A Successful Weekend in Knoxville for UnitedHealthCare Pro Cycling Team

By June 29, 2017Bike

UnitedHeathcare had a successful weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, at the US National road and time trial championships. Ruth Winder places third in the women’s road race, while Daniel Eaton claimed 11th in the time trial.

Taylor Wiles finished the 23.1 km race against the clock with a time of 32:17, a minute and 50 seconds down on eventual winner Amber Neben. Ruth Winder claimed 10th place.

On the men’s side, Daniel Eaton finished in the time trial with a time of 39:04, and also placing in the top 10. He was just two minutes and four seconds back from Joey Rosskopf, who took the stars and stripes jersey.

Travis McCabe fell ill on the first day of Tour de Beauce. After overcoming that tough race, McCabe placed 25th in the road race after 176.9km in the heavy Knoxville sun.

Daniel Eaton, Ian Garrison, and Sean Bennett were part of the winning break for the road race. After multiple counter attacks and surges from the peloton, the winning break emerged. Warbasse was part of a three-man front group that quickly gained a 30-second gap and held it to the finish.

The women’s team had a strong performance despite only having four riders. Ruth Winder finished third behind Coryn Rivera in a chase group of pre-race favorites.

“Overall a good race for the team,” Heal, director for women’s and men’s team, said. “Despite only being four riders, we were in the early move with Janelle. We made the decisive split with Katie, Ruth, and Tayler and Ruth got on the podium at the end of the race.”