NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
Tuesday Night Worlds | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
Big Nasty 150 | Rogers
Giro Rosa | Italy
Tour de France | France
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Cycle September | NWA
Square 2 Square | NWA
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: The crew is heading up to Bentonville for hot laps at Avoca.
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: Hot laps at Avoca.
The NWA Bellview crew is doing a big one October 10th in Rogers! Click on link above for details.
Giro Rosa Stage 8
With race leader Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) crashing out on stage 7 the battle for pink was wide open. Dutch National Champ Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolma) made light work of the peloton on stage 8, it is sad that we didn’t get to see a big battle between her and van Vleuten. Securing the overall victory just ahead of World Championships has to be a major confidence boost.
Tour de France
Where were you when 21 year old Tadej Pogacar (UAE) road the race of his life to overtake Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) and the overall race lead at the Tour de France. Roglic was off and Pogacar was not. He clawed back his 50 second deficit then put an additional 50 seconds on Roglic on the last day of the GC battle. Phew. Stunning performance. Roglic was in yellow for two weeks and Jumbo Visma controlled the race day after day. Pogacar lost a couple of key teammates and was often on his own in the mountains. But the “race of truth” would tell all. Roglic an excellent time trialer was off and hemorrhaging time on the final climb. Pogacar without a power meter and not getting any time checks, riding be “feel” powered away looking great even in the final meters. Roglic’s teammates Tom Dumoulin and Wout van Aert visibly stunned as they watched all the work and preparation slip away. One man’s loss is another mans glory. It was a beautiful Tour. I’m gonna need a nap.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This September. Click on image for details.
Starting Saturday September 19 – November 1. 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.