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

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

May 27th, 2013 by Jim Tanner in Local - Breaking News

1 (center) Jade Wilcoxson, 2 (left) Lauren Hall, 3 Alison Powers.

Photo by Doug Strickland/Times Free Press.

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.