New Zealand cyclist Catherine Cheatley has maintained her
strong form in the United States, grabbing the overall lead
in Oregon's Cascade Classic by winning the first stage this
Cheatley's Colavita-Baci teammate and fellow New Zealander
Rushlee Buchanan finished third in the 119km stage.
Buchanan leads the young rider classification after winning
her class while finishing 10th in yesterday's prologue.
Cheatley finished fourth.
Earlier this month, Cheatley was second at Michigan's Grand
Cycling Classic and then won the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic at