NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
New Kits On The Block | NWA
New Bike Park/Trails?! | Bentonville
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Great Ocean Road Race | Australia
Vuelta a San Juan | Argentina
CX World Championships | Switzerland
The Momentary Ride | Bentonville
8th Street Gateway Park Public Input Session | Bentonville
Little Bellas MTB Camp | Bella Vista
Our friends at Breakaway Cycling Team have a new kit design for 2020. Along with new title sponsor Custom Electronics.
Our friends at City Title Cycling Team also have a new design for 2020. Securing another year with title sponsor City Title & Closing.
New bike park and trails?!
Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women
Former German Champ Liane Lippert (Team Sunweb) attacked with about 6 to go. The solo move was successful leading to one of the biggest wins of her career.
Great Ocean Road Race Elite Men
Dries Devenyns (Quickstep) steals one from the sprinters. After escaping from a larger group in the closing kilometers with Pavel Sivakov (Team Ineos) the temporary teammates held them off and super domestique Devenyns out kicked Sivakov at the line.
Vuelta a San Juan Stage 5
With about 40 kilometers remaining this race blew apart in the crosswinds. Surprisingly race leader Remco Evenepoel (QuickStep) was not present at the front. QuickStep known for its ability to ride in crosswinds was on the receiving end of the attack. Remarkably 20 year old Evenepoel pulled the group back (much on his own) with some help from 2nd place on GC, 43 year old Oscar Sevilla (Team Medellin), it was a 1 minute plus margin. Whoa. Notable: American Brandon McNulty (UAE Team Emirates) finished 3rd on the stage and would go on to finish 4th on overall GC.
CX World Championships Elite Women
The Dutch armada invaded Switzerland. It was an orange train at the front. A most enjoyable race to watch. Lucinda Brand (NED) kept getting dropped and clawing her way back up to Ceylin Del Carmen Alvarado (NED) & Annemarie Worst (NED). The win would come from this trio no doubt. On the final lap Wurst was able to slightly gap Alvarado and that looked like the winning move but Alvarado was able to close it down quickly. Wurst would lead through the final corner and accelerated hard. Alvarado has lost most sprints against Wurst this season. Alas, Wurst lost steam meters from the line, just as Alvarado was winding up. It was an emotion packed finish line. Both riders on the deck in tears. Tears of joy and tears of disappointment. Gripping stuff. Notable: Katie Compton (USA) finished 4th with a solid ride.
CX World Championships Elite Men
The men’s race was business as usual with Mathieu van der Poel (NED) grabbing his 3rd World Title. And convincingly. Behind a surprise for 2nd. Great Britain’s Tom Pidcock was the pickle in a Belgian sandwich surrounded by a blue train. He managed to snap out on his own securing his best result of the season for 2nd place. Keep in mind folks he is only 20 and decided to not to race U23’s this year and mix it up with the “oldies”. Notable: Only one metal for Belgium. Mathieu van der Poel is ranked in the top 10 in road, mountain biking and cyclocross.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
Friday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
Saturady in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
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.
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