Women’s Pro Stage Race’s Big Finish

The ladies start the Aspen Snowmass Women's Pro Stage Race criterium in downtown Aspen on 8/24

The Aspen Snowmass Women’s Pro Stage Race presented by United Healthcare came to a big finish today with an hour-long race snaking through the downtown core of Aspen. The ladies put on an amazing show with incredibly fast laps, dramatic changes in who was leading the pack and a strong showing from a huge pool of talent. For the criterium stage, Canadian Anne Samplonius of NOW and Novartis for MS took the win, with Kristin Armstrong of Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY 12 taking second and Lauren Hall of Colavita taking third.

Here’s Anne on her big win (and her new baby!)

And speaking of babies, did you know Kristin Armstrong just had a kid too? Kristin was the overall champ from the entire stage race (and the winner of yesterday’s Snowmass Circuit Race). She earned the most points of any rider. (Full race results will be posted at www.aspenwomensprorace.com.)

We are pretty much in awe of what these women can do.

And last but not least, we’d like to recognize Jessica Phillips of Team Ajax Tavern, who not only was a prime organizer of the race but also a racer herself. Here’s what Jessica had to say (post criterium) about putting on a race and giving it your all on the bike:

We are so proud to be a sponsor and hope this event comes back for a second year. Thanks to all the other sponsors, riders, volunteers and spectators for making this inaugural event such a success!

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