NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad | Belgium
Kuurne–Brussels–Kuurne | Belgium
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
WOZ Flagship Ride | Bentonville
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Women
No rainbow curse for Anna van der Breggen (SD Worx). The World Champ cashed in on her first race of 2021. She used the Bosberg at 15km to go as her launching pad from a whittled down group. Others tried to respond but she maintained a 20 second margin arriving solo to the line.
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Men
Davide Ballerini (Quick Step) netted his third victory of 2021. It was a race blown apart then back together then blown apart again. Finally the group would come back together for the finish and Quick Step proved too strong deploying Ballerini in the final meters. Unfortunately Alexander Kristoff (UAE Emirates) had a puncture in the final kilometers.
We got to see a lot of Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix) as he deployed a long range attack from 80km out. He would have Jhonatan Narvaez (Ineos) for company until eventually catching the earlier breakaway. It seemed as though every time the camera came to the group Van der Poel was on the front. With less than 2km remaining the breakaway would get swept up and the ever patient Mads Pedersen (Trek-Segafredo) had the strongest kick. Notable: Mathieu van der Poel was still there in the sprint finishing 12th after being away for 80km. Tom Pidcock (Ineos) finished 3rd after his teammate was in the break all day. He just surfed the front all day. Great tactics.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in Bentonville. Click on image for details.
Local GROUP RIDES
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