De Crescenzo scores new team contract with gritty ride at US Pro Road Nationals

De Crescenzo scores new team contract with gritty ride at US Pro Road Nationals



The battle on the pavement in the 114.6km elite women’s road race of the USA Cycling Pro Road Championships in Knoxville, Tennessee developed to a crescendo in the final 11 kilometres between two recently-crowned winners on gravel. Which Lauren would have the truest grit for the stars-and-stripes jersey on Sunday?

Lauren Stephens (TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank), the 2021 winner of Unbound Gravel 100, would make the pass of breakaway leader Lauren De Crescenzo (Cinch Elite), the 2021 winner of Unbound Gravel 200, at the base of the technical descent of the final climb and power to a solo victory. De Crescenzo had attacked with 48km to go and remained in control of the lead until that pass, pushing on to finish eighth, 1:19 behind Stephens.



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