Tayler Wiles claims two women’s series jerseys
Current standings of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series
(Minneapolis – April 16, 2013) -- Tayler Wiles (Specialized-lululemon) earned the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series white Best Young Rider jersey outright with a stellar second place finish at the Redlands Bicycle Classic in April. She then inherited the orange Individual leader’s jersey when Alison Powers’ team, NOW & Novartis for MS, didn’t attend the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the second race in the three-race series. Wiles successfully defended both jerseys at Nature Valley, although her hold on the Individual jersey is tenuous, with TIBCO teammates Shelley Olds and Claudia Hausler nipping at her heals. Olds is the 2013 Nature Valley Grand Prix champion while Hausler won the iconic Stillwater Criterium, the brutal final stage at Nature Valley, and currently leads the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar.
Specialized-lululemon stretched their lead in the team competition, in significant part because of the performances of Wiles and Ally Stacher. Both riders are under age 26 and the Series rules provide a bonus for the performances of young riders.
1 - 230 - Wiles, Tayler (Specialized – lululemon)
2 - 200 - Olds, Shelley (Team TIBCO To the Top Pro Cycling)
3 - 194 - Hausler, Claudia (Team TIBCO To the Top Pro Cycling)
4 - 166 - Wilcoxson, Jade (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
5 - 150 - Numainville, Joelle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
Best Young Rider (U26) Competition
1 - 400 - Wiles, Tayler (Specialized – lululemon)
2 - 274 - Ramsden, Denise (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
3 - 274 - Stacher, Ally (Specialized – lululemon)
4 - 114 - Kirchmann, Leah (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
5 - 106 - Schneider, Samantha (Team TIBCO To the Top Pro Cycling)
1 - 214 - Numainville, Joelle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
2 - 184 - Wilcoxson, Jade (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
3 - 164 - Walle, Brianna (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies)
4 - 158 - Kiesanowski, Joanne (Team TIBCO To the Top Pro Cycling)
5 - 150 - Olds, Shelley (Team TIBCO To the Top Pro Cycling)
1 - 732 - Specialized - lululemon
2 - 596 - Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
3 - 594 - Team TIBCO To the Top Pro Cycling
4 - 28 - Team Colavita Fine Cooking
The Redlands Classic (April 4 – 7) was the first stop on the tenth anniversary edition of the Women's Prestige Cycling Series. The Series continued at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota (June 12-16). The Series will conclude with the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic (July 16-21) in Oregon. The Series is funded by the participating events, with jerseys donated by Champion Systems.
About the Women's Prestige Cycling Series The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series, now in its tenth year, is the only national-level competition produced by women for women. Its goal is to promote women’s cycling by giving them a spotlight that they don’t have to share with the men. The Series origin can be traced back to a discussion at the 2003 Women's Cycling Summit Conference, held at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Since then, more than 30 teams have participated in some of the United States' top races from coast to coast.
About the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
Entering its 17th season in 2013, the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) is a road cycling series sanctioned by USA Cycling. It is designed to provide a ranking system for all elite-level cyclists, both amateur and professional, through participation in the nation’s premier cycling events.
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