Speed Racers: Photos and Standings From the Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge

The annual event and festivities was held Sunday on Sandy Springs Circle.


Carlos Alzate of Team Exergy won the Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge, Sunday, and garnered the overall top spot for the USA Crits Speed Week series.

On the women’s side, Joanne Kiesanowski withTeam TIBCO won the Cycling Challenge pro women’s race. And Erica Allar with RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com was no. 1 among women in the Speed Week series.

The Global Imports Sandy Sprrings Cycling Challenge capped nine days of intense racing in seven southeast cities beginning in Athens, Ga. and culminated in Sandy Springs. The top men’s and women’s professional elite teams are competing for $150,000 in prizes.

The annual Cycling Challenge and festivities was held on Sandy Springs Circle.

Below are the complete standings courtesy of USA Crits

Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling Challenge


1. Alzate Carlos Alzate, Team Exergy
2. Jake Keough, UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling
3. Emile Abraham Rossetti Devo Cycling Team
4. Shane Kline, Team Mountain Khakis/SmartStop
5. Ben Chaddock, Team Exergy
6. John Murphy, Kenda/5-Hour Energy p/b Geargri
7. Adam Myerson, Team Mountain Khakis/SmartStop
8. Sterling Magnel,l Wonderful Pistachios Pro Cyclin
9. Leonardo Marquez, Lifetime
10. Andrew Crater, Cleveland Clinic Sports Health


1. Joanne Kiesanowski, Team TIBCO
2. Kristen Lasasso, Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit Racing
3. Debbie Milne, Absolute Racing/ MSMOC
4. Erica Allar, RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com
5. Laura Van Gilder, Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit Racing
6. Carrie Cash, Pedal the Cause
7. Jennifer Purcell, Team TIBCO
8. Kat Carr, Paceline Projects p/b Veloforma
9. Vanessa Drigo, Vanderkitten-Focus
10. Sarah Fader, Pepper Palace/Spin-Tech Training

USA CRITS Speed Week Final Overall Standings


1. Carlos Alzate, Team Exergy, 1695
2. Emile Abraham, Rossetti Devo Cycling Team, 1556
3. John Murphy, Kenda/5-Hour Energy Pro Cycling p/b Geargrinder, 1517
4. Frank Travieso, Team Coco's, 1503
5. Ben Chaddock, Team Exergy, 1275
6. Brendan Cornett, Cycle Sport Concepts, 1241
7. Rafael Meran, CRCA/Foundation, 1207
8. Yosmani Pol, Team Coco's, 1201
9. Thomas Brown, Team Mountain Khakis/SmartStop, 1129
10. Euris R. Vidal, CRCA/Foundation, 1054


1. Erica Allar, RIDECLEAN/PatentIt.com, 1690 pts
2. Laura Van Gilder, Mellow Mushroom/Rose Bandit Racing, 1641 pts
3. Sarah Fader, Pepper PalaceSpin-Tech Training p/b ABRC, 1599 pts
4. Linday Bayer, XO Communications p/b CISCO, 1449 pts
5. Alexis Ryan, Team TIBCO/To the Top, 1348 pts
6. Elizabeth Morse Hill, ZMOTION Racing Team, 1331 pts
7. Addy Albershardt, NOW-Novartis for MS, 1303 pts
8. Carrie Cash, Pedal The Cause, 1275 pts
9. Kat Carr, Paceline Projects p/b Veloforma, 1242 pts
10. Vanessa Drigo, Vanderkitten-Focus, 1203



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