Monday, June 23, 2014

Schneider Second in Waukesha ToAD; Stays in Lead

Samantha Schneider (Team TIBCO) took second in the Waukesha stage of the Tour of America's Dairyland, maintaining her slim lead in the overall. The stage was the second of two National Criterium Calendar races for ToAD. 

Erica Allar (Colavita-Fine Cooking) took the win in a sprint finish.  Sam has a one-point lead over Allar in the overall series. 

Schneider's 15-year-old sister Skyler was 10th and maintained her lead in the category 2 series overall. She is also seventh in the pro women overall.

Ken Hansen (United HealthCare) won his second consecutive men's race but local rider James Stemper (Kenda 5-Hour Energy tried to make the race his own by spending the majority off the front in breakaway attempts. 

Fox Point resident Chad Hartley (Athlete Octane) took 16th while helping his teammate Daniel Holloway to a second place finish. Holloway leads the overall series for the pro men. 

Velocause racer Andy Feuersthaler finished 10th in the masters 35 category 1/2 race. Feuersthaler is now third in the 1/2 35 plus overall category. 

Benny Smith, also of Velocause, finished ninth in the masters 3/4 race. Smith is sixth overall in the 35 plus 3/4 series. 

Local riders Evan Hartig (KS Energy) and Nathan Labecki (ISCorp) took second and fourth in the category 2/3 race. 

The racers head to Beloit today for the Beloit Bike Classic. On Tuesday, they will be at Schlitz Park, on Saturday the Downer Classic, and Sunday in Wauwatosa. 

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