NWA CYCLING NEWS & EVENTS
YOUR WEEK IN CYCLING!
MTB Community Ride | Fayetteville
555 TNT | Bentonville
CX Wolrd Cup Volunteers | Fayetteville
UCI Road World Championships | Belgium
Ozark Cycling Gear | In Stock
Square 2 Square Fall | NWA
Trailfest for MS | Bella Vista
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: TBD. Bring lights!
Tuesday evenings in Fayetteville! Please note the new start location.
Calling all volunteers! The UCI cyclo-cross World Cup event October 12-13th needs your help. Free t-shirts and lunch provided! Click on the image above and get signed up today!
UCI Road World Championships Women
The Italians were dialed in with an incredible lead-out by Elisa Longo Borghini (Italy), 23 year old Elisa Balsamo (Italy) got the jump on living legend Marianne Vos (Netherlands) and the biggest win of her career.
UCI Road World Championships Men
Road World Championships are such complicated races. The crazy long courses, team dynamics & no race radios. Julian Alaphilippe (France) successfully defended his title becoming just the 7th person (male) to do so. His team director told him to race with his instincts and it was so apparent. The French were very active all day and Alaphilippe would cause the favorites separation at around 58km drawing out a who’s who of big names. He attacked again with 47km remaining but was brought back. The days break would merge with the favorites group, Italians, French & Belgians had strong representation. Alaphilippe’s teammate with about 21km remaining set up the final launching pad, he got a small gap as no one could respond when he attacked. Eventually the gap was at about 20 seconds then went out to more than 30 as the others looked at each other to see who would work. In the end it was a fight for second and third. Notable: Neilson Powless (USA) made it into the days break and also in the chase behind Alaphilippe. He was contending for a podium but in the end finished 5th. Best result by an American since 1999.
NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CYCLING EVENTS
This Saturday in NWA. Click on image for details.
This Saturday in Bella Vista. 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.