Final Thoughts On Tulsa Tough

The first thing that is striking at the St Francis Tulsa Tough is the crowd. This year, the organizers altered the schedule, moving the first two women’s races to later in the day in the hope of having more people watching and it worked.  Both the Friday and Saturday evening crits are held in neighborhoods…

Borrajo Makes It To The Top Step In Tulsa

After a third and second place in the first two crits, there was only way  that Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) wanted to go on the final day at St Francis Tulsa Tough, up to that top step. With the top four riders, leader into the race Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia), Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly), Ale…

Hanson Nails The Sprint At Brady Village Crit

It seemed like deja vu for the men’s race on Saturday night at the St Francis Tulsa Tough. Once again, the skies opened up during the cat 1/2 race held just before the pro/1 men’s start at 9pm. Would it be another crashtastic criterium? thankfully no, even though the roads were still a bit wet…

Late Race Attack Nabs Brady Crit For Crowell

The second day racing at the St Francis Tulsa Tough continued where it had left off, with more attacks. After a few laps of shuffling and re-shuffling at the front for positioning, the speed started to ramp up and Now-Novartis for MS made its move sending Anne Samplonius off the front. The reaction was swift…

Staying Upright in Tulsa

Last night’s men pro/1 Blue Dome Criterium was simply a crashfest. The riders went down on the second turn on the first lap and didn’t stop until the finale. It might be easier to say who didn’t go down than who did in the 135-rider field in the first race of the St Francis Tulsa…