Tulsa Tough – 2nd Overall for Rodriguez

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had a great campaign at Tulsa Tough this past weekend. Covering three days, the criterium omnium is one of the favorite within the country. Each course is unique with technical aspects and the added incentives for racers of large primes and prize purses. Friday night hosted the first event of the weekend, the Blue Dome Criterium. The promotors ran the course in the opposite direction than previous years and with over 150 pro men in the field, the tight course and nerves of the peloton came together to create not one but two crashed large enough to neutralize the field. As the the minutes ticked by and our athletes stayed out of the fray, it was apparent the finale would come down to a sprint.

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Alfredo Rodriguez was able to sprint to a close second at the end of the 60 minutes of racing. This placed him 2nd overall in the Omnium Points going into the second stage on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Danny Munson

The Brady Arts District Criterium took place Saturday evening with a bit more…
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Mountain Bike Season Update #6 | GoPro Mountain Games

The core of being an endurance athlete, or really any type of dedicated athlete is the need to do your best.  There is a lot of preparation that goes into any event and any number of factors that can result in an abrupt change of plans, adjustment to your pre-race timeline, and a consequent wave of terror when an unexpected issue comes into play.  The goal would be to be prepared for all of these and have contingency plans to accommodate accordingly but regardless of planning things do go wrong.  I’ve been lost on the way to races, caught in non-moving traffic, suffered flats on the start line, or even forgotten a key piece of gear upon arrival to the venue.  Fortunately I’ve mostly steered clear of pre-race injuries or accidents but this round I wasn’t so lucky. 

I had a minor crash earlier in the week; I was goofing off doing wheelies and toppling over backwards likely left a crack in my number eleven rib.  After a morning of getting ready for the GoPro Mountain Games cross country event I was leaning forward over the bed in the van…..and sneezed.  Anticlimactic as it was, it put me on the floor unable to move with pain.  The way it was described to me, in that position – leaning forward with my weight on my elbows spreading the ribs out to their max was the perfect storm to apply pressure from the inside and result in a break. 

It’s fairly anxiety inducing to not be able to commit to your pre-race routine as the plan is regimented to fit the timeline you have available.  Wake up, wash up, eat food, prep equipment, social media, warm up, head to start line, none of these things really leave time…
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Tulsa Tough

What an amazing race this years Tulsa Tough stage race was! the Elevate KHS pro cycling team was there to race and they finished with a podium every day, including getting team rider Alfredo Rodriguez to 2nd over all! Next stop is the North Star Bicycle Festival, good luck guys!

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Alfredo took 2nd on day one of Tulsa tough

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The team finished the 3 day race by getting Alfredo into 2nd place overall.

Oklahoma City Pro Am Classic

Photo Credit: Lee McDaniel

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team spent last weekend racing in Oklahoma City at the Oklahoma City Pro Am Classic. The event consisted of 3 dynamic criteriums snaking through the OKC downtown. Steady rain and heat did not deter the racers as they battled for top honors each day. Ultimately, Alfredo Rodriguez finished 3rd at Saturday’s Film Row Criterium, and Cory Williams placed 3rd on Sunday at the finale of the event, Automobile Alley.






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PezCycling Feature: Tour de Taiwan with Brian McCulloch

Thanks to longtime partner Xpedo Pedals, athlete Brian McCulloch’s experience racing at the Tour de Taiwan this sprint was featured on PezCyclingnews.com! It was fantastic to have the chance to share the experience and the team is excited to go back next year to race in Taiwan again! To read Brian’s full report, follow this link: Xpedo Rider Diary: Brian McCulloch in Taiwan!

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Tour of Utah Invitation

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team is excited to announce their invitation to race the 2017 Tour of Utah! The event spans 7 days July 31st – August 6th, covering much of the vast state of Utah. To learn more about the stages that the riders will face, follow the link to Event Routes. The invitation to this prestigious event is very exciting for our athletes, organization and sponsors. As the event draws near, we will inform our fans and partners of the best avenues to follow the race from home so that you can be part of the live action as well.

The team will be taking an 8 man roster to the event, riders of which will be announced closer to the event. Thank you to all of our supporters and partners for helping this goal come to fruition!

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2 out of 3 in OKC

 Elevate KHS pro cycling team keep their podium run going with 2 more podiums at the Oklahoma City Classic. Alfredo pulls off a 3rd place finish at he Film Row Crit on Saturday, and Cory Williams takes 3rd on Sunday at the Pro-Am Classic. Great job guys!! Keep it rolling!!

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Elevate-KHS Wins Four in a row in Texas!

Photo Credit: Heath Blackgrove

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had a phenomenal weekend of racing in Texas. Having the chance to connect with partners and club members in the Lone Star State provided a great opportunity for the team to experience some great racing. The weekend began Friday night at the Bike The Bricks Criterium boasting a 11K prize purse which drew a substantial field. The race was on a course that wound through McKinney, TX under the stars and street lights sure made for exciting racing.

Alfredo Rodriguez found himself in the 3-man breakaway of the day and was able to confidently win the final sprint for the win.

Photo Credit: Lee McDaniel

On Saturday, the team raced the Saturday Night Fever Criterium where again they got to enjoy racing at night in a strong field that was animated from the start. In the end, Alfredo Rodriguez won the field sprint and Cory Williams finished 2nd on the day for the 1-2 kick!

Photo Credit: Lee McDaniel

On Sunday, the races moved to Greenville where the team took part in the Texas State Criterium Championship event. This 60 minute criterium was hostly contested and an exciting day for local and Texas native Nick Torraca….
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Elevate KHS Cleans Up at “Texas Speed Week”

This part weekend the Elevate KHS pro cycling team kept busy by racing their Flite 900’s to 8 podiums and Four 1st place finishes in the Lone Star State. Texas Speed Week, as it has been nicknamed, is 4 days of Crits starting Friday with Bike the Bricks, Saturday with Saturday Night Lights, then finish up with the Texas State Championships on Sunday & Monday, both Crits. The weekend went as follows;

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Alfredo Rodriguez wins at Bike the Bricks

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Alfredo follows up his Friday night win with another 1st place finish at Saturday Night Lights Crit and fellow teammate, Cory Williams takes 2nd place.
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