Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Rosters for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Chico Stage Race

Cylance Pro Cycling is back to the races this weekend from Northern California to Belgium.  The women’s team will begin the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar on February 27th with the Spring Classic opener, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.  The men, and a fraction of the women’s team, will race the Chico Stage Race.   

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad is a one day 122k race and includes many of the famed roads in Flanders Field, starting and finishing in Ghent.  The roster includes the 2016 2nd overall UCI Women’s World Tour U23 rider, Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP) as well as sprinter extraordinaire, Kirsten Wild (NED) who has already secured three victories in Australia this year.  Dani King (UK), Rossella Ratto (ITA), Jasinska Małgorzata (POL), and Joelle Numainville will be adding to the strength and firepower of the team.

After a successful beginning of the season in Australia, the women’s team is excited to build on this success into the Spring Classics.  “The team had a quality training block after Australia, and we can’t wait to start racing again at the Spring Classics” says Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra.  “As always, we will do our best, and through that, will find success.” The team will then continue to race in Belgium at Le Samyn Dames and Omloop van het Hageland.

The men’s team will begin a soft launch of the 2017 season at Northern California’s version of the Spring Classics, the Chico Stage Race.  The stage race includes a fast circuit race on a speedway, followed by a grueling road race with a substantial gravel section on the second day.  The final day of racing is a flat time trial and a technical downtown criterium.  The roster includes Justin Williams (USA), who has already garnered two victories in Southern California.  He will be supported by previous teammates Hunter Grove (USA) and Orlando Garibay (MEX).  Bryan Lewis (USA) and Kyle Murphy (USA) will make their Cylance Pro Cycling debut as they will add to the depth of the roster in Chico.

Joining the men in Chico for the California race, will be a part of the women’s team with Alison Tetrick (USA), previous winner of the Chico Stage Race, joined by Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) and Erica Zaveta (USA).   The women will be able to start the North American races and begin preparation for the season to come.

Cylance Pro Cycling is committed to high level competition and event activation.  Two of the athletes, Justin Williams and Alison Tetrick work with MetPro, a Chico based company that delivers metabolic profiling and nutritional coaching.  The races bring together valuable partnerships as the athletes are able to compete and build upon continuing success through support. The team unites to represent sponsors around the world, and inspire others to achieve their goals.  Stay tuned for great stories and results.

 

First Ride/First Win With Justin Williams - Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc

The account for the new Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc was opened early this season, with Justin Williams piloting the revolutionary bike to victory during the Roger Millikan Memorial Criterium in Brea, CA. We asked Justin to let us know what it was like racing in a criterium on the new bike and here’s what he had to say:

Photo: Julio Hernandez 

The first thing that stood out to me about the bike was increased balance and weight distribution. I noticed the difference immediately and after a few corners, I was railing the bike in a new way as it was completely stable through the apex of the turn. This was kind of a cool tool and gave me the confidence to take a few corners hotter then I normally would. Overall I’d say I didn't really notice a difference between the disc and non-disc Evo at top speed. The bike felt solid even when the pace was high. I think that says a lot.
 

Cannondale's idea behind disc is "Slow fast, Go fast," does this mean anything to you after riding the Evo Disc?

The thing that stands out to me about the "Slow fast, Go fast" mantra is the ability the disc brakes give you to wait until the last moment to modulate your momentum. It allows you to have more options for corner speeds.
 
 

Tell us about your bicycle:

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc - Size 56

SRAM Force Groupset

      54t Aero Big Ring

Vision Team 30 Disc

Vittoria Rubino Pro Control 700c x 25

      Offset Tire Pressure (95 Front, 105 Rear)

Fabric Line Saddle

Speedplay Pedals

FSA SL-K Cockpit/Seatpost (Zero offset)

Lezyne Bottle Cages

Photo: Julio Hernandez 

Photo: Julio Hernandez 

 

First Ride With Kyle Murphy - Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc

New to the Cylance Pro Cycling team for 2017, Kyle Murphy comes out of a standout 2016 season where his climbing and time trial abilities saw him contend for some of the most difficult races in America on multiple occasions. As one of our newest members of the men’s team, Kyle recently took the 2017 Cannondale Evo Disc out for its maiden voyage.  He was pretty excited to tell us how it went:

Photo: Kyle Murphy

I spent a few days in the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California with some friends of mine where it had been raining off and on. Mostly on. The third day out- we rode dirt Topanga to dirt Mulholland. I had to actually tone it back a bit on the dirt descents- what with the ample tire clearance and the disc brakes, I kept forgetting I wasn't on a cyclocross or mountain bike. It was stupid how fun it was. 
On the first descent on the bike near where we were staying, off Valley Dr toward Old Topanga was when I really noticed the bike responded differently than I was used to- I wasn't planning on taking it at speed, but I'd had some coffee and got caught up in the fun of it! The bike feels super stable at top speed downhill.

Photo: Kyle Murphy

Cannondale's idea behind disc is "Slow fast, Go fast," does this mean anything to you after riding the Evo Disc?

You can definitely leave the braking until pretty late. It’s fun and a little surprising. The modulation with the hydraulic breaks is so effortless that I'm worried my forearms are going to atrophy. 
I was descending the rock store climb on Mulholland above Santa Monica in the rain with some friends. I didn't feel like I was taking any risks, or descending all that fast. However, when I got to the bottom, I was alone! A similar thing happened descending Fernwood to Topanga later in the day. After the ride, others were remarking how gnarly the conditions were. I felt so at ease in the rain on the discs. 
Climbing out of the saddle the bike feels stiff and snappy- this is where you definitely can tell this thing is a road machine. 
 

