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2013 Tour of America's Dairyland Day 5 Race Report
June 24th: Sheboygan Criterium
presented by Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Glas and Cellcom
Tour of America's Dairyland pb Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board traveled north for the Sheboygan Criterium pb Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Glas and Cellcom. Day 5 of 11 consecutive race days in Wisconsin featured some fresh faces on both of the Pro podiums.
A fair amount of action throughout the Women's Pro race, it was Vanessa Drigo (Rose Bandits) and her attack on the inside, which sparked the momentum toward a solid sprint finish. Drigo had built up a gap of nine seconds with 10 laps to go, as Scotti Wilborne (Mellow Mushroom) initiated the chase. Eight-tenths of a mile later, Wilborne rewarded her own effort with a $150 cash prime, as teammate Laura Van Gilder waited and watched quietly at the front of the field.
But the deck was soon shuffled, and with two remaining, Hayley Giddens (ISCorp Cycling) took her shot at the front, as did Jennifer Valente (Exergy TWENTY16). Coming out of the final turn, full weight on the gas, Sam Schneider (Team TIBCO) came over the top of Van Gilder for the night's win as Van Gilder and Amy Cutler (Team EPS/CSS pb Shebell & Shebell) stood tall atop the second and third steps, respectively.
The Pro Women's field continues to roll out some strong racing excitement for the spectators, and with just three points separating first and second in the Becker Law Overall Leaders Jersey competition, some massive power remains to be unleashed. Van Gilder stays in the pink Overall Leaders Jersey while Skylar Schneider (TIBCO) keep the green Oarsman Capital Cat 2 Amateur Leaders Jersey.
The Pro Men's field featured a myriad of action throughout its 90 minutes, with multiple mini-breakaways forming and dissolving. Marcel Kalz (Rudy Project), Connor McCutcheon (Get Crackin'), Christiaan Kriek (Jelly Belly), Nick Stolper (Rudy Project), Alexander Ray (ISCorp) and Andreas Graf (Rudy Prioject) are just a half dozen of the handfuls of riders who put forth big efforts on Monday. The race was one big shuffle as teams fought to organize.
Fast forward to three to go, and the film shows McCutcheon and birthday boy Yosvany Falcon (Team ShareCare pb Wheel & Sprocket) off the front with SC Velo MRI Endurance bearing down. Two to go...Rudy Project, Jelly Belly, ShareCare, MRI Endurance, Predator Carbon Repair...a rumble in the jungle, and anyone's race.
In a full on sprint to the nth of a tire, the powerhouse podium placed Ricardo Escuelo (Predator) on the top step, rocket man Rahsaan Bahati (ShareCare) second, and Justin Williams (SC Velo MRI Endurance) third.
Now that UnitedHealthCare has flown this Wisconsin coop, the Pro Men omnium is up for grabs, and the road to the Overall is sure to not disappoint. Tour of America's Dairyland continues Tuesday at the Schlitz Park Criterium, the most technical of all the ToAD courses.
View previous race reports in the archive.