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Tour of the Gila: Marlies Mejias Garcia sprints to stage 2 victory in Fort Bayard

SIENA, ITALY - MARCH 03: Alexey Lutsenko of Kazahkstan and Astana-Qazaqstan team attends Strade Bianche 2023 race route recon on March 03, 2023 in Siena, Italy. (Photo by Sara Cavallini/Getty Images)

Marlies Mejias Garcia (Virginia’s Blue Ridge-Twenty24) won stage 2 at Tour of the Gila, capturing the reduced group sprint at Fort Bayard. Garcia was the fastest in the kick to the line beating Maeghan Easler (Roxo Racing) and Shayna Powless (DNA Pro Cycling).

On the second day of racing, the Inner Loop Road Race took riders through the rugged terrain of the Gila National Forest with a 74.1-mile loop and 5,854 feet of climbing for the women starting and finishing in Fort Bayard.

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