Tell us about your bicycle:

Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc - Size 56

SRAM Force Groupset

Vision Team 30 Disc

Vittoria Rubino Pro 700c x 25

Fabric ALM Saddle

Speedplay Pedals

FSA Cockpit/Seatpost

Lezyne Bottle Cages/Frame Pump/Saddle Bag

Photo: Kyle Murphy

Photo: Kyle Murphy

 

Kirsten Wild Wins Inaugural Towards Zero Race Melbourne Behind Team Effort

With 87 starters on Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit, there was nowhere to hide today at the inaugural Towards Zero Race Melbourne event. As the opening salvo to the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, Race Melbourne featured much of the peloton from the Santos Women’s Tour earlier this month in Adelaide. In the end, a fast bunch sprint would be decided by a Vittoria tubular tire and a Vision carbon wheel as Kirsten Wild beat out Chloe Hosking (Ale-Cippolini) in a photo finish. “We are very happy, because we know the victory was for Kirsten,” added Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra, “but this one was a team victory as everyone did a big effort to get the final win.”

Having already won two out of the year’s first four race, Wild was picked as a favorite for the race, as was second place finisher Hosking; Hosking has missed only one podium this year. "That was a close one!” said Kirsten Wild. “Thanks to my Cylance Pro Cycling teammies for making this win possible!!"

The Towards Zero Race Melbourne took place during the Australia Day national holiday on the Albert Park circuit, which is a replica of that used for the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. The women raced a total of twelve laps of the 5.3km circuit for 63.3 total kilometers.

There were intermediate sprints on offer during the race, but the team entered with a singular focus, bringing Kirsten to the line first.

The race started quickly with attacks often during the back stretch of the course; the first real break away wasn’t until six laps into the race when a trio of riders representing Hagens Berman, Shoair, and United Healthcare were able to gain an advantage. Their time would site between ten and fifteen seconds for about two laps before a counter by the Canyon-SRAM team brought them back.

The race continued like this with small attacks of one or two riders gaining a small advantage only to be brought back by the tail wind assisted peloton looking for those intermediate bonus sprints.

“We had [Malgorzata Jasinska] and Rossella [Ratto] covering all of the attacks and Rachele [Barbieri] (7th on the day) was all day with Kirsten, “continued Manel. “Dani [King] was also very good, working for the team and closing the last attack 2 k’s before the finish line that was a very dangerous move.”

With everyone working to keep the peloton together, Marta Tagliaferro was left to take care of Kirsten on her own in the closing kilometers. “I'm really happy about this race, we did a perfect lead out for Kirsten and in the end Dani worked a lot to close the break,” added Marta. “So, I was a bit isolated. In the end, I was alone, so I tried to do my best for the lead out, which was maybe a little early, but Kirsten is the strongest. Kirsten is really really strong and today she showed the power legs [laughs]”

"Well it feels pretty damn good to be part of this team," said Dani after the congratulating the team below the podium.

Up next for the team is the third edition of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race on Saturday the 28th at 11:45 am local time.

2017 Towards Zero Race Melbourne Results:

1. Kirsten Wild             Cylance Pro Cycling

2. Chloe Hosking        Ale Cipollini

3. Lisa Brennauer       Canyon-SRAM

7. Rachele Barbieri     Cylance Pro Cycling

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Women’s Team Enjoys Focused Training Camp in Spain

All Photos: Brian Hodes - veloimages.com

The Cylance Pro Cycling women’s team had their second team training camp for the year in Cambrils, Spain. The week focused on finalizing preparations for the 2017 season and intense training spent together on the bike. As the riders tested themselves and equipment against all terrains and conditions, the team became dialed and ready to begin racing. 

The first team camp occurred in California in early November and was centered on sponsor activation and team building. This allowed a more training specific camp to happen after the New Year in Spain guaranteeing a powerful and successful start to the season.

The calculated efforts were rewarded with two victories and four podiums at the Santos Women’s Tour. Kirsten Wild winning two of the four stages and finishing 3rd overall.

Wild attributes the team’s Santos Women’s Tour success to the productive training camp. “We did some good efforts to get to know each other on and off the bike and it paid of” explains Wild. “The atmosphere is amazing and I’m looking forward to do more races together and I am sure if we keep going like this we get some nice results and more important: we will have a lot of fun and that makes all the hard work worth it!”

Through the long climbs and extensive miles, the team reinforced comradery and sacrifice. Cylance Pro Cycling balances professionalism and execution with raw enjoyment and the pure love of the sport. Check out the story of our team and our expectations for 2017 here.

“I am really proud of the work the women have done at home and at the training camp to start the season strong. We always have fun, laugh, and get along great. But when it is time to race, everyone is professional and ready to get the job done.” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.

Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to work with the incredible sponsors that allow the team to be successful worldwide. With trust in the technical equipment and the athlete’s balance and dedication, Cylance Pro Cycling has set the stage to have an incredible year. Stay tuned for more great adventures!

 

Kirsten Wild, Cylance Pro Cycling, Win Final Stage of Santos Women’s Tour

Cylance Pro Cycling Leaves Stage Race with Two Stage Wins a Podium and Third Overall

 The final day of the Santos Women's Tour cranked up the temperature with a blistering Australian summer afternoon on a short 1.2-kilometer course. The course allows for great crowd spectating, and is always a fan favorite, even in the heat of the evening. At the beginning of the race, a few riders tried to break free of the peloton, but were brought back quickly. The peloton closed any gap before anything dangers could be established. 

