Cylance Pro Cycling achieved two additional World Tour podiums at the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered by SRAM in the four days of racing. The team has totaled five World Tour podiums in nine days, including the resounding victory at the Tour of Chongming Island.
The first stage of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered by SRAM takes the riders around the scenic Lake Tahoe before finishing up the steep incline of the Heavenly Ski Resort. Alison Tetrick (USA) animated the race early and often, finding herself in a solo breakaway leading into the second major climb. After she was caught, she continued to attack to keep the race fast and aggressive. Into the finish, Krista Doebel-Hickok, once again showed her climbing strengths with a 5th place finish up the slopes of the mountain.
The queen stage was conquered on the second day of racing, as the women crested the first climb on Highway 89, which was 6.7 kilometers, within the first 15 kilometers of racing. The peloton sped down the descent into Diamond Valley with speeds excess of 100 kph. With echelons and attacks in the flats leading into the penultimate climb, the race was nervous and aggressive. Kirsten Wild (NED) won the intermediate sprint on the bottom slopes of Kingsbury Grade and set up Doebel-Hickok perfectly to tackle the 13 kilometer climb. The race shattered on the 40 minute effort as climber Doebel-Hickok crested the mountain in a very select group behind two additional riders. Teammates Dani King (GBR), Rossella Ratto (ITA), and Jasinska (POL) climbed strongly not far behind. Doebel-Hickok remained in her group over the climb to finish just behind the two leaders to take third on the stage.