Katie Hall wins Queen Stage of Tour of California, Anna van der Breggem extends GC lead
May 18 2019 03:42 am CET

Katie Hall wins Queen Stage of Tour of California, Anna van der Breggem extends GC lead
Katie Hall wins Queen Stage of Tour of California, Anna van der Breggem extends GC lead
Boels Dolmans Cycling Team

Katie Hall has taken the victory of the second stage of the Amgen Tour of California women's race empowered by SRAM. In a good day for Boels-Dolmans, Anna van der Breggen crossed the line in the second position and extended her GC lead.

Mt. Baldy, an hors category climb, was awaiting the riders at the end of the 75-kilometre route -that also featured a first category ascent- of the second stage of the American race. The peloton stayed together for the first part of the day but at the first ascent of the day, Cogeas-Mettler's Olga Zabelinskaya set a high pace that left some riders struggling behind.

The front group included around 40 riders with names like Anna van der Breggen (Boels-Dolmans) -winner of the first stage of the race and leader of the overall standing- Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo), Katie Hall (Boels-Dolmans) and Ashleigh Moolman Pasio (CCC-Liv).

The pace of the front women left only around 12 riders in the reduced pack and several attacks happened on the descent and just before the start of the last climb. Moolman Pasio managed to create a space with the rest but was soon reeled back in by the others.

At more than 10 kilometres to go, Coryn Rivera (Sunweb), Kathrin Hammes (WNT-Rotor) and Omer Shapira (Canyon-SRAM) attacked and got a gap of around 30 seconds with the rest. With eight kilometres to go, the Israeli national champion left her companions behind.

But the adventure of the rider was going to finish soon as Hall and Van den Breggen got to the front and soon dropped her. The two riders kept going while behind a strong group was formed by Deignan, Moolman Pasio, Hammes and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM), but they couldn't catch the duo of Boels-Dolmans.

Hall crossed the finish line in the first position while Van der Breggen managed to extend her overall lead for another day with the second place of the stage. Moolman-Pasio crossed the finish line in Mt. Baldy in the third position.






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