 Cylance Pro Cycling was diligent in covering any race moves as Jasi, Rossella, and Dani followed the animated race attentively as they had been doing the whole race. As the stage neared the finish, the pace increased dramatically, and it was headed towards a fast bunch finish. As young Italian rider Rachele Barbieri shadowed sprint powerhouse, Kirsten Wild, Marta Tagliafero launched an incredible lead out to deliver Wild once again first over the line. This was Kirsten's second win of the four-stage tour, and third time on the podium, as she secured a 2nd place in Stage 3. With solid representation during the entire race, Wild finished 3rd overall in General Classification.

 

“I’m happy with a second victory,” Kirsten had to say after the race. “And to be 3rd overall in the Tour Down Under took such great teamwork from Cylance Pro Cycling!”

  "I am very happy with the team's performance in Australia. It was the first race of the year, with new riders, and the team worked well together." says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif. "I know this team has the ability to do great things all year long. The most important part of the team is enjoying what we are doing and starting the season with success. This gives us motivation to continue to work hard to find even more victories."

 Up next for the team is the one day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Victoria, Australia on Saturday, January 28th.

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Goes 1-2 in Adelaide

Photo: Bart Hazen

Kirsten Wild wins stage 2 of Santos Women’s Tour, Rachele Barbieri places second

It might look easy, but it wasn’t.
— Kirsten Wild

The 2017 Santos Women’s Tour in Australia once again played host to the season premiere of Cylance Pro Cycling. Going into the four-stage race the team circled stage two as the day we could put everything we worked on in training camp together and put a Cylance Pro Cycling Rider on the top step of the podium.

Coming into stage two the team was motivated by Dani King’s strong result on stage one, placing fifth on the difficult 106.5km stage. The team built a plan for the 14 lap 32.2km course that would give Kirsten Wild the best chance to take win. “The plan going into stage two,” added Dani, “was that Kirsten was going to go for the first sprint and suss it out then I’d go for the intermediate and try to get a couple of seconds. Then all for Kirsten in the end.”

The Peloton would tackle the People’s Choice Classic 2.3km circuit for 14 laps, with key intermediate sprints throughout the stage and bonus seconds available on the line.

Going into first intermediate sprint no attacks had established themselves, despite the pace not being high enough to sting out the bunch. True to plan, Kirsten had a go at the first sprint, placing 3rd behind Chloe Hosking (Ale-Cippolini).

Photo: Bart Hazen

It wasn’t until nine laps to go that a group of six riders could manage a gap on the field, though their freedom was short lived. A counter attack by High5 Dream Team neutralized the six-rider break with a Emily Roper (High5 Dream Team) going solo with 7 laps to go; she would be quickly joined by two riders with the small group clinging onto a 4” gap

The bell for second intermediate sprint ensured the break would be absorbed as quickly as it had formed. This time it was Dani’s turn to go for the bonus seconds. “I tried the first one,” added Kirsten, “but I didn’t want to put too much energy into it since the stage win is cooler. For Dani, it’s really good to take some seconds in the GC.” Dani would go on to take 3rd in a very close sprint behind Lauren Kitchen (NSWIS Sydney Uni).

With four laps to go, the race would see its final attempt to put a break up the road as Orica-Scott, United Healthcare, Ale Cippolini, and High5 Dream Team each put one rider up the road, only to again be out done by the final intermediate sprint. Dani would take more crucial bonus seconds placing third in the final intermediate sprint.

Orica-Scott held the peloton together going into the bell lap, however, “the lead out didn’t come out as we planned but we stayed so close together,” said Kirsten. “I was together the whole time with Marta Tagliaferro and Dani King in the final. In the end, I just went my own way.”

“We planned with Rachele on me,” Kirsten added, “and she finished second. It’s awesome.” “We worked so well as a team,” continued Dani, “I cannot believe we ended up with first and second. You know we’ve only been together for one race and already it feels like such an amazing team.”

Stage 3 of the Santos Women’s Tour is the final real opportunity to upset the general classification, where Kirsten Wild currently sits in third place, 50” behind race leader Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott).

Stage 2 Results:

Rank   Rider                                       Team                           Time

1          WILD Kirsten                           Cylance Pro Cycling   43:57

2          BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling   .st

3          HOSKING Chloe                    Alé Cipollini                 .st

30        KING Danielle                         Cylance Pro Cycling.st

61        JASINSKA Małgorzata           Cylance Pro Cycling.st

67        RATTO Rossella                     Cylance Pro Cycling.st

95        TAGLIAFERRO Marta           Cylance Pro Cycling0:26

 

Stage 2 General Classification:

Rank   Rider                                       Team                           Time

1          SPRATT Amanda                   Orica – Scott               3:34:58

2          ENSING Janneke                   Alé Cipollini                 0:19

3          WILD Kirsten                           Cylance Pro Cycling0:50

9          KING Danielle                         Cylance Pro Cycling1:00

28        JASINSKA Małgorzata           Cylance Pro Cycling1:47

50        RATTO Rossella                     Cylance Pro Cycling2:33

63        BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling3:07

76        TAGLIAFERRO Marta           Cylance Pro Cycling3:39

 

Stage 2 Points Classification:

Rank   Rider                                       Team                           Points

1          HOSKING Chloe                    Alé Cipollini                 18

2          KITCHEN Lauren                    WM3 Energie              14

3          WILD Kirsten                           Cylance Pro Cycling   12

7          BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling   8

14        KING Danielle                         Cylance Pro Cycling   2

Cylance Pro Cycling Announce 2017 Santos Women’s Tour Roster

The Cylance Pro Cycling women's team, fresh off their recent training camp in Cambrils, Spain, will start their second season in Adelaide, Australia for the 6th edition of the Santos Women’s Tour.  This women's edition of the Tour Down Under starts January 14th and concludes on January 17th.

