Events of the 30th Year of the Classic
The 30th annual Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel band of Mission Indians came to an exciting end on the streets of Redlands Sunday. The final day of the Classic featured the Sunset Road Race, and if the past has taught us anything being the race leader in the Yellow Jersey isn’t a guarantee of success going into Sunset.
Travis McCabe of Team Smart Shop had the slimmest of margins leading to the final stage. He and his Smart Stop team had only a 27 second margin on the top 10 in the field. The warmer temperatures and winds on Sunset set up a game of attrition and when the moment was right Joseph Rosskopf of Hincapie Sportswear Development got in a break of four. Travis McCabe and the Smart Shop team fought to the end but Rosskopf took the virtual yellow and won the stage and the classic.
Joseph Rosskopf move paid off and he finished ahead of the field. That gap was more than enough time to take the yellow Jersey from Travis McCabe. The stage victory on Citrus Avenue in front of the cheering crowds was the cherry on top.
The final stage GC results were Joseph Rosskopf of Hincapie Sportswear Development, James Oram Bissell Development Team and Travis McCabe Smart Shop in 3rd place.
On the Women’s side Leah Kirchmann yellow jersey was holding 10 second lead over Alison Powers of UnitedHealthcare going into Sunday’s stage. Tayler Wiles of Specialized-Lululemon was the aggressive rider of the afternoon as she was able to make a move that got her in a move with Mara Abbott and ended up finishing second in the stage. The yellow jersey group of Leah Kirchmann couldn’t reel back the move. Mara Abbott UnitedHealthcare ended up with the stage win and Tayler Wiles took second but with it sealed the GC victory.
The final women podium finished Tayler Wiles Specialized Lululemon, Mara Abbott UnitedHealthcare and Leah Kirchmann Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies.
Average Speed of Winner 18.16 MPH 29.23 Km/H
Pl Name Team Time Bon(Pen) Behind
1. Rosskopf, Joseph Hincapie Sportswear Developmen 3:45:36 12 0:00
2. Oram, James Bissell Development Team ” 9 ”
3. Sweeting, Bobby 5 HR Energy/pb Kenda 3:46:06 4 @ 0:30
4. Kilun, Roman Team Mike’s Bike p/b Equator ” ”
5. McLeod, Garrett Team H&R Block 3:46:10 @ 0:34
6. Rathe, Jacob Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis 3:46:12 @ 0:36
7. McCabe, Travis Smart Stop ” ”
8. Frayre, Eder Incycle-Predator Components ” ”
9. Philipp, Torey California Giant/Specialized ” ”
10. *Medina, Gerardo BMW Development Team ” ”
Average Speed of Winner 24.10 MPH 38.79 Km/H
Pl Name Team Time Behind
1. Rosskopf, Joseph Hincapie Sportswear Developmen 12:18:17 @ 00:00
2. Oram, James Bissell Development Team 12:18:23 @ 00:06
3. McCabe, Travis Smart Stop 12:18:47 @ 00:30
4. Zirbel, Tom Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 12:18:51 @ 00:34
5. Routley, William Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 12:18:52 @ 00:35
6. Smith, Dion Hincapie Sportswear Developmen 12:18:59 @ 00:42
7. Jaques Maynes, Ben Team Jamis Hagens Berman p/b S 12:19:07 @ 00:50
8. Eaton, Daniel Canyon Bicycles-Shimano 12:19:08 @ 00:51
9. Roth, Ryan Jet Fuel Coffee-Norco Bicycles 12:19:11 @ 00:54
10. Magner, Ty Hincapie Sportswear Developmen 12:19:12 @ 00:55
Average Speed of Winner 22.36 MPH 35.98 Km/H
Pl Name Team Time Bon(Pen) Behind
1. Abbott, Mara United Healthcare 3:03:18 10 0:00
2. Wiles, Tayler Specialized-Lululemon ” 6 ”
3. Oliveira, Flavia Monster Media 3:04:49 4 @ 1:31
4. Laws, Sharon United Healthcare ” ”
5. Ramsden, Denise Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
6. Canuel, Karol Ann Specialized-Lululemon ” ”
7. Kirchmann, Leah Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
8. Dvorack, Andrea Team Tibco ” ”
9. *Cerra, Jessica SPY Giant Ride p/b MRI ” ”
10. Neben, Amber FCS/Zngine p/b Mr. Restore ” ”
Average Speed of Winner 23.38 MPH 37.63 Km/H
Pl Name Team Time Behind
1. Wiles, Tayler Specialized-Lululemon 9:05:34 00:00
2. Abbott, Mara United Healthcare 9:06:03 @ 00:29
3. Kirchmann, Leah Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 9:06:42 @ 01:08
4. Canuel, Karol Ann Specialized-Lululemon 9:08:17 @ 02:43
5. Oliveira, Flavia Monster Media 9:08:28 @ 02:54
6. *Cerra, Jessica SPY Giant Ride p/b MRI 9:08:36 @ 03:02
7. Dvorack, Andrea Team Tibco 9:08:39 @ 03:05
8. Laws, Sharon United Healthcare 9:08:48 @ 03:14
9. Ramsden, Denise Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat 9:09:11 @ 03:37
10. Neben, Amber FCS/Zngine p/b Mr. Restore 9:09:42 @ 04:08
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 http://www.sanmanuel-nsn.gov.