UCI Podium Performances for Team TWENTY20 Pro Cycling in Boise, Idaho

July 20, 2018 / Bicycle News

Chloe Dygert Owen on the road at the Chrono Kristen Armstrong - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Chloe Dygert Owen on the road at the Chrono Kristen Armstrong - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

(Boise, Idaho) July 20, 2018TWENTY20 Pro Cycling came in hot to the July racing, with podium performances at Chrono Kristin Armstrong, ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium and Chicken Dinner Road Race.Chloe Dygert Owen returned to racing in fine form with teammate Jasmin Duehring joining her on the podium at Chrono Kristin Armstrong. Jennifer Valente defended her 2017 title at this year’s ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium, taking a resounding victory.

 Chrono Kristin Armstrong is the only UCI sanctioned time trial in the USA and was a tremendous success for a first year event. Dygert Owen returned to competition after recovery from a crash in the opening stage at Amgen Tour of California. Showing her ability to recovery properly and resume training levels correctly, Dygert Owen used the event to get her mind and body back into race rhythm.

 "What a great weekend in Boise, very hot weekend I might add. Although I was disappointed not to win the Chrono Kristin Armstrong, I’m pleased to see where I am with the little bit of time I had to prepare. I’m so very thankful for the support from my coach and team TWENTY20 to bring me back to this point. I wouldn’t have been able to do what I do without them. I am very motivated for the rest of this year and to get back to full form for Worlds," said Dygert Owen.

 Dygert Owen backed up the inaugural time trial event with a fast paced and technical criterium, showing her fitness is coming back to form.

 “I was thrilled to see two of our TWENTY20 athletes on the podium at the inaugural Chrono Kristin Armstrong. Chloé had a strong return after suffering from a concussion after an unfortunate crash at ATOC while Jasmin had a very good race as well to take the third podium spot,” said Nicola Cranmer, General Manager, TWENTY20 Pro Cycling. “

UCI Chrono Kristin Armstrong

  1.   Amber Neben (USA) PX4
  2.   Chloé Dygert (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling
  3.   Jasmin Duehring (CAN) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling

Full resultscan be found here: UCI Chrono Kristin Armstrong

 

Jasmin Duehring on her way to a third place in the Chrono Kristen Armstrong - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Jasmin Duehring on her way to a third place in the Chrono Kristen Armstrong - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

The Professional podium from the inaugural Chrono Kristen Armstrong: Chloe Dygert Owen (2nd), Amber Neben (1st), and Jasmin Duehring (3rd) - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

The Professional podium from the inaugural Chrono Kristen Armstrong: Chloe Dygert Owen (2nd), Amber Neben (1st), and Jasmin Duehring (3rd) - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Another highlight of the weekend was ultra cyclist Amanda Coker making her debut with the team and winning the amateur category at Chrono Kristin Armstrong. Coker is a Guinness record and world record holder and showed profound talent in absorbing long riding miles and converting them into precision and speed.

 “The inaugural UCI Chrono Kristin Armstrong time trial was a challenging yet amazing course, making for an exciting race! Many thanks to the volunteers, race organizers, and sponsors for welcoming this world class time trial to the wonderful city of Boise! I’m looking forward to returning in 2019 to compete in this prestigious race of truth again,” said Coker.

Coker's resent goal was the most miles ridden in a year, referred to by the acronym HAM’R, or Highest Annual Mileage Record. The Ultra Marathon Cycling Association monitors this record.  She rode a staggering 86,573.2 miles, for an average of 237.19 miles per day for 365 straight days, She then immediately set her sights her sights on another record: accumulating 100,000 miles faster than any human before her. She accomplished that feat in 423 days, on July 11, averaging 20.31 miles per hour.

 Ride Like A Pro

  1.   Amanda Coker (USA) TWENTY20 Development
  2.   Sarah Barber (USA) UpCycle
  3.   Christine Grant (USA) ZWIFT

 Full Results: Amateur Time Trial

 

The podium from the Ride Like A Pro amateur Time Trial : Sarah Barber (2nd), Amanda Coker (1st), and Christine Grant (3rd) - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

The podium from the Ride Like A Pro amateur Time Trial : Sarah Barber (2nd), Amanda Coker (1st), and Christine Grant (3rd) - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

On Saturday, the 31st running of the ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium  saw TWENTY20 Pro Cycling launch Jennifer Valente to a repeat win in stage 6 of the USA Crits Series.  Valente, coming off recent victories at Japan Cup, showed again her consistent power, taking the victory with a near perfect lead-out from Dygert Owen, in a stacked field of domestic and UCI teams.

