NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
MONSTER WEEK FOR BIKES IN NWA!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | Fayetteville Group Ride
Allied Sponsors 555 TNT | Bentonville Group Ride
Open Streets | Fayetteville
Bonelli PRO XCT | San Dimas
Volta a Catalunya | Spain
Gent Wevelgem | Belgium
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Avoca Road Race | Avoca
Thursday Gravel Rides Allied | Bentonville
Joe Martin Stage Race | Fayetteville
Ozark MTB Festival | Devil’s Den
Double Barrel Poker Grave Ride | Bentonville
Tour de Fort Smith | Ft. Smith
Little Bellas MTB Camp| Bella Vista
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: Out-N-Back on 71 until we have a little more light.
Allied Cycle Works is sponsoring 555 TNT group ride tonight. They will have bikes on hand for you to demo on the ride. The ride will depart from Allied store/offices at 6pm. Click here for start location. Click here for link to STRAVA route information. Contact me Will Frank (479) 685-1346 if you want to demo one to ensure they get everything aligned so you are ready to ride. Post ride beverages at Pedaler’s Pub.
Bonelli PRO XCT
World Champ Kate Courtney (USA) takes her first win in the rainbow kit. On the men’s side Jose Gerardo Ulloa (MEX) wins it.
Volta a Catalunya Stage 7
It was an explosive final stage, contested until the very end. Adam Yates (GBR) was only 14 seconds down on Miguel Angel Lopez (COL) going into the final stage and launched a daring attack with the help of his brother Simon Yates (GBR). With the time bonus up for grabs Yates was the virtual leader of the race. Lopez kept his cool using up the last of his teammates to chase before taking it up himself. Then the attacks came from Team Sky and Movistar but the cagey Lopez shut them down. A regroup of 11 riders crossed the line and Lopez defended his GC placement. Notable: While all that was going on Davide Formolo (ITA) was OTF all day and won the stage solo. Very impressive ride considering what was happening behind.
Gent-Wevelgem Elite Women
A super fast race with attack after attack yet the bunch would come in together for a mass sprint. We were somewhat surprised that the course did not make more selections. Kirsten Wild (NED) took the sprint.
Gent-Wevelgem Elite Men
A day of wind, splits & long range attacks made this race so interesting. In the first hour of racing the peloton was already shredded. A group of 18 contained many big names separating themselves from the rest. The group would get whittled down to 12 then eventually just 4. Peter Sagan (SLV), Mike Teunissen (Ned), Matteo Trentin (ITA), Edward Teuns (BEL) worked well together. It is the first time we have seen QuickStep on the back foot and not dictating the race. Luke Rowe (GBR) attacked the reduced peloton and bridged across making it 5 riders. You started to believe the move just might go clear to the finish. Alexander Kristoff (NOR) thought this and attacked attempting to bridge. But QuickStep at this point riding for Elia Viviani (ITA) were desperately trying to shut it down. Then the group was swept up and only Rowe pressed on. More attacks came in the final meters Jasper Stuyven (BEL), Jack Bauer (NZL), Amund Grøndahl Jansen (NOR) went clear. This move looked promising. Again QuickStep super domestiques hit the front and only made the catch inside the final kilometer. The sprint was on! Kudos to the big Norwegian Alexander Kristoff who had the legs to charge in for the win. We thought he was fading away but it looks like he has returned to form.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This Wednesday in Avoca. Click on the image for details.
This Thursday in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
This week in Fayetteville. Click on the image for details.
This weekend at Devil’s Den. Click on the image for details.
This Saturday in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
This Saturday in Ft. Smith. Click on image for details.
This Sunday in Bella Vista. Click on the 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.