The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team wrapped up an immensely successful campaign at the UCI 2.2-ranked Joe Martin Stage Race this past weekend. In a team effort, the women's squad came into the final stage of the Arkansas race with the goal of defending both the individual and team General Classification leads. The women succeeded in both, with Rivera taking eight seconds in time bonuses on the final stage to take over the GC lead from teammate Linda Villumsen. Villumsen took second on the GC, ensuring the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team stayed ahead on the Team GC.
Tinkoff Holds Top UCI WorldTour Spots in Team and Individual Rankings After Ardennes Classics
The curtain came down on the spring classics on Sunday with the fourth of the season’s ‘monuments’ in Liège-Bastogne-Liège. The Tinkoff squads in the Ardennes fought hard to maintain the team’s top spot in the UCI WorldTour rankings.
At the end of Sunday, a look to the UCI WorldTour rankings showed the team still in a commanding position in both the UCI Individual and Team WorldTour rankings. As a team, Tinkoff sits 94 points ahead of Team Sky in second and 199 points ahead of BMC Racing Team in third. In the individual classification, Peter Sagan still leads teammate Alberto Contador in first and second respectively.
Eroica California 2016 Shows Breaking Away Film With Dennis Christopher
Written by and Photos by Tom Baker
Breaking Away was shown at the Fremont Theater in downtown San Luis Obispo on Friday night with Dennis Christopher and Eddy Van Guyse there to talk about their roles in making the movie. Dennis played the lead role of Dave Stohler and Eddy played the Italian Cinzano rider who stuck his pump in Dave’s front wheel during the road race.
Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo and the surrounding countryside of California’s Central Coast served as the venues for the 2016 Eroica, held April 8-10th. This year is the 20th anniversary of the original L’Eroica in Italy and the second edition of the Eroica in California.
Bike racing has a long history complete with many riders we call heroes. The continuing interest in these heroes is seen in more recent books like Cycling’s Golden Age and Shoulder to Shoulder. We connect to our heroes through our own riding and also through collecting of classic racing bikes, jerseys, magazines, books and equipment. Tapping into that passion for vintage racing brings people from around the world to these events. Cyclists come together to celebrate the history and ride their own vintage bikes every year at L’Eroica and now Eroica California.
On a steamy hot day in Highland, California, the Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians got rolling on a tight circuit with a nasty sting. The 2.8 mile course began with a neutral start but quickly hit the first of many climbs up a 10 percent grade. The women had 14, and the men 20 laps to complete on the technical course.