Mandy Heintz takes the Bronze in the USA National Championship race
Visit Dallas DNA rider Mandy Heintz was able to out-sprint a world-class field: "We're starting to make our mark and build our team toward the World Tour".
USA Cycling’s Professional Road National Championship Race in Winston-Salem was a tough day in the saddle with heat, humidity, and a technical 90-mile course. With potential impact on the USA Olympic Team selection, the racing was especially competitive.
Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling, with 7 riders, maintained an aggresive presence at the front of the race throughout by bridging and attacking the 90 rider field. Several short-lived breakaways were recaptured by an attentive field.
With about 3 laps remaining, Nina Laughlin was able to escape – riding solo off the front for almost 12 miles until she was joined by Katie Donovan (Colavita); the two worked together for another 10 miles until Nina was finally caught by the field. With 5km to go and the field together, it was time for the sprinters to go to work.
Visit Dallas DNA rider Mandy Heintz was able to out-sprint a world-class field, although not able to get around Megan Guarnier(Boels-Dolman), who took the win, and Coryn Rivera (UHC) who took silver.
In the post race interview, Heintz gave credit for the Bronze Medal to the team, “Being a new UCI team this year, with the merger of Visit Dallas and DNA, we're making huge progress putting our name out there. We're starting to make our mark and build our team toward the World Tour.”
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