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…

Frustration for CalGiant at Joe Martin

When talking with Anthony Gallino, Director of the California Giant Specialized squad, at the end of the Joe Martin Stage Race, one word came up time and again, frustration. The team went from defending Andrew Talansky‘s lead to having him in 40th place after being penalized one minute for “prolonged drafting off of a vehicle”…

On Tap: Joe Martin Stage Race

Next on the NRC schedule is the 33rd edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. The four stages, featuring two road races, one individual time trial and one crit – the same as last year – make the race suited well for power sprinters that can keep their own in the time…

It all comes down to the final crit at Joe Martin

It all comes down to the final criterium and time bonuses at the Joe Martin Stage Race as stage 3 came down to a bunch sprint where Colavita-Sutter Home’s Haedo claimed his second stage and Laura Van Glider (Mellow Mushroom) outkicked everyone. Only 9 seconds separate OUCH’s Rory Sutherland and BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes, the top two men on GC. The women’s race is even tighter with 9 seconds between leader Alison Powers (Team Type 1), Katheryn Curi-Mattis (Webcor) and Kat Carroll (TIBCO).

Sutherland and Woodring win Joe Martin prologue

No major surprises after the Joe Martin prologue – a short, uphill time trial. Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continued showing his great form, winning another time trial, similar to the Redlands TT. He raced through the 2.5-mile course in 8:14, climber Anthony Colby (Colavita/Sutter Home) was 10 seconds slower, and Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly)…