Barnes Wins 2015 Tour of Utah Women’s Edition Overall; Rivera Takes Stage 2 – Report, Photos, Results

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Barnes Sprints to Take the Overall Win; Rivera Takes the Stage Victory

Report, Photos, and Complete Results Below:

Rivera right took the stage win, while teammate Barnes took the overall omnium win - 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
Rivera right took the stage win, while teammate Barnes took the overall omnium win – 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis

Race Report by Steven Sheffield

August 4, 2015 – Ogden, Utah – What a difference a day makes. Coming the day after a fairly technical course in Logan in cold, rainy weather, to Ogden’s pan-flat L-shaped course with 90-degree turns on wide boulevards in sunny, warm, and most importantly dry conditions, it was obvious from the beginning that Stage 2 of the Tour of Utah Women’s Edition Criterium Classic was going to be a completely different race, and that team tactics would likely rule the day.

As arguably the strongest team in the American peloton in 2015, this situation best suited the United Healthcare women’s team. Having earned 16 omnium points on the previous day’s stage in Logan, Hannah Barnes was the best situated rider on the team to attempt to dethrone Allie Dragoo (Twenty16 p/b Sho-Air) for the overall, whereas the 22 year old Coryn Rivera, who won the field sprint for 8th on Monday, was the odds-on favorite to win the race if it came down to a sprint finish.

From the gun, the race was on. The Visit Dallas team of Olivia Dillon, along with Tina Pic’s Pepper Palace squad, Colavita-Bianchi, and BMW p/b Happy Tooth did their best to animate the race and get something going but the United Healthcare team was having none of it, managing to control the pace the entire race to set-up Barnes for the intermediate sprints and ultimately Coryn Rivera for the final sprint.

“We knew we had to get both intermediate sprints, and do well in the final sprint,” said Barnes after the race. “On the first intermediate sprint, I kind of got a little boxed in behind Erica [Allar, of LA Sweat] and Coryn, so Coryn had to pull her brakes on the line a bit to let me win.”

Once Barnes took the two intermediate sprints, adding 10 points to her toal, she became omnium leader on the road by just 1 point over Twenty16’s Allie Dragoo. All Barnes would have to do at that point would be to finish in front of Dragoo in the finale to take the overall.

“It was just really fast and really hard, and Visit Dallas kept throwing down some strong attacks. UHC definitely tried to control the race. Twenty16 did a good job trying to cover for Allie and keep her up front and safe,” said Mindy McCutcheon (Canyon Bicycles-Shimano). “It was all I could do to hang on and just stay in the mix.”

With three laps to go, the UHC’s famous Blue Train shifted their focus from controlling the pace to setting up the final sprint for Barnes and Rivera.

Rivera led the peloton into the final corner but was swarmed a bit by the rest of the peloton, so at first it appeared the UHC strategy might not work. Eventually Rivera managed to open up a gap, Barnes holding her wheel all the way to the line, with Rivera taking the stage over her teammate. Barnes’ second place on the day, and the 19 points that came with it, ensured she had enough points to take the yellow jersey for the omnium off Dragoo’s shoulders.

“It was hard racing today, all the crit teams came together. It was a true crit course today, flat and a bunch of turns. Everyone came together and made it super-fast. I just knew today was going to be faster, and obviously better conditions make it harder too,” said Dragoo, who finished 14th on the day and fifth in the overall. “Our team is young; we had a really good experience and got lots of airtime so that’s good for us and I’m super proud of my team.”

“It got a little bit messy coming into the last corner with a gaps that opened up behind Coryn, which is good, so we just used that to our advantage,” said overall omnium winner Barnes, after the race.

“Coming out of the last corner, I was thinking everyone was on my wheel and I needed to lead it out for Hannah, but I looked back and there was a gap so I had to just keep going and just bring it all the way to the line,” said stage-winner Coryn Rivera.

When asked about the state of women’s racing and the omnium format versus a more traditional time-based stage race, the two riders had the following to say.