Returning to the UCI Women’s WorldTour peloton for 2017, Cylance Pro Cycling will debut their 2017 cycling kit on the roads in Australia for the first race of the year.

 "After a fantastic training camp in Spain, I am excited to start the 2017 season.  The women have been preparing for the year ahead, and it will be nice to get it started in Australia" says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.

The Cylance Pro Cycling roster for the Santos Women’s Tour includes 2017 additions to the team: Kirstin Wild, Dani King (4th overall in 2016), Jasinska Malgorzata, and Marta Tagliaferro, as well as returning stand outs: Rossella Ratto and Rachele Barbieri.

The 2016 edition of the Santos Women’s Tour saw the race elevated to UCI 2.2 status and and it will maintain its UCI status for 2017. The race begins in Hahndorf for a 106.5km stage that will end in Meadows for what should be a reduced bunch sprint. On stage 2 the race again sees the women tackle the same course used for the men’s People’s Choice Classic a total of 14 times for 32.2KM in East End, Adelaide. The race continues on stage 3 from Tanunda to Lyndoch for 92.4KM with 2 KOM points that could prove decisive. The Santos Women’s Tour finishes up on January 17th with stage 4, an over one hour criterium race in Victoria Park, just east of Adelaide’s city center.

You can follow the race using the official hashtag: #TDUWomens, and by following Cylance Pro Cycling on twitter: @CylanceCycling.

Performance Energy Company GLUKOS Announces Sponsorship Of Cylance Pro Cycling Teams

GLUKOS To Provide Hydration, Energy And Recovery Nutrition In 2017

GLUKOS Energy announced today their global sponsorship with the Cylance Pro Cycling Women's World Tour and Continental Men's Teams as official hydration and nutrition partner. GLUKOS will provide riders with their entire line of sport energy and recovery products including all-natural energy drink mix, gels, tablets, gummies, protein drink mix and protein bars to fuel rider performance and recovery as they tackle a challenging 2017 cycling schedule.

Cylance Pro Cycling selected GLUKOS to fuel their athletes because of its superior performance and taste over other sports nutrition brands. "We are excited to have GLUKOS on board for the 2017 cycling season.  We are excited to experience first-hand the performance benefits of using GLUKOS," said Manel Lacambra, Cylance Pro Cycling Women Team Director. "Our riders love the fact the GLUKOS contains no artificial ingredients and provides clean, simple energy."

The partnership comes at an exciting time for GLUKOS as the company continues to receive accolades from both the media and consumers alike as the best new product in sports nutrition.

GLUKOS founder Mark Jensen, a former collegiate runner and Ironman competitor, realized there was a gap in the energy product market.  This led him to extensive research and development to find the optimum source of energy that was both healthy and effective for athletes. GLUKOS is similar to an IV because it contains the same basic ingredients, including water, glucose and electrolytes, like potassium and sodium.  Glucose is the only fuel the human body can use to produce natural energy. Other energy products on the market contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which creates lactic acid and triglycerides in the muscles that hurt performance and recovery, caffeine, which artificially increases the heart rate and causes dehydration, and artificial sweetener.

This past April, GLUKOS also launched its groundbreaking protein bars and powders, which deliver protein into the bloodstream faster and more effectively than any product in the crowded protein market. Constructed with high-quality whey protein isolate, GLUKOS' protein bars and powders utilize Glucose – the "good" sugar – and contain no sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweetener, color or flavoring.

"Working with Cylance Pro Cycling gives us the opportunity to fuel athletes who compete at the very top of their sport across the globe with the cleanest and quickest energy and recovery products available," said Mark Jensen, GLUKOS Founder. "Between the hours of training, travel and racing, these riders will have an advantage over the competition as GLUKOS provides optimal fuel and recovery both on and off the road."

GLUKOS is available in six energy products, including gels, powders, tablets, gummies and bars and two protein products including a powder and bar. GLUKOS is available in sports specialty retail stores across the country for athletes that want to perform at their optimum levels while competing.  Learn more about GLUKOS Energy at glukosenergy.com.

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Announces 2017 Men’s Roster

Cylance-Incycle presented by Cannondale, will race as Cylance Pro Cycling in 2017 and beyond. In the spirit of equality and unity, the men and women will race together under one name. With powerful teams showcased worldwide, Cylance Pro Cycling will continue to inspire and have a positive impact on and off the bike. 

The strengthened 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling men’s team, through exceptional skills, tenacity, and diversity, is equipped for all terrains, courses, and conditions. “Going into 2017, I believe we have a great blend of youth and experience.” says Hilton Clarke, Director Sportif.  The vision is to assist the riders to reach their goals through the power of team, wisdom of experience, and focus on development.

“Our team is balanced with all disciplines and talent.  The roster will be successful at all Pro Road Tour calendar events” continues Clarke.  Through strong mentorship and opportunity, the team will be use teamwork to develop, grow, and attain results.  Cylance Pro Cycling is stacked with the power to not only win races, but also to inspire each other and the community.  

Cylance Pro Cycling announces the 2017 men’s roster:
Andres Diaz (COL)
Orlando Garibay (MEX)
Hunter Grove (USA)
Eric Marcotte (USA)
Karl Menzies (AUS)
Kyle Murphy (USA)
Scott Law (AUS)
Bryan Lewis (USA)
Justin Williams (USA)
Cameron Wurf (AUS)

Not only will the women’s and men’s teams be united by name, they will also share the same message to growth the sport of cycling and inspire achievement worldwide.  As the men’s team will be a strong North American force, the women’s team will maintain their presence as one of the top UCI Women’s World Tour programs.  With an expansive program, and ten different countries represented across both teams, it will be an exciting year for Cylance Pro Cycling.

