Dana Point, CA – Team Colavita|Bianchi p/b Fine Cooking lined up for the 9th annual Dana Point Gran Prix Sunday afternoon. This was the third stop on the NCC calendar and Colavita/Bianchi was hungry for the victory. The race was held in downtown Dana Point on a beautiful sunny afternoon with over 50 starters. The L – shaped course that went for .8 miles played into the hands of the Colavita/Bianchi team as they looked to put pressure on the other teams by sending off steady stream of attacks throughout the race. In the final laps of the race the team looked to be in good position to deliver sprinter Erica Allar. Allar was able to hold position through the final laps and luckily avoided a pile up that unfortunately took out Morgan Brown. Allar was first wheel through the final corner and unleashed her sprint to grab the first team win for the 2015 season.
Up next the team will head to the inagural Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race (UCI 2.1 classification). The field will consist of some of the top teams in the world who will compete over 3 stages starting Friday in South Lake Tahoe. Racing will wrap up on Sunday in downtown Sacramento.
The race will be covered daily through various media outlets as well as the Amgen ToC app. Additionally, a one-hour highlight show will be aired live on the NBC Sports Network on Thursday, May 14th at 11pm PST.
Be sure to see all the “stories behind the race” with the Voxwomen YouTube channel who will be providing special enhanced content surrounding the women’s race and also provide on-site and during the race to capture unique stores.
For more information: http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/stages
Tour of California Women’s Stage Race Roster: