Cylance Pro Cycling’s Carmen Small Wins Stage One of Cascade Cycling Classic

Krista Doebel-Hickok Finishes Top Ten

Carmen Small wins her first race with Cylance Pro Cycling after joining the team this past month in Bend,OR. Starting in Smith Rock, stage 1 made its way to McKenzie Pass. The peloton had 90 miles to cover on stage one with a mostly flat profile before ending with a summit finish in McKenzie Pass. “The race was a bit of time to establish itself with the strongest riders waiting for the base of the climb to assert themselves,” Said Director Hilton Clarke.

A break established itself eventually and maintained a smaller gap as they peloton came through Sisters. Once the race hit the climb the break was absorbed and a Krista led peloton was reduced quite a bit. Krista’s efforts set up Carmen for the stage 1 win as well as the QOM and Yellow Jerseys, her first victory with the team.

“Going into today I really didn’t know how it would go to be honest,” added Carmen. “Cylance has been super supportive over the past couple of weeks and I appreciate them so much, so it was good to take the win today and represent the team for them. The team supported me today and that I was able to benefit from their help and win was just icing on the top. I’m super excited to finish out the season with Cylance and hopefully finish out my season on a high note.”

Next up is the stage 2 time trial in Prineville, OR, and event that Carmen is the reigning national champion in.

Stage 1 Results:

Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                      Time

1          SMALL Carmen                      Cylance Pro Cycling               4:13:27

2          WHITTEN Tara                                                                       st

3          JACKSON Alison                    TWENTY16                             st

6          DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel  Cylance Pro Cycling               st

82        BERTINE Kathryn                  Cylance Pro Cycling               11:53

83        ZAVETA Erica                        Cylance Pro Cycling               st

 

Stage 1 General Classification:

Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                      Time

1          SMALL Carmen                      Cylance Pro Cycling               4:13:17

2          WHITTEN Tara                                                                       0:04

3          JACKSON Alison                    TWENTY16                             0:06

6          DOEBEL-HICKOK Kristabel  Cylance Pro Cycling               0:10

82        BERTINE Kathryn                  Cylance Pro Cycling               12:03

83        ZAVETA Erica                        Cylance Pro Cycling               st