2016 North Star Grand Prix

The KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team traveled to Minneapolis, MN to compete in the 2016 North Star Grand Prix. The 5 day event has 6 stages which covering a lot of territory in the region. To begin the event, the riders competed in a 5 mile time trial on their road bikes as this was a Eddy Merckx style event, meaning no time trial bikes or aero equipment could be used. Newcomer to the team Innokenty Zavyalov clocked the best time for the team, finishing top 20 just 20 seconds down on the podium.

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The riders had a quick turn around on Wednesday, with the Downtown St. Paul Criterium in the evening. Taking place in the twilight, this race is always animated from the gun with time bonuses offered mid way through the event and at the finale. Prior to the men’s start, the officials made the decision to run the race in the opposite direction – clockwise – in an attempt to increase safety. This worked well, as the peloton was strung out from the start. Alfredo Rodriguez snagged a handful of the sprinter points through out the stage, placing him in contention for the coveted sprinters jersey. As the race came to a close, he and Ulises Castillo finished 6th and 7th. Read more

Tulsa Tough, Castillo 3rd Overall

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The KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team has enjoyed racing the Tulsa Tough criteriums since the teams inception in 2010. From the first time the riders competed in the event, it quickly became a favorite of each athlete as the racing and atmosphere is one of a kind. This year, the team had four riders competing in the events where Ulises Castillo finished 3rd overall at the end of the three days of racing. Read more

Welcome Innokenty Zavyalov to The Team!

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The KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team would like welcome Innokenty Zavyalov “Inno”, to the the team! He will make his racing debut in the team colors beginning June 15th where he will test his legs against the clock in the 5 mile Individual Time Trial, stage 1, of the North Star Grand Prix in Minnesota. Inno comes to the team from the SoCalCycling team based out of Southern California where he won the CA/NV Road Race Championship earlier this season at the San Luis Rey Road Race. He is a proven time trialist and road racer, and we believe he will become an integral part of the team by garnering podiums himself, as well as supporting his teammates to victory along the way. Stay tuned for big results to come from this rider – welcome to the team!

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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Facebook: KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo

Twitter: @iPA_Sports

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Three Podiums at OKC Pro Am Classic!

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This was the first year that the KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team competed in the OKC Pro Am Classic, and we are sure to be back next year! The event hosted three days of fast paced criterium racing with crowds nearing the 50,000 mark through out the weekend. Having two riders at the event was challenging, but a task that Ulises Castillo and Alfredo Rodriguez excitedly took on. It was a great bonus to have team director Paul Abrahams there through out the event so that he could work closely with the riders and tactics, technique and execution. Read more

Welcome Alfredo Rodriguez to the Team!

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We are excited to welcome U23 rider Alfredo Rodriguez to the KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team! Alfredo is from Baja California Mexico and he has garnered several stand-out performances so far this year. In February, he won the Valley of The Sun Criterium and he went on to win the Road Race at the San Dimas Stage Race in commanding fashion.

Currently he is Oklahoma City after racing the OKC Pro Am Classic alongside new teammate Ulises Castillo. They will be joined by their teammates tomorrow to begin the fast and furious 3 days of racing at Tulsa Tough. Welcome Alfredo!

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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

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