NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Daylight Saving Starts | Sunday!
OCA Calendar Update | NWA
Strade Bianca | Italy
Paris-Nice | France
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Midsouth Refugee | Bentonville
OORC Kessler Trial Love | Fayetteville
OORC Centennial Park Ride | Fayetteville
We have been updating our regional cycling events calendar. It is finally starting to fill out! Click on image to see our calendar!
Strade Bianche Women
Heart brake hotel for the Italian Champ. It would have made for a great story if the Italian National Champion won such a prestigious Italian race. However, it was not to be. Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek) struck out with Chantal van den Broek-Blaak (SD Worx) on the wheel. Broek-Blaak would not share the burden having her teammate the World Champion in the chasing group behind. When they hit the final ramp Broek-Blaak struck out taking a huge win.
Strade Bianche Men
Wow, the names in the final selection. Two TdF winners, current World Champ and several monument winners, cyclo-cross champions and last year’s winner. Mathieu van der Poel’s (Alpecin-Fenix) attacks whittled the elite group down to just 3. His attack was so powerful I imagine that it placed doubts in Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step) and Egan Bernal’s (Ineos) minds. How would they beat him? They won’t. On the final finishing climb Van der Poel let out another vicious acceleration and Bernal and Alaphilippe had no answer. What a crazy mix of riders in the selection. Notable: Ineos had two riders in the top 5.
Paris-Nice Stage 1
Sam Bennett (Quick-Step) making it look easy sprinting on the hoods.
Paris-Nice Stage 2
Another hectic final with a bunch sprint. Trek was doing the perfect leadout when Cees Bol (DSM) decided to steel the show.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in Bentnville. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Fayetteville. Click on image for details.
This Sunday in Fayetteville. 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.