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Quote from Ruth Winder:
“It was a hard day today. We were pushing for a break. A few of us got away for a bit, but nothing was sticking. Coming into the finishing circuits my teammates threw down some final attacks while I saved it for the final sprint.

“It was a little bit sketchy with a half a lap to go and I had to unclip to keep upright. I fought to get on the end of the Rally train and timed my sprint perfectly to win by a few inches.”

Quote from Director Rachel Heal:
“After a frustrating second stage yesterday we were looking to come out fighting today. Lauretta (Hanson) didn’t start because of yesterday’s injuries and Katie (Hall) was suffering with hip pain, but decided to start and see if it would loosen up with riding.”

“We wanted to be aggressive and force a break, but nothing could break the stranglehold of the peloton. Ruth worked hard in the break, so it wasn’t fresh legs, but sheer determination and grit that got her across the line first. A well-deserved win and now we’ve got our momentum back.”

About Ruth Winder:

Age: 23
Nationality: American
Pro Since 2013
Height: 5’4 / Weight: 123lbs
Favorite hobby: Being outside and exploring with good people
Interesting fact: In 2013 Winder was on the USA National Team that helped Mara Abbott to her Giro Rosa win.
Notable Recent Results:
5th overall Joe Martin Stage Race (’15)
2nd stage at Joe Martin Stage Race (’15)