Rhodes, Menzies win Joe Martin crit; Amaran, Powers take overall

Solo attacks and crashes were the story of the day at the Fayetteville Criterium, the fourth and final stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race.  In the end Alexi Rhodes (Team VBF) and Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) emerged with the stage win and Alison Powers (Team VBF) and Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home) claimed the…

Benjamin and Sutherland sprint to the win in San Dimas

Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Baci) outsprinted her breakmates for the win at the San Dimas Hospital Road Race. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) made his move on the final climb to take the win. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) retain the yellow jersey with one stage left. Updated with photos.

Building the train at Team VBF

Lisa Hunt, directeur sportif of Team Vera Bradley Foundation makes no bones about it, she wants to win this year. Her stated goals include both the Individual and Team Classifications for the NRC. One way to get victories is via sprints so she she beefed up the speed on the team, bringing on board a pure sprinter along with riders to create a lead out train.