Guarnier Sprints Into The Lead At Joe Martin

Megan Guarnier (TIBCO/To The Top) kicked in her big engine up  the finishing uphill to take the bunch sprint victory at stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race – her first NRC win. With the ten seconds of time bonus, she takes over the GC lead, tied on time with Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo)…

Jacques-Maynes Going For The Win At Joe Martin

The duel is on once again at the Joe Martin Stage Race between RealCyclist.com and the BISSELL Pro Cycling team. After the opening time trial, RealCyclist’s Francisco Mancebo is in the lead with BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes at three seconds down. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? It’s happened before this year. At the NRC opener, the Redlands…

Mancebo Wins Joe Martin TT

Once again, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) clocked the fastest time at a time trial, this time it was the opening stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race. His time was 8 minute flat on the 2.5-mile (4 km) uphill course in Devil’s Den State Park, in Northwest Arkansas. A beautiful lush park with an undulating course…

Holcomb Fastest At Joe Martin TT

After a third-place finish at the SRAM Tour of the Gila TT. Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) was the fastest at the opener of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. Gunning for the riders in front of her, she clocked 9:41.77 and held an average speed of 15.49 mph (24.93 km/h) on the 2.5-mile…

On Tap: Joe Martin Stage Race

Next on the NRC schedule is the 34th edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race presented by Nature Valley, around Fayetteville in Northwest Arkansas where lush green rolling terrain is in store. The four stages, almost the same as last year, make the race suited well for power sprinters that can keep their own in…

Mancebo Claims Gila

Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) notched another NRC stage race with the overall at the SRAM Tour of the Gila.  After bridging up to the break, Mancebo upped the pace  to drop his breakmate on the second to last climb and soloed to victory. The pace was so high in today’s Queen Stage, that he crossed the…

Donovan Wins Stage; Hughes Takes Overall At Gila

Kathryn Donovan (Missing Link) attacked her breakmates at bottom of the final climb and not only soloed her way to the stage victory but climbed up to third on GC. Lex Albrecht (Juvederm/Specialized) tried to get across but never closed the gap and crossed the line over two minutes later to take second.  Heather Logan-Sprenger…

Lewis Wins Chaotic Silver City Crit At Gila

The Trek-Livestrong kids did it again at stage 4 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Seventh out of the final corner, Australian Joe Lewis opened and sprinted to the line to take the bunch sprint, making two years in a row for Trek-Livestrong following Taylor Phinney‘s win last year.  Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) took…

Hughes Wins Sprint At Gila Crit

Following her coach’s advice, red jersey Clara Hughes (Pactimo) knew that she had to be second wheel into the final corner before the 400-meter dash to the finish line. And that’s exactly what she did. Hughes opened up her sprint and held it to the finish line to win the Silver City Criterium, stage 4…

Parker Fastest At Gila TT

The Trek-Livestrong U23 team did it again at the SRAM Tour of the Gila time trial. Last year it was Jesse Sergent, and this time it was Dale Parker, the 18-year old Australian with a time of 34:39 on the 16.15 miles (26km) out-and-back course with 1000 feet (305 m) of climbing.  Coming back to…

Hughes Smokes TT; Takes Over At Gila

Clara Hughes, riding for the composite Pactimo team, smoked the Tour of the Gila timetrial, stopped the clock at 39:33. In her first long time-trial since returning to racing, Hughes was the only woman to go under the 40-minute mark on the 16.15 miles (26km) out-and-back course with 1000 feet (305 m) of climbing. Hughes…