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Wrestling the Grizzly 100 – By Larissa Connors (TWENTY20 Pro Cycling)

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Connors takes the win at Park City Point 2 Point 

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We Won The Leadville 100 – By Larissa Connors (TWENTY20 Pro Cycling)

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After two frustrating days at the Tour de Murrieta in California, Christiaan Kriek (Team Simple Green/Bike Religion) won the last stage and finished third overall in this tour over three days. Kriek described winning the final stage as one of his most satisfying victories ever. Especially after the frustration and disappointment he experienced in the …

The Merco Cycling Classic has gradually grown over the past 4 years from a conventional two day road race-criterium weekend to a challenging 4-day stage race that kicks of the stage race month off March. I first did the race back in 2009 when I was racing mostly in Northern California, and one thing about …

The Man in the Arena It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and …

Christian Kriek (Simple Green/Bike Religion) won Saturday’s Snelling Road Race in Northern California. The previous weekend he finished second in the CBR Criterium. For Kriek good performances are of vital importance with his sights set on a spot in one of the bigger teams in the US.  “Things are going well for me in America. …

Most bicycle racers of the Western US have participated in the Valley of the Sun Stage Race at some point in their cycling careers, whether it’s in search of upgrade points in the early season or racers from Colorado coming down to get in 3 days of sunny racing. For me, it was the second …

Every region has their unofficial season opener of the road racing season. For the Euro Pros it is Qatar, for NorCal it is the Snelling Road Race, and for Southern California it is the Boulevard Road Race in East San Diego County. Sure, there are earlier races on the calendar, but Boulevard is the first …