2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic Roundup

REDLANDS — By the time Quinn Simmons crossed the Sunset Road Race stage at the 35th Redlands Bicycle Classic, his closest pursuer just seconds behind, Cory Lockwood, was already in full possession of the yellow jersey.

As the final Sunset stage started, Lockwood, the Semper Porro cyclist, trailed by 1:24 in fifth place, but burst to a sizeable lead on the circuit to win over one minute.

Amber Neben, tabbed by race organizers as this year’s Legend’s Award winner, took it even further. The past national time trials champion and U.S. Olympian marched to her fourth overall Redlands triumph, which brought her into a deadlock with another Legends honoree.

Both Neben and Chris Horner have now won four times at Redlands.

Simmons, an 18-year-old, pulled off a rare feat, copping both the green sprint jersey and the red jersey depicting King of the Mountain.

Men’s results

Stage winners
Individual time trial — Sean Quinn (Hagens-Berman Axeon)
Highland circuit race — Kevin Vermaerke (Hagens-Berman Axeon)
Oak Glen stage race — Stephen Bassett (First Internet Bank)
Redlands criterium — Noah Granigan (Floyd’s)
Sunset road race — Quinn Simmons (Landis Cyclery)

Cory Lockwood (Semper Porro), 11 hours, 17 minutes, 59 seconds
Kevin Vermaerke (Hagens-Berman Axeon), 1:08
Eder Frayre (Elevate-KHS), 1:49

Women’s results

Stage winners
Individual time trial — Amber Neben (Trek Red Truck)
Highland circuit race — Megan Jastrab (Rally)
Oak Glen stage race — Krista Doebel-Hickok (Rally)
Redlands criterium — Rachel Langdon (Amy D)
Sunset road race — Erica Clevenger (Sho-Air Twenty 20)

Amber Neben (Trek Red Truck), 9 hours, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
Lauren Stephens (Team Tibco), 39 seconds
Emily Newsom (Team Tibco), 1 minute

Carole King Sportsmanship Award — Carlos Moleda