Please follow along both the men’s and women’s team at @CylanceCycling and Cylance Pro Cycling for the latest news and daily updates. #bringthegreen

 

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Full 2017 Roster

Southern California became a hub of activity for the Cylance Pro Cycling as title sponsor Cylance® Inc welcomed the 2017 women’s roster to its Global HQ located in Irvine, CA for a pre-season team camp. This exceptional time was spent without bikes and brought the women from seven different countries to one location for an action-packed week of new sponsor introductions and team-building exercises.

With the core mission of the camp being time with Cylance and valuable educational sessions with new 2017 equipment sponsors, there was also ample time for team-building adventures. Sight-seeing, whale watching and a high ropes course challenge encouraged trust, camaraderie and communication. Relaxation and team bonding happened during a full team manicure/pedicure session prior to attending an executive dinner. 

During the dinner, Cylance Pro Cycling was able to learn about the company, its core values, as well interact with executives. The following day, in a relaxed and fun question and answer session, the athletes were able to share personal stories while employees were able to better get to know each individual.

As the excitement continues to build for the 2017 season, Cylance Pro Cycling is ready to announce the final new addition, Marta Tagliaferro, to the team. Known for her crafty lead-out and warrior mindset, Tagliaferro, 27 of Italy, will be a pivotal piece to the team’s overall success. “Tagliaferro is a tremendous bike racer with great abilities to navigate in any sprint finish. We are lucky to have her experience and strength on the team” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.   

Cylance Pro Cycling proudly confirms its returning riders, completing the 2017 roster.  Returning riders include: Rossella Ratto, Rachele Barbieri, Krista Doebel-Hickok, Alison Tetrick, and Erica Zaveta.  With the women’s team roster now complete, it is clear that Cylance Pro Cycling is continuing to provide opportunities and a platform to grow women’s cycling worldwide.  

Cylance Pro Cycling proudly announces its complete women’s roster for 2017:

Kaitie Antonneau (USA)

Rachele Barbieri (ITA)

Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA)

Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP)

Malgorzata Jasinska (POL)

Dani King (GBR)

Willeke Knoll (NED)

Joelle Numainville (CAN)

Rossella Ratto (ITA)

Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)

Alison Tetrick (USA)

Kirsten Wild (NED)

Erica Zaveta (USA)

 

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

Web: cylanceprocycling.com

#bringthegreen #inspiretoachieve

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Adds Multi-Discipline Cannondale Talent Kaitie Antonneau To 2017 Roster

Irvine, CA. – November 4, 2016 - Cylance Pro Cycling, an Inspired Sports team, announced today the addition of Kaitie Antonneau to the Cylance Pro Cycling roster for the 2017 road season.  Already a successful Cannondale cyclocross athlete for the past six years, Antonneau’s addition to the Women’s World Tour team is a natural step in her evolution as a talented multi-discipline rider while also providing her the opportunity to continue to ride Cannondale.  

Known for her power and tenacity, Antonneau has achieved impressive results worldwide in both road and cyclocross disciplines.  A Wisconsin native and only 24 years old, Antonneau has raced bikes for 14 years. Recently finishing her degree in Exercise Science, Antonneau is now able to focus solely on racing.  “Antonneau has a wide range of abilities to use on any terrain and is already a great part of the Cannondale family,” said Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling. 

Antonneau illustrated her unique capacity to shine both on road and dirt consistently throughout 2016. She won a stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic, was the top USA finisher in the Cyclocross World Championships, and delivered a solid 2nd place finish at the Valkenburg Cyclocross World Cup.  Antonneau is also a three-time winner of the U23 National Road Championships as well as a multi-time collegiate national champion.  Fresh into the 2017 cyclocross season, Antonneau has won Rochester CX and the Trek CXC Cup. She also had a solid podium finish in the Jinglecross World Cup race.

 “With a roster of talented athletes and unique personalities, Kaitie is an ideal fit for Cylance Pro Cycling,” says Jonathan Geran, Director of Sports Marketing for Cannondale. “We can’t wait to see Kaitie and the team racing the Woman’s World Tour in 2017.”

In their ongoing support for the growth and promotion of women's cycling, Cannondale and Cylance Pro Cycling are a perfect team.  The addition of Antonneau to the team speaks to Cylance Pro Cycling’s encouragement of athletes seeking to achieve their multi-disciplinary goals, while Cannondale continues to showcase the power of bikes on all terrains.

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

Web: cylanceprocycling.com

Alison Tetrick on Transitioning from Racing to the Off-Season with RPM2

For the past seven weeks, Alison Tetrick has been performing an exercise protocol designed by RPM2 to help monitor and address her recovery from a serious injury that significantly affected her symmetry between her right and left legs. Today Alison checks in to discuss what changes when an athlete transitions between the race season and the off-season:

Transitioning from a race season to the off season is a relief for some, and also a bit daunting.  You have to process your year, and also be able to analyze all the ups and down that are entailed.  In cycling, we go up up up, and we sure can fall down!  This year was full of so much racing and also some pretty brutal crashes.  My body is now just trying to sort out the damage and also repair, recover, and get ready for next year.  

 
Looking at Alison's Knee Extension history graph from the RPM2 app we can see how injury and recovery affect riders throughout the season.

Looking at Alison's Knee Extension history graph from the RPM2 app we can see how injury and recovery affect riders throughout the season.

Coming home after a full year of racing, the first think you do is get to all the doctors and medical appointments you need.  I can fit my RPM2 routine into now my normal protocol of checking on the injuries and also getting prescribed treatments to help balance my body out.  The RPM2 exercises will help initiate new strength and balance without as much intensity and hours on the bike.  I will also be going to physical therapy for my shoulder as well as getting some of the connective tissues worked on from the broken ribs.  This year was a painful, but also so beautiful.  I can still feel all those races in my body so I am excited to watch the healing and recovering begin to get even more out of my mind, body, and new found balance next year.

