Devo Wrap: Powers claims Most Aggressive Rider at Ardeche

  
  


(Sept. 10, 2013) -- The women's road contingent of the USA Cycling National Development Program (NDP) rode away from the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, a six-stage, week-long stage race in France, with a single-stage Most Aggressive Rider jersey.
Alison Powers earned the Most Combative Rider following the fourth stage
Alison Powers earned the Most Aggressive Rider following the fourth stage of the Tour Cycliste Feminin International de l'Ardeche.
After a strong performance in the prologue, Alison Powers (Pinecliffe, Colo./NOW and Novartis for MS) earned the Most Aggressive Rider after she had a solo breakaway for half of the 120-kilometer fourth stage.

Andrea Dvorak (Crozet, Va./Exergy TWENTY16) was the squad's best finisher, placing 15th in the general classification. Powers finished 26th while Alexis Ryan (Ventura, Calif./NOW and Novartis for MS) was 47th overall. Ryan also finished ninth in the Best Young Rider classification.

Tatiana Antoshina (RUS) topped the final results, finishing the race in 14:21:16.

Maura Kinsella (Santa Clara, Calif./NOW and Novartis for MS), Kristin McGrath (Boise, Idaho/Exergy TWENTY16) and Scotti Wilborne (Little Rock, Ark./Mellow Mushroom) also contested the race as part of USA Cycling's contingent.

Also, of note, Lauren Hall (Dolores, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), who was riding for her trade team, placed 12th overall and posted several top-10 single-stage results. Hall finished second after leading out her teammate, Joelle Numainville (CAN), to the finish line to win the fourth stage. Hall also placed eighth in the first stage and 10th in the fifth stage.

COMING UP

The following group of five juniors are set to ride in Keizer der Juniores in Belgium from Sept. 14-15:

William Barta (Boise, Idaho/BYRDS (Boise Young Rider Dev Squad))
Miguel Bryon (Miami, Fla./DCM Cycling Team)
Geofferey Curran (Tustin, Calif./Get Crackin’-VRC)
Justin Oien (Escondido, Calif./MRI Endurance Elite Juniors)
Logan Owen (Bremerton, Wash./California Giant Cycling)

The following group of women are slated to ride in Italy in the Premondiale Giro Toscana Int. Femminile-Memorial Michela Fanini from Sept. 13-15:

Andrea Dvorak (Crozet, Va./Exergy TWENTY16)
Maura Kinsella (Santa Clara, Calif./NOW and Novartis for MS)
Kristin McGrath (Boise, Idaho/Exergy TWENTY16)
Alison Powers (Pinecliffe, Colo./NOW and Novartis for MS)
Alexis Ryan (Ventura, Calif./NOW and Novartis for MS)
Scotti Wilborne (Little Rock, Ark./Mellow Mushroom)

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