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Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Tour of Britain Roster

Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Tour of Britain Roster

Cylance Pro Cycling just completed North America’s hardest stage race, the Tour of Utah and are now headed to the Tour of Britain, a 2.HC eight-day stage race on the European Tour calendar.

"Had a fantastic time at Tour of Utah, especially during the last stage. I got a little crazy out there,  and it felt great! Really looking forward to bringing that attacking style over the pond to the OVO Energy Tour of Britain."

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 Gent-Wevelgem and San Dimas Stage Race Rosters

Cylance Pro Cycling is heading back to Belgium for the iconic Spring Classics of the North, where the team will race Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday, March 26.  This is the fourth UCI Women’s World Tour race on the calendar featuring some of the iconic climbs  and cobbled roads of Flanders Field.  The riders will race up the Kemmelberg, the Monteberg and the Baneberg, all with gradients exceeding 20%.  It is always a challenging race that can select the strongest riders to compete in a sprint finish.    

With plenty of success on the roads of the cobbled classics already, Cylance Pro Cycling will bring young rider Sheyla Guiterriez (ESP), who is showing great consistency in the Spring Classics.  Guiterriez will be joined by Willeke Knol (NED) , Marta Tagliaferro (ITA), Joelle Numainville (CAN), Małgorzata Jasińska (POL), and Rossella Ratto (ITA).  This strong team has options for bunch finishes and hard selective races.   

"We are getting to some of the most exciting races on the calendar," said Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra. "The riders are prepared for these Belgian races and are a great team that works together.  We are ready to give these next races our best"

Gent Wevelgem Roster:

Rossella Ratto (ITA)

Willeke Knol (NED)

Sheyla Guiterriez (ESP)

Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)

Joelle Numainville (CAN)

Małgorzata Jasińska (POL)

After a successful team camp and Tour de Murrieta, the men of Cylance Pro Cycling will compete at San Dimas Stage Race in San Dimas, California.  The 3 day race consists of a decisive hill climb time trial, a undulating road race, and a technical criterium.  

Showing great form at camp, Kyle Murphy (USA) will look to set the tone for the men on the first stage, where he’s had success in previous editions.  In the following stages Scott Law (AUS), who placed second on Stage 2 of Tour de Murrieta, will be a great option for the team, along with notable sprinter, Justin Williams (USA).  They will be  joined by strong teammates Orlando Garibay (MEX), Andres Dias (COL), and Hunter Grover (USA).

“We have a great roster leading into San Dimas Stage Race” says Hilton Clarke, Director Sportif.  “Kyle Murphy is coming in as one of the favorites for the time trial and sprinters Scott Law and Justin Williams are prepped and ready for the fast finishes of Stage 2 and 3.”

Roster for San Dimas Stage Race:

Justin Williams (USA)

Orlando Garibay (MEX)

Andres Diaz (COL)

Hunter Grove (USA)

Kyle Murphy (USA)

Scott Law (AUS)

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Men’s Team to Use Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc Exclusively in 2017

Cylance Pro Cycling Men’s Team to Use Cannondale SuperSix Evo Disc Exclusively in 2017

Cylance Pro Cycling continues to partner with industry leader, Cannondale Bicycles, to further push the limits of technology. Cylance Pro Cycling’s UCI Continental men’s team will race the 2017 season completely on the Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi Mod Disc Framesets. The team will be the only UCI Continental team racing exclusively on disc brake bikes. 

Cylance Pro Cycling Men’s Team Completes Training Camp in Big Bear, CA

Eric Marcotte wins Stage 3 of Tour de Murrieta | Photo: Dan Munson dmunsonphoto.com

Team ends camp on high note with victory in Tour de Murrieta

Cylance Pro Cycling men’s team recently completed a successful altitude training camp at Big Bear Lake, California. Nestled in the mountains at above 6700 feet, this picturesque location offered superb opportunities for team training and product testing. From hard efforts to enjoying the snow, the team finished its final preparation for the 2017 season. 

When technology and innovation matter the most, it is important for the team to work with companies that are passionate about continuing revolutionary progress. Sponsors such as Glukos Energy, Cannondale, and Sugoi Apparel educated the team at the mountain location about products and future research and design.

Photo: Cannondale

The week-long camp was designed by Director Sportif, Hilton Clarke, the intent being to optimize the men’s training and test the limits of both the athletes and the equipment. “We have a great group of riders this year, all of which are talented, motivated, and with diverse experience. I am excited for the season.” says Clarke. Clarke organized drills, from team trial and sprint practice, to motorpacing sustained efforts.

During the first Sunday of camp, the team traveled to Incycle Bicycles in San Dimas to participate in an organized community ride, launching the team and camp with supporters and fans. Cylance Pro Cycling is invested in the cycling community and committed to inspiring people to stay active and join the movement.

Photo: Cannondale

Team camp was concluded successfully at the Tour de Murrieta where the men finished second on Stage 2 with Scott Law narrowly missing the win. Testing his race legs, Marcotte took the team’s second victory of the year at Stage 3 of Tour de Murrieta with an impressive solo win. Teammate Karl Menzies finished 2nd to win the bunch sprint.

With a successful team camp, Cylance Pro Cycling men’s team will race next at the San Dimas Stage Race. Big Bear Lake was the perfect training base for the team to launch into the 2017 season.

Don’t forget to #bringthegreen with Cylance Pro Cycling all year long!

 

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 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

 

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

 

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