Alison on the podium as the most aggressive rider in the Emakumeen Bira Stage Race.

Alison on the podium as the most aggressive rider in the Emakumeen Bira Stage Race.

Alison will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media, while RPM2 will continue to work with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

Cylance Pro Cycling Signs Joëlle Numainville and Announces Return of Sheyla Gutiérrez

Cylance Pro Cycling adds to their diverse and powerful roster with the signing of Joëlle Numainville.  Numainville will join a stacked squad of talented riders, including the return of Sheyla Gutiérrez.  With the continued fortification of the team, Cylance Pro Cycling will target global success.

Known for her fast finishes and overall capabilities, Numainville, 29, from Canada, brings additional firepower to the 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling roster.  Numainville represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games and has been Canadian National Road Race and Time Trial Champion as well as Pan American Champion.  Her incredible all-around capabilities are evident in her ability to find the podium at a variety of the world’s hardest races such as Tour of Flanders, Tour de l’Ardeche, Philadelphia Cycling Classic, Winston-Salem Classic and GP Pluoay.  Numainville worked with Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling previously and knows that a solid team environment contributes to success.  

Sheyla Gutiérrez, 22, had a successful inaugural season with Cylance Pro Cycling in 2016.  “It was her first year as a professional at this high level, and she continued to improve all year” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.  Using her bold character and fearless form, Gutiérrez found steady results across the UCI Women’s World Tour Calendar.  Gutiérrez wrapped up the season as the 2nd overall U23 rider in Women’s World Tour rankings.  She also finished off her campaign with an 8th place at the elite UCI World Championship Road Race.  With consistent opportunity as a supported rider, Gutiérrez will be one to watch as she develops into one of the best riders in the world.    

With the completion of the UCI World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Cylance Pro Cycling showed they have solid sprinting power enlisted for the 2017 season with three riders in the top 10.  It was a close finish, which showed Cylance Pro Cycling latest signing, Kirsten Wild, securing the silver medal in the road race. Numainville finished 9th place, just behind Gutiérrez.  By investing in current riders and augmenting the roster with additional horsepower, Cylance Pro Cycling will be able to achieve results and inspire growth for women’s cycling worldwide. 

The Week That Was - № 1

Cylance Pro Cycling Welcomes Latest Edition to Women's World Tour

It is an exciting week for women’s cycling as the official announcement of a 2017 women’s version of the Amstel Gold Classic was made.  This will make a full Spring Classic calendar between Tour of Flanders and Fleche Wallone.  Cylance Pro Cycling manger, Giana Roberge offered her insight to this monumental moment,  “As I stood on the start line at the inaugural women's World Cup in Sydney Australia I got goose bumps ... history was being made.   And now, almost two decades have gone by, and women will finally be able to race the complete Ardennes Classics.  In my book being able to race the Ardennes classics is truly a bench mark of the evolution of women's racing.  The scope of women's racing now encompasses almost every race of the men's schedule, and we at Cylance Pro Cycling are matching the development step by step.  It is a long time coming, but it has arrived.  We are poised to strike incredulous amazement in the hearts of the spectators of the famous Ardennes classics - women can race as hard, as passionately and as dedication as men.   A true showcase of the sport - equal on both side.  It feels so good - we have arrived.”  Cylance Pro Cycling is looking forward to racing these classics with vigor and focus.  

Rachele Barbieri Takes Red Hook Criterium Victory

It what is proving to be one of the most thrilling venues for fixed gear bike racing, the Red Hook Criterium series are taking the world by storm.  Rachele Barbieri, U23 European Scratch champion, just secured her 2nd Red Hook Criterium victory, from Barcelona to her most recent win in Milano.  Known for the technical racing, and of course no brakes on the bike, Barbieri is enjoying showcasing her track savvy skills on the downtown road circuits.  “I am very happy to race at Red Hook Criterium, because it is amazing! Everything is beautiful, from the racers, to the fans, to the organization! It is all so fun” says Barbieri.  

Alison Tetrick Tackles the Challenging Levi's Gran Fondo in Support of the King Ridge Foundation

As the season winds down, Alison Tetrick is still riding hard for a cause.  Over the weekend, Tetrick set a record speed and her sixth overall win at Levi’ Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa, California.  More notable than her fast pace, is the over $1,000 dollars she raised for the Cancer Support Community of the Bay Area in partnership with the King Ridge Foundation.  The next day she rode with PabLove Across America, but more on that next week!   

Valentina Scandolara Takes a Trip Back in Time at Italy's L'Eroica Ride

Even though Cylance Pro Cycling raced Strade Bianche on the UCI Women’s World Tour this year, Vale Scandolara took a different perspective of these fabled roads again over the weekend.  Scandolara tackled the 209 kilometers of L’Eroica in Chianti while enjoying the scenery, views, and history.  In an event that capitalizes on the value of the passion and grit of cycling in years past, Scandolara embraced the true beauty of cycling with “heaps of amazing people met, wonderful emotions, and lots of gravel roads and old bikes”.  Sounds like great fun! Where will your next cycling adventure take you?

Cylance Pro Cycling In the News

In speaking to Ella CyclingTips on the phone, Wild said that the idea of transferring to an American team was sparked during the Amgen Women’s Tour of California this year. “I very much liked the idea of racing in the US,” Wild said. “I can’t quite put my finger on it but I think it’s very cool. The Tour of California this year was such a cool experience.” Wild will continue to race mostly in Europe, but she does hope to explore some of the American criterium scene.

