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.

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Eder Frayre Wins ISB Sola Basic Tour – Two Stages & Overall!

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Eder Frayre and Ulises Castillo continue their racing campaign after the Pan American Championships with a stage-race in Mexico. Following the race we checked in with Eder, who won both stages and the overall, to hear about the race and what is next for him this season. (more…)

Embracing the Process: Joy McCulloch 2nd at Time Trial Championship

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Joy McCulloch of the KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo cycling team has landed on the podium the 4th year in a row at the CA/NV Time Trial Championship. She checked in with us after a smoking fast 2nd place finish at the 40K time trial on her preparation, focus, and execution for the event. (more…)

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.

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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…
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Castillo and Frayer heading to Pan American Championships

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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 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.

Follow the team on social media –

Facebook: KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo

Twitter: @iPA_Sports

Instagram: @ipasports

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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.

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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. (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. (more…)

The Momentum Continues with Podiums at Redlands Bicycle Classic

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The 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic fostered the teams best results to date, with Ulises Castillo storming to victory in the stage 4 downtown criterium, and sealing the weekend off with a spectacular ride on Sunday for 2nd place on the iconic Sunset Stage. The excitement was infectious as Ulises and the team have grown deep roots in the Redlands community. The team hosts families, local junior athletes, and supporters of the team banged on the boards as he raced to victory and swarmed the podium as he celebrated his biggest career win.

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Chuck Pontius Omnium: Castillo Wins Road Race & Overall – By Cory Lockwood

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The Chuck Pontius Omnium is a very challenging race weekend. The event was comprised of two days of racing and some of the toughest competition in SoCal. The courses are not to be taken lightly, with the first day being one of the toughest road races on the calendar. Weighing at 85 miles and 8,000 feet of vertical ascent, the Castaic Lake Road Race is a tough one. To add extra toppings of difficulty, the course is known for its harsh winds and high heat conditions, making for a very brutal day in the saddle.

Day two is the Chuck Pontius Memorial Criterium, which may look easy on paper because it is only 60 minutes compared to the monstrous road race the day before. But make no mistake, it is equally as challenging. The course is a simple sweeping 4 corner design, where the challenge lies in the high pace and tough competition. Being that the race is an omnium and scored by points, not time, means that there are no time cuts and riders are free to race one or both stages as they feel it suits them.

Day One: Castaic Lake Road Race. The race was promised to be a tough one with the temperature already at 70 degrees at 9:30am. The pace was going to be high as well, with members of the SoCal Cycling Team, Cyclance Cycling, and our KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo squad and more, staged at the line. After our brief team meeting, we rolled out at 9:30am sharp for 3 laps on the challenging course.

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There was no warm up in the race, it was just…
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