“Omniums make it really exciting; since it’s more about positioning than time, it makes for good aggressive racing,” said Rivera. “For next year, though, we’d love to see a road race added in for the last day,” added Barnes.

Slowly, but surely, women’s racing continues to make inroads, and with established events like the Tour of Utah’s continued support, the possibility increases that women’s racing will one day reach parity with men’s racing in terms of media coverage and finances.

See also the report on stage 1:

Dragoo Wins Tour of Utah Women's Edition race 1 https://www.cyclingutah.com/?p=5208 – Report, photos, results

At start of the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
At the start of the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
United Healthcare (second wheel) controlled the race as much as possible to secure the stage and overall wins at the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
United Healthcare (second wheel) controlled the race as much as possible to secure the stage and overall wins at the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
Action in the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
Action in the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
The women's overall podium: Barnes, Rivera, Schneider - At the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis
The women's overall podium: Barnes, Rivera, Schneider – At the 2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 in Ogden, Utah on August 4, 2015. Photo by Dave Iltis

TOP 10 RESULTS AS OF AUGUST 4, 2015

 

            Rider Team                                                                                            Time

 

1. RIVERA Coryn UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling                              1.14'39”

2. BARNES Hannah UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling                          1.14'39”

3. SCHNEIDER Samantha ISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRI 1.14'39”

4. RYAN Kendall Team Tibco – SVB                                                     1.14'39”

5. KIESANOWSKI Joanne Team Tibco – SVB                                    1.14'39”

6. SOTO Yussely ISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRI                   1.14'39”

7. STUMHOFER Gretchen Colavita Bianchi pb Fine Cooking          1.14'39”

8. PIC Tina Pepper Palace pb The Happy Tooth                                 1.14'39”

9. MANGANELLO Mia Visit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4Good              1.14'39”

10. HANSON Lauretta Fearless Femme pb Haute Wheels Racing 1.14'39”

 

FINAL OMNIUM POINTS STANDINGS

 

            Rider Team Points

 

1. BARNES Hannah UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 45

2. RIVERA Coryn UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling 37

3. SCHNEIDER Samantha ISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRI 33

4. STUMHOFER Gretchen Colavita Bianchi pb Fine Cooking 33

5. DRAGOO Allie Twenty16 pb SHO-AIR 32

6. RYAN Kendall Team Tibco – SVB 25

7. KIESANOWSKI Joanne Team Tibco – SVB 21

8. SOTO Yussely ISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRI 21

9. DILLON Olivia Visit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4Good 21

10. PENUELA Diana Sun & Ski Women's Elite 19

 

Tour of Utah 2015 Women's Edition Stage 2 Complete Results:

