Devo Wrap: Women tune up in Qatar
Kendall Ryan rode on a solo breakaway for approximately 30 kilometers during the third and final stage. (Photo by Jackson Stewart)Six women contested the Tour of Qatar, a stage race spanning more than 300 kilometers and three stages.
The American riders positioned Shelley Olds (Gilroy, Calif./AA Drink-Leontien Cycling Team) for a pair of top-15 finishes, including fifth place in the second stage, to place 23rd overall.
In the 114.5-kilometer second stage, four riders attacked and left the field to fight for fifth place. Olds won a field sprint to secure fifth place.
In the third stage, Kendall Ryan (Ventura, Calif./TIBCO-To the Top) attacked early and opened a lead for approximately one third of the 92.5 kilometers stage. Ryan's lead on the field reached four minutes at one point before she was brought back to the pack.
Also contesting the race were Jackie Crowell (Maitland, Fla./Exergy Twenty12), Coryn Rivera (Tustin, Calif./Exergy Twenty12), Samantha Schneider (Milwaukee, Wisc./TIBCO-To the Top) and Tayler Wiles (Murray, Utah./Exergy
The riders line up for the start of the second stage. (Photo by Jackson Stewart)Twenty12).
In two weeks the riding resumes for the USA Cycling National Development Program.
The following group of development riders will contest the Vuelta Independencia Nacional in the Dominican Republic from Feb. 20-27:
Jos Chalmers (Indian Harbour Beach, Fla./ZMotion Racing)
Daniel Eaton (Mesa, Ariz./Mesa Cycles Shop and Racing Team)
Russell Finsterwald (Colorado Springs, Colo./Front Rangers Junior Cycling)
Howard Grotts (Durango, Colo./Team Specialized Racing)
Tanner Putt (Park City, Utah/BMC-Hincapie Sportswear Cycling Team)
Kerry Werner (Banner Elk, N.C./USA u23 BMC Development Team)
This group of U23 riders is slated to compete in Rutas de America in Uruguay from Feb. 21-26:
Rob Bush (Louisville, Ky./Chipotle Development Team)
Kit Karzen (Beverly Hills, Calif./Get Crackin'-MS Society)
Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, Ind./Chipotle Development Team)
Ty Magner (Athens, Ga./BMC - Hincapie Sportswear Development Team)
Ian Moir (Long Beach, Calif./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Zack Noonan (Kutztown, Pa./BikeReg.com-Cannondale)
These six women will compete in the Tour of New Zealand from Feb. 22-26:
Addyson Albershardt (Matthews, N.C./Now and Novartis for MS)
Kristin Armstrong (Boise, Idaho/Exergy Twenty12)
Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Cedar Springs, Mich./Exergy Twenty12)
Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Ally Stacher (Asheville, N.C./Specialized-lululemon)
Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./Team Specialized-lululemon)
On Feb. 25, these seven women will compete in the province of East Flanders in Belgium in Het Nieuwsblad:
Jackie Crowell (Maitland, Fla./Exergy Twenty12)
Andrea Dvorak (Crozet, Va./Exergy Twenty12)
Robin Farina (Charlotte, N.C./NOW and Novartis for MS)
Megan Guarnier (Mountain View, Calif./TIBCO-To the Top)
Amanda Miller (Fort Collins, Colo./TIBCO-To the Top)
Alexis Ryan (Ventura, Calif./Team TIBCO II)
Samantha Schnieder (Milwaukee, Wisc./TIBCO-To the Top)
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