Olivia Ray (Rally Biking) climbed the top of the mountain on Sunday to win the Grant Park Creem and claim the richest one-day prize for a professor in North America. Skylar Schneider (L39ION of Los Angeles) and then Maggie Coles-Lester (DNA Pro Cycling Team) finished second in the L39ION rider with a photo shoot.
Tyler Williams (L39ION, Los Angeles) in the Men’s Proposition left the four-horse team to take his second victory in the USA Speed Week opener. Benjamin Wolf (best team racer) second, Oscar Sevilla (team Medellin APM) third and Spencer Moavenzadeh (butcher boxing) to fourth.
Now in its 16th year, this Grant Park Creem is now part of the USA Speed Week, offering eight races in 10 days. Regional competitions are held in Spartanberg, South Carolina, and Athens, Georgia, which are part of the USA CRITS national series.
Schneider won two opening nights for the women’s competition, while Coles-Lester also won the stage. New Zealand’s Ray was fourth in Spartanberg and fifth in Athens, but his victory at Atlanta Grant Park was his fourth of the season.
“that’s great. We had big plans for Athens and it didn’t work, so we had to give everything today, and we did it, ”Ray said. Bicycle news After a vacation. Made right with Holly [Breck] Take the thigh first [prime], And then we win. It was good. “
He had 79 goals for the women’s race, with Ray hitting three other Rally Cycling teammates – Madeleine Bemis, Holly Brake and Olympic bronze medalist Emma White, and Olympian Lily Williams due to illness. The field is packed for most races, the L39ION Los Angeles and the DNA Pro Bike, which controls the speed at the front.
Before they could ascend, several circuits ascended to the “swimming pool hill,” leaving only 31 riders with five rounds to go. For the last blast, Ray kept power in hot and humid afternoon.
“We tried a lot in Spartanberg and Athens, but failed. We did not stop fighting. After working well together and winning over the weekend, he felt very special.
Drivers noticed stress in the final race Peloton, which is mainly due to the amount of money. The organizers of the race with the L5Flyers Cycling Team said the move to maximize the prize money for women was a move equal to a $ 5,000 bag for men to highlight the women and let young girls know they have a place to compete. Also, Speed Week is the only event to show women as the final race of the day.
“Initially we had two L39ION women’s registrars, Kendall Ryan and Scalar Schneider, and that prompted us to do something big. That gave us some speed to do what we did, to show women, to respect them. And then he drew many other teams, such as Rally, who won bronze medals from the Olympics. It was great to see the women happy and it created a real positive energy, ”said L5Flyers Cycling Team member and Grant Park Criterium Associate Director.
She donated ዩ 20,000 at the Les Tour de France, said she had “thrown in the courage” by choosing $ 20,000 based on La Course, and the extra bag was made possible by local sponsors.
We just put a piece of wood in the ground and we have $ 20,000. Ninety percent of our sponsors are local businesses around the neighborhood. They have been supporting our race for many years, but many have quadrupled what they have given us in previous years based on the news of the women’s race. ”
The remaining five races in the fast-paced week will offer $ 10,000 bags for men and women, with Athens $ 14,000 and Spartanberg $ 15,000.
Before the women, 59 men on the pavement, which had been paved by previous rains, took the line and competed for an hour. Los Angeles riders hit four L39IONs in the opening quarter of the race and left Peloton through Grant Park in a winding triangular course in the back of Grant Park.
Bernardo Suaza (Madeleine IPM) and Thomas Gibbon (Automatic Racing) were in the middle of the race in Los Angeles for L39ION Tyler Williams, Alec Cowan and Thai Magner. Then the composition of the leadership team changed after 20 rounds.
With four rounds he took four final breaks to decide the stage.
We have a really strong team, so we always want to have numbers up front and I felt like he was playing the same way yesterday [Athens] Where there should be separation for the election. I had 20 feet in front of me, so I realized it was probably 20 minutes. ”
“These courses are very suitable for me. They are a little harder than we did the rest of the year with the hills. They are not just rectangles, they are flat dimensions. It is a change of pace.
“Self-confidence is also important. Going to Joe Martin in particular is a good build speed [Stage Race] With the team. It’s a big goal. I have not competed in the UCI level for three years now. I was thrilled to see what I could do there and what the team could do there. ”
|Place||Driver name (country) group||Result|
|2018-05-01||Olivia Ray (Cycling)||49:12:00|
|2||Skylar Schneider (Los Angeles L39ION)|
|3||Maggie Coles-Lester (DNA Pro Cycling Team)|
|4||Kaya Schmidt (LUX / sidehow p / b special)|
|5||Paula Andrea Munz Granon (CWA Racing p / b TREK)|
|6||Emily Ehrlich (CWA Racing p / b TREK)|
|7||Rachel Langdon (InstaFund Racing)|
|8||Erica Zaveta (Kolavita / Hello Fresh Women Pro)|
|9||Emma White (Bicycle)|
|10||Colin Gulick (Fodium Sport Bike)|
|Place||Driver name (country) group||Result|
|2018-05-01||Tyler Williams (Los Angeles L39ION)||1:01:38|
|2||Benjamin Wolf (Best Friends Competition)|
|3||Oscar Sevilla (Team Madeleine APM)|
|5||Danny Stevez (Best Friends Competition)||0:00:11|
|6||Thomas Gibbon (Automatic Racing)|
|7||Lucas Burgoine (Hagens Berman Axon)|
|8||Frank Traviso (Excel-City Cycling Team)|
|9||Conner Salele (Butterbox Bike)|
|10||Lachlan Holiday (Robson Forensic P / B Miligan)|