NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
U of A Street Calming | Fayetteville
Gravel Ride Truck Incident | Garfield
CX World Championships | Fayetteville
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Buffalo Headwaters Challenge | Red Star
Kudos to the U of A for trying to make campus safer for pedestrians/alt-communiting. Click on the above to read the full article.
And this happened in NWA on a recent gravel ride. Wow, could have been way worse. Click on image to read the article.
CX World Championships Women
Living legend Marianne Vos (NED) claimed her mind blowing 8th elite title defeating raining champ Lucinda Brand (NED). This has been an epic duel most of the season. Brand put the hammer down on the 2nd lap and well pretty much every lap there after. Vos was playing catch up after an early bobble but made it back to the front. The two riders could not shake each other and on the final lap you new it was going to be a sprint which is to Vos’ advantage. Vos came around in the finishing straight, it was an incredible show. Revelation, Silvia Persico (ITA) came in for third breaking the Dutch strangle hold for medals.
CX World Championships Men
Tom Pidcock (GBR) makes history becoming the first Briton to win CX Worlds Elite. Michael Vanthourenhout (BEL) put in a hard acceleration on the 4th lap going up the long climb and Pidcock used the move as launching pad going over the top. Quickly gaining a gap by the time he reached the steep descent. He would never look back. The Belgian team with superior numbers were initially working together but Pidcock foiled their tactics. Eventually Lars van der Haar (NED) went clear of the Belgians with only World Cup Series Winner Eli Iserbyt (Belgium) able to hold the wheel. I’m guessing Van der Haar was kicking himself. His lap times were matching Pidcocks. I wonder if he was looking at the Belgians to do the work of bringing Pidcock back? Pidcock would finish with a 30 second margin and super manned his way across the finish line to a roaring crowd. Van der Haar out kicked Iserbyt for second.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This weekend in Red Star. Click on image for details.
Local GROUP RIDES
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