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by Shane Stokes

May 31, 2017

Grand Depart of 2019 Tour de France confirmed for Brussels; Carpenter soloes to victory in Winston-Salem Classic; Stephens wins women’s Winston-Salem Classic; Cannondale celebrates Giro d’Italia highlights; Van der Poel highlights glittering talent with road and MTB success; Summerhill given summons after firing gun on training ride; Trentin hits a bear while training in California; Video: Peter Sagan Cycling Academy at the Muro di Ca del Poggio; Video: Cycling the Silk Route – Part 5; Video: Toronto announces $50 million dollars investment in cycling infrastructure

Carpenter soloes to victory in Winston-Salem Classic

by VeloClub

After taking a stage plus the general classification in the Joe Martin stage race in April, Robin Carpenter built on that success at the Winston Salem Cycling Classic on Monday. The 24-year-old American reached the line ten seconds ahead of Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling), with Roth’s fellow Canadian Bruno Langlois (Garneau Québecor) a further second back in third. The next riders were over a minute down.

The race was run off over 13 technical 13.7 kilometre laps, with false flats and short, steep climbs further complicating things. Roth was returning after victory in 2016 and made his move with 50 kilometres to go, jumping away from a small lead group. First Langlois and then Carpenter bridged, and together these knuckled down to build a solid lead over five chasers.

Those in pursuit were Oscar Sevilla (Medellin Columbia), Travis McCabe (UHC), Edwin Avila (Illuminate), Ty Magner (Holowesko) and Juan Carjaval (Medellin Columbia). The winning move was launched by Carpenter on a short, steep with one kilometre to go. He finished well clear of the other two riders.

“I’m happy to be on the podium in a really hard race,” said Roth, accepting his second place. “Hopefully this gets the ball rolling for Saguenay, Beauce and Nationals.”

1. us
Holowesko-Citadel Racing Team
2. ca
Silber Pro Cycling
3. ca
Garneau - Québecor