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…
Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) and Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Colavita/Baci) win Friday Road Race at the Joe Martin Stage race. Both Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Alison Powers (Team VBF) finished top 3 on the stage and take over the GC lead with time bonuses.
The only rider to break the 8-minute barrier Andrew Talansky (CalGiant) blitzed the Joe Martin Stage Race Time Trial and takes over the lead. Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor) wins TT and takes lead in tight battle.
Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.
Video chat with Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders) on the eve of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Mattis finished third in last year’s edition.
Video of the pre-race press conference at the Tour of the Gila with Levi Leipheimer (Mellw Johnny’s), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Ben Day and Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders), Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci), ALison Powers (Team VBF), Merdith miller (TIBCO/To The Top). Chat with Andrew Talansky (CalGiant)
HTC-Columbia and BISSELL set the fastest time in the only scheduled Elite Team Time Trial in the USA today in Merced California. For the first time in its long history, the Merco Cycling Classic started with a 4-rider TTT on a 20-mile (32.2km) out-and-back course with the team time set by the third rider crossing…
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).
The BISSELL team blitzed the opening time trial of the 32nd edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race putting four riders into the top ten with Ben Jacques-Maynes clocking the fastest time and course record breaking time of 8:03:73 , one second faster than last year’s winner Rory Sutherland (OUCH).