Abbott, Deignan Crowned Overall Winners of 27th annual Silver City’s Tour of the Gila
Gila Monster Road Race Lives Up To Its Reputation As One of Hardest Day of Racing in the United States
Silver City, NM (May 5, 2013) – The 27th annual Silver City’s Tour of the Gila powered by SRAM concluded with the thrilling Gila Monster Road Race, one of the toughest days of climbing in American racing. Mara Abbott of the Exergy TWENTY16 team and Phil Deignan of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling were crowned champions of New Mexico Premier road stage race.
Mara Abbott (Exergy TWENTY16) wins the overall at the 27th annual Silver City’s Tour of the Gila powered by SRAM, Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) was second and Janel Holcomb (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), third.
Mara Abbott of Exergy TWENTY16 attacked on the final climb winning the Stage 5 Gila Monster Road Race and sealing the overall general classification. Claudia Hauesler of Team TIBCO placed second in the stage and Janel Holcomb of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies finished in third.
Holcomb’s efforts in the final climb put her on the final general classification podium. Abbott wins the Town of Silver City Red Leader Jersey, one minute and 32 seconds ahead of Alison Powers of NOW and Novartis for MS. Holcomb rounds out the GC podium in third. [Read more…]