A success away. The Team Alé Cipollini lands overseas for the second time in 2014, and this time comes to the U.S., with an outstanding performance in Winston Salem Classic, won by Shelley Olds with a sprint on Joelle Numainville (Optum) and Eugenia Bujak (BTC City).
A race run to perfection, dominated in the first part by the action of Alison Tetrick (Twenty16) – 1’35” her maximum advantage – and then driven from the #yellowfluo Ladies in outfit Alé: the athletes led by Louisiana Pegoraro closed on fugitive three laps from the end, then tried different actions, and finally sewed on each half to lead Shelley Olds to win. Said and done: the American base in California has collected his 4th personal success: “I’m happy for this victory – she admits after arrival – because my team did a great sacrifice to get here and run this race . I wanted to show to the American public the strength of that Italian team, which thanks to Alé (technical clothing for cycling) , Cipollini bicycles and all other sponsors allows us to do international class-leading”. After Winston Classic the team plans the criterium citizen of tomorrow: the #yellowfluoladies start to shine once again. And win.
RESULTS OF WINSTON SALEM CLASSIC (91 km, 2h27′)
1 Shelley Olds (USA) Alé Cipollini 2:27:50
2 Joelle Numainville (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
3 Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City Ljubljana
4 Erica Allar (USA)
5 Elena Cecchini (Ita) Estado de Mexico Faren
6 Lex Albrecht (Can)
7 Jessica Cutler (USA)
8 Lauren Stephens (USA) TIBCO / To The Top
9 Hannah Barnes (GBr) UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team
10 Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies.
Ufficio Stampa Alé – Cipollini – Galassia Women Pro Cycling Team