Cylance Pro Cycling Active on Two Continents - Announces Pajot Hills Classic Roster

Photo Dan Munson

Photo Dan Munson

This past weekend saw both the Cylance Pro Cycling men’s and women’s teams in action and finding success. In Europe the women’s team put together a strong result at the Women’s WorldTour event, Gent Wevelgem, while, in the US, both the men and women took on the American Racing Calendar event, San Dimas Stage Race.

Sheyla Gutiérrez Top 10 in UCI Women’s WorldTour Gent Wevelgem

Photo: VeloFocus

Photo: VeloFocus

The fourth round of the Women’s WorldTour, Gent-Wevelgem is often called the sprinters' classic due to its flat finishing terrain, its early-season date means riders are often tested by wind and rain, as well as several climbs, including two ascents of the steep and fully cobbled Kemmelberg. The terrain and conditions proved to be divisive once again as it took a full team effort to ensure our strongest riders were in position for the final kick to the line. "The team rode strong together,” added Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra. “Jasi [Małgorzata Jasinska] did great work for Sheyla [Gutiérrez] in the final!" With Jasi looking after Sheyla in a reduced bunch sprint (where she finished 10th), Sheyla was able to prove once again that she is one of the most consistent riders this Spring season.

Krista Doebel-Hickok Takes Two Stages and Overall at San Dimas Stage Race

Photo: Dan Munson

Photo: Dan Munson

Krista Doebel-Hickok used this past weekend’s San Dimas Stage Race to prove that she is currently one of the strongest riders on domestic soil. Krista set the tone on stage 1 by taking the uphill time trial by over a minute over her second place rival, enough to ensure she wouldn’t have to work much to secure the overall jersey over the following two stages. However, Krista wasn’t satisfied with resting on her laurels and stormed ahead of the field in the stage 2 sprint finish with a fist in the air. When the weekend was over Krista had single-handedly secured two stage victories, the Queen of the Mountain’s Polka Dot Jersey, and the Race Winner’s Yellow Jersey. Talk about Bringing the Green!

Kyle Murphy Sets Fastest Time up Glendora Mountain Road Taking Stage One Victory in San Dimas Stage Race

Photo: Dan Munson

Photo: Dan Munson

The Cylance Pro Cycling Men’s team finished up their residency in California with last weekend’s San Dimas Stage Race. In the final race before the team begins the UCI America’s Tour Calendar with Joe Martin Stage Race, the men’s team followed up on Krista’s success in San Dimas by taking the Stage 1 uphill time trial as well. Kyle Murphy set the fastest time on the day, three seconds ahead of his nearest rival, on his disc equipped Cannondale SuperSix Hi Mod Evo bike. The team survived a brutal onslaught of attacks on stage two to carry the leader’s jersey into the final day, however on stage 3 the men weren’t able to close a gap to a small break up the road and the team would slip to 4th overall. Kyle would keep his King of the Mountains jersey to go with his stage one victory making the race a success despite the heartbreak on the final stage. Up next is the Joe Martin Stage Race where the team will again tackle a stage one uphill time trial and an opportunity for redemption.

Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Roster for Belgian Semi-Classic Pajot Hills Classic

Photo: VeloFocus

Photo: VeloFocus

The 2017 edition of the Pajot Hills Classic will be the second ever edition of this Belgian Semi-Classic. In the first edition, our own Alison Tetrick was the first rider to animate the race with a strong solo attack that set the stage for a difficult race. Rossella Ratto was our top finisher in 2016 and the team will be looking to continue their success in what is sure to be a similar finish to the recent Gent Wevelgem race last weekend where a reduced peloton will sprint it out for victory.


Cylance Pro Cycling for 2017 Pajot Hills Classic:

Sheyla Gutiérrez

Małgorzata Jasinska

Dani King

Joëlle Numainville

Rossella Ratto

Marta Tagliafero


Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Trofeo Alfredo Binda Roster

Photo: Brian Hodes

Cylance Pro Cycling women’s team will take the start line for the third UCI Women’s World Tour event of 2017, Trofeo Alfredo Binda, in Cittiglio, Italy, on Sunday, March 19th.  Known for being one of the hilliest one-day races on the calendar, the women will tackle steep climbs over Cunardo and Orino before finishing up the hill into Cittiglio.    


Returning to the roster for this event after a period of rest are Dani King (GBR) and Małgorzata Jasińska (POL).  Joining them is Rossella Ratto (ITA), Marta Tagliaferro (ITA), Sheyla Gutiérrez (ESP), and Joelle Numainville (CAN).  This strong team will tackle the challenging climbs, and have options for the select group approaching the fast finish.

“This race is always hard with the many climbs, and suited for a strong rider.” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.  “We will be able to be active in the race and try our best for a good team result.”

To be able to represent our sponsors worldwide is an incredible opportunity.  As the a portion of the women’s team was racing in Holland, Krista Doebel-Hickock (USA) took on the Tour de Murrieta to win the time trial and the overall race. As the team races around the world, the athletes inspire each other and us to achieve.

To be able to represent our sponsors worldwide is an incredible opportunity.  As the a portion of the women’s team was racing in Holland, Krista Doebel-Hickock (USA) took on the Tour de Murrieta to win the time trial and the overall race. As the team races around the world, the athletes inspire each other and us to achieve.


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.


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

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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!


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:

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling


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Krista Doebel-Hickok wins Hill Climb Championships; Carmen Small top ten at Tour of Norway

In a tremendous weekend for Cylance Pro Cycling, Krista Doebel-Hickok won the U.S. National Hill Climb Championship as Carmen Small placed top ten in UCI Ladies Tour of Norway.

For Doebel-Hickok, the hill climb victory was a sweet reward after a season that sustained injuries, including a broken collarbone.  The race traveled up Pike Peak where the start line is located at 9,390 ft and the finish line is 156 turns, 12.42 miles later, with an average grade of 7%, and a gain in altitude of 4,725 ft to conclude at 14,115 ft. Doebel-Hickok made the climb in 1h 25m, and took the pro women’s title, becoming Cylance Pro Cycling’s first United States national champion of the 2016 season.


Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                       Time

1          KRISTA DOEBEL-HICKOK   Cylance Pro Cycling                  1:25:26.82 

2          BREANNE NALDER            Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling  02:05  

3          MARGOT CLYNE                  Groove Subaru Excel Sports    03:41

After a grueling three-day UCI stage race in Norway, Cylance Pro Cycling’s newest rider—U.S. Time Trial National Champion, Carmen Small—finished 6th in GC. Small finished 9th on Stage 1, 17th on Stage 2 and 6th on Stage 3, which resulted in 6th overall.

Stage 3 saw the peloton cover 115.8 km with 2 sprints and 2 QOM competitions. The Cylance Pro Cycling team were quick to attack early and often, however we had little success early on. Always looking to get away from the bunch, Doris Schweizer made a solo bid to get away 14 km into race, but the race was neutralized only seconds after her attack; the race ambulance was back with an earlier crash and the peloton was traveling unprotected.

After 11km of neutralized racing, the race was back on at 26km and over the first QOM the pace at the front split the peloton into three groups, with many riders never making it back into the lead group.

The second time up the QOM the peloton was again reduced to around 25 riders before three riders, including our Carmen Small were able to establish a solid break. Carmen's group was eventually brought back in and the second group on the road bridged back to peloton making a lead group of about 50 riders.

Coming into the finishing circuits, seven riders went clear on second last lap. Carmen was joined by a strong contingent of riders including the race leader, Lucinda Brand. The group of seven managed to stay away until the finish with Anouska Koster (Rabo-Liv) taking the win. Carmen Small would finish the stage 6th and move into 6th place overall with Lucinda Brand (Rabo-Liv) keeping her leader’s jersey.

“Race was good overall,” added Carmen, “but things got confusing in the finish with some riders sprinting and others expecting another lap. I really wanted it to stay away so I was the only non-Rabobank rider pulling. I'm disappointed because I felt really good today and wanted to win.”

"My team rode great again. They were always riding together and communicating well. We were in ever move and for sure the most aggressive team.  Rossella and Rachele helped me with the intermediate springs. The girls have a lot of fight; I just wish I could have delivered a result.”


Stage 3 Results:

Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                                               Time

1          KOSTER Anouska                  Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team            2:45:48

2          MOBERG Emilie                    Hitec Products                                                st

3          SIGGAARD Christina             Team BMS BIRN86                                        st

6          SMALL Carmen                      Cylance Pro Cycling                                       0:04

32        GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla              Cylance Pro Cycling                                       0:30

34        RATTO Rossella                     Cylance Pro Cycling                                       1:26

59        BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling                                       3:10

60        SCHWEIZER Doris                Cylance Pro Cycling                                       3:10

DNS    TETRICK Alison                      Cylance Pro Cycling


Final General Classification:

Rnk     Rider                                       Team                                                               Time

1          BRAND Lucinda                     Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team            6:54:36

2          DE JONG Thalita                    Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team            0:45

3          KOSTER Anouska                  Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team            st

6          SMALL Carmen                      Cylance Pro Cycling                                       1:04

36        RATTO Rossella                     Cylance Pro Cycling                                       3:38

39        GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla              Cylance Pro Cycling                                       4:34

56        BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling                                       13:20

61     SCHWEIZER Doris                Cylance Pro Cycling                                         17:51