Ina-Yoko Teutenberg wins stage 3 of the 2011 Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Highroad) wins stage three of the Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic as Alison Starnes (Peanut Butter & Co.) holds the overall lead.

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Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Highroad) and Ricky Escuela (Full Circle Sports) won stage three of the Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic on Saturday.

Teutenberg out-sped Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12) and Maria Schnider Pascale (Red Racing) to win the Downtown Grand Prix in 1:15:51.

Alison Starnes (Peanut Butter & Co.), who took the overall lead after the stage-two individual time trial, tops the overall standings by 1:38 over teammate Kristin McGrath with Pascale third at 1:41.

In men’s racing, Escuela took the flowers ahead of Bissell teammates Kyle Wamsley and Patrick Bevin.

Bissell maintains its stranglehold on GC with six riders in the top 10 and a sweep of the overall podium so far — Benjamin Jacques-Maynes leads teammates Jay Thomson and Robert Britton by 10 and 18 seconds, respectively.

The stage race wraps on Sunday with the Almond Blossom Road Race, run on a rolling 24-mile loop.

Quick results

Stage 3

  • 1. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, Team HTC-Highroad, 1:15:51
  • 2. Coryn Rivera, Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12, same time
  • 3. Maria Schnider Pascale, Red Racing, at 0:01
  • 4. Liza Rachetto, Primal-Map My Ride, s.t.
  • 5. Lauren Tamayo, Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12, s.t.

Overall standings

  • 1. Alison Starnes, Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12, 4.28:04
  • 2. Maria Schnider Pascale, Red Racing, at 1:36
  • 3. Kristin McGrath, Peanut Butter & Co. Twenty12, at 1:38
  • 4. Molly Van Houweling, Metromint Cycling, at 2:18
  • 5. Amanda Miller, Team HTC-Highroad, at 2:19

Complete results

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