Home Girl Victory WTOC3
Although she rides for a Dutch team, Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans) is the USA Road Champion. Bedecked in her stars and stripes jersey, she raised her arm in a victory celebration as she crossed the line in the first UCI Women's race on American soil. Guarnier had followed the wheel of her teammate, Chantel Blaak on the final ascent to the line, and then jumped around her fading Dutch teammate as Mara Abbot (Wiggle High5) tried to sprint for the victory. Guarnier was able to put 8 seconds between herself and Abbot, with the next group coming in another two seconds later. Guarnier's victory was enough for her to trade in her stars and stripes for the Yellow Jersey of the first leader of the Women's Tour of California.