American Cyclist and former Wall Street Worker Evelyn Stevens nabbed her first stage victory by pulling past Kim Anderson to win stage 4 of the La Route de France on Thursday.
"Evelyn Stevens (New York, N.Y.) pulled off her first major European road stage race victory with a win in stage four of La Route de France on Thursday.
Riding for the USA Cycling Women’s National Team, Stevens out sprinted fellow American Kim Anderson (Santa Barbara, Calif./Columbia-HTC) to take the stage win and second place in the general classification.
Stevens joined a 10-rider break group mid-way through the 154-kilometer stage from Vierzon to St. Pourcain. The group gained as much as 28 minutes on the peloton. She then attacked solo with around 30 kilometers remaining, holding that lead until the last few kilometers when Anderson was able to bridge the gap. Stevens however kicked it up on the sprint to take narrow victory over the much more experienced Anderson."