NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
CLIF Bar | Giveaway
US Pro Cup Video | Fayetteville
US Pro Cup Volunteers | Fayetteville
Scheldeprijs | Belgium
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Oz Trails Short Track Series #1 | Bentonville
Oz Trails US Pro Cup | Fayetteville
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: Greenway-North St-Mt. Comfort-White Bull-Savoy-Goose Creek-Fossil Cove. Click here for STRAVA link.
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: MO KK Loop. Big KK Loop counter clockwise. Regroups: Looney/Mcnelly, North KK, Top of HWY 90 climb, Pedaler’s Pub. Click here for STRAVA link.
We are giving away two boxes from the CLIF Coffee Collection. Click on the link above and get entered for the win! #feedyouradventure
Such a rad scene in Fayetteville. They will be back it this weekend. Come on out!
It takes a community. Volunteers needed for U.S. Pro Cup events this weekend. Click on link above to see openings and get signed up!
The sprinters Classic. Quick-Step was the obvious favorite and they even had Mark Cavendish in the line-up on his “come back” tour. It looked like they had the blue train dialed then Jasper Philipsen (Alpecin-Fenix) decided to throw a big wrench in the engine. Sam Bennett (Quick-Step) is the hottest sprinter in the world at the moment so kudos to Philipsen. Cavendish finished 3rd.
Tour of Basque Country Stage 6
What a crazy race. But we must back up to stage 4 before we can get started. The race was boiling down to the two Slovenians Primroz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE) as predicted. But there were several riders close on time. One of those was American Brandon McNulty (UAE) who had a dig on the final climb. Roglic seemed happy to let it go as he kept his eye on Pogacar who was only about 20 seconds behind Roglic. McNulty would eventually get pulled back but went with another attack on the descent. Again no response from Jumbo-Visma. This seemed to be their tactic, let McNulty go but not Pogacar. Well McNulty would get a solid gap and take the leaders jersey by the end of the stage. Pogacar would later be quoted as saying he did understand Jumbo-Visma’s tactics. Fast forward to stage 6. Phew. Roglic was very attentive always in good position. A shorter stage but super hilly. The race would blow apart early with Astana attacking on a descent Roglic found himself on the wheels of the attackers. Astana and Movistar went full gas. Noticeably missing was race leader McNulty and Pogacar. Super domestique Pogacar was doing everything he could to help McNulty but eventually his director cut him loose. Roglic was driving the small group now and started getting help from the other riders. On the final climb you could tell Roglic and David Guadu (FDJ) had come to terms. Guadu for the stage and Roglic secures overall. The tactics were facinating. Roglic was attentive following the moves. McNulty was not on a good day and Pogacar was handcuffed with teammate duties. By the time he was cut loose the race was over. Jumbo-Visma even took second place overall with Jonas Vingegaard well placed in the Pogacar group. So either way the team would have secured overall victory if something happened to Roglic. Well played by Jumbo Visma.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Thursday in Betonville. Click on image for details.
This weekend in Fayetteville. 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.