NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
Tuesday Night Worlds! | Fayetteville Group Ride
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
New Greenway Alert! | Bentonville
Fitzgerald Mountain | Springdale
Future Drive | Eurobike
Giro Rosa | Italy
Tour de France | France
Ozark Cycling Apparel | In Stock
Fat Tire Festival | Eureka Springs
Avoca Road Cleanup | Avoca
NWA Cycling News, Group Rides, Events!
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. Click here for STRAVA link.
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: BV To MO. Click here for STRAVA link.
Coler Greenway connection getting closer!
Thanks Keith Sams for these images of Fitzgerald Mountain. Just a couple rocks!
Is this the future of drivetrains? Not sure, but bike industry heads are turning.
Giro Rosa Stage 3
Stage 1’s TTT set the tone for the first couple stages. Stage 2 & 3 are essentially sprinters stages. Notable: American Alexis Ryan landed on the podium.
Tour de France Stage 1
You just knew Quick-Step Floors would not be denied. With a textbook lead out Fernando Gaviria (COL) would take the first yellow jersey in his Tour debut. And only the second person from Columbia to wear yellow. Pretty special. I guess you could expect the crashes in these early stages. But it was interesting how much it impacted the GC race. In the final 10km Richie Port (AUS) and Adam Yates (GBR) would be held back by a mechanical and crash. Then Froome would get rolled off into the grass. Soon after Quintana punctured. It was a who’s who of GC contenders losing time. The GC contenders gaining time included Vincenzo Nibalia (ITA), Tom Dumoulin (NED), Mikel Landa (SPA) & Rigoberto Uran (COL).
Tour de France Stage 2
Crazy corner takes out key sprinters including the yellow jersey Fernando Gaviria (COL). The World Champ waited patiently while Arnaud Demare (FRA) launched early over taking him and holding off a hard charging Sonny Colbrelli (ITA) taking green and yellow. No changes on GC.
Tour de France Stage 3
A significant shake up on GC in the TTT. While Sky and BMC came out as big winners because they erased the debt that occurred from crashes on Stage 1. Including time gained back on Vincenzo Nibali (ITA) and adding additional time on Movistar. Tear 1 GC favorites Tom Dumoulin (NED) is sitting pretty along with Rigoberto Uran (COL). Dumoulin now has 40 seconds on Chris Froome (GBR) and Richie Porte (AUS). Tear 2 GC favorites who are in good position include USA’a Tejay Van Garderen and Geraint Thomse (GBR). It will be interesting to see how BMC and Sky play these cards since they are technically super domestics.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in Avoca! 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.