The Week That Was - № 1

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?

Cylance Pro Cycling In the News

In speaking to Ella CyclingTips on the phone, Wild said that the idea of transferring to an American team was sparked during the Amgen Women’s Tour of California this year. “I very much liked the idea of racing in the US,” Wild said. “I can’t quite put my finger on it but I think it’s very cool. The Tour of California this year was such a cool experience.” Wild will continue to race mostly in Europe, but she does hope to explore some of the American criterium scene.

In speaking to Ella CyclingTips on the phone, Wild said that the idea of transferring to an American team was sparked during the Amgen Women’s Tour of California this year.

“I very much liked the idea of racing in the US,” Wild said. “I can’t quite put my finger on it but I think it’s very cool. The Tour of California this year was such a cool experience.”

Wild will continue to race mostly in Europe, but she does hope to explore some of the American criterium scene.

Cylance said in a release that they value DeChambeau's analytical approach to the game.  Similarly, he likes their groundbreaking approach to the artificial intelligence world.  Cylance was already in the world of sports, dealing mostly in cycling sponsorships.  Now they have added one of the brightest young stars in golf to their roster.  DeChambeau had a banner 2015.  In addition to capturing the U.S. Amateur, he won the NCAA Championship as a member of the Southern Methodist University golf team. 

Cylance said in a release that they value DeChambeau's analytical approach to the game.  Similarly, he likes their groundbreaking approach to the artificial intelligence world. 

Cylance was already in the world of sports, dealing mostly in cycling sponsorships.  Now they have added one of the brightest young stars in golf to their roster. 

DeChambeau had a banner 2015.  In addition to capturing the U.S. Amateur, he won the NCAA Championship as a member of the Southern Methodist University golf team. 

Jasinska, 32, a Rio Olympian for Poland, has been multi-time National Champion in both the time trial and road race and is a strong stage racer. She began the year with a stage win at the Gran Prix San Luis Femenino in Argentina. She has spent the last three years with the Alé Cipollini team. “Jasinska is a rider that can win races and this season she had good results at the most important races during the whole year. She is very close to the very top level and we believe next season she will reach it,” said sport director Manel Lacambra.

Jasinska, 32, a Rio Olympian for Poland, has been multi-time National Champion in both the time trial and road race and is a strong stage racer. She began the year with a stage win at the Gran Prix San Luis Femenino in Argentina. She has spent the last three years with the Alé Cipollini team.

“Jasinska is a rider that can win races and this season she had good results at the most important races during the whole year. She is very close to the very top level and we believe next season she will reach it,” said sport director Manel Lacambra.

Deignan is also surrounded by a strong team, comprising British national champion Hannah Barnes, Alice Barnes, Dani King, Laura Massey, Annasley Park, Abby-Mae Parkinson and Eileen Roe. Dani King, and sisters Alice and Hannah Barnes will provide other options for the road race win. “In the women’s squad, we’ve got some real high-calibre contenders with a couple of riders having the capability to be competitive in a sprint finish scenario,” said Dyer

Deignan is also surrounded by a strong team, comprising British national champion Hannah Barnes, Alice Barnes, Dani King, Laura Massey, Annasley Park, Abby-Mae Parkinson and Eileen Roe.

Dani King, and sisters Alice and Hannah Barnes will provide other options for the road race win.

“In the women’s squad, we’ve got some real high-calibre contenders with a couple of riders having the capability to be competitive in a sprint finish scenario,” said Dyer

Team USA for the elite women’s road race Allie Dragoo (TWENTY16 Ridebiker) Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team) Amber Neben (Astana BEPINK) Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM) Carmen Small (Cylance Pro Cycling) Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank)

Team USA for the elite women’s road race
Allie Dragoo (TWENTY16 Ridebiker)
Megan Guarnier (Boels Dolmans Cycling Team)
Amber Neben (Astana BEPINK)
Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare)
Alexis Ryan (Canyon-SRAM)
Carmen Small (Cylance Pro Cycling)
Lauren Stephens (Team TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank)

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