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The American national criterium champion, Kendall Ryan, crossed the line to make it two for two, winning the 24th edition of the Clarendon Cup for L39ion of Los Angeles. Ryan had made history in 2019, becoming the first rider to win both days of the Armed Forces Cycling Classic, before completing the feat once again on Sunday. Virginia’s Blue Twenty24 Marlies Mejias finished second with Peta Mullens racing for Roxsolt Liv SRAM in third. Ryan secured the omnium win, while Mejias came in second. Ryan’s sister Alexis finished fourth on Sunday, to round the omnium podium in third for L39ion.
“This time was a lot trickier,” Kendall said, speaking of her repeat double from 2019. “It was a washing machine again like it was yesterday, I felt the whole day we were turning. Right before the line on the final lap, Jen (Valente) attacked. It was really hard, Shayna [Powless] and Alexis had to close that gap, which burned Shayna up. Alexis got around her with two corners to go, trying to take over and punch it for the line.”
The women got off to an aggressive start, racing for 50km around the 5-corner, 1km course weaving through city streets. After missing out on day 1, DNA Pro Cycling were eager to control the front, in hopes of setting up their star sprinter, Canadian […]