The Redlands Bicycle Classic continued on Saturday with a Downtown Criterium that was held under ominous skies for the Pro Women’s and Pro Men’s events. The rain held off until just until a few laps to go for the Men’s finish and came down in a just a light mist. As the Pro Men rounded the final corner, a Silber rider hit a reflector dot and lost control causing a pile up. Ulises Castillo (KHS-Maxxis-JL Velo), who was leading out of the turn, easily sprinted to victory. Janier Acevedo (Team Jamis) avoided the crash and remains in the GC lead.
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Lauretta Hansen (Colavita-Bianchi), who is fresh off a win at the San Dimas Stage Race Criterium, continued her winning ways for another stage win in the Redlands Classic Criterium. Race Leader Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-Ridebiker) held on to the leaders jersey for another day.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic wraps up with a final road race stage on the challenging Sunset Loop.