Krista Doebel-Hickok 2nd, Eric Marcotte 3rd in McClellan Road Race
Cylance Pro Cycling raced throughout the United Stated States this weekend with three wins and four podium finishes. The Alabama Cycling Classic in Anniston, Alabama, hosts two days of racing, the Sunny King Criterium and the Anniston McClellan Road Race. Both of these events are a part of the Pro Road Tour calendar.
The women’s team was represented by Erica Zaveta (USA) and Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA). With a small and mighty team, After racing the Sunny King Criterium the night before, that was riddled with crashes, Erica dedicated herself to set up talented climber, Krista in the road race. After an early break went, Krista bridged the gap to the riders on the steep climb of Bains Gap. Continuing to show her impressive climbing form, National Hill Climb Champion, Krista won the coveted crown for the Queen of the Mountain on her way to finishing second place on the day.
The men’s race at Sunny King Criterium was decided by a large breakaway that was formed early on and Cylance Pro Cycling had two men represented in the group of ten, Andres Diaz (COL) and Karl Menzies (AUS). With great team tactics and aggressive racing, Karl took 3rd place in a fast sprint finish.
The road race was decided by Kyle Murphy’s (USA) strong climbing as he dictated the pace the first time up the penultimate climb of Bains Gap, shattering the field. The split happened early in the race, and Cylance Pro Cycling was represented by three riders, Kyle Murphy (USA), Eric Marcotte (USA) and Orlando Garibay (MEX).
“Race started, we went straight up a climb, Kyle Murphy just smashed the climb, and the first group was only 23 riders” says Director Sportif, Hilton Clarke. "With one lap to go, Kyle and Orlando sold out for Eric leading into the last climb. Marcotte caught the chase behind two riders and then went straight around them at 500m to go to take third, It was pretty cool to watch!"
Meanwhile in Victorville, California, Alison Tetrick (USA) tackled a local Southern California race, the Victorville Omnium. She made it a hat trick by winning all three stages including a fast time trial, a windy road race, and a sprint finish in the downtown criterium. With three wins and the overall win, Alison definitely showed her power to perform and preparation for the next races.
Look for more Cylance Pro Cycling announcements as the women gear up the Ardennes Week, starting with the iconic Amstel Gold Race, another UCI Women’s World Tour event. We are proud of our team’s efforts around the world as they find success and inspiration in each race and event they attend. Follow the team along as they #bringthegreen to a race near you, @CylanceCycling.