NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Fulbright Tunnel Improvements | Fayetteville
Arkansas Enduro Series | Getting Global
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race | Australia
CX World Cup | Hoogerheide
Vuelta a San Juan | Argentina
Ozark Cycling Apparel | In Stock
I never thought we’d see this day! Click on image to read the Fayetteville Flyer piece.
Arkansas Enduro Series is getting global!
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Women
Defending Champ Chloe Hosking (AUS) dropped here chain and it jammed at the most critical moment. Here race was done. Then the race was blown apart on the Challambra Crescent at 10km to go. Arlenis Sierra (CUB) would go clear with about 6km to go and simply road Lucy Kennedy (AUS) off of her wheel. She would solo it with a 19 second cushion.
Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race Elite Men
Deceuninck-QuickStep was hosting a sprint lead out clinic in Australia. It was well attended. Even Caleb Ewan (AUS) was seen taking notes.
CX World Cup Hoogerheide Elite Women
Dutch Champ Lucinda Brand sends a clear message. “I am a favorite for Worlds.” Meanwhile Katie Compton (USA) also sends her own message. “Don’t count me out.” The top 5 were all within 30 seconds of one another. This will be the race to watch at Worlds.
CX World Cup Hoogerheide Elite Men
You guessed it. Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED) FTW…..yawn. Best placed U.S. ride was Stephen Hyde at 24th.
Vuelta a San Juan Stage 1
A day for the sprinters. At first Bora was doing the perfect lead out with none other than Peter Sagan (SVK) as the final man leading out Sam Bennett (IRL). But in the final meters the door closed on Bennett for a split second and that was enough for Fernando Gaviria (COL) who got the New Team-New Year-First Race-First Win-Monkey off his back. It was good to see that changing teams and equipment has not slowed the Colombian. Notable: Mark Cavendish (GBR) raced his bike.
Vuelta a San Juan Stage 2
Very impressive victory for Julian Alaphilippe (FRA). After a 10 win season in 2018 he seems poised to top it in 19 with this early season victory. He went clear in the final run and held off a group of the “big” names.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
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NWA Local GROUP RIDES
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