Figuring Out How To Win For BISSELL

It was a heated battle at the Joe Martin Stage Race, and this time the BISSELL came out on top. They finally won the overall at an NRC stage race, it’s been a long time coming. For DS Omer Kem, the win meant “the world.” He added, “We finally figured out how to win, that…

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…

Van Uden Wins Redlands Crit

Emerging from a late-race break, Kiwi Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) won the Redlands criterium, the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Going for the green sprint jersey, Van Uden made his way into break after break, on the hunt for the points. Van Uden was successful as he takes over the sprint…

Mancebo Narrowly Wins Sun Time Trial

Francisco Mancebo (Real Cyclist.com) narrowly won the Redlands Bicycle Classic’s Sun Time Trial this afternoon. Mancebo won the uphill prologue by less than one second ahead of Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL Pro Cycling), who finished in second. Two-time US Pro Time Trial Champion, Chris Baldwin (Juwi Solar-First Solar) was in third. Only four seconds separated the…

Mission Accomplished For BISSELL At MERCO

“Absolutely” mission accomplished for BISSELL said MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic GC winner Ben Jacques-Maynes. “We had great outings all four days here, our hill climbers had a great outing on Thursday. The time trial crew performed spectacularly, just the entire really on the time trial, we got really good leadout practice in the crit…

BISSELL Sweeps Merco Opener

The BISSELL team dominated the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic opener, the 82-mile Merced Immigration District Road Race today. After scoping out the first two laps of the new 12.5-mile loop and grabbing KOM points, the team hit and stacked the 11-rider break with 6 riders. On the final lap, another surge and five riders,…

Red BISSELL Wants Blue At Utah

“There’s plenty more racing to go and every day is decisive.” said Ben Jacques-Maynes of the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team. Three more days of racing – a time trial, a tough criterium and the Queen Stage – at the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, to defend the blue Powerade/vitaminwater Best Young Rider jersey on…

Leipheimer Takes Over At Utah

Riding solo, Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) rode away from select group of riders on the tough climb up Mt Nebo to win stage 2 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah.  He also rode away with the yellow jersey with three stages to go. Can he defend without a team, especially on the tough…

Fly V Delivers Redlands to Day

For the second weekend in a row, the Fly V Australia team defended the yellow jersey of Ben Day against all to win the overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the traditional NRC opener. Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinted to win the final stage, the Sunset Road Race. Updated with photos