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Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 2 Results

Redlands Bicycle Classic and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians present Stage 2 Results

Events of the 30th Year of the Classic

The 30th annual Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians continued today at Big Bear Lake California. The Race was returning to Big Bear for the second consecutive year.

The day of racing featured a challenging and technical 7.8 mile Time Trial course. The course featured an out and back route on the north side of the Big Bear lake with a turnaround in Fawnskin. The weather conditions were on everyone’s mind the night before, but the day ended up being more sun than clouds and the course was fast and dry. The Big Bear TT course once again lived up to the billing for both racers and spectators alike. It’s easy to see why races like the Amgen Tour of California have visited the Big Bear area.

In a repeat performance of last year Alison Powers of United Healthcare smashed the field with a time of 16:22, the time was 35 seconds faster than the second place finisher. The time would also end up vaulting her into the lead and a yellow jersey. Alison led all riders posting a time of 16:22 and capturing the stage win. Leah Kirchmann of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies finished 16:58 to capture 2nd while Tayler Wiles of Specialized Lululemon rounded out the podium in 3rd with a time of 17:04.

The GC following the women’s Stage 2 results are Alison Powers of United Healthcare, Leah Kirchmann of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 34 seconds back, followed by Tayler Wiles of Specialized Lululemon 41 seconds back.

In the Men’s field we almost had a repeat performance of last year. Tom Zirbel for the Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies finished 2nd last year. This time he was not to be denied the stage victory and put up the fasted time of 14:56. Tom was followed by Serghei Tvetcov of Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis at 15:02 while finishing 3rd was Samuel Snipe-Grove of Incycle-Predator Components, 15 seconds back at 15:11.

The Men’s GC following Stage 2 results are Tom Zirbel of Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies, William Routley also of Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies 1 second back, followed by Travis McCabe of Smart Shop, 5 seconds back. The top 10 men are separated by 17 seconds.

Tomorrow we head to the city of Beaumont for Stage 3. The Men’s race begins at 9:45 am with a 120.5 mile circuit road race, while the Women begin at 9:55am going 72.3 miles. We hope to see you there.

This year’s event will be held April 2 – 6, 2014 in Redlands, CA and surrounding cities. The race features professional men and women’s races that will include five tough days of racing, beginning with a Circuit Race in the City of Highland on Wednesday, a time trail at Big Bear Lake on Thursday, a grueling road race in the scenic City of Beaumont on Friday, wrapping up in Redlands with a criterium Saturday, and the famous Sunset Road Race on Sunday.
For more information, including race times, distances, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.redlandsclassic.com.

About the Redlands Bicycle Classic
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is an all-volunteer organization, managed by the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee, comprised of active community members that seek to see the promotion of cycling and its benefits in Redlands and its surrounding communities. The 30th Annual Redlands Bicycle Classic is scheduled for April 2nd – 6th. The event was founded in 1985 by a community group, chaired by then-Mayor Carole Beswick, to promote awareness of Downtown Redlands. Since that time, professional cyclists from around the world have been racing the event, which is centered in the city of Redlands, California. The event continues today invigorated by the RBC Organizing Committee’s adoption of, and commitment to, the events’ core virtues of Health, Diversity, and the Environment. The Redlands Bicycle Classic is on the USA Cycling (USAC) National Racing Calendar (NRC) of events and is the opening round of the ten race series.

About San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
The San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians is a federally recognized American Indian tribe located near the city of Highland, Calif. The Serrano Indians are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys and mountains who share a common language and culture. The San Manuel reservation was established in 1891 and recognized as a sovereign nation with the right of self-government. Since time immemorial, the San Manuel tribal community has endured change and hardship. Amidst these challenges the tribe continued to maintain its unique form of governance. Like other governments it seeks to provide a better quality of life for its citizens by building infrastructure, maintaining civil services and promoting social, economic and cultural development. Today San Manuel tribal government oversees many governmental units including the departments of fire, public safety, education and environment. For more information, visit https://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.

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