 “I think everyone in the race was feeling the heat but it didn’t hold anyone back. After plenty of attacks that were covered by Steph, Jasmin, and Shayna; while Chloe, Allie and I ended up off the front in a big break. We kept pushing the pace and when it looked like we were going to get caught we attacked again. It was teamwork at its best. My sprint was set up by Chloe launching one last time with one lap to go. I stayed calm and let her take me through,” said Valente. “Its always a good feeling to win in Boise, where the team is partnered with Mission43, its an honor to represent the organization and to support Idaho veterans.”

 The heat of the day was scorching, so staying focused and working together was vital to the finale sprint.

 “We had a strong team assembled and a great plan hatched for the event. Jennifer had just got back from the Japan Cup and I felt it important that she come back to the ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium to defend her 2017 win. The team set Jennifer up perfectly, with Chloé drawing out the break on the final lap. Jennifer sprinted with a new found confidence to take a comfortable win,” added Cranmer.

 ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium - Pro Women

  1. Jennifer Valente (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling
  2. Lilly Williams (USA) Hagens Bergen Supermint
  3. Leighann Ganzar (USA) Wolfpack Hyperthreads

 Full Results: Boise Twilight

 

Jennifer Valente posting up for the win at the Boise Twilight Criterium - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Jennifer Valente posting up for the win at the Boise Twilight Criterium - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

 “We had a strong team assembled and a great plan hatched for the event. Jennifer had just got back from the Japan Cup and I felt it important that she come back to the ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium to defend her 2017 win. The team set Jennifer up perfectly, with Chloé drawing out the break on the final lap. Jennifer sprinted with a new found confidence to take a comfortable win,” added Cranmer.

 ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium - Pro Women

  1. Jennifer Valente (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling
  2. Lilly Williams (USA) Hagens Bergen Supermint
  3. Leighann Ganzar (USA) Wolfpack Hyperthreads

 Full Results: Boise Twilight

 

Behind the breakaway, TWENTY20 patrols the peloton -  photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Behind the breakaway, TWENTY20 patrols the peloton - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Professional women's podium at the Boise Twilight Criterium, Lilly Williams (2nd), Jennifer Valente (1st), and Leighann Ganzar (3rd) - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

Professional women's podium at the Boise Twilight Criterium, Lilly Williams (2nd), Jennifer Valente (1st), and Leighann Ganzar (3rd) - photo by Snowy Mountain Photography.

 “We had a strong team assembled and a great plan hatched for the event. Jennifer had just got back from the Japan Cup and I felt it important that she come back to the ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium to defend her 2017 win. The team set Jennifer up perfectly, with Chloé drawing out the break on the final lap. Jennifer sprinted with a new found confidence to take a comfortable win,” added Cranmer.

 ASWB Boise Twilight Criterium - Pro Women

  1. Jennifer Valente (USA) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling
  2. Lilly Williams (USA) Hagens Bergen Supermint
  3. Leighann Ganzar (USA) Wolfpack Hyperthreads

 Full Results: Boise Twilight

Abby Youngwerth riding off the front in the Cat 2/3/4 race - photo by Kenda.

Abby Youngwerth riding off the front in the Cat 2/3/4 race - photo by Kenda.

Sunday’s road race challenged the athletes on the 62-mile hilly, hot and windy course. After spending half of the race in the lead breakaway, Jasmin Duehring ended up takign 2nd place in the uphill battle to the line with Amanda Coker finished 6th

 “Racing in the Chicken Dinner Road Race was a wonderful end to a successful weekend for team Twenty20! The course was challenging but that didn’t stop my teammates from pulling off another great result. It’s been awesome racing and learning alongside these amazing women,” said Coker.

 Chicken Dinner Road Race

  1.   Lilly Williams (USA) Hagens bergen Supermint
  2.   Jasmin Duehring (CAN) TWENTY20 Pro Cycling
  3.   Emily Newsom (USA) Tibco SVB
Duehring crosses the line in 2nd place at the Chicken Dinner Road Race - photo by Joe Savola.

Duehring crosses the line in 2nd place at the Chicken Dinner Road Race - photo by Joe Savola.

Up next for the squad is the Colorado Classic

 The second edition of the Colorado Classic will include four days of women’s racing, August 16-19, in Vail and Denver. Racing begins in Vail on August 16 with a circuit through Vail Village. Then, the peloton faces the iconic time trial up Vail Pass. When the Colorado Classic moves to Denver on August 18, the women will race a criterium, followed by a circuit race, Saturday and Sunday, respectively.

 For more info please check: Colorado Classic