Team TIBCO - Silicon Valley Bank' s Lauren Stephens took the silver medal at today's Pro Criterium National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky.
Stephens and Erica Allar broke away in the first few laps of the race. The duo had built up a comfortable lead of 30 seconds but a big crash with six laps to go meant the race had to be neutralized.
After the restart Stephens and Allar increased their lead but were chased down on the final lap by Irena Ossola.
In the 3-way battle for the win it was Allar who attacked first, shortly before the final corner. Allar held her lead to the line with Lauren finishing second and Ossola third.
"Once they did the restart, it changed the dynamic of the race” said team Sports Director Ed Beamon after the finish “We had to play the cards we had at that point; Lauren had a great ride today as did Erica Allar.”
Images: Jonathan Devich