Two American riders, Travis McCabe and Shelly Olds, won Friday at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic in North Carolina.
The UCI and National Racing Calendar (NRC) women’s race was the first of two professional cycling events Friday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Olds (of team Alé Cipollini-Galassia) was victorious in a bunch sprint finale in front of Canadian Joelle Numainville (Team: Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (Team: BTC City Ljubljana) at the end of the 91-kilometer race that comprised eight laps of an 11.5-km circuit.
Olds said: “It’s probably my favorite win of the year by far.” “It’s my country and I never get to race here. Now, to see some riders racing over here that I normally see in Europe, it kind of mixes up the whole dynamic of the racing. You don’t just have American style racing or European racing. You have a combination of both. It makes it much more exciting. It was really fun.”