UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling (women's team)

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team is a professional Women's road bicycle racing team, run by Momentum Sports Group and based in the United States. The team is sponsored principally by UnitedHealth Group. The team's most notable signing is the 2013 Giro Rosa overall winner Mara Abbott.[2] The team made its debut at the inaugural Tour Femenino de San Luis.

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team
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Team information
UCI codeUHC
RegisteredUnited States
Founded2014 (2014)
Disbanded2018
Discipline(s)Road
StatusUCI Women's Team
BicyclesOrbea[1]
WebsiteTeam home page
Key personnel
Team manager(s)Rachel Heal
Team name history
2014–2018
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team

The team disbanded at the end of the 2018 season.

Team HistoryEdit

2014Edit

Riders inEdit

On September 9, 2014, it was reported that Linda Villumsen will join the team for the 2015 season.[3] On October 27 the team signed Laura Brown and Abigail Mickey. Ruth Winder, Scotti Wilborne, Lauren Tamayo, Alexis Ryan, Coryn Rivera, Cari Higgins, Katie Hall, Rushlee Buchanan and Hannah Barnes signed contract extensions.[4]

Riders outEdit

On October 23, 2014, Alison Powers announced her retirement from the sport.[5]

Team rosterEdit

Rider Date of birth[6]
  Elizabeth Banks (UK) (1990-11-07) November 7, 1990 (age 29)
  Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20) January 20, 1988 (age 32)
  Janelle Cole (USA) (1996-10-19) October 19, 1996 (age 23)
  Katie Hall (USA) (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 33)
Rider Date of birth
  Lauren Hall (USA) (1979-02-02) February 2, 1979 (age 41)
  Lauretta Hanson (AUS) (1994-10-29) October 29, 1994 (age 25)
  Diana Peñuela (COL) (1986-09-08) September 8, 1986 (age 34)
  Leah Thomas (USA) (1989-05-30) May 30, 1989 (age 31)

Previous squadsEdit

2016Edit

As of 1 January 2016. Ages as of 1 January 2016.[7]

Rider Date of birth
  Laura Brown (CAN) (1986-11-27)27 November 1986 (aged 29)
  Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20)20 January 1988 (aged 27)
  Annie Ewart (CAN) (1993-09-29)29 September 1993 (aged 22)
  Katharine Hall (USA) (1987-01-06)6 January 1987 (aged 28)
  Cari Higgins (USA) (1976-10-05)5 October 1976 (aged 39)
  Abigail Mickey (USA) (1990-07-03)3 July 1990 (aged 25)
Rider Date of birth
  Diana Peñuela (COL) (1986-09-08)8 September 1986 (aged 29)
  Laurel Rathbun (USA) (1996-05-10)10 May 1996 (aged 19)
  Coryn Rivera (USA) (1992-08-26)26 August 1992 (aged 23)
  Iris Slappendel (NED) (1985-02-18)18 February 1985 (aged 30)
  Lauren Tamayo (USA) (1983-10-25)25 October 1983 (aged 32)
  Linda Villumsen (NZL) (1985-04-09)9 April 1985 (aged 30)

2015Edit

As of 10 March 2015. Ages as of 1 January 2015.[8][9]

Rider Date of birth
  Hannah Barnes (GBR) (1993-05-04) May 4, 1993 (age 27)
  Laura Brown (CAN) (1986-11-27) November 27, 1986 (age 33)
  Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20) January 20, 1988 (age 32)
  Katie Hall (USA) (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 33)
  Cari Higgins (USA) (1976-10-05) October 5, 1976 (age 43)
  Abigail Mickey (USA) (1994-07-03) July 3, 1994 (age 26)
  Coryn Rivera (USA) (1992-08-26) August 26, 1992 (age 28)
Rider Date of birth
  Alexis Ryan (USA) (1994-08-18) August 18, 1994 (age 26)
  Lauren Tamayo (USA) (1983-10-25) October 25, 1983 (age 36)
  Linda Villumsen (NZL) (1985-04-09) April 9, 1985 (age 35)
  Scotti Wilborne (USA) (1983-01-07) January 7, 1983 (age 37)
  Ruth Winder (USA) (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 27)

2014Edit

As of January 5, 2014.[10]
Rider Date of birth
  Mara Abbott (USA) (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 34)
  Hannah Barnes (GBR) (1993-05-04) May 4, 1993 (age 27)
  Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20) January 20, 1988 (age 32)
  Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) (1988-02-16) February 16, 1988 (age 32)
  Katie Hall (USA) (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 33)
  Cari Higgins (USA) (1976-10-05) October 5, 1976 (age 43)
Rider Date of birth
  Sharon Laws (GBR) (1974-07-07) July 7, 1974 (age 46)
  Alison Powers (USA) (1979-12-14) December 14, 1979 (age 40)
  Coryn Rivera (USA) (1992-08-26) August 26, 1992 (age 28)
  Alexis Ryan (USA) (1994-08-18) August 18, 1994 (age 26)
  Lauren Tamayo (USA) (1983-10-25) October 25, 1983 (age 36)
  Ruth Winder (USA) (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 27)

