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Hall wins Fort Follies Grand Prix in Colorado

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Aug. 24, 2013
Lauren Hall won the Fort Follies Grand Prix on Saturday. Photo: Logan VonBokel | VeloNews.com

Lauren Hall won the Fort Follies Grand Prix in Fort Collins, Colorado, on Saturday. Hall launched from an Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies leadout in the final lap of the 50-minute criterium to take victory.

Optum’s Leah Kirchman was second.

Hall’s victory came tat the expense of a field that boasted U.S. criterium champion Alison Powers (NOW-Novartis for MS), former national champion Theresa Cliff-Ryan, and cyclocross professional Amy Dombroski (Telenet-Fidea).

The 24-lap event was contentious from the start, with ever-other-lap primes drawing out near non-stop attacks in the downtown streets of the northern Colorado burg. The race preceded the arrival of the sixth stage of the USA Pro Challenge, as well as the Saturday night launch of the Women’s Cycling Association.

The WCA, headed by a core of women’s professionals including Robin Farina (NOW), was borne out of a meeting at the Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic in June and will pursue wider attention for women’s racing.

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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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