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Redlands Bicycle Classic Stage 4 Results

Redlands Bicycle Classic and San Manuel Band of Mission Indians present Stage 4 Results.

Events of the 30th Year of the Classic

The 30th annual Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel band of Mission Indians shifted gears today. The riders left the mountains behind and headed back to downtown Redlands for the Saturday Men’s and Women’s Criterium.

Today’s criterium action was a chance for riders to pick up much needed time bonuses and a coveted stage victory. Additionally, teams were looking to protect their respective yellow jersey.

Protecting the leader’s jersey, Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies maintained control of the race, ultimately leading Leah Kirchmann to the win followed by Alison Powers of UnitedHealthcare in 2nd and Joanne Kiesanowski of Team Tibco in 3rd. The women’s race started off aggressively, but no serious breakaways formed although several riders tried their luck with a solo attacks. The finishing sprint would come down to Alison and Leah; Kirchmann would end up winning the stage and the 10 second time bonus extending her overall lead in the general classification.

Can Leah Kirchmann and her team hold on to the leader’s jersey? 10 seconds separate her from last year’s classic winner Alison Powers. Tomorrow’s Sunset Road Race Stage is sure to be aggressive with time bonuses on the line the first lap across the Queen of the Mountain.

Controlling the peloton was the order of the day much of the afternoon in the Men’s race. The Smart Stop team controlled the front, while a group of 9 got up the road and created gaps in excess of 40 seconds. With less than 6 laps to go in the race a few teams came to the front to set up the sprint, but the chase never caught the break and the move to get in the break paid off. The eventual winner Pierrick Naud of Garneau Quebecor survived the chase and went on to win the stage, Bobby Lea of SoCalcycling.com/Craig Shelly took 2nd followed by Eloy Teruel of Team Jamis Hagens Berman P/B Sutter Home.

The GC saw no changes to the top Three. Travis McCabe of Smart Stop looks up for a big challenge tomorrow as Tom Zirbel and William Routley of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies remain within 6 seconds of the yellow jersey.

The Men’s race top ten riders are separated by only 22 seconds going into tomorrow’s final stage on the Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race begins at 1:30 for Men and 10:00 am for Women. 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.

Pro-1 Men
Average Speed of Winner 26.73 MPH 43.01 Km/H
Pl Bib Name Team Time Behind
1 65 McCabe, Travis Smart Stop 8:32:31 00:00
2 54 Zirbel, Tom Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 8:32:39 @ 00:08
3 57 Routley, William Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 8:32:40 @ 00:09
4 27 Smith, Dion Hincapie Sportswear Developmen 8:32:47 @ 00:16
5 64 Britton, Rob Smart Stop 8:32:49 @ 00:18
6 43 Tvetcov, Serghei Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 8:32:50 @ 00:19
7 22 Rosskopf, Joseph Hincapie Sportswear Developmen 8:32:53 @ 00:22
8 34 Oram, James Bissell Development Team 8:32:56 @ 00:25
9 103 Eaton, Daniel Canyon Bicycles-Shimano ” ”
10 77 Jaques Maynes, Ben Team Jamis Hagens Berman p/b S ” ”

Average Speed of Winner 23.92 MPH 38.50 Km/H
Pl Bib Name Team Time Behind
1 336 Kirchmann, Leah Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 6:01:57 00:00
2 301 Powers, Alison United Healthcare 6:02:07 @ 00:10
3 324 Stephens, Lauren Team Tibco 6:02:24 @ 00:27
4 311 Wiles, Tayler Specialized-Lululemon 6:02:26 @ 00:29
5 302 Abbott, Mara United Healthcare 6:02:55 @ 00:58
6 323 Wilborne, Scotti Team Tibco 6:03:14 @ 01:17
7 316 Canuel, Karol Ann Specialized-Lululemon 6:03:28 @ 01:31
8 415 Oliveira, Flavia Monster Media 6:03:43 @ 01:46
9 432 *Cerra, Jessica SPY Giant Ride p/b MRI 6:03:47 @ 01:50
10 321 Kiesanowski, Joanne Team Tibco 6:03:49 @ 01:52

Pro-1 Men
Average Speed of Winner 29.15 MPH 46.91 Km/H
Pl Bib Name Team Time Bon(Pen) Behind
1 126 Naud, Pierrick Garneau Quebecor 1:30:34 12 0:00
2 228 Lea, Bobby SoCalCycling.com/Craig Shelly ” 6 ”
3 78 Teruel, Eloy Team Jamis Hagens Berman p/b S ” 4 ”
4 123 Kauffmann, Jacob Garneau Quebecor 1:30:36 @ 0:02
5 16 Korus, Max Astellas Cycling Team ” ”
6 75 Haedo, Juan Jose Team Jamis Hagens Berman p/b S 1:30:42 @ 0:08
7 65 McCabe, Travis Smart Stop ” ”
8 45 Mazich, Sean Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis ” ”
9 26 Ray, Alexander Hincapie Sportswear Developmen ” ”
10 81 *Holloway, Daniel Athlete Octane Cycling ” ”

Average Speed of Winner 26.21 MPH 42.18 Km/H
Pl Bib Name Team Time Bon(Pen) Behind
1 336 Kirchmann, Leah Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 57:14 13 0:00
2 301 Powers, Alison United Healthcare ” 8 ”
3 321 Kiesanowski, Joanne Team Tibco ” 4 ”
4 303 Barnes, Hannah United Healthcare ” ”
5 415 Oliveira, Flavia Monster Media ” ”
6 324 Stephens, Lauren Team Tibco ” ”
7 312 Stacher, Ally Specialized-Lululemon ” ”
8 311 Wiles, Tayler Specialized-Lululemon ” 1 ”
9 432 *Cerra, Jessica SPY Giant Ride p/b MRI ” ”
10 427 *Pipes, Lenore Cloud Racing p/b Ride 2 Recove ” ”

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