In speaking to Ella CyclingTips on the phone, Wild said that the idea of transferring to an American team was sparked during the Amgen Women’s Tour of California this year.

“I very much liked the idea of racing in the US,” Wild said. “I can’t quite put my finger on it but I think it’s very cool. The Tour of California this year was such a cool experience.”

Wild will continue to race mostly in Europe, but she does hope to explore some of the American criterium scene.

Cylance said in a release that they value DeChambeau's analytical approach to the game.  Similarly, he likes their groundbreaking approach to the artificial intelligence world.  Cylance was already in the world of sports, dealing mostly in cycling sponsorships.  Now they have added one of the brightest young stars in golf to their roster.  DeChambeau had a banner 2015.  In addition to capturing the U.S. Amateur, he won the NCAA Championship as a member of the Southern Methodist University golf team. 

Cylance said in a release that they value DeChambeau's analytical approach to the game.  Similarly, he likes their groundbreaking approach to the artificial intelligence world. 

Cylance was already in the world of sports, dealing mostly in cycling sponsorships.  Now they have added one of the brightest young stars in golf to their roster. 

DeChambeau had a banner 2015.  In addition to capturing the U.S. Amateur, he won the NCAA Championship as a member of the Southern Methodist University golf team. 

Jasinska, 32, a Rio Olympian for Poland, has been multi-time National Champion in both the time trial and road race and is a strong stage racer. She began the year with a stage win at the Gran Prix San Luis Femenino in Argentina. She has spent the last three years with the Alé Cipollini team. “Jasinska is a rider that can win races and this season she had good results at the most important races during the whole year. She is very close to the very top level and we believe next season she will reach it,” said sport director Manel Lacambra.

Jasinska, 32, a Rio Olympian for Poland, has been multi-time National Champion in both the time trial and road race and is a strong stage racer. She began the year with a stage win at the Gran Prix San Luis Femenino in Argentina. She has spent the last three years with the Alé Cipollini team.

“Jasinska is a rider that can win races and this season she had good results at the most important races during the whole year. She is very close to the very top level and we believe next season she will reach it,” said sport director Manel Lacambra.

Deignan is also surrounded by a strong team, comprising British national champion Hannah Barnes, Alice Barnes, Dani King, Laura Massey, Annasley Park, Abby-Mae Parkinson and Eileen Roe. Dani King, and sisters Alice and Hannah Barnes will provide other options for the road race win. “In the women’s squad, we’ve got some real high-calibre contenders with a couple of riders having the capability to be competitive in a sprint finish scenario,” said Dyer

Deignan is also surrounded by a strong team, comprising British national champion Hannah Barnes, Alice Barnes, Dani King, Laura Massey, Annasley Park, Abby-Mae Parkinson and Eileen Roe.

Dani King, and sisters Alice and Hannah Barnes will provide other options for the road race win.

“In the women’s squad, we’ve got some real high-calibre contenders with a couple of riders having the capability to be competitive in a sprint finish scenario,” said Dyer

Team USA for the elite women’s road race Allie Dragoo (TWENTY16 Ridebiker) Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) Amber Neben (Astana BEPINK) Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) Carmen Small (Cylance Pro Cycling) Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank)

Team USA for the elite women’s road race
Allie Dragoo (TWENTY16 Ridebiker)
Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
Amber Neben (Astana BEPINK)
Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare)
Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM)
Carmen Small (Cylance Pro Cycling)
Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank)

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Alison Tetrick and RPM2 Look at Standing Force and How Injuries Can Impact Symmetry

Throughout the 2016 season, Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. A previously sustained injury had not prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until the use of RPM2 demonstrated a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

For the past several weeks Alison has been completing specific exercises designed to record her symmetry and range of motion, with the hope of improving her fitness in her dominant leg while also bringing her injured leg into better symmetry. The RPM2 insole power meter and app allowed us to track her progress while she participates in the protocol and we asked Alison to share her experience:

Although the exercises are not too draining, the feeling when completing them is dependent on the training or racing or injury from that day.  It was beneficial to get into a routine to complete the exercises, and after a few weeks of not doing the exercises, I have felt some detraining in the flexibility and strength.  I think it has been useful to remind by body to engage some muscles and balance that it hasn't for several years.

It is interesting to see my injured leg catching up with the strength and flexibility of my dominant leg.  A graph to note (see below) is the standing force graph.  You can see where I was making improvements but then crashed on my right side (injured side).  With broken ribs and an injured shoulder, it was difficult to have the same amount of force placed on the right.  My dominant side became much more dominant as I healed.  Through continuing the exercises, I was able to recover and re-engage my injured side to return to pre-crash force and start making improvements again.

We will be working with RPM2 in the following weeks to fully evaluate the data we’ve collected throughout the duration of this exercise protocol; while we can’t predict what the data will say, Alison benefits from the accuracy of RPM2’s software that will allow the team and Alison to better understand how she can continue to help her body recover from these injuries.

The completion of entire exercise protocols will provide the makers of RPM2 a pool of data, that is being captured by all manner of athletes, who take part in all types of sports. This data will provide a window into how range of motion can change over time through targeted exercises.

Alison will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media, while RPM2 will continue to work with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

Cylance Pro Cycling Grows 2017 Roster with Malgorzata Jasińska and Willeke Knol

Continuing to grow the overall depth of the team, Cylance Pro Cycling has added Willeke Knol and Malgorzata Jasińska to the 2017 roster.  With Knol and Jasińska, Cylance Pro Cycling will build on the foundation of solid teamwork set in place in the 2016 season, adding versatility and consistency for a successful combination.

