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ALP Cycles Racing - Cyclocross Team

July 13, 2018

ALP Cycles Racing - Cyclocross Team

"Our road race team has been very successful. We now see a need (and desire) to create a Women's CX team as well."

by Alison Powers ALP Cycles Coaching

We are excited to announce the addition of a Cyclocross Women's Race team to our ALP Cycles arsenal. ALP Cycles Racing is a women's race team based in Boulder, Colorado which augments individual professional coaching with race team techniques and camaraderie. By providing coached training rides and team races with team race strategy. ALP Cycles Racing hopes to change the way local race teams train and race. 

"Our road race team has been very successful. We now see a need (and desire) to create a Women's CX team as well," said team owner Alison Powers. 

Just like the road team, the CX team will have coached training and skills rides twice a month with an ALP Cycles Coaching coach. They will also have team races where they get  the chance to re ride the course, learn race strategy and skill, as a team, with a coach. A 3 day training camp late August/early September will kick off the season. "Right now, we have 13 women committed to joining the team. For our first year, our team will be capped at 15 and we'll commit to 5 coached team races." Alison said. 

To help promote and give opportunity to the team and potential new riders, team sponsor Breakthrough Nutrition, makers of the team's NBS hydration and recovery products, has offered to sponsor a new rider by paying the team dues. 

"Our team is coach lead and organized. Riders pay team dues, agree to attend a pre-determined amount of team rides and races, and in return they will receive on-bike coaching every step of the way. A Coach will be on hand at every team ride and team race. The fact that NBS has offered to pay the team fee for one rider really opens the door to someone who maybe couldn't afford to be on the team. For us and the one lucky rider, NBS = Opportunity."

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ABOUT ALISON POWERS

Alison Powers

Alison Powers only recently retired from cycling, finishing her final season on the UnitedHealthcare Women’s Team. Her career has spanned a wide array of wins, including the 2013 USA Cycling Professional Criterium National Championship where she won in memorable fashion by soloing after an early breakaway that obliterated the pro women’s peloton. Other standout results during the 33-year-old’s 2013 season include the win at Redlands Bicycle Classic, second at the Tour of Elk Grove, third at the US National Road Championship and the US National Time Trial Championship, and stage wins at Cascade Classic, Tulsa Tough, Tour of the Gila and Redlands Bicycle Classic. Hailing from Fraser, Colorado, Powers has been racing bikes professionally for eight years and is a true athlete with her career beginning as a teenager in mountain bike racing. In her mid 20s, she added in alpine ski racing before switching over to the road. In addition to being the current Criterium National Champion, Powers has two other national championships (Time Trial, Team Pursuit) and 2 NRC titles (2009, 2013).

 

About ALP Cycles Coaching

ALP Cycles Coaching is located in the mountains of Colorado, and is a cycling coaching company with over 25 years of professional sports experience. ALP Cycles Coaching is unique in that we have 4 coaches, Alison Powers, Shawn Heidgen, Jennifer Triplett, and Patricia Schwager who each brings her own coaching strengths and personal experiences. We work together to create a training plan that works for each and every person. Visit them online at http://alpcyclescoach




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