NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | #takewednesdayoff
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
Colorado Classic | Denver
Vuelta a Espana | Spain
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Wednesday Night Cross | Bentonville
BikeNWA Draft | Rogers
Wonderful Critical Mass | Bentonville
Trifest For MS | Bentonville
Demo Day & Unofficial Pre-Ride | Bentonville
Winslow Bike Rodeo | Winslow
Mundell Memorial Ride | Ft. Smith
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: Horton Farms Loop CCW. Click here for STRAVA link.
Colorado Classic Stage 4
It was total domination by 22 year old American Chloe Dygert-Owen (Sho-Air Twenty20) winning all 4 stages. I mean she just chose the moment and road away. The field could not do anything. Crazy. I would love to see Dygert-Owen race in Europe and how about Worlds!
Vuelta a Espana Stage 1
I normally don’t show time trials but this one had some huge crashes that caused GC setbacks. Apparently a garden hose water line broke and left water on the course just ahead of a sharp turn. UAE and Jumbo-Visma teams went down. Then QuickStep was slowed up by the Jumbo-Visma team car.
Vuelta a Espana Stage 2
Deemed a stage for the sprinters, that was not to be as the GC battle heated up in the final 20km. Nicholas Roche (Sunweb) and Mikel Nieve (Mitchelton Scott) attacked, Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Nairo Quintana (Movistar), Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First), Fabio Aru (UAE Team Emirates) quickly joined and race leader Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) was isolated as none of his teammates made it over the climb with him. That was a surprise. The breakaway group worked well together at 3km to go Quintana sensing the moment while Uran was pulling attacked and the group and that little bit of hesitation was all he needed, going clear for his second stage win in a Grand Tour this year. Roglic erased his time loss from the time trail crash and Nicholas Roche is the new race leader.
Vuelta a Espana Stage 3
Unsigned for next season Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) takes his 11th victory this season. Surely someone will snap him up.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This Wednesday in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
This Thursday in Rogers. Click on the image for details.
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This Saturday in Winslow. Click on the image for details.
This Sunday in Ft. Smith. 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.
Eurekan Gran Fondo & Multi Sport FestivalJuly 17-19 @ Eureka SpringsYear Around Event (2020) cst https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=36.390598,-93.709511&spn=0.002483,0.004823&msa=0&mid=znTw0h8HKKHM.kWcBHBVgns4M