The Cascade Cycling Classic is the longest consecutively run elite road bicycle racing stage race in the United States. It's based in Bend, Oregon and takes place in the Central Oregon region. For most of North America's top cyclists, the race is a yearly fixture.
This year, Clara Hughes has made it clear that Cycling BC is not a force to be meddled with. After the Stage 2, 24km Hutch's Bicycles Skyliner Time Trial, Hughes took home the yellow jersey by outrunning her opponent Kristin Armstrong by 20 seconds. The two highly decorated cyclists continue on their path towards the 2012 Olympics.
Jasmine Glaesser also continued to ascend in the women's ranks by placing in 18th overall, just 40 seconds behind the first place U-24 leader Rushlee Buchannan of New Zealand. Glaesser is still confident that she can make up time in the remaining three stages of the race.
The Cycling BC team is expecting a difficult run today and will do whatever they can to keep Hughes wearing yellow until the final kilometer has been ridden.
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