Cycling News — Kristen Faulkner

Kristen Faulkner wins Giro Donne Queen Stage and Mountain Jersey!

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Kristen Faulkner wins Giro Donne Queen Stage and Mountain Jersey!

Sunday, July 10, 2022 Kristen Faulkner won a long-range attack in the penultimate stage of Giro d’ Italia Donne Saturday. After scoring points over three hard climbs, Faulkner moved into the lead in the mountain classification which she secured on the final stage Sunday. Less than 20km into the 112.8km stage, Faulkner went for an early breakaway on the first categorized climb following Italian climber Gaia Realini. By the top of the Fai della Paganella climb, the duo was 1:17 minutes ahead of a reduced peloton. On the 10.1km Passso Duron, Faulkner and Realini’s lead held steady at around two...

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Team BikeExchange-Jayco has a Strong Start at Giro d’Italia Donne!

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Team BikeExchange-Jayco has a Strong Start at Giro d’Italia Donne!

Friday, July 1, 2022 Giro d’Italia Donne kicked off Thursday with a 4.7km individual time trial. The short, flat course suited Team BikeExchange-Jayco riders Kristen Faulkner and Georgia Baker who finished first and second on the opening stage. After securing the win on stage one by 4 seconds Faulkner led the general classification and the points race. She would wear the first maglia rosa of the 10-stage Giro d’Italia Donne. “I’m thrilled, I never thought I’d be wearing the pink jersey at this race, so it’s a huge surprise, but it’s a great surprise and it’s definitely something that was...

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Kristen Faulkner Finishes Second at Tour de Suisse!

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Kristen Faulkner Finishes Second at Tour de Suisse!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 After a tight battle, the race for the general classification came down to the final kilometers of the Tour de Suisse on Tuesday. Team BikeExchange-Jayco rider Kristen Faulkner rode to a courageous second place overall after taking second place on the final stage due to a late crash in slick conditions. Faulkner accelerated into the general classification lead on the second day of the four-stage Tour de Suisse after Sunday’s time trial. She took the win on the stage, sharing the podium with teammates Georgia Williams and Georgia Baker. After a solid finish in the peloton...

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Kristen Faulkner Finishes on the Podium at Itzulia!

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Kristen Faulkner Finishes on the Podium at Itzulia!

Monday, May 16, 2022 Team BikeExchange-Jayco rider Kristen Faulkner rode consistently well over the inaugural Itzulia Women stage race to finish third overall – her first WorldTour podium of the season. Faulkner kicked off the three-day Itzulia by riding an aggressive race. After early breakaway attempts were caught, she launched an attack with 18km to go and was joined by Demi Vollering and Pauliena Rooijakkers. The trio extended a gap that the peloton could not recover. Faulkner was unable to contest for the sprint, finishing third, just two seconds back of the win and 39 seconds ahead fourth place aboard...

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