NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds! | Fayetteville Group Ride
555 TNT! | Bentonville Group Ride
HWY 71 Pastry Tour | Fayetteville
Avoca Road Race | Results
NWA Bellview Cycling Ride To HWY 71 | Rogers
New Parking Lot Cub Street | Bentonville
XC World Cup | Albstadt
Tour of California | California
Giro d’Italia | Italy
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Giro d’Italia Watch Party | Bentonville
MTB Town Series | Bentonville
Runway Time Trial Series | Springdale
HWY 71 Pastry Tour | Fayetteville
Memorial Day Fundraiser Ride | Fayetteville
Memorial Day Ride Camp Orr | Jasper
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: Let’s keep an eye on the weather. Route TBD.
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: Let’s keep an eye on the weather. Route TBD.
Ozark Cycling Adventures is super excited to partner with Breakaway Cycling Team to help promote their HWY 71 Pastry Tour fundraiser ride. Mark your calendars for Sunday May 26th. Ride your bike, eat local pastries on one of the most classic routes in NWA. The best part, your entry fee goes to support junior cyclists with the Breakaway Cycling Team. Click on the flyer for details!
Avoca Road Race results after race #5.
Some folks with NWA – Bellview Cycling plan to ride to the HWY 71 Pastry Tour on Sunday if you are looking for extra miles.
Much needed parking lot nearing completion on Cub Street in Bentonville.
XC World Cup Albstadt Elite Women
It was all Kate Courtney (USA). The World Champ separated early and never looked back. She is off to a great start in 2019.
XC World Cup Albstadt Elite Men
Rain brought back some of Albstadt’s techy goodness. Mathias Flueckiger (SWI) was the best rider on the day. Recording his second World Cup win in a star studded field. Mathieu Van Der Poel (NED) finished second at 32 seconds back catching Jordan Sarrou (FRA) in the final lap and coming around just before the finish. The big news was that Nino Schurter (SWI) was on a bad day. The World Champ has been so consistent over the years.
Tour of California Stage 1 Elite Women
It was all Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans). The World/Olympic Champ used the last climb 5km from the finish as her launching pad and stayed clear despite a crazy headwind.
Tour of California Stage 2 Elite Women
Katherine Hall (Boels Dolmans) attacked early on Mt. Baldy. The American is a former winner of this race and her teammate race leader Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) would soon bridge across and they would work together to gain even more time on their rivals. Hall goes on to take the stage and Van der Breggen goes on to take the overall.
Tour of California Stage 6 Elite Men
I did not see that coming. Tejay Van Garderen (EF Education First) cracked royally with 4km remaining the team looked strong all week and Van Garderen did as well. I realize he has cracked before but we were holding out hope for the American. Alas…it was not to be. But what emerged from the EF ruins was 21 year old Colombian Sergio Andres Higuita, 20 year old Slovenian Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) would claw his way back to the wheel of Higuita. Higuita misjudged the last turn and Pogacar took the faster line snagging the win and the overall. What a performance by the young duo.
Tour of California Stage 7 Elite Men
Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) becomes the youngest WorldTour Stage Race winner ever at 20 years old. Wow. But watch the battle for position in the sprint finish.
Giro d’Italia Stage 9
It’s a boring time trial but significant for the GC battle. It was no surprise to see Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) who recently broke the hour record at the top of the leader board. Even with a mechanical in the final and a bike change his time stood until the very end. Primroz Roglic (Team Jumbo-Visma) would have another fantastic time trial unseating Campenaerts by 11 seconds. Surely Campenaerts would have won without the mechanical issues. More importantly Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) the self proclaimed number 1 favorite to win the Giro tumbled down the leader board with a bad performance. Conceding 3 minutes 11 seconds to Roglic. Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) conceded 1 minute 5 seconds with a great performance and is perhaps the best placed GC favorite to give Roglic a run. Yates will surely go down with guns blazing so look for some fireworks in the coming stages.
Northwest Arkansas CYCLING EVENTS
This week in Bentonville. Click on the image for details.
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Next Monday in Jasper. Click on image for details.
Local GROUP RIDES
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