Rosena Ranch Circuit Race: Words by Cory Lockwood

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Saturday’s Rosena Ranch Circuit Race turned out to be quite a good event. The race allowed our KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo riders and support crew to do what they do best: race a great heads-up, strategic race.

The race course looks fairly simple on paper, but can be quite challenging due to the tight turnaround a couple of short rolling hills and lots of crosswind. To race this race effectively, a rider and his or her team have to be well organized with a solid starting strategy, and be ready to change it all on the fly.

The first lap started off at a steady pace but after just a moment or so the attacks started. The race covered 25 laps on the short 2 mile course in would take about 2 hours to complete at race-pace. This doesn’t sound like a long time, but the race usually comes down to just a few riders at the end because of the intensity and aggression of the attacks the riders would launch.

After several attacks went and were recollected on the opening laps, a breakaway was established which quickly gained 30 seconds on the field. The group had 4 riders, one of them being a KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo rider of Duban Sanchez. This situation was decent being 1 in 4 chance of winning out of the breakaway. It was also a good position because we had three of us remaining in the field, ready for the reshuffle and opportunity to go up the road in another move.

Photo Credit: Danny MunsonPhoto Credit: Danny Munson

With David Santos, Shawn Daurelio and myself being patient in the field, we were able to sit-on and not do work, forcing the other riders to the front if they want to stay in contention for the finish of the race. This put Duban in a good situation not having to work hard in the break. It also allows us in the pack to relax, while our competitors have to work hard if they want to stay in race contention by reeling this breakaway back.

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Castillo and Frayre heading to Pan American Championships

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

The KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team is excited to announce the riders Ulises Castillo and Eder Frayer are both heading to the Pan American Championships! The athletes have been selected to represent Mexico on the Mexican National Team at the event which will take place in Venezuela May 18-22, 2016. Eder and Ulises will be racing the road race, which as Ulises explained “It is much like the Sunset course in Redlands, but much harder.”

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Congratulations gentleman! We are excited to follow your progress through out the event! Click this LINK to read an article about the 2016 Mexican National team riders going to the event.

Thank you to our sponsors: KHS Bicycles, Maxxis Tires, JLVelo, Serfas, Shimano, Velo Saddles, Praxis Works, Xpedo Pedals, Kali Protectives, Infinit Nutrition, Bicycle Blue Book, WD-40 BIKE, Chamois Butt’r, Cycling Illustrated, Rennie & Associates, 4iiii, Big Wheel Coaching, Ultra Cycle, and Q2.

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Castillo and Frayer heading to Pan American Championships

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

The KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team is excited to announce the riders Ulises Castillo and Eder Frayer are both heading to the Pan American Championships! The athletes have been selected to represent Mexico on the Mexican National Team at the event which will take place in Venezuela May 18-22, 2016. Eder and Ulises will be racing the road race, which as Ulises explained “It is much like the Sunset course in Redlands, but much harder.”

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Congratulations gentleman! We are excited to follow your progress through out the event! Click this LINK to read an article about the 2016 Mexican National team riders going to the event.

Thank you to our sponsors: KHS Bicycles, Maxxis Tires, JLVelo, Serfas, Shimano, Velo Saddles, Praxis Works, Xpedo Pedals, Kali Protectives, Infinit Nutrition, Bicycle Blue Book, WD-40 BIKE, Chamois Butt’r, Cycling Illustrated, Rennie & Associates, 4iiii, Big Wheel Coaching, Ultra Cycle, and Q2.

Follow the team on social media –

Facebook: KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo

Twitter: @iPA_Sports

Instagram: @ipasports

The post Castillo and Frayer heading to Pan American Championships appeared first on KHS MAXXIS JL VELO Cycling Race Team 2015.

Double Wins by Castillo and Von Nacher: Temecula Grand Prix & LA Circuit Race

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The KHS-Maxxis JLVelo Cycling Team has continued its winning streak, with victories both at the LA Circuit Race, and the Temecula Grand Prix. Following the teams success at Sea Otter, the riders headed to Los Angeles to race the LA Circuit Race. With a packed field, Ulises Castillo, Eder Frayer and Fabrizio Von Nacher took control of the race and finished in style. They were able to hold off the charging field to place 1-2, with Fabrizio taking the win and Ulises finishing 2nd.

Photo Credit: Danny MunsonPhoto Credit: Danny Munson

Fast forward to this past weekend, and the team lined up once again in pursuit of the win. The Temecula Grand Prix is a new addition to the race calendar and it did not disappoint. With high wind and temperatures cresting the 80s, the team had their work cut out for them. Toeing the line for the day would be Duban Sanchez, Eder Frayer, Ulises Castillo, Fabrizio Von Nacher and Efren Flores. With the numbers to the teams advantage, the riders had the ability to ride hard from the gun. Read more

Sea Otter Classic 2016: 2 Wins & Great Sponsor Visits

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The KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo team had a quick turn around from a very successful Redlands Bicycle Classic, to head to Monterey for the 2016 Sea Otter Classic. Riders Cory Lockwood, Eder Frayer, Fabrizio Von Nacher and Ulises Castillo began their campaign at the event with the early morning criterium, held on the Laguna Seca Raceway. With 60 minutes to race, the team knew that the key was to enter the last 4 quick turns in the lead in order to solidify the win. Read more