Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies is thrilled to announce their return to the Chico Stage Race p/b Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, February 27th – Sunday, March 1st.
As reigning champions, the Optum p/b KBS men are excited to revisit beautiful Northern California and test their legs against the best NorCal teams in California’s 2015 season-opening event. The Orange & Black will send Brad Huff, Pierrick Naud, Tom Soladay, Scott Zwizanski, and Bjorn Selander in defense of the title for 2015.
With four unique stages, including the Thunderhill Raceway Circuit Race, the Paskenta Hills Road Race, the River Road Time Trial, and the Steve Harrison Memorial Downtown Criterium, the 2015 edition will be exciting from start to finish.
“The Chico Stage Race is a longstanding favorite on our early season race calendar,” said Performance Director Eric Wohlberg. “It’s a great event, put on by great people, and in a great location.”
In 2014, Will Routley claimed the Overall General Classification honors, with Tom Zirbel and Mike Friedman rounding out the podium. Routley was the winner of Stage 2, with Zirbel and Friedman winning Stages 3 and 4, respectively.
Chico Stage Race Roster:
– Brad Huff
– Pierrick Naud
– Tom Soladay
– Scott Zwizanski
– Bjorn Selander