The 2018 Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team Camp begins this week in San Diego, CA. With camp on the horizon, our team riders have began to arrive in SoCal to enjoy the great weather while getting the chance to get quality training days in alongside their teammates, as well as fine-tune their racing with the team. Local strongmen Brian McCulloch and Cory Williams were joined at the Roger Millikan Criterium this past Sunday by Texan’s Nick Torraca and Kevin Girkins, and Canadian James Piccoli.
The race spanned 75 minutes on a fast and smooth course that soon proved to be ideal for a sprint finale. With the five riders on hand, this created an excellent opportunity for the team to work on tactics and the leadout. With 5 laps to go, the team assembled and began the process of controlling the field while ensuring Cory Williams was protected and perfectly placed for the finish.
Not one to disappoint, Cory delivered in commanding fashion to solidify his 4th win of the season. This win brings the teams tally to 6 wins and 8 podiums so far for the 2018 season. The team’s energy and excitement was palpable and it is apparent that this will be an exciting season with a charismatic cast of athletes comprising the roster.
With team camp right around the corner, Cory Williams wanted to get one more win under his belt, or should I say lycra. His teammates setup the perfect lead out which let Cory get the win at the Roger Millikan Memorial Crit in Brea CA this past weekend. With that win it brings the team to 6 wins! Check out the race from Cory’s POV.
Mark up another win for Cory Williams and Elevate KHS was last modified: February 13th, 2018 by Flick
The 2018 season for the Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team has started where we left off last season, with multiple wins and podiums! From Southern California to Texas and Mexico, the team has garnered 5 race wins with 7 total podium appearances. With team camp just around the corner, the motivation is high for both riders and staff as they put the finishing touches on of teamwork and cohesion before officially beginning their race calendar.
In Southern California, Brian McCulloch and Cory Williams have been taking the local criterium scene by storm. Winning the first 3 opening races in dramatic fashion at the Ontario Grand Prix, California Bicycle Racing (CBR) #1, and CBR #2. These are hotly contested races with great prize purses, primes, and motivated racers making the team work for every inch they have gained on the road.
In Mexico, Alfredo Rodriguez won the Thunders Criterium on January 28th, while new team addition Kevin Girkins won the Texas Chainsaw Massacre the day prior by a commanding margin.
With team camp beginning February 14th in San Diego, athletes are beginning to arrive for a few extra days of training in 80F before joining their teammates at camp. James Piccoli made the trip from Montreal and has not been disappointed by both the training and the chance to try his hand at his first Southern California Criterium.
James played an integral part in the teams win on Sunday, helping to strategically place Cory Williams in the right spot to win the final sprint.
With camp beginning next Wednesday, stay tuned to our social media outlets for updates from the road as the team, partners, and characters of the 2018 season come… (more…)
The Winning Continues! 5 Wins & 7 Podiums to Start 2018 was last modified: February 8th, 2018 by khsadmin
While out practicing for the first round of the DVO Winter Sires Nevada State Championship at Bootleg Canyon, Logan Binggeli took a bit of a fall. Watch as Logan and team manager Quinton Spaulding talk you through that run, and see there reaction to it.
Bootleg DH Trail with Logan and Quinton was last modified: February 2nd, 2018 by Flick
And just like that five months went by in a flash! Two countries, fifteen states, thirty-six race starts, over ten thousand miles, seven podiums, eighteen top tens, and ending up ranked 101st in the world.
After a few weeks of getting back in to the groove at home it wasn’t particularly appealing to take off for one last trip. Nationals week came up quick and the time home was nicely punctuated with solid training on the bike and two homegrown backyard races, one very cold with snow and mud, and the second warmer and sunny with the usual dry dirt.
I was trying to ride quality hours in the cold to get ready for what might be in Reno and I must have worn myself down because after a whole season of being healthy, one particularly cold day on the bike had me riding home with a significantly sore throat.
I could tell I wasn’t feeling quite as peppy riding the rest of the week, which was a high contrast for how I was feeling just a few days earlier. I skipped more than a few workouts, acquired some elderberry syrup, ate a ton of raw garlic, had friends join me to caravan for the drive, loaded up the van and pointed it west.
Early on the Reno course was wet, rain showers made for fun slick corners, heavy pedaling, and plenty of bike washing. I was very relaxed; with a whole week to kill and the weather causing the course conditions to change I didn’t have much worry about pre-riding.
I spent the week getting healthy, cheering on friends in their races, having a relapse of the… (more…)
Cyclocross Season Update #5 2017-2018 | National Championships was last modified: January 31st, 2018 by khsadmin
Congratulations to the 2017 El Tour de Tucson Flite 900 Bicycle drawing winner John Kotlaba. Here’s John showing off his new KHS Flite 900 when he picked it up at our local KHS Dealer, ORO VALLEY BICYCLE in Tucson.
Looks like a good fit. Enjoy the Ride, John!
El Tour de Tucson Flite 900 Drawing Winner, John Kotlaba was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by khsadmin
How does the KHS Factory race team get set and ready for a race you ask? Here is a taste of what goes into the setup and practice on any given weekend. Join team manager Quinton Spaulding and Logan Binggeli as they do just that at the opening round of the DVO Winter series at Bootleg canyon in Boulder City, NV. BTW, Logan won!
DVO Winter Series Round 1 at Bootleg Canyon was last modified: January 26th, 2018 by Flick
We are still in the first month of 2018 but that does not stop KHS team members from doing what they do best, win.
Elevate KHS’s Cory Williams took his second win yesterday at the California Bicycle Racing (CBR) in Dominguez Hills, CA.
KHS Factory Racing’s Logan Binggeli started of his race season at the DVO Winter Series at Bootleg Canyon in Boulder City, NV. The weekend start off with some crazy windy weather but once it came time for the main event it was a beautiful day and Logan capped it off with a Win!
With the great weather that turned up, Quinton Spaulding of KHS Factory Racing thought he would take advantage of it and it paid off as he won in the vet Down Hill event!
Congratulations to our KHS family on another great weekend of racing.
KHS on Top once AGAIN was last modified: January 22nd, 2018 by Flick
The 2018 race season has started for KHS yesterday! Elevate KHS Pro cycling team started off with Cory Williams wining the Ontario Grand Prix as teammate Brian McCulloch takes 4th.
Then, new kid on the block, Nik Nestoroff comes out swinging as he takes 2nd at he first round of the Southridge winter series in Fontana.
Also, our own Rebecca Gross was out racing the US National Cyclocross Championship and after getting stuck in a big crash and was in dead last we was able to fight her way back and finish in 9th place! Congratulation to the whole KHS family for this great start of 2018!
KHS Starts 2018 Race Season with a Bang was last modified: January 15th, 2018 by Flick