ariane Bonhomme (Can) Canadian National Team 0:41:57.19 4:10
22 Miriam Brouwer (Can) Canadian National Team 0:42:07.05 4:20
23 Janelle Cole (USA) HMS 0:42:18.74 4:31
24 Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling 0:42:37.36 4:50
25 Justine Barrow (Aus) HMS 0:42:48.03 5:01
26 Lindsay Goldman (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:42:49.16 5:02
27 Heather Fischer (USA) HMS 0:42:51.08 5:04
28 Alice Cobb (GBr) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:42:54.20 5:07
29 Kinley Gibson (Can) Canadian National Team 0:42:54.52 5:07
30 Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:42:56.65 5:09
31 Katie Clouse (USA) HMS 0:43:03.73 5:16
32 Catherine Colyn (USA) Donne Aevolo 0:43:09.71 5:22
33 Anna Dorovskikh (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 0:43:13.21 5:26
34 Emma Langley (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 0:43:16.14 5:29
35 Maddy Ward (USA) Donne Aevolo 0:43:18.94 5:31
36 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) Canadian National Team 0:43:25.23 5:38
37 Charlotte Backus (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 0:43:44.50 5:57
38 Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:43:54.55 6:07
39 Leigh Ann Ganzar (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:43:55.19 6:08
40 Claudia Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) DURANGO-Specialized-IED 0: 44:01.22 6:14
41 Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 0:44:09.33 6:22
42 Lex Albrecht (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 0:44:20.26 6:33
43 Lori Nedescu (USA) Femme Equipe p/b Swisse Wellness 0:44:31.06 6:44
44 Stefanie Sydlik (USA) Femme Equipe p/b Swisse Wellness 0:44:44.11 6:57
45 Deborah Paine (USA) Donne Aevolo 0:44:45.26 6:58
46 Kara Lilly (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 0:45:24.22 7:37
47 Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling 0:45:30.64 7:43
48 Mariana Urrea Gladin (Mex) DURANGO-Specialized-IED 0:47:54.86 10:07
49 Emily Houtchens (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 0:48:06.53 10:19
50 Jane Tullis (USA) HMS 0:48:31.36 10:44
DNS Aimee Vasse (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint
 
GC
1 Brodie Chapman (Aus) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 7:40:47
2 Chloe Dygert (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling at 0:14
3 Jasmin Duehring (Can) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 1:07
4 Edwige Pitel (Fra) Femme Equipe p/b Swisse Wellness 1:46
5 Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally Cycling 2:53
6 Emma Grant (GBr) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 3:08
7 Sara Bergen (Can) Rally Cycling 3:39
8 Emily Newsom (USA) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 3:52
9 Heidi Franz (USA) Rally Cycling 4:02
10 Jessica Cerra (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 4:08
11 Jennifer Luebke (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 4:41
12 Abigail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling 5:26
13 Erica Clevenger (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 5:52
14 Justine Barrow (Aus) HMS 6:06
15 Ana Maria Hernandez Delgado (Mex) DURANGO-Specialized-IED 6:14
16 Elizabeth Scotti Lechuga (USA) Donne Aevolo 6:41
17 Allie Dragoo (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling 7:18
18 Anna Dorovskikh (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 7:35
19 Alice Cobb (GBr) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 8:17
20 Catherine Colyn (USA) Donne Aevolo 9:02
21 Sarah Gigante (Aus) HMS 9:28
22 Claudia Veronica Leal Balderas (Mex) DURANGO-Specialized-IED 10:11
23 Deborah Paine (USA) Donne Aevolo 10:25
24 Katie Clouse (USA) HMS 10:30
25 Ariane Bonhomme (Can) Canadian National Team 11:00
26 Maddy Ward (USA) Donne Aevolo 11:33
27 Leigh Ann Ganzar (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 11:44
28 Lindsay Goldman (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 11:47
29 Emma Langley (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 11:52
30 Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Canadian National Team 12:07
31 Stefanie Sydlik (USA) Femme Equipe p/b Swisse Wellness 12:20
32 Liza Rachetto (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 12:38
33 Sharlotte Lucas (NZl) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 13:15
34 Starla Teddergreen (USA) Hagens Berman / Supermint 13:17
35 Charlotte Backus (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 14:31
36 Lex Albrecht (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 16:03
37 Emily Marcolini (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank 17:49
38 Lori Nedescu (USA) Femme Equipe p/b Swisse Wellness 18:07
39 Janelle Cole (USA) HMS 19:16
40 Kinley Gibson (Can) Canadian National Team 19:55
41 Maggie Coles-Lyster (Can) Canadian National Team 20:51
42 Rachel Langdon (GBr) Donne Aevolo 21:00
43 Miriam Brouwer (Can) Canadian National Team 22:59
44 Katherine Maine (Can) Rally Cycling 24:23
45 Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling 43:34
46 Kara Lilly (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 52:53
47 Mariana Urrea Gladin (Mex) DURANGO-Specialized-IED 54:53
48 Emily Houtchens (USA) Orion Racing p/b Borah Teamwear 55:12
49 Heather Fischer (USA) HMS 58:18
50 Jane Tullis (USA) HMS 1:02:06



Tour of the Gila: Women Stage 1, Duehring 8th

Duehring in the Lead after Stage 2 Tour of the Gila

 

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