UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling (women's team)

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UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Women’s Team
UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team logo.png
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

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.

The team disbanded at the end of the 2018 season.

Team history[edit]

2014[edit]

Riders in[edit]

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 out[edit]

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

Team roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth[6]
 Elizabeth Banks (UK) (1990-11-07) November 7, 1990 (age 30)
 Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20) January 20, 1988 (age 33)
 Janelle Cole (USA) (1996-10-19) October 19, 1996 (age 24)
 Katie Hall (USA) (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 34)
Rider Date of birth
 Lauren Hall (USA) (1979-02-02) February 2, 1979 (age 42)
 Lauretta Hanson (AUS) (1994-10-29) October 29, 1994 (age 26)
 Diana Peñuela (COL) (1986-09-08) September 8, 1986 (age 35)
 Leah Thomas (USA) (1989-05-30) May 30, 1989 (age 32)

Previous squads[edit]

2016[edit]

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)

2015[edit]

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 28)
 Laura Brown (CAN) (1986-11-27) November 27, 1986 (age 34)
 Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20) January 20, 1988 (age 33)
 Katie Hall (USA) (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 34)
 Cari Higgins (USA) (1976-10-05) October 5, 1976 (age 44)
 Abigail Mickey (USA) (1994-07-03) July 3, 1994 (age 27)
 Coryn Rivera (USA) (1992-08-26) August 26, 1992 (age 29)
Rider Date of birth
 Alexis Ryan (USA) (1994-08-18) August 18, 1994 (age 27)
 Lauren Tamayo (USA) (1983-10-25) October 25, 1983 (age 37)
 Linda Villumsen (NZL) (1985-04-09) April 9, 1985 (age 36)
 Scotti Wilborne (USA) (1983-01-07) January 7, 1983 (age 38)
 Ruth Winder (USA) (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 28)

2014[edit]

As of January 5, 2014.[10]
Rider Date of birth
 Mara Abbott (USA) (1985-11-14) November 14, 1985 (age 35)
 Hannah Barnes (GBR) (1993-05-04) May 4, 1993 (age 28)
 Rushlee Buchanan (NZL) (1988-01-20) January 20, 1988 (age 33)
 Jacquelyn Crowell (USA) (1988-02-16) February 16, 1988 (age 33)
 Katie Hall (USA) (1987-01-06) January 6, 1987 (age 34)
 Cari Higgins (USA) (1976-10-05) October 5, 1976 (age 44)
Rider Date of birth
 Sharon Laws (GBR) (1974-07-07) July 7, 1974 (age 47)
 Alison Powers (USA) (1979-12-14) December 14, 1979 (age 41)
 Coryn Rivera (USA) (1992-08-26) August 26, 1992 (age 29)
 Alexis Ryan (USA) (1994-08-18) August 18, 1994 (age 27)
 Lauren Tamayo (USA) (1983-10-25) October 25, 1983 (age 37)
 Ruth Winder (USA) (1993-07-09) July 9, 1993 (age 28)

Major wins[edit]

2014
Jersey pink.svg Overall Tour Femenino de San Luis, Alison Powers
Jersey polkadot.svg Combination classification, Alison Powers
Teams classification
Stage 1, Hannah Barnes
Stage 3, Alison Powers
Grand Prix de Oriente, Mara Abbott
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Vuelta a El Salvador, Mara Abbott
Stage 4, Mara Abbott
Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of the Gila, Mara Abbott
Teams classification
Stages 1 & 5, Mara Abbott
Stage 4, Alison Powers
Jersey orange.svg 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
Sprints classification North Star Grand Prix (NCC), Coryn Rivera
Stage 1 (ITT), Alison Powers
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
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour Femenino de San Luis, Katie Hall
Jersey yellow.svg 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
Stages 4 & 5 Redlands Bicycle Classic, Coryn Rivera
Stage 3 Joe Martin Stage Race, Coryn Rivera
Stage 4 Joe Martin Stage Race, Scotti Wilborne
Stage 1 Tour of California, Katie Hall
Stage 5 Women's Tour, Hannah Barnes
Stage 5 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Coryn Rivera
Stage 6 Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Katie Hall
2016
Jersey pink.svg Overall Tour Femenino de San Luis, Katie Hall
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Stage 5, Katie Hall
Jersey pink.svg Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Coryn Rivera
Stage 1 (ITT), Linda Villumsen
Stage 2, Coryn Rivera
2017
Jersey pink.svg Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Ruth Winder
Jersey white.svg Young rider classification, Janelle Cole
Stages 1 (ITT) & 4, Ruth Winder
Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of the Gila, Tayler Wiles
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Jersey white.svg Young rider classification, Ruth Winder
Team classification
Stages 1 & 5, Katie Hall
Jersey yellow.svg 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 Femenina, Diana Peñuela
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification Tour of California, Katie Hall
Teams classification
Stage 2, Katie Hall
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska, Ruth Winder
Jersey green.svg Points classification, Ruth Winder
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification, Tayler Wiles
Team classification
Stages 1 & 2, Ruth Winder
Jersey black.svg Mountains classification Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen, Tayler Wiles
MaillotVolta.png Active rider classification Stage 2, Tayler Wiles
Stage 5, Tayler Wiles
Stage 1 Vuelta a Colombia Femenina, Diana Peñuela
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 Peñuela
Clásica a Zarzal, Diana Peñuela
Jersey pink.svg Overall Joe Martin Stage Race, Katie Hall
Team classification
Stage 1, Diana Peñuela
Stage 3 (ITT), Katie Hall
Jersey red.svg Overall Tour of the Gila, Katie Hall
Stage 1, Katie Hall
Stage 5, Diana Peñuela
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Redlands Bicycle Classic, Katie Hall
Stage 2, Katie Hall
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour of California, Katie Hall
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Team classification
Stage 2, Katie Hall
Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau, Lauren Hall
Jersey yellow.svg Overall Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska, Leah Thomas
Jersey polkadot.svg Mountains classification, Katie Hall
Team classification
Stage 3 (ITT), Lauretta Hanson
Chrono Champenois, Leah Thomas

National and world champions[edit]

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

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Could not find team". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  10. ^ "Could not find team". Procyclingstats.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.