Major winsEdit

2014
  Overall Tour Femenino de San Luis, Alison Powers
  Combination classification, Alison Powers
Teams classification
Stage 1, Hannah Barnes
Stage 3, Alison Powers
Grand Prix de Oriente, Mara Abbott
  Overall Vuelta a El Salvador, Mara Abbott
Stage 4, Mara Abbott
  Overall Tour of the Gila, Mara Abbott
Teams classification
Stages 1 & 5, Mara Abbott
Stage 4, Alison Powers
  Mountains classification The Women's Tour, Sharon Laws
Women's Tour of California time trial, Alison Powers
Blue Dome Criterium (NCC), Hannah Barnes
Brady Arts District Criterium (NCC), Hannah Barnes
River Parks Criterium (NCC), Coryn Rivera
River Parks Omnium (NCC), Coryn Rivera
Stage 1 (ITT) North Star Grand Prix (NCC), Alison Powers
Sprints classification North Star Grand Prix (NCC), Coryn Rivera
Stages 2 & 4, Coryn Rivera
Utah Cedar City Grand Prix, Alison Powers
Tour of Utah Women's edition, Coryn Rivera
Tour de Lafayette, Coryn Rivera
Tour de Francis Park, Coryn Rivera
Giro della Montagna, Coryn Rivera
Gateway Cup, Hannah Barnes
TD Bank Mayor's Cup, Coryn Rivera
2015
Milton Track Championships (Team Pursuit), Laura Brown
Gran Prix San Luis Femenino, Hannah Barnes
  Mountains classification Tour Femenino de San Luis, Katie Hall
  Young rider classification, Hannah Barnes
Stages 1 & 2, Hannah Barnes
Stage 5, Katie Hall
Sunny King Criterium, Hannah Barnes
Novant Health Invitational Criterium, Hannah Barnes
Stage 3 Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley, Coryn Rivera
Stage 1 Tour of California, Katie Hall
Stage 5 Women's Tour, Hannah Barnes
Stage 5 Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Coryn Rivera
Stage 6 Internationale Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Katie Hall
2016
  Overall Tour Femenino de San Luis, Katie Hall
  Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Stage 5, Katie Hall
  Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Coryn Rivera
Stage 1 (ITT), Linda Villumsen
Stage 2, Coryn Rivera
2017
  Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Ruth Winder
  Youth classification, Janelle Cole
Stages 1 (ITT), & 4, Ruth Winder
  Overall Tour of the Gila, Tayler Wiles
  Mountains classification, Katie Hall
  Youth classification, Ruth Winder
Team classification
Stages 1 & 5, Katie Hall
  Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic, Ruth Winder
Stage 2, Katie Hall
Stage 5, Ruth Winder
Stage 2 Clasica 20 de Julio, Diana Peñuela
Stage 1 Vuelta a Colombia, Diana Peñuela
  Mountains classification Tour of California, Katie Hall
Teams classification
Stage 2, Katie Hall
  Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska, Ruth Winder
  Points classification, Ruth Winder
  Mountains classification, Tayler Wiles
Team classification
Stages 1 & 2, Ruth Winder
  Mountains classification Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Tayler Wiles
  Active Rider Classification Stage 2, Tayler Wiles
Stage 5, Tayler Wiles
Stage 1 Vuelta a Colombia Femenina Oro y Paz, Diana Penuela
2018
Stage 1 (ITT) Valley of the Sun, Leah Thomas
Stage 2 Valley of the Sun, Lauren Hall
Stage 2 Vuelta al Valle del Cauca, Diana Penuela
Clásica a Zarzal, Diana Penuela
  Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Katie Hall
Team classification
Stage 1, Diana Penuela
Stage 3 (ITT), Katie Hall
  Overall Tour of the Gila, Katie Hall
Stage 1, Katie Hall
Stage 5, Diana Penuela
  Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic, Katie Hall
Stage 2, Katie Hall
  Overall Tour of California, Katie Hall
  Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Team classification
Stage 2, Katie Hall
Grand Prix cycliste de Gatineau, Lauren Hall
  Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska, Leah Thomas
  Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Team classification
Stage 3 (ITT), Lauretta Hanson
Chrono Champenois - Trophée Européen, Leah Thomas

National and world championsEdit

2014
  New Zealand Road Race, Rushlee Buchanan
  USA Time Trial, Alison Powers
  USA Road Race, Alison Powers
  USA Criterium, Coryn Rivera
  New Zealand Criterium, Rushlee Buchanan
2015
  Canada Track (Team Pursuit), Laura Brown
  New Zealand Road Race, Linda Villumsen
  World Time Trial, Linda Villumsen
2016
  New Zealand Time Trial, Rushlee Buchanan
  New Zealand Road Race, Rushlee Buchanan
  USA Criterium, Lauren Tamayo
  British Time Trial, Hayley Simmonds
2017
  New Zealand Road Race, Rushlee Buchanan
  New Zealand Track (Team Pursuit), Rushlee Buchanan
  New Zealand Track (Points Race), Rushlee Buchanan
  New Zealand Criterium, Rushlee Buchanan
  Oceania Track (Team Pursuit), Rushlee Buchanan
2018
  Oceania Track (Team Pursuit), Rushlee Buchanan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling to ride Orbea bikes". cyclingnews.com. 3 January 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  2. ^ "UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Completes Women's Team Roster | Cyclingnews.com". cyclingnews.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014.
  3. ^ Cycling News. "Villumsen signs with Unitedhealthcare". Cyclingnews.com.
  4. ^ "Cycling Transfers 2017 - - Team Information - By: CyclingFever.com".
  5. ^ Cycling News. "Alison Powers announces retirement". Cyclingnews.com.
  6. ^ "UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling". ProCyclingStats. Retrieved 30 May 2018.
  7. ^ "UCI Women's teams". UCI.ch. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
  8. ^ "UCI Team Members; 2015 season". UCI. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  9. ^ Login. "Could not find team". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  10. ^ Login. "Could not find team". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.