Grand Rapids’ Allie Dragoo has lots of Twenty16-Ridebiker company in the Top 10 of the Cascade Cycling Classic GC following teammate Kaitlin Antonneau’s Stage 3 win on Friday.
Dragoo rolled across the line 18th to claim 6th overall, 1:32 behind leader Tara Whitten.
Antonneau’s win and a 3rd place finish by Twenty16’s Leah Thomas give the team 5 riders in the Top 8.
Thomas jumped into 3rd one spot ahead of Kristin Armstrong, Twenty16’ 2016 Olympian. Dragoo is 6th followed by Antonneau in 7th and Alison Jackson in 8th.
Twenty16 has a nearly 7-minute lead in the Team GC with two stages left: Today’s 50-minute Downtown Bend Criterium and Sunday’s 49-mile Awbrey Butte circuit race.