Wilcoxson, Mancebo Win Overall At Joe Martin

There is nothing easy about the final crit of the Joe Martin Stage Race, the technical course in downtown Fayetteville with its uphill three-block climb to the finish has seen upsets in the past, the last one only last year in the men’s race. The Optum Pro Cycling-KBS women’s team dominated the Joe Martin Stage…

Small, Milne Take Joe Martin Stage 2

Carmen Small sprinted into the leader’s jersey at stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race as her team Optum Pro Cycling-KBS takes hold of all the jerseys with two stages to go. Once again, Kathryn Donovan (FCS|Rouse) was second, two seconds back. Small’s teammate Jade Wilcoxson took third, 39 seconds later. With her 10-second…

Miller, Mancebo Win Joe Martin TT

Back in the United States after a European racing stint, Amanda Miller (TIBCO) set the fastest time of 9:59 to claim the leader’s jersey at the Joe Martin Stage Race. Kathryn Donovan (FCS|Rouse) was in second, second down with Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombian National Team) in third at three seconds. The FCS|Rouse team put…

Final Thoughts On Joe Martin

Who would have thought that the Joe Martin Stage Race would bring some of the best racing this year. Well it did, stage 3 saw the men’s field, shuffle and re-shuffle, explode and come back together, in an extremely dynamic race with non-stop attacking. “Just real knock’em, sock’em stage. It’s too bad the general public…

Success Breeds Success For Colavita

What a start of the season for the Colavita/Forno d’Asolo squad. By my calculation, the team has already racked 16 victories in 2011, with 13 of those coming in NRC events. Those wins include winning the overall at both the USA Crits Speedweek series and the overall at Joe Martin Stage Race at the same…

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…

Bissell Prevails At Joe Martin

The onslaught of attacks continued in stage 4, the Downtown Fayetteville crit, of the Joe Martin Stage Race. After dominating the early NRC races, a chink in RealCyclist.com and yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo was seen in yesterday’s stage and everyone wanted it on it. With multiple riders in shouting distance of the top of the…

Holcomb Back In The Lead In 1-2 Punch At Joe Martin

The Colavita/Forno d’Asolo re-took the lead of the Joe Martin Stage Race from TIBCO/To The Top with a 1-2 punch finish with Janel Holcomb taking the win, crossing the line just before her teammate Modesta Vzesniauskaite in a bunch sprint. TIBCO’s Jo Kienasowski took third. The win and its associated 10-second time bonus puts Holcomb…

Borrajo Wins Close Sprint At Joe Martin

Sprinter Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) waited in the field, quietly resting as much as possible, while the field reeled in the break with 2 km to go. And then he hit the gas to overtake Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) and Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) at the line to win stage 2 of the Joe…

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)…