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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

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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 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 Ronde van Drenthe Roster

Cylance Pro Cycling heads to the cobbled roads of Netherlands for the next round of the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar, Ronde van Drenthe on March 11th.  The one day 138.3k classic consists is notable for it’s small roads, cobble sectors, and the 20% ascent of the Vamburg.  The following day, the team will race again on similar roads at Drentse Acht van Westerveld.

After a strong showing in the Spring Classics already, Cylance Pro Cycling will be bringing a solid and motivated squad to the startline.  Kirsten Wild (NED) and Willeke Knol (NED) will race on home roads and will use experience to make calculated efforts in the race.  Joining the Dutch riders will be Sheyla Guiterriez (ESP), Marta Tagliaferro (ITA), Joelle Numainville (CAN), and Rachele Barbieri (ITA).  

"The Drenthe races are spectacular and very special," said Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra. "They are long races with hard cobble sections, wind, narrow roads, and the infamous Vamberg climb. We will try to do our best to fight against the top teams in the World and play our cards to achieve a good result ."

Ronde van Drenthe Roster

Kirsten Wild (NED)

Willeke Knol (NED)

Sheyla Guiterriez (ESP)

Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)

Joelle Numainville (CAN)

Rachele Barbieri (ITA)

 

Cylance Pro Cycling’s Sheyla Gutiérrez Wins Le Samyn des Dames

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Cylance Pro Cycling continued the classics campaign with Samyn des Dames, a 100.5km race in Belgium from Quaregnon to Dour. The elements played a key role on the 25.1km Dour Circuit as cobbles, mud, wind and rain ensured the entire peloton would be tested.  Each lap offered four pavé sectors that constantly split the field.

Attacks went early and often before the first pavé sector, but all were reeled back in by the peloton. The peloton was strung out single file through the cobbles with many riders dropped in small groups as it began to rain. “For today's race we had a few different cards to play and the plan was to go for the win,” added Director Sportif Manel Lacambra, “and that’s what the girls did.”

With 2 laps of the circuit remaining, Sheyla joined the definitive break of five riders with Amy Pieters (Boels-Dolmans), Romy Kasper (Ale-Cippolini), Tiffany Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM), and Jessy Druyts (Sport Vlaanderen-Etixx) quickly gaining 30” on the field as the rest of the Cylance Pro Cycling team worked to cover any attempts to bring them back. “When we saw that Sheyla was in this break,” continued Manel, “we knew this was a very good situation for us because we had a very good card to play up front, and still we had some different cards with Kirsten and the rest of our strong team in the field.” The gap continued to grow as the peloton suffered from lack of cohesion with Sheyla’s group gaining over 1’30” on the field with 40km remaining.

Photo: VeloFocus

The wind and rain continued to challenge the chasing peloton but the rest of Cylance Pro Cycling continued to work together  and cover attacks as they trusted Sheyla in the break.  It became obvious that the break would last to the line, and the break continued to attack each other into the ultimate kilometers.  Sheyla beat Pieters in a two-rider sprint taking the team’s 4th win of the season.

“At the final the other girls behind just needed to cover all of the attacks from other teams,” said Manel, “and in front Sheyla did an amazing job winning the final sprint, but the team was awesome.” Jasi and Kirsten came through in the second and third groups for 8th and 11th respectively on the day, proving that it was indeed the strength of the entire team that ensured Sheyla would take the victory. “I'm super impressed with my performance,” added Sheyla after the race, “but I've worked hard for it, so I'm enjoying the classics!”

Photo: VeloFocus

This victory was extra special for Manel; “this victory make us very proud because she is one of our younger riders and we are very happy to see her progression with Cylance Pro Cycling everyday.”

 

Results Le Samyn des Dames (1.2)

Rnk Rider                                    Team                                               Time

1       GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla           Cylance Pro Cycling                    2:40:21

2       PIETERS Amy                     Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team       st.

3       CROMWELL Tiffany           Canyon SRAM Racing                    0:02

8       JASINSKA Małgorzata        Cylance Pro Cycling                    1:53

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Earns Strong Results in Women’s WorldTour Debut - Set for Training Camp in Big Bear, CA

Cylance Pro Cycling tackled races worldwide this last week from Belgium to Northern California.  The UCI European Women’s calendar officially began with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad while men and women squads raced the Chico Stage Race.

At Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, a chaotic and dramatic race unfolded with the lead group constantly attacking and shuffling, finished with Dani King and Sheyla Guiterriez both placing in the top 10.  The following day, the team lined up at Spar Omloop Hageland, where Kirsten Wild sprinted to 7th place after the team rode an aggressive and active race. The women of Cylance Pro Cycling showed their depth and capability to perform on some of the world’s most difficult courses.  

Constantly setting the bar high, Manel Lacambra says he is “proud of the way the team worked together and always fought hard.”  Dani King says she is “satisfied with the first two Spring Classics and the start to 2017 with Cylance Pro Cycling” but excited for more racing to come.  The women’s team will next race Le Samyn Dames in Belgium before heading to Italy for  Strade Bianchi, the first race of the 2017 UCI Women’s World Tour Calendar.

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The Chico Stage Race offered the USA based men and women of Cylance Pro Cycling the ability to test their legs in four stages of racing.  Following a circuit race and 90 mile road race involving 2 long gravel sectors, Alison Tetrick raced to a 3rd place in the time trial on Stage 3, which secured a top 5 overall.  “Being from Northern California, I consider Chico my hometown race, and I loved racing with my team there.  The race offers four great stages and something for everyone.  I was happy to return to racing after finishing last year injured.  It was fun being there with the men’s team and I was impressed by their drive and positivity.  We all raced hard, and got some good laughs in too” explains Tetrick.  The men’s team rode cohesively through the difficult terrain and conditions.  They remained focused after some bad luck and just fell short of a podium in the technical downtown Chico criterium.  

The men of Cylance Pro Cycling will now head to team camp in Big Bear Lake from March 3rd to March 12th.  “After going to Chico Stage Race with a chance to gain some race rhythm with little pressure for results,” added Men’s Sport Director Hilton Clarke. “I'm really excited to get the whole team together. Going up to Big Bear and sleeping up in elevation we have a chance to make gains leading into our first major races of the season.” There will be a scheduled public group ride on March 5th from Incycle Bicycles in San Dimas.  Stay tuned for more roster announcements and race reports.

 

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

All Photos: Brian Hodes - veloimages.com

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)

 

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Twitter: @cylancecycling

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#bringthegreen #inspiretoachieve

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Signs Joëlle Numainville and Announces Return of Sheyla Gutiérrez

Cylance Pro Cycling adds to their diverse and powerful roster with the signing of Joëlle Numainville.  Numainville will join a stacked squad of talented riders, including the return of Sheyla Gutiérrez.  With the continued fortification of the team, Cylance Pro Cycling will target global success.

Known for her fast finishes and overall capabilities, Numainville, 29, from Canada, brings additional firepower to the 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling roster.  Numainville represented Canada at the 2012 Olympic Games and has been Canadian National Road Race and Time Trial Champion as well as Pan American Champion.  Her incredible all-around capabilities are evident in her ability to find the podium at a variety of the world’s hardest races such as Tour of Flanders, Tour de l’Ardeche, Philadelphia Cycling Classic, Winston-Salem Classic and GP Pluoay.  Numainville worked with Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling previously and knows that a solid team environment contributes to success.  

Sheyla Gutiérrez, 22, had a successful inaugural season with Cylance Pro Cycling in 2016.  “It was her first year as a professional at this high level, and she continued to improve all year” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.  Using her bold character and fearless form, Gutiérrez found steady results across the UCI Women’s World Tour Calendar.  Gutiérrez wrapped up the season as the 2nd overall U23 rider in Women’s World Tour rankings.  She also finished off her campaign with an 8th place at the elite UCI World Championship Road Race.  With consistent opportunity as a supported rider, Gutiérrez will be one to watch as she develops into one of the best riders in the world.    

With the completion of the UCI World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Cylance Pro Cycling showed they have solid sprinting power enlisted for the 2017 season with three riders in the top 10.  It was a close finish, which showed Cylance Pro Cycling latest signing, Kirsten Wild, securing the silver medal in the road race. Numainville finished 9th place, just behind Gutiérrez.  By investing in current riders and augmenting the roster with additional horsepower, Cylance Pro Cycling will be able to achieve results and inspire growth for women’s cycling worldwide.