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Routley On Winning Stage Two At Chico Stage Race

Posted on 22. Mar, 2014 by .

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Will Routley (Optum p/b KBS) talks about winning the Paskenta Road Race, stage two of the Chico Stage Race for the men pro/1/2 field. Routley takes over leader’s jersey with two stages to go.

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Rachel Heal and her Optum-KBS team meet prior to a stage at the 2012 Tour of the Gila

Rachel Heal: Team Focused and Risk Taker

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by .

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Bruce Bochy, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, had to make several risky moves on the road to two MLB World  Series Championships in three years. Three years ago, Bochy started a rookie, Buster Posey, in the critical catcher position. Posey went on to become Rookie of the Year. Last year Bochey gambled  again [...]

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Strong Team For Optum p/b KBS For Inaugural Cross Season

Posted on 29. Aug, 2012 by .

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The Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies team is taking on cyclocross for the 2012/2013 season. In order to do so, they put together a strong cross squad  for its inaugural season which includes a mix of experience and up-and-coming talent.  National Racing Calendar (NRC) champion Carmen Small, Jade Wilcoxson, and Optum p/b [...]

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Creed Awarded Special Jersey for His Colorado Wildfire Fundraiser

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Mike Creed, of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team, had a unique opportunity after the race in his hometown of Colorado Springs – he deservedly was awarded a special jersey for the fundraiser he recently spearheaded to benefit Pike’s Peak Red Cross. Creed single-handedly organized an auction of cycling memorabilia to raise money for [...]

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Farrar – “once you have a bit of momentum, the wins keep on coming”

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) won stage 5 in a bunch sprint. Read what Farrar, Taylor Phinney (BMC), Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1-sanofi), Alex Candelario (Optum-KBS) and Hugo Houle (Spidertech) said about the final sprint.

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Wilcoxson Wins Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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Neo-pro Jade Wilcoxson of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies squad put in another impressive display in her breakthrough year yesterday taking the win at the  Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge in Aspen, Colorado yesterday. Alison Powers of NOW and Novartis for MS was second and Wilcoxson’s teammate Leah Kirchmann, third. “It was a fun race [...]

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Talking Break Tactics with Creed

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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What would you do if you found yourself in a 22-rider break that also included one teammate and four riders from the Garmin-Sharp team and a few more from other WorldTour teams? Would you work? When to work and how much to work are part of tactics 101 while in a breakaway. Mike Creed and [...]

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Wilcoxson – “My goals coming into the season was to have fun with racing and to be a great team mate.”

Posted on 15. Aug, 2012 by .

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Jade Wilcoxson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) has had a successful year for any professional rider, let alone a neo-pro rider. After only a couple of years racing in the amateur ranks, Wilcoxson signed with her very first professional team. She wasted little time in making her presence known.

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Anthony – “I felt like I had nothing to lose”

Posted on 07. Aug, 2012 by .

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A sense of deja vu came over when Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategy) put in a massive acceleration to close down a four and half minute gap to the early break on stage 1 of the 2012 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Last year, Anthony also rode solo over 40 kilometers to [...]

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Cliff-Ryan Makes It Two At NVGP

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by .

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Team TIBCO took it to the streets at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium where they launched attack after attack to try and disrupt Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies’ control of the field. Unfortunately, it was also a battle to avoid the numerous crashes that peppered the 28-lap race including one that forced a short neutralization. In [...]

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