The women of Specialized-lululemon swept the podium at the Exergy Tour’s Time Trial Stage on Saturday in the town of Kuna, Idaho. Amber Neben rode the winning time of 21’37″670 with team-mates Evelyn Stevens and Clara Hughes taking second and third place.
The team now holds the top four places in the general classification going into Sunday’s Queen stage.
“It was a great day for us,” said Team Director Ronny Lauke. “The girls were super focused on doing well today and they pulled off a great result.
“Now we’re in a good position but we still have two hard days to go so we have to remain focused and try to defend our jersey.”
“It’s a great feeling to be on this team with so many great riders and to sweep the podium is nice,” said Neben. “It was really cold out there today, we were all freezing on the course but the good thing about that is that it encourages you to ride faster.”
Tomorrow’s stage is the Queen Stage from Crouch to Idaho City climbs over Beaver Creek and Mores Creek Summits.