Cylance Pro Cycling Welcomes Latest Edition to Women's World Tour
It is an exciting week for women’s cycling as the official announcement of a 2017 women’s version of the Amstel Gold Classic was made. This will make a full Spring Classic calendar between Tour of Flanders and Fleche Wallone. Cylance Pro Cycling manger, Giana Roberge offered her insight to this monumental moment, “As I stood on the start line at the inaugural women's World Cup in Sydney Australia I got goose bumps ... history was being made. And now, almost two decades have gone by, and women will finally be able to race the complete Ardennes Classics. In my book being able to race the Ardennes classics is truly a bench mark of the evolution of women's racing. The scope of women's racing now encompasses almost every race of the men's schedule, and we at Cylance Pro Cycling are matching the development step by step. It is a long time coming, but it has arrived. We are poised to strike incredulous amazement in the hearts of the spectators of the famous Ardennes classics - women can race as hard, as passionately and as dedication as men. A true showcase of the sport - equal on both side. It feels so good - we have arrived.” Cylance Pro Cycling is looking forward to racing these classics with vigor and focus.
Rachele Barbieri Takes Red Hook Criterium Victory
It what is proving to be one of the most thrilling venues for fixed gear bike racing, the Red Hook Criterium series are taking the world by storm. Rachele Barbieri, U23 European Scratch champion, just secured her 2nd Red Hook Criterium victory, from Barcelona to her most recent win in Milano. Known for the technical racing, and of course no brakes on the bike, Barbieri is enjoying showcasing her track savvy skills on the downtown road circuits. “I am very happy to race at Red Hook Criterium, because it is amazing! Everything is beautiful, from the racers, to the fans, to the organization! It is all so fun” says Barbieri.
Alison Tetrick Tackles the Challenging Levi's Gran Fondo in Support of the King Ridge Foundation
As the season winds down, Alison Tetrick is still riding hard for a cause. Over the weekend, Tetrick set a record speed and her sixth overall win at Levi’ Gran Fondo in Santa Rosa, California. More notable than her fast pace, is the over $1,000 dollars she raised for the Cancer Support Community of the Bay Area in partnership with the King Ridge Foundation. The next day she rode with PabLove Across America, but more on that next week!
Valentina Scandolara Takes a Trip Back in Time at Italy's L'Eroica Ride
Even though Cylance Pro Cycling raced Strade Bianche on the UCI Women’s World Tour this year, Vale Scandolara took a different perspective of these fabled roads again over the weekend. Scandolara tackled the 209 kilometers of L’Eroica in Chianti while enjoying the scenery, views, and history. In an event that capitalizes on the value of the passion and grit of cycling in years past, Scandolara embraced the true beauty of cycling with “heaps of amazing people met, wonderful emotions, and lots of gravel roads and old bikes”. Sounds like great fun! Where will your next cycling adventure take you?