Hall claims Tour of the Gila opening stage

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) scored a repeat victory on the Mogollon climb Wednesday during the opening stage of the Tour of the Gila. Hall out-climbed Rally Cycling’s Sara Poidevin, with Frenchwoman Edwige Pitel (QCW) in third.

The result echoes Hall’s win last year at the Gila, when she went on to finish second behind then-teammate Tayler Wiles. Hall is also coming off a win last week at the Joe Martin Stage Race, where she seized the lead in the uphill time trial.

“I feel I’m on form right now, and it feels really good,” Hall said.

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Despite her current form, Hall says she did not feel so good on the final climb after a long, slog to get there.

“I felt pretty bad because we were really crawling for a long time, and that always makes me feel bad,” she said, while giving thanks to her teammates for a job well done.

“We really raced a as team today, and every single person was working on the final climb,” she said. I’m really happy to tae the win today, but I know I couldn’t have done it without my team.

How it unfolded

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