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Powers, Tvetcov win stage 2 of 2013 Cascade Classic

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Jul. 18, 2013

Alison Powers left no doubt who is the queen against the clock at the Cascade Cycling Classic on Thursday. Finishing the 16-mile course in 34:07, Powers (NOW-Novartis), winner of Tuesday’s prologue, took top honors in the stage 2 time trial near Redmond, Oregon.

Overall leader Kristin McGrath (Exergy Twenty16) was second, at nine seconds, and defended the leader’s jersey. McGrath leads stage 1 winner Claudia Haüsler (Tibco-To the Top) by 2:20.

In the men’s race, Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly-Kenda) posted the fastest time with a 30:59. Jonathan Teeter (Marc Pro-Strava) was second, at 18 seconds, edging third-placed Tom Zirbel (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) by under a second.

Jakub Novak (BMC Development) took the leader’s jersey from stage 1 winner Phil Gaimon (Bissell), who lost 1:21 in the TT. Tvetcov is second, at 18 seconds. Gaimon fell to seventh, at 36 seconds.

The Cascade Classic continues Friday with the stage 3 Cascade Lakes Road Race. Men will race 92 miles and women will race 70 miles to the Mount Bachelor Ski Resort outside of Bend, Oregon.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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