NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Giro d’Italia | Italy
Vuelta a Espana | Spain
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Square 2 Square | NWA – Virtual
Arkansas High Country Race | Fayetteville
NICA Local Dirt #3 | Eureka Springs
Pedaler’s Bash MTB Marathon | Bentonville – Postponed
Giro d’Italia Stage 20
Another Grand Tour settled in the final days. Another Grand Tour one by someone 25 years of age or younger. Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos) set up his overall victory on the legs of teammate Rohan Dennis (Ineos). Withstanding the attacks of Jai Hindley (Sunweb), Geoghegan Hart would take his second stage and being the better time trialist set up the overall win. Kudos to Hindley for doing the time trial of his life on Stage 21 but it was not enough as Geoghegen Hart would take 39 seconds to win the Giro d’Italia.
Vuelta a Espana Stage 6
Miserable conditions on stage 6. The winner Ion Izagirre (Astana) came from the days breakaway. Behind the GC had a major shift in the race. Overall leader Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) had issues getting his rain jacket on over the top of the second to last climb and lost position. Movistar and Ineos caught wind of it and hammered the long technical descent. Jumbo-Visma had to go full on to get Roglic back to the favorites before the final climb. Roglic was isolated with about 6km to go which is a rare sight. A series of attacks showed that Roglic couldn’t follow and then all hell broke loose. David Gaudu (Groupama-FDJ), Richard Carapaz (Ineos), Marc Soler (Movistar), Hugh Carthy (EF) pushed on from the red jersey. Roglic would lose about 30 seconds and the red jersey would change over to Richard Carapaz.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
Virtual Event – September 19-November 1. Click on image for details.
October 31 – November 13. in Fayetteville. Click on image for details.
NICA Local Dirt #3. This weekend in Eureka Springs. Click on image for details.
POSTPONED – Saturday in Bentonville. 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.