PositionRiderTeamTeamTimeGap
11RIVERA CorynUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1:14:390:00:00
22BARNES HannahUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1:14:390:00:00
351SCHNEIDER SamanthaISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1:14:390:00:00
411RYAN KendallTeam Tibco – SVBTIB1:14:390:00:00
512KIESANOWSKI JoanneTeam Tibco – SVBTIB1:14:390:00:00
656SOTO YusselyISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1:14:390:00:00
775STUMHOFER GretchenColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL1:14:390:00:00
821PIC TinaPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP1:14:390:00:00
962MANGANELLO MiaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC1:14:390:00:00
1082HANSON LaurettaFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA1:14:390:00:00
1132RACHETTO LizaBMW p/b Happy ToothBMW1:14:390:00:00
12111PENUELA DianaSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN1:14:390:00:00
1326GOKEY-SMITH ChristinaPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP1:14:390:00:00
1441DRAGOO AllieTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT161:14:390:00:00
1552SCHNEIDER SkylarISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1:14:390:00:00
16162GILGEN JamieCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN1:14:390:00:00
1763DILLON OliviaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC1:14:390:00:00
1855MILLARD LexieISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1:14:390:00:00
19106BRECK HollyLA SweatLAS1:14:390:00:00
2053MERTZ NicoleISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1:14:390:00:00
21121CARR KatSKINourishment pb Paceline ProjectsSKI1:14:390:00:00
22115SHERWIN KateSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN1:14:390:00:00
23133CASAS TereJET CyclingJET1:14:390:00:00
2491PEZZULO TiffanyDNA Cycling pb K4DNA1:14:390:00:00
2583KEELY ChristyFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA1:14:390:00:00
2666ORTON Beth AnnVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC1:14:390:00:00
2743ARENSMAN AllisonTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT161:14:390:00:00
2833BAYER LindsayBMW p/b Happy ToothBMW1:14:390:00:00
2992DE CRESCENZO LaurenDNA Cycling pb K4DNA1:14:390:00:00
30116PARK JennySun & Ski Women's EliteSUN1:14:390:00:00
31151SCOTT KaytieZoca-Colnago pb NovatecZOC1:14:390:00:00
3231FARINA RobinBMW p/b Happy ToothBMW1:14:390:00:00
33144LOUGH SarahRoosters Bike EdgeROO1:14:390:00:00
34134DINAN ClioJET CyclingJET1:14:390:00:00
3522FADER SarahPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP1:14:390:00:00
3644ARREOLA SofiaTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT161:14:390:00:00
3785CLIFT JustineFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA1:14:390:00:00
38155ALDERETE MeganZoca-Colnago pb NovatecZOC1:14:390:00:00
39161MCCUTCHEON MindyCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN1:14:390:00:00
40154SAYLE ClariceZoca-Colnago pb NovatecZOC1:14:390:00:00
4165MILLER AmandaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC1:14:390:00:00
4261SANDERS AnnaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC1:14:390:00:00
4381HEINTZ MandyFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA1:14:390:00:00
4484CUTLER AmyFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA1:14:390:00:00
4572CUTLER JessicaColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL1:14:390:00:00
46112YAN FloraSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN1:14:390:00:00
475HIGGINS CariUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1:14:490:00:10
48156GRANT EmmaZoca-Colnago pb NovatecZOC1:14:49
4971BROWN MorganColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL1:14:49
50145INGLIS GwenRoosters Bike EdgeROO1:14:49
5194PERRY AnneDNA Cycling pb K4DNA1:14:49
52146BREWER MollieRoosters Bike EdgeROO1:14:49
5314SCHWAGER PatriciaTeam Tibco – SVBTIB1:14:49
54105WINTHER- OLSEN AmalieLA SweatLAS1:14:49
55135KELTER STREMPKE KatieJET CyclingJET1:14:49
56102AUDRAIN IvyLA SweatLAS1:14:540:00:15
57152ALLEN BethanyZoca-Colnago pb NovatecZOC1:14:54
58142LUTTRELL JannalynRoosters Bike EdgeROO1:14:54
5973DONOVAN KathrynColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL1:14:54
60143SHARP JenniferRoosters Bike EdgeROO1:14:550:00:16
6164CHRISTIANSEN Anna GraceVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC1:14:55
62114FEE KirstenSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN1:14:55
6342DYGERT ChloeTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT161:14:55
6476ZIDER MaryColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL1:14:55
6523MILLER MeredithPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP1:14:55
6674SCHULTZ WhitneyColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL1:14:55
6793NALDER BreanneDNA Cycling pb K4DNA1:14:580:00:19
686VILLUMSEN LindaUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1:14:58
6954BRUDERER NicolleISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1:15:040:00:25
7025JORGENSEN LauraPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP1:15:140:00:35
713RYAN AlexisUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1:15:400:01:01
724TAMAYO LaurenUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1:16:410:02:02
7324KULIECZA JuliePepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP1:16:450:02:06
74166MUEGGE HannaCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN1:19:110:04:32
75101ALLAR EricaLA SweatLAS1:20:360:05:57
76125HUGHES CristinaSKINourishment pb Paceline ProjectsSKI1:20:36
77165MCNAMARA SiobhanCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN1:20:36
78124SMITH ChelseaSKINourishment pb Paceline ProjectsSKI1:20:36
79163LUKAS SarahCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN1:20:36
80132JONKER ChaneJET CyclingJET1:20:36
81164WETZEL POLIN LindsayCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN1:20:36
 Riders dropping out
95FEGAN-KIM CatherineDNA Cycling pb K4DNA
103SCHEPPS BeccaLA SweatLAS
104CALDERON PriscillaLA SweatLAS
113FRANCO NataliaSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN
122FRYE AlisonSKINourishment pb Paceline ProjectsSKI
123RUANE DanielleSKINourishment pb Paceline ProjectsSKI
131TANNER AmeliaJET CyclingJET
 Number of not started: 0
 Number of starters: 88
 Number remaining: 81
 Riders after time limit: —
 Riders dropping out: 95, 103, 104, 113, 122, 123, 131 (=7)
 Last calculated: 4-08, 13.06 (Mountain Daylight Time)
 Classification software: StageRace 2005 software  —  www.stagerace.com

