Cylance Pro Cycling sent their top sprinters to Oklahoma early for the Oklahoma City Pro/Am race weekend as a tune up before the next round of the Pro Road Tour, the St. Francis Tulsa Tough. Scott Law (AUS) and Justin Williams (USA) were the team’s lone representatives in OKC over three days of racing and made the most of their time together with Justin taking the victory on both the Day 1 and Day 3. Scott just missed the podium on Day 2, coming in fourth. It was a successful three days of racing for the dynamic sprinting duo.
"OKC was the perfect way to kickstart an action packed couple of months,” reported Scott. “Justin and I went into the 3 days of racing with the mindset of rebooting our racing form and also having some fun. This attitude worked so well that we came away with two wins, two top 10 placings and the proper kick to be ready for the second half of the season."
Justin and Scott will join up with the rest of the team this week ahead of Friday’s Blue Dome Criterium, the first stage of the 2017 St. Francis Tulsa Tough, looking to continue their recent success.
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Alison Tetrick Sets New Course Record at 2017 Dirty Kanza 200
Alison Tetrick (USA) took her road racing fitness from the Pan Am Championships and Amgen Tour of California and took it to the gravel roads of Kansas at the iconic 206 mile gravel race, the Dirty Kanza. Alison rode a Cannondale Slate, which is a gravel specific bike with the famous Lefty fork offering her 30mm of travel to absorb the rough terrain. The Dirty Kanza is known as one of the most difficult days on the bike as it tests all factors of endurance and strength. Alison won the Dirty Kanza 200 to be labeled the Queen of the Kanza in dramatic sprint finish. On her way to winning the title of Kanza royalty, Alison set the course record by over 30 minutes with a time of 11:40:41.
“The Dirty Kanza is one of my new favorite cycling events” says Alison. “It pushed me passed any physical limits I had set previously, and I was able to enter a new frontier of where I could take my bike, body, and mind. I loved the challenge of the race and had complete faith in my equipment. It was a pure race against myself, so I am happy with my result because I know I gave it my best effort and I do love being queen for a year.”
The Dirty Kanza was a great addition to Alison’s race program this year and it was made possible through our sponsors such as Cannondale, Lezyne, Chamois Butt’r, and Speedplay. Look for Alison back on the road at the USA Pro National Championships.
Bryan Lewis Takes Final Day of Johnson City Omnium, Securing Overall Race Victory
Bryan Lewis (USA) was also getting valuable racing at the Johnson City Omnium ahead of the the team’s next block of racing. The Omnium included a time trial, a road race, and a downtown criterium. Bryan showed his good form and consistency each day as the race progressed. Bryan won the final stage, which also gave him enough points to secure the overall win.
“I had a great time repping the Cylance colors at the Johnson City Omnium.” said Bryan. “It had some hard course with some big time riders which made it a battle, but super fun. I was happy with how the road race and time trial went, but most pleased by taking the win in the downtown criterium after the rain delay. You have to love the Cannondale High Mod Disc when it gets wet out! It has been a long march back from my broken shoulder at Chico, but it’s safe to say everything is firing on all cylinders as I get ready to join up with the team at Tulsa and then North Star!”
We are happy to have Bryan recovered and looking forward to the second half of the season. Bryan will be joining the team at the next Pro Road Tour event, St. Francis Tulsa Tough.
Get ready to cheer on Cylance Pro Cycling #bringthegreen all over the world as the women are racing in Great Britain at the OVO Energy Women’s Tour and the men tackle St. Francis Tulsa Tough.