Malgorzata Jasińska, 32, a Rio Olympian for Poland, has been multi-time National Champion in both the time trial and road race.  This season, she began with an impressive victory at the Tour de San Luis Gran Prix in Argentina.  “Jasińska is a rider that can win races and this season she had good results at the most important races during the whole year.  She is very close to the very top level and we believe next season she will reach it” explains Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling.  With a consistent and aggressive style of riding, Jasińska has proven she has the ability to be a factor in every race she competes in next year.

At 25 years of age, with six years of professional riding under her belt, Willeke Knol of the Netherlands has competed in almost every race around the world.  “She is a very good team player and will be a great support for Cylance Pro Cycling.  Willeke has a lot of experience supporting Kirsten (Wild) in the sprints and will be important in this role in 2017,” states Lacambra.  Known for her tremendous teamwork, notable determination, and infectious positivity, Knol will be a true asset to Cylance Pro Cycling’s success in 2017. 

Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to provide opportunities for all riders to be able to accomplish their goals.  Through the additions of Knol and Jasińska, the team is building a platform to effectively inspire achievement around the world.

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Adds British Olympian and World Champion Dani King to 2017 Roster

Building on the success of its inaugural year, Cylance Pro Cycling is pleased to announce the addition of former British Olympian and World Champion, Dani King to the 2017 roster. 

At just 25, King has already been a 3x World Champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the team pursuit, as well as National Champion in the individual pursuit. At the London Olympics in 2012, King set a world record with Great Britain’s team pursuit squad.  Because of her services to cycling, King was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire and given the Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in 2013.  In 2014 King shifted her focus to road racing, not only showing incredible promise, but has also become known for being an invaluable teammate with a determined work ethic. In 2016, King won the London Red Hook Criterium and the QOM jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under.  King demonstrated consistently throughout the year her versatility and ability to perform under pressure.

"King rode at a high level the whole season and showed her talent. Her track curriculum is great and we believe she will continue to improve with more opportunities down the road. We will see her succeed even more.” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling women’s team.  In joining Cylance Pro Cycling, King will continue to expand her potential while adding to the depth of the team.

Already having accomplished so much in her cycling career, Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to give King the opportunity to continue to make an impact and inspire people worldwide.  Cylance Pro Cycling is dedicated to building a successful women’s cycling team that can be role models and inspire others to achieve. 

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

Range of Motion and Symmetry in the Ankle Joint with RPM2 and Alison Tetrick

Throughout the 2016 season, Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. A previously sustained injury had not prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until the use of RPM2 demonstrated a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

This week we are taking a look specifically at Alison’s range of motion and symmetry in her ankle joints. Even though the ankle is the pivotal to all leg movements, the joint’s importance is often overlooked; our ankles must quickly absorb force and then prepare for the following movement.

At the beginning of the RPM2 protocol, Alison’s ankle flexion measured an average of 28 degrees and 21 degrees for her left and right foot, respectively.  Alison used RPM2‘s revolutionary insole to capture ankle flexion range of motion by performing heel raise exercises. Over time these exercises will provide the ankle joint the nutrition and health they need and while we don’t expect to see a drastic improvement, after a week of repeated exercising Alison’s range of motion for ankle flexion (heel raises) did increase (34 degrees and 35 degrees for left and right foot, respectively), as seen below.

Alison Tetrick Week 1 Ankle Flexion

Alison Tetrick Week 2 Flexion

Dorsiflexion, or ankle extension, is a common ankle limitation. The RPM2 protocol for Alison was developed to measure both flexion and extension to ensure complete joint health. Extension in the ankle joint is measured by completing a toe raise. Alison’s range of motion during week one measured 27 degrees for her left foot and 24 degrees for her right foot. As mentioned earlier, we don’t expect to see major improvements after only a week and fatigue can often skew results from one day to the next (a topic we discussed earlier in the year). Her range of motion at the end of the following week is below and demonstrates some improvement in the left foot only.

Alison Tetrick Week 1 Ankle Extension

Alison Tetrick Week 2 Ankle Extension

The completion of entire exercise protocols will provide the makers of RPM2 a pool of data, that captured by all manner of athletes, who take part in all types of sports.  This data will provide a window into how range of motion can change over time through targeted exercises.

Alison will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media, while RPM2 will continue to work with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

 

Former World Champion and Rio Olympian, Kirsten Wild Signs with Cylance Pro Cycling for 2017 Season

In its mission to continue to grow women’s cycling worldwide, Cylance Pro Cycling is thrilled to announce the signing of Kirsten Wild for 2017.  After previously making a winning combination with Cylance Pro Cycling Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra, Wild returns to work with her former DS and will increase the depth and experience of Cylance Pro Cycling. 

Kirsten Wild is one of the most accomplished women in professional cycling known for her powerhouse sprint. “To have the best sprinter in the world,” added Lacambra, “will be a great advantage to bring success at the races next season. Her experience will help our young riders to continue their development in sport. We are very pleased to have her with us.” 

Wild, 33, from the Netherlands, has twice represented her country in the in Olympics where she raced team pursuit in London 2012 and the omnium in Rio 2016. Having raced professionally since 2006, she has amassed numerous titles and podium finishes in road, track and team time trial events at National, European, and World Championships including the 2015 Scratch World Championship.

Wild is also a force to be reckoned with in all road disciplines. With her team in 2016, Wild won impressive UCI stages around world, including Ladies Tour of Qatar, Energiewacht Tour, Amgen Tour of California, Women’s Tour de Yorkshire Race and Prudential RideLondon Classique. 

This is the first step in bolstering the 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling team with amazing talent and provide opportunities for riders to be inspired to achieve their goals while inspiring communities worldwide.

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling