Liza Rachetto used her form from Giro d'Italia and Giro Trentino to place 2nd to Olympic Gold Medallist Kristin Armstrong in the Cervelo Test Team rider's final ever race as a Professional on American soil.
SugarCRM rider Lindsay Myers used the race and time in Boise as prep leading into the Cascade Classic and was instrumental in controlling the tempo of the race from the outset as riders from Vanderkitten, PROMAN, Bobs Bicycles, DFT treads and BODE Cycling tried desperate attacks.
After 15 minutes, Liza was able to manage a solo breakaway that gained up to 26 seconds on the chasers, and stayed out front for nearly half an hour, much to the delight of her hometown crowd which numbered in excess of 10 thousand people. However the field was not content to let Liza steal the limelight and reeled her back in with 15minutes to race.
With 2 laps to go, Armstrong launched a final bid that drew Tiffany Pezzulo from the field. On the final lap and with two corners to race, Rachetto bridged the gap and in an exciting sprint managed second to a delighted Armstrong. Myers was 8th.