NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
New Group Ride Alert! | Johnson
XC MTB World Cup | Brazil
Amstel Gold | Holland
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Cycling Events | Northwest Arkansas
Oz Trails Town Series #3 | Bentonville
Block Party With Buddy Pegs | Bentonville
McNair Middle School Bike Rehab Day | Fayetteville
Pedaler’s Bash | Bentonville
Tuesday Night Worlds | This Fayetteville group ride has existed for 20 years and is cycling tradition in Fayetteville. Leaving @ 5:30 from The Bike Route or @ 6 from the parking lot adjacent to the Life Source building. Spirited pace with two regroups. This is a “try and drop you” race practice kind of ride. ROUTE: TBD.
555 TNT Road Ride | This Bentonville group ride meets @ 5:55 from the Bentonville Square. 35-45 mile ride, spirited pace with several regroups. This is a “try and drop you” race practice kind of ride. No whining! ROUTE: Regroups: Downtown Rogers, Right turn on Apple Blossom Rd., Mill Dam at Healing Springs Intersection, Pub. Click here for STRAVA link.
New road ride alert! Dustin’s Social Road Ride starting in Johnson. Wedneday’s at 5:45PM. Click on image for details.
XCC World Cup
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot (BMC) opened her account. Alan Hatherly (Cannondale) took the men’s race. Notable: American Christopher Blevins (Specialized) finished 7th.
XCO World Cup
Rebecca McConnell (PRIMAFLOR MONDRAKER GENUINS) won her first World Cup after years of near misses. With several big names out due to illness the door was open but she had to haul in last years Champ Loana Lecomte (CANYON) who looked to be in charge much of the race. Working with Anne Terpstra (GHOST FACTORY RACING) and aided by a bobble by Lecomte they made the catch. Terpstra would then go clear and leave McConnell and Lecomte to chase. On the final lap Terpstra had a bobble on some roots and McConnell was able to catch her. She would eventually overtake and drop Terpstra winning by 17 seconds. Nino Schurter (Scott) took a historic 33rd World Cup win matching Julian Absalon. It was a sprint finish between three riders. The crowd roared as Schurter just edged out Maxime Marotte (Santa Cruz).
Amstel Gold Women
After the climbs and distance took it’s toll on the peloton. Attacks further reduced the group to 8 riders and the timing of Marta Cavalli’s (FDJ) attack could not have been any better. She went clear just under 2KM and crossed the line with about 4 seconds. Notable: American Coryn Rivera (Jumbo-Visma) finished 9th.
Amstel Gold Men
Who one? That is how close it was. A photo finish as Michał Kwiatkowski (Ineos) JUUUSSST edged out Benoît Cosnefroy (AG2R). Csonefroy thought he won and they initially gave him the win but the lasers on the photo finish proved otherwise. Again the timing of the attack from a reduced peloton proved to be the recipe for success.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Thursday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
This Friday Bentonville. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Fayetteville. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
Local GROUP RIDES
Get connected to group rides that fit your level of cycling! During the season these rides happen each week barring inclement weather. Please connect with ride organizers for detailed information.