Katie Hall wins Stage 2 to take Tour of California lead
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) Katie Hall caught and passed Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen in the last mile Friday to win the second stage of the Woman's Tour of California and assume the overall race lead.
The peloton shattered on the final climb to Daggett Summit in the area near Lake Tahoe, and it was Hall, van der Breggen and Coryn Rivera who managed to shake loose near the top of the hill.
Rivera was quickly dropped and Hall and van der Breggen stretched their lead to more than 30 seconds on the downhill. Van der Breggen attacked with about three miles left and put about 8 seconds into Hall, who promptly clawed back the lost time and swept right into the lead.
Hall will take a three-second lead on van der Breggen into the third stage Saturday, which takes riders 73 miles from Elk Grove to Sacramento. Megan Guarnier is 29 seconds back in third.