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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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.

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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 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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