In 2016 Scott Law, then with Australian development team Subaru NSWIS, came agonizingly close to winning the overall jersey at Tulsa Tough, and he hasn’t forgotten about that moment since. Tulsa Tough is one of the premier events for the top sprinters on the North American calendar and is an important part of the Pro Road Tour. Scott still felt the burn from 2016 and was motivated to achieve victory at this prestigious event in 2017, representing Cylance Pro Cycling.
"Tulsa left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth,” explained Scott, “after coming so close to the overall win but losing it on a technicality last year..”
Cylance Pro Cycling team returned to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2017 and with their support, Scott Law won the fast sprint to the line on night one with teammate Justin Williams sharing the podium with him on the third step.
For the rest of the weekend the Cylance Pro Cycling team rallied around their sprinter, who would just miss the top step on the following two nights coming in second each night. “We came away with the overall victory,” continued Scott. “A stage win, two 2nd places and a 3rd which was a fantastic result for the team. Once it was all said and done on Sunday, I knew that it wasn't my win. It was Bryan, Hunter, Karl, Justin and Orlando's win. They were the ones laying it all out on the roads each day and giving me the best shots to get the victory. I really can't thank them enough for giving me the opportunity to stand on the top step."
As the team looks forward to the next test, Scott was able to step back and appreciate his accomplishment. “This year for me it was a means of redemption to prove that I was literally Tulsa tough.”
Up next, Cylance Pro Cycling team visits the Minneapolis/St. Paul region for the North Star Grand Prix, the next event on the Pro Road Tour calendar. This race contains six stages over five days of racing including three criteriums, two road races, and a short time trial. In 2016, the team won two stages and achieved a 3rd place en route to winning the overall points jersey. The team is motivated to have a strong showing in Minnesota this week.
Cylance Pro Cycling for North Star Grand Prix:
Alison Tetrick 3rd at Mighty Mighty Tour de Nez
After racing on the gravel roads of Kansas, Alison Tetrick (USA) is finding her road legs again over the weekend in Nevada. Alison placed 3rd in the famous downtown Reno criterium, The Mighty Tour de Nez. The Tour de Nez is known for a punchy climb and a corkscrew downhill sprint finish with the streets lined with fans and local support.
The following day, Alison secured the district time trial championships, taking place over 40 kilometers on the high Sierra roads of Loyalton, California.
“It was fun to return to skinny tires and my Evo to get some speed back in my legs for the next couple of races.” says Tetrick. “It was a shock to the system after Kanza, but I am happy to be back on the road and racing. I might have carried my belt buckle with me everywhere, though.”
Cylance Pro Cycling Animates England at OVO Energy Women’s Tour
The Cylance Pro Cycling women finished five days of racing the OVO Energy Women’s Tour in Great Britain. The race was the next World Tour event, and the team secured a top 10 general classification with Dani King (UK). Dani continues to impress with her ability to find success on all terrain and animate the race. The team rode strong each day as Rossella Ratto (ITA) and Małgorzata Jasinska (POL) were consistently in the important breaks and moves to assist in the team’s overall success. The OVO Energy Women’s Tour was one of the hardest editions yet, and was excellent preparation for the team leading into the Giro Donne.
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