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.