UnitedHealthcare’s Katie Hall grabbed the opening stage victory in the iconic time trial in Vail at this season’s Colorado Classic during women’s race yesterday afternoon.
Hall was able to climb the demanding 15.9km course in just a few seconds more than 30 minutes and grabbed the overall lead leaving 27 seconds behind her teammate Leah Thomas. Third place when to Rally Cycling’s Gillian Ellsay who was 49 seconds behind first.
“The next two days will be for the sprinters and it will probably stay together,” Hall said a few minutes after the end of the race.
“Rally will try something, but I think there are a lot of motivated sprinters’ teams here, too. I’ve never worn the leader’s jersey here, so it’s a big honour.”
— Tour Tracker (@TourTracker) August 17, 2018
Brief Results so far
Katherine Hall (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, 0:30:08
Leah Thomas (USA) UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling, 0:00:27
Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally Cycling, 0:00:49
Abigail Mickey (USA) Rally Cycling, 0:01:22
Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Cylance Pro Cycling, 0:01:37
Emily Marcolini (Can) Swisse Femme Equipe, 0:01:40
Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling, 0:01:58
Leigh Ann Ganzar (USA) Team Affinity, 0:02:10
Kathryn Buss (USA) Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank, 0:02:32
Maddy Ward (USA) Amy D. Foundation, 0:02:48
— Colorado Classic (@CoClassicPro) August 17, 2018