Cylance Pro Cycling’s Carmen Small 2nd on Cascade Classic Stage 4 Criterium

The Downtown Bend criterium has been a staple of the Cascade Classic and always sees the entire community come out to support the race. "The race was very aggressive from the start,” said Director Hilton Clarke, “we had Twenty Sixteen, Colavita and Cylance all attacking each other to bring the fight to the yellow jersey.” Tara Whitten in yellow stayed attentive throughout the race and every move off the front eventually had Carmen Small, Tara Whitten, and 4th place Kristin Armstrong in it. The peloton was keen to have a bunch sprint in the end with Colavita and Cylance keeping things together in the later parts of the race.

The final sprint was won by Kimberley Wells of Colavita with Carmen Small coming in just behind in 2nd, gaining valuable bonus time going into Stage 5. Carmen still sits comfortably in 2nd place on the General Classification.

Stage 5 is the Awbrey Butte Circuit Race just outside of Downtown Bend and starts and finishes at the Central Oregon Community College. The final stage features three laps of a 16.3 mile course with a climb up Archie Briggs Road each lap; lap two is a QOM lap. With the top four riders on the general classification all within a minute, the race for the leader’s jersey is all but over.

Stage 4 Results:

Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                      Time

1          WELLS Kimberley                  Colavita/Bianchi                      47:33

2          SMALL Carmen                      Cylance Pro Cycling               st

3          BERGEN Sara                        Trek Red Truck                       st

23        DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel  Cylance Pro Cycling               0:07

45        ZAVETA Erica                        Cylance Pro Cycling               st

DNS    BERTINE Kathryn                   Cylance Pro Cycling

 

Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                      Time

1          WHITTEN Tara                                                                       9:31:07

2          SMALL Carmen                      Cylance Pro Cycling               0:21

3          THOMAS Leah                       TWENTY16                             0:42

15        DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel  Cylance Pro Cycling               4:05

71        ZAVETA Erica                        Cylance Pro Cycling               27:40