Chico Stage Race: Ulises Castillo Podium & 4th Overall

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Last weekend marked the second year the KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team competed in the Chico Stage Race. A nine hour drive north did not deter our riders from pinning their numbers on at one of best stage races of the season. Boasting 4 stages in just 3 days, the volume and intensity the event had to offer was too good to pass up.

Heading into Chico, Efren Flores has received the bad news that his hand was broken from a crash at Rosena Ranch. As he began his diligent recovery at home, we took Fabrizio Von Nacher, Brian McCulloch, Ulises Castillo, Robert Freeman and Cory Lockwood to race at the event.

Stage 1: Thunderhill Raceway Circuit Race The team entered this stage confident that the end would come down to a sprint finish at that Fabrizio would be best suited for a podium finish here. In the final 200 meters, Fabi was in the perfect position to launch his sprint when he got tangled and hit the raceway hard. Brian McCulloch was on his wheel and was able to avoid issues and sprinted to 6th place at the finish. Unfortunately, the crash took Fabi out of the remainder of the event.

Stage 2: Paskenta Road Race – 90 Miles The road course at Chico consists of 2, 45 mile loops, each of which contains a 5 mile dirt and gravel section. Although it is a season-favorite of our riders, it sure takes its toll on them.

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Rider Profile: Get to Know Robert Freeman

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Robert Freeman is a new recruit to the KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo Cycling Team. Living in Tustin, CA he has had the opportunity to race against our squad for the past season. He has come over to our team from the Rokform Development team where he had great results as a junior and category 2 racer. After a stellar 2015 season where he placed on the podium multiple times, he received his category 1 upgrade and is ready to tackle a full season racing with our team. We are excited for all that he brings to the team, including his electric personality. Below are 6 questions with Robert about his experience so far with our team. Enjoy! (more…)

Cyclocross Racing with Craig Spencer

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What is the secret to winning a Cyclocross race?

The final race of the SoCal Prestige Series was in one week. I have come in second four times. What skill, technique, or strategy am I missing? I’ve been watching all the UCI races this year. I watched dozens of videos on how to “do everything” in cyclocross. I couldn’t find any new information. My bike handling is good, my nutrition is dialed in, and fitness is in check. No holy grail to winning has been spotlighted. (more…)

World Championship Recap: Fabrizio Von Nacher

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Getting ready for Worlds was an exciting process. We started building up some more base for about 2 weeks. Then my coach Paul Abrahams helped me to do a lot of strong rides on the roads of Irvine. And finally, I stared slowing down to recover for the race.

The event was incredible. The organization was excellent and the course was in great condition. What I enjoyed the most was the people in Richmond, they were extremely nice. The day we went to see the course was great because we got to ride beside all the pros. It was an incredible experience.

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The race was like a criterium just on a longer course and a lot longer distance at 100 miles. The pace was always hard and with all the turns (18), it was sometimes dangerous. The cobblestone climbs we super fun, but what people didn’t realize is that the fight wasn’t in the cobblestone. The hardest part was getting into the cobblestone climbs. That was a full-out sprint to the bottom of the climb. (more…)

Von Nacher heading to U23 World Championships!

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We are very excited that Fabrizio Von Nacher has been selected by Mexico to represent his country in the U23 World Championships, this Friday in Richmond, VA! After placing 2nd at the Mexico U23 National Championships in July, the spot became his and he began focusing all of his attention and training on this one race. This will be Fabrizio’s first appearance at the World Championship, and we are also very excited that he will be the first member of the KHS-Maxis-JLVelo Cycling Team to be named to a World Championship Team.

Since July, along with the leadership of his coach and team director Paul Abrahams, Fabi has spent 25-30 hour a week training for the 100.8 mile event. With the event being held here in the United States, he will be joined by his parents in Virginia, as well as Paul Abrahams.

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

For a complete rundown of the course route, distance, and information, you can find find it HERE

Race Date/Time: Friday Septermber 25, 2015. 12:45PM EST Start time

Watch the Race Live:

Via Livestream

Mobile App

Universal Sports Schedule

Thank you for all of your support for and cheers from home as Fabrizio embarks on this first World Championship appearance!

Thank you to our sponsors: KHS Bicycles, Maxxis Tires, JLVelo, Serfas, Shimano, Velo Saddles, Praxis Works, Xpedo Pedals, Kali Protectives, NDXSports, Bike Religion, Bicycle Blue Book, WD-40 BIKE, Chamois Butt’r, Cycling Illustrated, Rennie & Associates, Kramp Krushers, Ultra Cycle, 360 Camera, and Q2.

Follow the team on social media –

Facebook: KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo

Twitter: @iPA_Sports

Instagram: @ipasports

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Von Nacher heading to the World Championships!

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

We are very excited that Fabrizio Von Nacher has been selected by Mexico to represent his country in the World Championships, this Friday in Richmond, VA! After placing 2nd at the Mexico National Championships in July, the spot became his and he began focusing all of his attention and training on this one race. This will be Fabrizio’s first appearance at the World Championship, and we are also very excited that he will be the first member of the KHS-Maxis-JLVelo Cycling Team to be named to a World Championship Team.

Since July, along with the leadership of his coach and team director Paul Abrahams, Fabi has spent 25-30 hour a week training for the 100.8 mile event. With the event being held here in the United States, he will be joined by his parents in Virginia, as well as Paul Abrahams.

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

For a complete rundown of the course route, distance, and information, you can find find it HERE

Race Date/Time: Friday Septermber 25, 2015. 12:45PM EST Start time, U23 World Championship Road Race

Watch the Race Live:

Via Livestream

Mobile App

Universal Sports Schedule

Thank you for all of your support for and cheers from home as Fabrizio embarks on this first World Championship appearance!

Thank you to our sponsors: KHS Bicycles, Maxxis Tires, JLVelo, Serfas, Shimano, Velo Saddles, Praxis Works, Xpedo Pedals, Kali Protectives, NDXSports, Bike Religion, Bicycle Blue Book, WD-40 BIKE, Chamois Butt’r, Cycling Illustrated, Rennie & Associates, Kramp Krushers, Ultra Cycle, 360 Camera, and Q2.

Follow the team on social media –

Facebook: KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo

Twitter: @iPA_Sports

Instagram: @ipasports

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