Lauren Hall and Carlos Alzate two for two at Gateway Cup Opener
The Tour de Lafayette is the first of four criterium races of the Gateway Cup series in St. Louis, Missouri. The opening night of racing saw impressive wins from Lauren Hall and Carlos Alzate, while Diana Peñuela finished 2nd in the women’s race.
Men and women’s teams take top step in St. Louis, Mo.
Starting the Labor Day weekend off on the right foot, the UnitedHealthcare men and women’s teams hammered their way to wins at Tour de Lafayette. The late season race is a staple on the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling calendar, with the team placing on the podium consistently over recent years.
Lauren Hall showed her continued form following her wins at the Velorama criteriums in Colorado taking the top step, with Diana Peñuela in second.
This is the last race of the season for some of us and it’s nice to start off the weekend with a win for the team.
“We’ve been on a good run here at the end of the season,” director Rachel Heal said “and I’m really happy with the way the women are working together.”
The men’s race was stable for a large portion of the night, with no breaks sticking until a small break made its way up the road. Ultimately the break was reeled in with four laps to go bringing the race to an exciting sprint finish.
Coming into the final laps I knew that if I kept my positioning well that I would have a good chance. The boys from really put me in the right spot heading into the final sprint and our teamwork was great.
Racing continues on Saturday with the Tour de Francis Park.