Evelyn Stevens won the Exergy Tour following a final-stage breakaway, firmly cementing her claim to a berth on the U.S. Olympic team for the London Games.
Stevens, of Boulder, Colo., took second place in a sprint with Germany's Claudia Haeusler after the 46.7-mile stage. But the 29-year-old Stevens finished far enough ahead of the pack to beat American Amber Neben for the overall title.
After Neben, Canada's Clara Hughes finished in third place after five days of racing.
Stevens, a former Wall Street associate, bought her first racing bike in 2008 and then became a cycling phenomenon.
''It's an honor to race here and it's an honor to represent the United States, hopefully,'' Stevens said. ''I'm a little bit later to the sport of cycling, so hopefully people can hear my story and realize it's never too late or never too early.''
The race had been anticipated as a showdown between three U.S. women: Stevens, the 2011 U.S. time trial champ; Neben, the 2008 world champion; and 2008 ...