Brian McCulloch landed arguably the most prestigious win of his career thus far, by besting Ted King in a two-up sprint to win the 2018 Belgian Waffle Ride. Touted as the “Hell of North County” and the one Spring Classic of US cycling, the Belgian Waffle Ride is a one of a kind mixed terrain event. Covering 212k and over 11,oooft of climbing, the course traversed 14 dirt/rock/gravel sectors, 13 water crossings, and many other obstacles. With over 1,200 entrants, the San Diego event lived up to its reputation as being one of the highlight events across the country.
McCulloch selected to race his KHS Bicycles Flite 900 race bike with 28c Maxxis Padrone-TR tires which he converted to tubeless. Running the tires both front and rear proved to be the winning combination to ensure he avoided punctures on the rough terrain but also was able to throw down the throttle on the many open pavement sections.
Much transpired over the 6 hour 34 minutes of racing and the lead group was whittled down from 50, to 30, to 14 and eventually 5. A tangle with another rider left McCulloch on the ground and as they began their chase, they were sure their 3 companions were rapidly making up time on the duo. Unbeknownst to them, the trio had briefly gone off course, thus the cat and mouse game ensued. As the kilometers ticked by, Brian dislodged his partner and continued to ramp up the pace in hopes of “catching” what he thought were the podium positions of the day. As his motivation grew stronger, the gap began to grow, and he had distanced himself from the animated chasers by close to 2 minutes.
Neutral support finally…
Day one up in Port Angeles is in the books, and what I day it was. Nothing gets you ready for a Pro GRT race more then a good set of dirt jumps.
Yes, a travel log! The KHS Factory Racing team is out on the road. This time they are heading to the second stop of the Pro GRT series in Port Angeles Washington. When you are out on the open road you need to take some time to stop and stretch the legs. Well these guys do it a little differently… enjoy!
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A few weeks ago, Nik Nestoroff headed out to Bootleg Canyon in Bolder City NV. for the first time on his KHS DH Team. Check out his practice runs which paid off as he took second place, behind teammate Logan Binggeli this past weekend.
Jordan Cheyne won the opening uphill time trial to begin the San Dimas Stage Race in the yellow jersey. With his sub-15 minute effort, he held the coveted leaders jersey by 11 seconds going into Saturday’s 90 mile road race. With multiple time bonuses within the race as well as the finishing line, the team was poised ready to defend the jersey of their general classification leader.
Amassed at the front of the charging peloton, the 8-man squad regulated the breakaway up the road as the time bonuses were gobbled up by non-GC threats. With 12 circuits around Bonelli Park, Heckler Hill funneled the peloton onto a narrow climb lined with fans and spectators – a great atmosphere to race in!
With only a few laps remaining, team leader Jordan Cheyne suffered a mechanical and the team quickly stopped, helped solve the problem, and began to chase the race leader back onto the peloton. The race quickly put 50 seconds into the chasing team, but as they remained calm and collected, they methodically whittled the gap down and brought their leader back to the front group.
Alfredo Rodriguez would ultimately place 3rd on the stage and Jordan retained the yellow jersey going into the final stage on Sunday, the Old Town Grand Prix.
With the time gaps even closer for the 3rd and final stage, the two mid-race time bonus sprints became imperative to patrol. With a roll of the dice, the team allowed a move to solidify up the road after the 1st bonus sprint was contested. With the hopes of other GC contenders vying for their overall position. As the move gained traction,…
The Elevate KHS pro cycling team love to ride hard and come out with great results at the end of the race. this past weekend was not different at the San Dimas Stage Race in San Dimas CA.
Jordan Cheyne got things going as he won the opening uphill time trial and took the yellow jersey to start the race of.
Alfredo Rodriguez followed up the next day in the road race with a sprint to 3rd place, and help the team keep the yellow jersey for one more day.
The final day was a crit race that Sam Bassetti took the sprint and won the day.
The weekend race ended with Jorden taking 3rd overall. Great job guys!
Check the final day Crit race from Cory Williams.
We now move to Texas, where teammate Nick Torraca rode to a solo victory in the Corsicane Road Race. Great job Nick!