NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
CX Worlds 2022 | Fayetteville
CLIF Bar Giveaway | Winners!
Female MTB Festival NWA | With Your Help!
CX World Championships 2019 | Bogense
Challenge Mallorca Trofeo Palma | Spain
Vuelta a San Juan | Argentina
Ozark Cycling Apparel | In Stock
Fitz Pump | Springdale
In case you have been living under a rock the last couple of days. Last Friday it was announced that Fayettville is hosting CX Worlds in 2022. Ha ha, and OCA even got quoted in CX Magazines release of this very news. Pretty cool. Click here to read CX Magazines release.
Winner winner chicken dinner! Congrats Christian Super, John Nelson, Galen, Rex Johnson & Kenny. You won!!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to collect your prize. If local, I can leave your price at The Bike Route for pickup. If not, I’ll need an address to mail it to. Ride the Ozarks!!!
Help these peeps bring a female mountain bike festival to NWA. All you have to do is follow the link (above) and vote for their video. Rad!
CX World Championships Elite Women
Just like that Sanne Cant (BEL) keeps the stripes for another year. She has flown under the radar most of the season when compared to others. But she clearly was on good form and her skills near perfect. Lucinda Brand (NED) was the rising star of the season and became our favorite with her steady progression all season. The Dutch “block” had the best chance and they did take 2-5th places. Brand looked impressive but unfortunately had a fall during a bike exchange on the penultimate lap. She will be playing that over and over no doubt. What a race. Notable: Kaitlin Keough (USA) was the top American finisher at 7th place.
CX World Championships Elite Men
Mathieu van der Poel (NED) did what the CX world expected. He won. It was a pleasure to watch him race this course. Ending the perfect season. Wout Van Aert (BEL) did ride impressively and was able to hang a bit longer than the rest of the seasons races. But one section of the course gave him trouble and it seemed to be the difference in the race. Notable: Curtis White (USA) was the top finishing American at 21st place.
Challenge Mallorca Trofeo Palma
After a year on the struggle bus, Marcel Kittel (GER) wins his first race of the season. The big German with his trademark long range sprint looked good. It seemed that no one could even come close to coming around him.
Vuelta a San Juan Stage 7
The BORA/Peter Sagan (SVK) lead out finally worked on the final day in San Juan. Sam Bennett (IRL) had to fight for his teammates wheel and showed extreme patience only kicking with a few meters to go. It was Mark Cavendish’s (GBR) team that looked poised to get their sprinter a win but he was swamped after Sagan hit the gas. The winner on GC was well…Winner Andrew Anacona (COL). Notable: Do you remember Oscar Sevilla Rivera (SPA)? Think Phonak and Rock Racing. The 42 year old finished 3rd on GC only 57 seconds down on Anacona.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in Springdale. Click on image for details.
NWA 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