The outcome of the Tour of Utah’s second stage depended on one thing – the North Ogden Divide canyon road, a short, (under 2 miles) hard climb with an average grade of 9%. Those few miles of pavement turned an otherwise flat route from Trementon to Ogden into a highly
The opening stage of the 2015 Tour of Utah was a monster, with rain soaking every inch of a mountainous 132 mile circuit centered in Logan. A breakaway caught on slick closing circuits and the subseuquent scramble to the finish determined eventual winner Kiel Reijnen (UnitedHealthcare), who claiming the victory from a disjointed five-man dash to the line. Young finished sixth in the stage, first from a field sprint behind the five top finishers. It left the team wondering what could have been after quite possibly hardest Utah opener in race history.
Rising star Mike Woods claimed an emphatic solo victory at this weekend’s Clássica Internacional Loulé. The first one-day race of the team’s six-week stint in Portugal came one week after their impressive performance at the UCI 2.1 ranked Volta ao Algarve, where Woods captured fifth in the race’s queen stage.
What does it take to acquire the nickname “Meatball” in the sport of professional cycling? As a 5’ 9” 170 pound former high school wrestler, Mike Friedman had both the physique and the personality to live up to one of cycling’s most unusual monikers. His unique size and stockiness helped
The Orange and Black punctuated a brilliant week of racing at the 2014 Tour of Utah by placing Carter Jones 7th overall after seven days of racing. Carter was the only domestic rider to finish in the top ten overall. The week’s impressive palmares featured Eric Young’s emphatic sprint victory
After four intense days of racing punctuated by a grueling ascent to the top of Powder Mountain in yesterday’s fourth stage, Carter Jones sits 8th overall at the Tour of Utah. The only domestic pro to finish in the top ten Jones took the fight to the World Tour riders
The team continued to gather momentum yesterday when Eric Young showed off his finishing kick by sprinting to third in stage 3 of the Tour of Utah. Young and the rest of the Orange & Black train battled the desert elements on the unique and technical closing circuits at the
British Columbia in July is pretty awesome. Snow capped mountains, the pacific ocean, beaches, sunshine, warm weather and friendly people who just love being outdoors-doing sports. Its definitely part of the charm at BC Superweek and why the team likes coming here every year. And who knows, maybe
Women’s Performance Director Kevin Field provides an inside perspective on the women’s biggest victory yet in 2014.
The UCI 1.1 ranked Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau in Quebec, Canada is a race at which the team has historically performed very well. Last year we were 2nd and 4th at
Stage two was a 170 km circuit ( 8 laps of a 21 km loop) in La Baie, Quebec. The main feature was a tough stair-stepping climb that could easily split the field on every lap. This layout initially seemed to favor a breakaway, and we were prepared for such a outcome. On the other hand, we knew that it would be difficult to run a conventional defense, as we were shorthanded with Ryan abandoning due to illness. So lining up and riding behind moves was not really a good option. Our best shot to keep the yellow jersey was the standard “non-defense”.