Astellas’ Dhaene wins Winston Salem Criterium

Keough, Holloway miss out on catching escapee Belgian Brecht Dhaene gave his new UCI Continental Astellas Cycling Team its first win on US soil in the Winston Salem Classic Criterium. The 25-year-old held off the charging field after spending most of the race as part of a three-rider breakaway, the rest of which was caught with 100m to go. Luke Keough (UnitedHealthcare) was second from the field, while Daniel Holloway (Athlete Octane) rounded out the…

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Who doesn’t like a SeaOtter?

By Alison M. Tetrick - TWENTY16 Pro Cycling Who doesn’t like a sea otter?  My favorite part about the Sea Otter Classic, is the fact that it revolves around a cuddle craving mammal known for its playful nature.  Sure, I have heard the race referred to as the Sea Slaughter, but of course that interpretation depends on how you are feeling when racing.  Me?  I prefer playful and cuddly. The Sea Otter Classic continues to…

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Metaltek Starts Off with a Podium Finish

"Macca" Snags 2nd in Clayton Spring Classic The Metaltek Cycling Team launches with a great season start as David ‘Macca’ McGowan solely took on the other main UK domestic and UCI teams to finish a brilliant 2nd in the Clayton Spring Classic. Macca admitted he was a bit intimidated by the strong field. After all, the UCI teams of Rapha, Madison-Genesis and Velosure-Giordana had the numbers and talent. But, once the race started and the…

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Illinois State Time Trial Championships

Cyclists from around Illinois will be in Champaign County this weekend for the State Time Trial Championships. It will be the first time the event has been held in central Illinois. Previously, the race has been held in northern Illinois and, before that, near St. Louis.  “It really wasn’t much of a true state championship. I’d call it a Chicago-area championship,” said Mark Swartzendruber of Scarlet Fire Racing, who believes a central Illinois location will bring…

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Gold & Silver at Elite Track Nationals for Exergy TWENTY16

ExergyTWENTY16 Wins Gold and Silver at Elite Track Nationals  The USA Cycling Elite Omnium Track National Championships wrapped up on Saturday in South Carolina with Cari Higgins of Exergy Twenty16 winning the national title. By riding strong and smart, and by each taking another win on Saturday, Higgins defended the lead she had established on Friday over Kimberly Geist (Emmaus, Pa./Chester County Cycling) and Elizabeth Newell (Oakland, Calif./NOW Cycling), who took second and third, respectively.  After sweeping the events on Friday (flying…

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Elle Anderson Clinches Tour de Delta

Vanderkitten rider Elle Anderson clinched the Tour de Delta Overall Title on July 7th in Tsawwassen, BC Columbia. Anderson won after placing 3rd in the Delta and Brenco Crits, and 2nd in the final Road Race with Optum-Kelly Benefits riders Denise Ramsden and Leah Kirchmann in 2nd and 3rd.  Anderson, who works full time for Strava in San Francisco, has had a breakout summer with Vanderkitten after winning Nevada City Classic a few weeks ago.…

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