NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
Ozark High Country Bikepacking Tour | NSRR
Unbound Gravel | Kansas
Tour de Suisse | Switzerland
Criterium du Dauphine | France
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
OORC Ride & Social | Fayetteville
Avoca Race Series #4 | Avoca
Battle For Townsend Ridge XC | Rogers
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: 71-West Fork-Hogeye-PG-Goose Creek-Fossil Cove. 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: MO Loop clockwise. Regroups Lambeth/Kingsland, Water Tower, End of KK, Bentonville Brewing Co. Click here for STRAVA link.
ARKANSAS “HIGH COUNTRY, HIGH LIFE” BIKEPACKING TOUR
Explore, enjoy, and adventure along roads less travelled — moody forests, creekside pastures, and rustic stopovers. The High Country Tour is a challenging, 240 mile point-to-point 4-day route that we’ve garnished with local comforts along the way. It’s semi-supported with great accommodations. High country — High Life!
Natural State Rock & Republic
Ian Boswell defeated Laurens ten Dam in a two-up sprint at the marquee 200 mile gravel race. It was a first time race for both riders. The top 4 were all former ProTour racers. Colin Strickland (not a former ProTour racer) rounded out the top 5. Lauren De Crescenzo won the women’s 200 with a 16 minute margin. Stephen Hyde won the men’s 100 and Lauren Stephens won the women’s 100. Notable: Our very own local Blake Kingfisher won the single speed 100 mile race. Congrats!
Tour de Suisse Women Stage 2
Lizzie Deignan (Trek-Segafredo) 4 seconds down, overhauled Elise Chabbey (Canyon-SRAM) on the final day. Using bonus sprints she gained 5 bonus seconds and won by a margin of 1 second.
Tour de Suisse Stage 2
Mathie van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) with another impressive display of power and grit. Quick-Step World Champ Julian Alaphilippe was unable to shake Van der Poel on the final climb of the day. He did manage to gap Van der Poel but the climb was not long enough and Van der Poel clawed his way back up to the selection. On the flat run in to the finish Van der Poel attacked splintering the selection group with about 3.5km to go. This time Alaphilippe was in the rears. Only Maximilian Schachmann (Bora) was able to close with less than 2km to go. But the big Dutchman was not done yet. Just win it looked like the selection would come back together he attacked again crossing the line just ahead of Schachmann.
Criterum du Dauphine
Richie Porte (Ineos) successfully defended his lead on the final day but it wasn’t without a scare as his second place on GC teammate Geraint Thomas hit the deck on the descent before the penultimate climb. The attacks came as Porte was isolated. Thomas managed to make his way back to the group and went to the front setting a hard tempo which discouraged further attacks. Things are looking good for Ineos ahead of the Tour. Mark Padun (Bahrain) took a second stage (two in a row) both in very impressive performances. Definitely the newest revelation.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
Today in Fayetteville. Click on image for details.
This Wednesday in Avoca. Click on image for details.
This Sunday in Rogers. Click on 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.