On Tap: Joe Martin Stage Race

Next on the NRC schedule is the 33rd edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. The four stages, featuring two road races, one individual time trial and one crit – the same as last year – make the race suited well for power sprinters that can keep their own in the time…

Abbott and Team VBF take over Women NRC lead

Her overall win at the SRAM Tour of the Gila propelled Mara Abbot (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to the top of the NRC Individual Women Standings. Team VBF takes over the team classification. No changes on the men side, Ben Day and his Fly V Australia team still lead the standings.

Phinney and Evans Golden in Silver City

Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.