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May 17, 2010
Wenatchee, WA - The Lenovo Cat 1/2 team traveled to Wenatchee, WA to compete in the grueling 2 day/3 stages race. Comprised of an out and back time trial, criterium and one of the hardest road races in the northwest, Ian McKissick was able to to secure his first overall GC title for the year.
For stage 1, Ian McKissick blazed the corse bettering his time from years past. Ian easily won the 10 mile TT by nearly a minute over his nearest competitor. The stage race was an omnium, so McKissick still had to keep getting points in each event to win the overall title.
In Stage 2, the downtown Criterium in Wenatchee, Ian also managed to make the break that had all the key players. In the closely laps, there was some confusion and the officials decided to pull the main pack with 1 lap to go but this ended up causing some problems in the final sprint when lapped riders were still on the course when the lead pack came around. Ian was unable to get a good position for the sprint because he had to avoid the lapped riders. Ian ended up 6th and moved into 2nd place overall after the crit. United Heathcare's, Morgan Schmitt had moved into 1st Overall.
In the final stage, the 70 mile road race was going to show who was really the strongest. With a change in the course this year, the profile was going to be nasty. 4 climbs up the steep side of Malaga where grades would reach over 17%. In the early move from the start, Rad Cunningham went up the road on the first climb, soon he was met and passed by Ryan Iddings and another rider. Ryan had a 5 minute lead on the chase group and looked in great form to take the win. Ryan managed to stay away until the top of the third lap where Ian McKissick attacked the chase group and began to ride off solo.
The chase group was never able to regain contact with Ian and he continued to pull away and won solo in the end and taking out the overall title. This was a great finished in the end for Lenovo and look out for some future wins again from Ian.