50 Wins: Best Season Ever

The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team has had a stellar season, wrapping up 2018 with 50 race victories and 84 podium appearances. With the support of valuable partners, the team has been able to compete on various stages throughout the season, winning on the road, track and gravel. Thank you to each of the team’s partners for the 2018 season, without their belief and support the season would not have been nearly as successful. 

Elevate KHS Team Win Sam Bassetti
Sam Bassetti winning the Redlands Bicycle Classic Criterium. Photo Credit: Danny Munson

In his first year with the team, Sam Bassetti delivered race winning sprints all season long. His stand out performances for the year include a win at the San Dimas Criterium; winning the Green Sprint Jersey at the UCI Joe Martin Stage Race; winning the Redlands Classic Criterium which he followed up with a 3rd place finish the next day on the Sunset Loop. As the race calendar progressed to the second half of the season, his success continued with a commanding with at Winston Salem, the hardest one-day event in the US. From there, Sam won the Blue Dome Criterium at Tulsa Tough and went on to garner top 10 finishes at both Tour of Utah and Colorado Classic.  To cap things off, Sam won the Bell Lap Competition by Cyclingnews, and placed 2nd overall in the PRT rankings.

Winston Salem Podium. Photo Credit: Ethan Glading Photography

Dana Point Grand Prix:

Dana Point Grand Prix finish. Photo Credit: Danny Munson

A win at Dana Point Grand Prix for Scott Law marked a high point for his season, complementing the numerous podium finishes he had through out the year.

Sea Otter Classic:

Sea Otter Classic 1-2 finish. Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Cory Williams had an incredible 2018 season, winning 9 races to include the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race and the Armed Forces Classic.

Pan American Championships Gold Medal:

Track specialist Gavin Hoover has had great success in the 2018 season racing with the US National Track program. Gavin won the Gold Medal in the Team Pursuit event at the Pan American Championships. In the Individual Pursuit, he broke the US National Record and ultimately received the Silver Medal, only to be bested by his Team USA teammate who broke the world record with historic ride.

Tour de Beauce Yellow:

Winning the Criterium in Quebec City. Photo Credit: Brian Black Hodes – VeloImages

James Piccoli had the honor of racing with the Canadian National Team alongside teammate Jordan Cheyne at the Tour de Beauce, the UCI 2.2 event. James won the criterium solo, which led to an exciting event finale the following day where he won the overall Yellow Jersey. His victory made history as a Canadian had not won the event since 2008.

Tulsa Tough Overall Victory: 

The team finishing 1-2-3 at Tulsa Tough. Photo Credit: Danny Munson

The team took a strong roster of sprinters to Tulsa Tough this year, with 2017 overall victor Scott Law, 2017 runner-up Alfredo Rodriguez and recent Winston Salem winner Sam Bassetti. Alfredo Rodriguez won the event overall.

Tulsa Tough Overall winner Alfredo Rodriguez. Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Joe Martin Stage Race:

Alfredo winning the final stage of Joe Martin Stage Race.

Alfredo Rodriguez won the final stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race, the teams first UCI victory.

Belgian Waffle Ride:

Belgian Waffle Ride Podium. Photo Credit: Danny Munson

Brian McCulloch tested his team issued KHS Bicycle on the gravel, dirt and mixed terrain of the 138 mile iconic gravel event. Ultimately, he bested previous winner Ted King in a sprint to the finish line, winning one of the biggest gravel events in the country.

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