Rally UHC Cycling (women's team)

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Rally UHC Cycling
Team information
UCI codeRLW
RegisteredUnited States
Founded2012 (2012)
DisciplineRoad
StatusUCI Women's Team
Bicycles
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Zach Bell
Jonas Carney
Jonathan McCarty
Team name history
2012
2013–2014
2015
2016–2018
2019–
Optum Pro Cycling
Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
Optum p/b KBS
Rally Cycling
Rally UHC Cycling

Rally UHC Cycling (UCI team code: RLW) is a women's professional cycling team founded in 2012 and competes in the UCI Women's World Tour. The team was founded as Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies and directed by Rachel Heal.[1] Heal left the team at the end of 2013 to join UnitedHealthcare[2] and was replaced by former Symmetrics, SpiderTech-C10 and Bontrager-Livestrong director Kevin Field.[3]

Team history[edit]

2014[edit]

Riders in[edit]

For the 2015 season the team signed Ally Stacher (Specialized–lululemon), Alison Tetrick (Astana BePink Women Team), Lex Albrecht (Twenty16), Jasmin Glaesser (Team TIBCO–To The Top) and Ariane Horbach. The team also signed extensions with Leah Kirchmann, Janel Holcomb, Annie Ewart, Brianna Walle and Maura Kinsella.[4]

Riders out[edit]

On October 28 Denise Ramsden left the team. On November 4 Courteney Lowe left the team for Pepper Palace p/b The Happy Tooth.[5]

Team roster[edit]

As of March 10, 2019.[6][7]
Rider Date of birth
 Erica Allar (USA) (1985-11-05) November 5, 1985 (age 33)
 Sara Bergen (CAN) (1988-12-06) December 6, 1988 (age 30)
 Allison Beveridge (CAN) (1993-06-01) June 1, 1993 (age 26)
 Kristabel Doebel-Hickok (USA) (1989-04-28) April 28, 1989 (age 30)
 Gillian Ellsay (CAN) (1997-03-26) March 26, 1997 (age 22)
 Heidi Franz (USA) (1995-01-14) January 14, 1995 (age 24)
 Megan Jastrab (USA) (2002-01-29) January 29, 2002 (age 17)
Rider Date of birth
 Kirsti Lay (CAN) (1988-04-07) April 7, 1988 (age 31)
 Katherine Maine (CAN) (1997-11-22) November 22, 1997 (age 21)
 Abigail Mickey (USA) (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 29)
 Summer Moak (USA) (1999-06-03) June 3, 1999 (age 20)
 Sara Poidevin (CAN) (1996-05-07) May 7, 1996 (age 23)
 Emma White (USA) (1997-08-23) August 23, 1997 (age 21)

Major wins[edit]

2012
Stage 4 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Joëlle Numainville
2013
Stages 3 & 4 Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Joëlle Numainville
2014
Gent–Wevelgem, Lauren Hall
Sprints classification Redlands Bicycle Classic, Leah Kirchmann
Stages 3 & 4, Leah Kirchmann
Teams classification The Women's Tour
Grand Prix cycliste de Gatineau, Denise Ramsden
Youth classification North Star Grand Prix, Leah Kirchmann
Teams classification
Tour de Delta MK Criterium, Denise Ramsden
Tour de Delta Brenco Criterium, Leah Kirchmann
White Spot / Delta Road Race, Leah Kirchmann
Gastown Grand Prix, (NCC), Leah Kirchmann
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska, Brianna Walle
Jersey orange.svg Sprint classification, Brianna Walle
Stage 5, Brianna Walle
2015
Stage 2 San Dimas Stage Race, Lex Albrecht
Stage 3 San Dimas Stage Race, Brianna Walle
Stage 2 Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley, Leah Kirchmann
Stage 2 Tour of the Gila, Annie Ewart
Stages 2 & 3 Tour of California, Leah Kirchmann
Stage 3 BeNe Ladies Tour, Alison Tetrick
Pan American Games Road Race, Jasmin Glaesser
2016
Stage 2 Tour of the Gila, Jasmin Glaesser
Stage 4 Tour of the Gila, Heather Fischer
2017
Stage 4 Tour of the Gila, Emma White
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Cascade Cycling Classic, Sara Poidevin
Jersey white.svg Youth classification, Sara Poidevin
Stages 1 & 5 Kirsti Lay
Stage 3 Sara Bergen
Jersey red.svg Overall Colorado Classic, Sara Poidevin
Jersey green.svg Points classification, Sara Poidevin
Jersey blue.svg Mountains classification, Sara Poidevin
Jersey white.svg Youth classification, Sara Poidevin
Stage 2, Sara Poidevin
2018
Stage 1 Chico Stage Race, Summer Moak
Jersey green.svg Points classification Joe Martin Stage Race, Sara Bergen
Stage 2, Sara Bergen
Stage 4 Tour of the Gila, Emma White
Jersey green.svg Sprint classification Tour of California, Emma White
Jersey white.svg Youth classification, Sara Poidevin
Jersey white.svg Youth classification Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche, Sara Poidevin
2019
Stage 2 Tour of the Gila, Heidi Franz

National champions[edit]

2012
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road Race, Denise Ramsden
2013
MaillotNuevaZelanda.PNG New Zealand Road Race, Courteney Lowe
MaillotUSA.PNG USA Road Race, Jade Wilcoxson
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Time Trial, Joëlle Numainville
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road Race, Joëlle Numainville
2014
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Time Trial, Leah Kirchmann
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road Race, Leah Kirchmann
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Criterium, Leah Kirchmann
2015
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Team pursuit), Jasmin Glaesser
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Individual pursuit), Jasmin Glaesser
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Omnium), Jasmin Glaesser
MaillotUSA.PNG USA TTT[N 1]
2017
Jersey rainbow.svg World Track (Team pursuit), Kelly Catlin
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road Race, Allison Beveridge
Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Track (Individual pursuit), Kelly Catlin
Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Track (Madison), Allison Beveridge
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Omnium), Allison Beveridge
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Team pursuit), Allison Beveridge
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Team pursuit), Katherine Maine
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Madison), Allison Beveridge
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Track (Points race), Allison Beveridge
2018
MaillotCan.PNG Canada U23 Time Trial, Sara Poidevin
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Road Race, Katherine Maine
MaillotCan.PNG Canada U23 Road Race, Katherine Maine
MaillotCan.PNG Canada Criterium, Sara Bergen
MaillotUSA.PNG USA U23 Criterium, Emma White
MaillotUSA.PNG USA U23 Time Trial, Emma White
MaillotUSA.PNG USA U23 Road Race, Emma White
Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Track (Team Pursuit), Kelly Catlin
Pan American Champions Jersey.png Pan American Track (Individual Pursuit), Kelly Catlin

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weislo, Laura (31 January 2012). "Colavita riders find reprieve in Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  2. ^ "UnitedHealthcare names directors for 2014 squad". VeloNews. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  3. ^ Malach, Pat (7 November 2013). "Optum Pro Cycling announces men's, women's rosters for 2014". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  4. ^ http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/ten-rider-womens-roster-confirmed-for-2015-by-optum-p-b-kbs
  5. ^ http://women.cyclingfever.com/transfers.html?xs=5
  6. ^ Dreier, Fred (March 10, 2019). "Kelly Catlin passes away at 23". VeloNews. Pocket Outdoor Media. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  7. ^ Soladay, Tom. "2019 men's and women's rosters". Rally UHC Cycling. Circuit Sport. Archived from the original on January 22, 2019. Retrieved February 24, 2019.

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