On May 6th, 96 riders descended upon Woodstock, NY to take part in the 4th annual Women's Woodstock Cycling Grand Prix. Despite the damp, and at times rainy conditions, thanks to our sponsors, volunteers, and phenomenal support from law enforcement, fire departments and ambulance corps we were able to put on an exceptional race through our scenic Catskill mountains.
Emma White of Rally Cycling, and the 2015 UCI World Road Championship Silver Medalist, finished first in the 60.9 mile Pro 1/2 race with a time of 2:53:36. She was followed by Rebecca Fahringer, unaffiliated, with a time of 2:53:37, and Kerrin Mosher of Farm Team Elite Women's Cycling with a time of 2:56:20, finishing second and third respectively.
Alexa Gubinski of Sherpa finished first with a time of 2:49:13 in the 53.0 mile Cat 3 race. She was followed Green Line Velo Driven By ZipCar's Nataja Brooijmans and Paige Shumskas of Fearless Femme Racing, taking second and third with a times of 2:50:55.
Rosanne Van Dorn of Farm of Team Elite Women's Cycling finished first in the 53.0 mile Masters 40+ race with a time of 2:50:55. FinKraft Women's Cycling Team's Audrey Friedrichsen finished second with a time of 2:50:56 and Erica Adelberg of CRCA/Radical Media came in third with a time of 2:53:13.
The 53.0 mile Masters 50+ Race's first place went to Yvette Labombard of Genesee Valley Cycling Club with a time of 2:50:55. Iris-Bob Cyclo's Carole Vanier finished second followed by Nancy Ford of FinKraft Women's Cycling Team both with a time of 2:53:13.
Cat 4's 34.2 mile race was won by Capital Bicycle Racing Club's Shylah Weber with a time of 1:49:09. Leslie Robinson of Sunapee Racing Team finished second followed by BCA/Linen's Kira Payer, a junior racer, with a time of 1:49:10.
Each rider in first place received a winner's jersey designed by Louis Garneau presented by Orthopedic Associates of Dutchess County.
The first riders in each race to climb to the top of the staggering Mead's Mountain Road received a Queen of the Mountain winner's jersey designed by Louis Garneau and presented by Overlook Mountain Bicycles. In the Pro 1/2 race Emma White ascended first. The Cat 3 Queen of the Mountain was Victoria Di Savino. The Master's 40+ winner was Rosanne Van Dorn. Yvette Labombard won the Queen of the Mountain for the Master's 50+ race. And in the Cat 4 race, racer Kira Payer made it to the top first.
Rebecca Fahringer won the Phoencia Sprint at mile 45.7 and received a winner's jersey presented by Windham Mountain Outfitters and designed by Louis Garneau.
Emma White won the Best Young Rider's jersey presented by Liv-Cycling and designed by Louis Garneau.
The final rider in Cat 4, HRRT's Alicia Stilson, also received the 'most determined athlete award' a special prize provided by Liv-Cycling: a brand new Giant/Liv Avail 1 bicycle. Our amazing partnership with Liv-Cycling has made it possible for us to further our goals of promoting women's cycling and engaging new riders. Liv-Cycling also provided the top 3 riders of the Masters, and Cat 4 races with some incredible merchandise including helmets, sunglasses, and shoes.
We'd also like to thank Mavic for providing Neutral support to our Pro 1/2 race as well as Begnal Motors of Kingston, NY for providing Jeeps for each of our 3 race convoys!
And of course this event wouldn't be possible without the incredible support of volunteers, law enforcement agencies, fire departments and ambulance corps. In particular we'd like to thank the following agencies and departments for their continued support and professionalism as we look forward to the 2017 WWCGP:
- Woodstock Fire Department
- Centreville Fire Department
- Mount Marion Fire Department
- Saxton Fire Company
- Mt. Tremper Fire Department
- Woodstock Rescue
- Shandaken Ambulance
- Diaz Ambulance
- New York State Police
- Woodstock Police Department
- Saugerties Police Department
- Shandaken Police Department
- DEP Police
- Ulster County Sheriff's Office
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We'd like to thank all of our great sponsors once again for making this event possible, without you we this race wouldn't be possible: