published Monday, May 27th, 2013

Jade Wilcoxson attacks and wins USA Cycling women's road race pro championships in Chattanooga

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    1 (center) Jade Wilcoxson, 2 (left) Lauren Hall, 3 Alison Powers.
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Jade Wilcoxson attacked on the run through the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and rode to a comfortable win Monday in the USA Cycling women's road race pro championships.

Wilcoxson had been riding in a lead group with Kristin McGrath when she attacked on Fifth street. McGrath tried to go with her but couldn't follow.

Wilcoxson's Optum presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies teammate Lauren Hall beat NOW and Novaris rider Alison Powers in a sprint to claim second.

Taylor Wiles was named most courageous rider, and Mara Abbott won the Queen of the Mountains award for being first over the climb up Lookout Mountain.

about Jim Tanner...

Jim Tanner has worked as assistant sports editor at the Times Free Press since late 2006. He started at the Times Free Press in 2001 and worked as a news copy/design editor from 2001 through 2006. In addition to working as a night and weekend editor producing local and national sports coverage for print and online readers, Jim occasionally writes local sports and outdoors stories. Jim grew up in Ringgold, Ga., and is a graduate ...

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