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Hall wraps up GC victory in Tour Femenino de San Luis

  • By Spencer Powlison
  • Published Jan. 15, 2016
Katie Hall kept the pink leader's jersey that she claimed on Thursday to win the final GC at Tour Femenino de San Luis. Photo: UnitedHealthcare

After an impressive performance in stage 5’s uphill finish Thursday, Katie Hall claimed the final pink leader’s jersey in the Tour Femenino de San Luis, as the race wrapped up with a flat sixth stage in its namesake city in Argentina Friday.

Cuba’s Arlenis Sierra won the day and secured her GC finish as third overall, while UnitedHealthcare committed its formidable squad to defending Hall’s lead. Ale-Cipollini’s Malgorzata Jasinska finished second overall, taking four seconds out of the 24-second lead Hall had at the beginning of the day, but never posing a true threat.

For the 29-year-old American, it was a career-first GC stage race win, after she came close last year, finishing second overall at Tour of the Gila in New Mexico. The victory was a nice bookend for the UHC outfit, which celebrated a stage 1 win, courtesy of Coryn Rivera on Sunday.

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Spencer Powlison

Spencer Powlison

When it comes to bike racing, Spencer is a jack-of-all-trades. He loves pinning on a number, whether it’s in a local criterium, a mountain bike enduro, a cyclocross national championship, or a gran fondo. Name any cycling discipline, and more likely than not, Spencer has ridden or raced it. He has been lucky enough to work in the bike industry for the majority of his adult life, from his time turning wrenches in a Vermont bike shop to his five-year tenure at the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA).

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