Creed – the water carrier

On stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California, Alex Candelario (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) finished a very close fourth in a bunch sprint behind three very fast men, all on ProTeams. But before tangling at the front for the win, the sprinter had to make his way over three climbs as the pack…

Talking US Pro Tactics And Dreams With Candelario

Since the inaugural edition in 2006, the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championship has unfolded differently every year, with the winner emerging from a different move every time; from a long solo attack from a break, to a late attack from a select group in the finishing circuits, to an a blistering attack on…

Talking California With Candelario

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Alex Candelario, of Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, Cando shared some memories of the previous years including his best…

Veilleux Wins Glencoe GP, Holloway Takes Stars & Stripes

Stronger or smarter? That’s the question that was posed to Daniel Holloway (BISSELL) a few minutes after he became the new US Pro Crit Champion at the AT&T USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship in Glencoe, IL. “I guess, after it’s all said and done I was definitely a smarter rider today. Ten laps to…

Alex Candelario – sprinter and surfer

Alex Candelario has been cycling professionally for more than six years and is on his second season with the Kelly Benefit Strategies squad. The 34-year old sprinter started relatively late in the sport and feels that he has still many more years to contribute to his team. Candelario shares his thoughts on his team, the state of the US cycling, surfing and more.