The Tulsa Art District Crit takes the race through the historically arts district and pass place such as the Brady Theater and Cains Ballroom.
The Saint Francis Tulsa Tough race is one of the best races in the country. Check out the Elevate KHS Pro Cycling team smash the first stage from this past weekends race. We will post stage two tomorrow and stage on Thursday, stay tuned!
The 38th addition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic proved to be exciting from the beginning. The event was to begin with a 7.8 mile Individual Time Trial in Big Bear, CA. However, with a late spring storm descending on the mountain town Tuesday night, the stage was cancelled due to snow conditions.
Losing the first stage meant that the Yucaipa Road Race, Stage 2, would be a hotly contested challenging day as the general classification was yet to be set. With 95 miles of racing and over 9,000ft of climbing, the Queen Stage lived up to its expectations.
Within the first lap of 6 circuits, the group had already lost upwards of 30 riders. The pace continued as a team jokeyed for position in the KOM and Sprint Competitions. With a break of 4 up the road leading into the final climb up Oak Glen, the Elevate-KHS Team worked hard on the front to bring the time gap down. Ultimately the break was caught and climbers James Piccoli and Jordan Cheyne placed 10th and 13th respectively.
Stage 3 was hosted in the city of Highland, where the peloton raced a blistering 20 laps of the 2.8 mile Highland Circuit Race. Each lap found the riders charging up the steep Baseline climb where attrition and positioning became key. A solo rider was off the front as the laps wound down, putting the Elevate-KHS team in great position while the Axeon and United HealthCare teams worked hard to bring the race finale down to a sprint.
With the addition of Elevate-KHS at the front of the race, James Piccoli placed himself safely behind the team, and as the began the final assault up Baseline, Jordan Cheyne put in one final monster dig to drop James off for the sprint finish. Ultimately, James finished 3rd on the stage with a great team effort over the 58 mile event.
The Saturday Criterium is not only a fan-favorite event, but one that the team knew they could execute a great race. With temperatures over 95F, the team knew they had their work cut out for them during the 90 minute technical event.
A large crash occurred 30 minutes into the race, neutralizing the field and causing a restart of the stage. The team was down to 6 riders for the remaining 60 minutes of racing, and each athlete stepped up to the plate to make this stage one for the record books.
A small yet threatening break was up the road with 5 laps to go. The team amassed at the front, and led by Brian McCulloch, took over the lead out with 3 laps remaining. All hands were on deck as the team methodically picked up the pace, protected the sprinters and set Sam Bassetti up with half a lap to go to finish off the lead out. Sam attacked down the slight downhill leading into 3 turns to go and never looked back. With Scott Law safely tucked on his wheel, the two exited the final turn to the finish line in 1st and 2nd position which they held over the line.
Stage 5 is one of the most iconic stages in America. The Sunset Road Race take the peloton up into the hills of Redlands where they complete 12 technical circuits with ample climbing before descending back down into Redlands for 5 finishing circuits on the criterium course.
Going into the stage, James Piccoli was placed 6th overall and the team had aspirations of another podium finish on the day. With Nick Torraca, Sam Bassetti, Jordan Cheyne and James all in the front group, the team was able to place 1-2 riders in each threatening move as the laps wound down.
Ultimately, a solo rider from Holowesko Citadel – Brendan Rhim – got away solo to win the stage. It was apparent that what remained of the field would come down to a final sprint to end the day. With Sam Bassetti in the group, Piccoli and Cheyne worked diligently to position him for the final sprint.
With a bike throw at the finish, Sam placed 3rd on the day, capping off what is the teams most successful PRT campaign to date.
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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!
The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team landed 3 podiums at the Chico Stage Race. Scott Law finished 2nd at the Thunderhill Race Way Circuit Race on Friday with teammate George Simpson close on his heels in 3rd. Scott followed this performance up with another 2nd place finish at Sunday’s Downtown Chico Criterium.
Next Up: San Dimas Stage Race
The iconic San Dimas Stage Race begins today in Southern California.
Friday March 23rd: Glendora Mountain Road Time Trial
Saturday March 24th: San Dimas Hospital Road Race
Sunday March 25th: Old Town Grand Prix
The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team had an excellent Tour de Taiwan. With 5th & 7th place stage finishes, Eder Frayre completed the tour with a 6th place overall. The team had a great time visiting KHS Bicycles, Velo Saddles and Xpedo Pedals and will be traveling home to prepare for their next stage race. Thank you to all who followed along as the tour progressed!
PC: Velo Saddles
NEXT UP: Chico Stage Race
The team has arrived in Chico, CA for the 3 day, 4 stage, Chico Stage Race.
Friday March 16th: Thunderhill Raceway Circuit Race
Saturday March 17th: Paskenta Road Race
Sunday March 18th: Individual Time Trial; Criterium
Texas is like the gift that keeps on given. The Elevate KHS pro cycling team was doing what they do best at the Lago Vista Primavera two day race. On day one Scott Law sprinted to victor to start the weekend race off.
On day two, Nick Torraca was once again on the podium in his great state of Texas finishing the race in 2nd place.
Great job, and congratulation to another great race weekend to Elevate KHS.
This past weekend served up to be a another great race weekend for the Elevate KHS Pro cycling team, as they add 4 more podiums 3 of which were 1st place finishes. After a week long training camp, half the team headed to Texas while the other half stayed in California.
We start off with the boys in Texas at Pace Bend where Nick Torraca soloed to first place and earning himself his first podium of the season.
The same day, back in California, the other half of the team put on a great show at the Rosena Ranch Circuit Race with Alfredo Rodriguez sprints to a close win.
And we don’t end there,
Back in Texas the team finished of the weekend at Pace Bend with George Simpson sprinting to the finish as Nick Torraca gets back on the podium in 3rd place.
Great job to the whole the team on a fantastic weekend of racing.
With team camp right around the corner, Cory Williams wanted to get one more win under his belt, or should I say lycra. His teammates setup the perfect lead out which let Cory get the win at the Roger Millikan Memorial Crit in Brea CA this past weekend. With that win it brings the team to 6 wins! Check out the race from Cory’s POV.