By Brian Murphy
German Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won Stage 3 of the Exergy Tour on Sunday in Idaho City. Teutenberg won a sprint to the finish to capture her first stage win of the tour.
American Amber Neben, riding for Team Specialized-lululemon, leads the overall standings. Specialized-lululemon has the top four riders in the overall standings with Teutenberg, Evelyn Stevens and Clara Hughes close behind Neben entering the final day of the race.
The Exergy Tour concludes Monday in Boise's Hyde Park.
Dempsey will be in Boise
IDAHO CITY — Actor Patrick Dempsey, best known for starring role in "Grey's Anatomy," will present final awards at the Exergy Tour finish Monday in Boise's Hyde Park.
The inaugural Exergy Tour, a $100,000 five-day women's professional cycling stage race, concludes with a 46.7-mile race that begins and ends in Hyde Park and includes three loops on Cartwright Road, Dry Creek Road, Hill Road and Pierce Park Lane.
Queen of the Mountain
IDAHO CITY — Fabiana Luperini won the climb to the Beaver Creek Summit, the first Queen of the Mountain climb, in Sunday's Stage 3 of the Exergy Tour. Luperini, riding for Faren Honda Team, was part of a small breakaway in the front of the pack. She edged Janel Holcomb.
American Evelyn Stevens won the second Queen of the Mountain climb in the race, a three-mile climb to Mores Creek Summit. Stevens will keep the Queen of the Mountain jersey.
Cyclists are into the nine-mile climb from Lowman to Beaver Creek Summit in Stage 3 of the Exergy Tour. The stage is 59.7 miles with more than 4,500 feet of climbing.
The climb began around 1 p.m. The stage started in Crouch/Garden Valley at about 3,100 feet. Beaver Creek Summit is 6,064 feet.
An early breakaway group of six riders has been caught and the peloton is making the climb together.
Team Specialized-lululemon holds the top four spots in the overall standings with Americans Amber Neben and Evelyn Stevens holding the first two spots after finishing 1-2 in Saturday's time trial stage in Kuna.
You can follow the tour live on the web at exergytour.thetourtracker.com.
The inaugural Exergy Tour, a $100,000 five-day women's professional cycling race in Southwestern Idaho, concludes Monday in Boise's Hyde Park.