 

2015 Tour of Utah Women's Edition Stage 2 Sprint Points, Stage 2 Points, and Overall Omnium Results 

PositionRiderTeamTeamPoints
Sprint 1
12BARNES HannahUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC5
21RIVERA CorynUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC3
3101ALLAR EricaLA SweatLAS1
Sprint 2
12BARNES HannahUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC5
251SCHNEIDER SamanthaISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC3
31RIVERA CorynUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1
 Stage 2 Points
11RIVERA CorynUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC20
22BARNES HannahUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC19
351SCHNEIDER SamanthaISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC18
411RYAN KendallTeam Tibco – SVBTIB17
512KIESANOWSKI JoanneTeam Tibco – SVBTIB16
656SOTO YusselyISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC15
775STUMHOFER GretchenColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL14
821PIC TinaPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP13
962MANGANELLO MiaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC12
1082HANSON LaurettaFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA11
1132RACHETTO LizaBMW p/b Happy ToothBMW10
12111PENUELA DianaSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN9
1326GOKEY-SMITH ChristinaPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP8
1441DRAGOO AllieTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT167
1552SCHNEIDER SkylarISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC6
16162GILGEN JamieCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN5
1763DILLON OliviaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC4
1855MILLARD LexieISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC3
19106BRECK HollyLA SweatLAS2
2053MERTZ NicoleISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1
 Overall Omnium
12BARNES HannahUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC45
21RIVERA CorynUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC37
351SCHNEIDER SamanthaISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC33
475STUMHOFER GretchenColavita Bianchi pb Fine CookingCOL33
541DRAGOO AllieTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT1632
611RYAN KendallTeam Tibco – SVBTIB25
712KIESANOWSKI JoanneTeam Tibco – SVBTIB21
856SOTO YusselyISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC21
963DILLON OliviaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC21
10111PENUELA DianaSun & Ski Women's EliteSUN19
1182HANSON LaurettaFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA18
126VILLUMSEN LindaUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC18
1343ARENSMAN AllisonTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT1617
1465MILLER AmandaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC17
1562MANGANELLO MiaVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC16
1685CLIFT JustineFearless Femme pb Haute Wheels RacingFEA15
1721PIC TinaPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP13
1832RACHETTO LizaBMW p/b Happy ToothBMW10
19101ALLAR EricaLA SweatLAS10
2026GOKEY-SMITH ChristinaPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP8
2152SCHNEIDER SkylarISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC8
22162GILGEN JamieCanyon Bicycles-ShimanoCAN5
2355MILLARD LexieISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC3
2466ORTON Beth AnnVisit Dallas Cycling pb Noise4GoodVDC3
2525JORGENSEN LauraPepper Palace pb The Happy ToothPEP3
26106BRECK HollyLA SweatLAS2
2753MERTZ NicoleISCorp Cycling pb Smart Choice MRIISC1
2844ARREOLA SofiaTwenty16 pb SHO-AIRT161
293RYAN AlexisUnitedHealthcare Pro CyclingUHC1
 Last calculated: 4-08, 13.06 (Mountain Daylight Time)
 Classification software: StageRace 2005 software  —  www.stagerace.com

 

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