Campanioni and Lechuga Take Victories in Redlands Opener
The 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic started off today with the punishing Highland Circuit Race, won by Ruben Campanioni (Team Jamis) and Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman / Supermint).
The race, a 58 mile (20 laps on a 2.8 m circuit) for the Men and a 41.3 (14 laps on a 2.8 circuit) for the Women kicked off the 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic.
In the Women’s event Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman / Supermint) jumps early and stays away on the final kick up Base Line Road the finish of Stage 1, beating Kristin Armstrong and Alison Jackson (both of Twenty16 – RideBiker). The win gives the nascent team its first win of the year.
In the Men’s event, Ruben Campanioni and Lucas Haedo go 1 – 2 for Team Jamis over Travis McCabe (Holowesko/Citadel pb Hincape). Campanioni soloed to victory after attacking the early break mates with 5 laps to go and holding off a surging peloton (led by Rally Cycling, Holowesko /Citadel pb Hincape and Jelly Belly – Maxxis) for the win.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic continues tomorrow with the always-tough City of Yucaipa Road Race.
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