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!

 

Kirsten Wild, Cylance Pro Cycling, Win Final Stage of Santos Women’s Tour

Cylance Pro Cycling Leaves Stage Race with Two Stage Wins a Podium and Third Overall

 The final day of the Santos Women's Tour cranked up the temperature with a blistering Australian summer afternoon on a short 1.2-kilometer course. The course allows for great crowd spectating, and is always a fan favorite, even in the heat of the evening. At the beginning of the race, a few riders tried to break free of the peloton, but were brought back quickly. The peloton closed any gap before anything dangers could be established. 

 Cylance Pro Cycling was diligent in covering any race moves as Jasi, Rossella, and Dani followed the animated race attentively as they had been doing the whole race. As the stage neared the finish, the pace increased dramatically, and it was headed towards a fast bunch finish. As young Italian rider Rachele Barbieri shadowed sprint powerhouse, Kirsten Wild, Marta Tagliafero launched an incredible lead out to deliver Wild once again first over the line. This was Kirsten's second win of the four-stage tour, and third time on the podium, as she secured a 2nd place in Stage 3. With solid representation during the entire race, Wild finished 3rd overall in General Classification.

 

“I’m happy with a second victory,” Kirsten had to say after the race. “And to be 3rd overall in the Tour Down Under took such great teamwork from Cylance Pro Cycling!”

  "I am very happy with the team's performance in Australia. It was the first race of the year, with new riders, and the team worked well together." says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif. "I know this team has the ability to do great things all year long. The most important part of the team is enjoying what we are doing and starting the season with success. This gives us motivation to continue to work hard to find even more victories."

 Up next for the team is the one day Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race in Victoria, Australia on Saturday, January 28th.

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Goes 1-2 in Adelaide

Photo: Bart Hazen

Kirsten Wild wins stage 2 of Santos Women’s Tour, Rachele Barbieri places second

It might look easy, but it wasn’t.
— Kirsten Wild

The 2017 Santos Women’s Tour in Australia once again played host to the season premiere of Cylance Pro Cycling. Going into the four-stage race the team circled stage two as the day we could put everything we worked on in training camp together and put a Cylance Pro Cycling Rider on the top step of the podium.

Coming into stage two the team was motivated by Dani King’s strong result on stage one, placing fifth on the difficult 106.5km stage. The team built a plan for the 14 lap 32.2km course that would give Kirsten Wild the best chance to take win. “The plan going into stage two,” added Dani, “was that Kirsten was going to go for the first sprint and suss it out then I’d go for the intermediate and try to get a couple of seconds. Then all for Kirsten in the end.”

The Peloton would tackle the People’s Choice Classic 2.3km circuit for 14 laps, with key intermediate sprints throughout the stage and bonus seconds available on the line.

Going into first intermediate sprint no attacks had established themselves, despite the pace not being high enough to sting out the bunch. True to plan, Kirsten had a go at the first sprint, placing 3rd behind Chloe Hosking (Ale-Cippolini).

Photo: Bart Hazen

It wasn’t until nine laps to go that a group of six riders could manage a gap on the field, though their freedom was short lived. A counter attack by High5 Dream Team neutralized the six-rider break with a Emily Roper (High5 Dream Team) going solo with 7 laps to go; she would be quickly joined by two riders with the small group clinging onto a 4” gap

The bell for second intermediate sprint ensured the break would be absorbed as quickly as it had formed. This time it was Dani’s turn to go for the bonus seconds. “I tried the first one,” added Kirsten, “but I didn’t want to put too much energy into it since the stage win is cooler. For Dani, it’s really good to take some seconds in the GC.” Dani would go on to take 3rd in a very close sprint behind Lauren Kitchen (NSWIS Sydney Uni).

With four laps to go, the race would see its final attempt to put a break up the road as Orica-Scott, United Healthcare, Ale Cippolini, and High5 Dream Team each put one rider up the road, only to again be out done by the final intermediate sprint. Dani would take more crucial bonus seconds placing third in the final intermediate sprint.

Orica-Scott held the peloton together going into the bell lap, however, “the lead out didn’t come out as we planned but we stayed so close together,” said Kirsten. “I was together the whole time with Marta Tagliaferro and Dani King in the final. In the end, I just went my own way.”

“We planned with Rachele on me,” Kirsten added, “and she finished second. It’s awesome.” “We worked so well as a team,” continued Dani, “I cannot believe we ended up with first and second. You know we’ve only been together for one race and already it feels like such an amazing team.”

Stage 3 of the Santos Women’s Tour is the final real opportunity to upset the general classification, where Kirsten Wild currently sits in third place, 50” behind race leader Amanda Spratt (Orica-Scott).

Stage 2 Results:

Rank   Rider                                       Team                           Time

1          WILD Kirsten                           Cylance Pro Cycling   43:57

2          BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling   .st

3          HOSKING Chloe                    Alé Cipollini                 .st

30        KING Danielle                         Cylance Pro Cycling.st

61        JASINSKA Małgorzata           Cylance Pro Cycling.st

67        RATTO Rossella                     Cylance Pro Cycling.st

95        TAGLIAFERRO Marta           Cylance Pro Cycling0:26

 

Stage 2 General Classification:

Rank   Rider                                       Team                           Time

1          SPRATT Amanda                   Orica – Scott               3:34:58

2          ENSING Janneke                   Alé Cipollini                 0:19

3          WILD Kirsten                           Cylance Pro Cycling0:50

9          KING Danielle                         Cylance Pro Cycling1:00

28        JASINSKA Małgorzata           Cylance Pro Cycling1:47

50        RATTO Rossella                     Cylance Pro Cycling2:33

63        BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling3:07

76        TAGLIAFERRO Marta           Cylance Pro Cycling3:39

 

Stage 2 Points Classification:

Rank   Rider                                       Team                           Points

1          HOSKING Chloe                    Alé Cipollini                 18

2          KITCHEN Lauren                    WM3 Energie              14

3          WILD Kirsten                           Cylance Pro Cycling   12

7          BARBIERI Rachele                Cylance Pro Cycling   8

14        KING Danielle                         Cylance Pro Cycling   2

Cylance Pro Cycling Announce 2017 Santos Women’s Tour Roster

The Cylance Pro Cycling women's team, fresh off their recent training camp in Cambrils, Spain, will start their second season in Adelaide, Australia for the 6th edition of the Santos Women’s Tour.  This women's edition of the Tour Down Under starts January 14th and concludes on January 17th.

Returning to the UCI Women’s WorldTour peloton for 2017, Cylance Pro Cycling will debut their 2017 cycling kit on the roads in Australia for the first race of the year.

 "After a fantastic training camp in Spain, I am excited to start the 2017 season.  The women have been preparing for the year ahead, and it will be nice to get it started in Australia" says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif.

The Cylance Pro Cycling roster for the Santos Women’s Tour includes 2017 additions to the team: Kirstin Wild, Dani King (4th overall in 2016), Jasinska Malgorzata, and Marta Tagliaferro, as well as returning stand outs: Rossella Ratto and Rachele Barbieri.

The 2016 edition of the Santos Women’s Tour saw the race elevated to UCI 2.2 status and and it will maintain its UCI status for 2017. The race begins in Hahndorf for a 106.5km stage that will end in Meadows for what should be a reduced bunch sprint. On stage 2 the race again sees the women tackle the same course used for the men’s People’s Choice Classic a total of 14 times for 32.2KM in East End, Adelaide. The race continues on stage 3 from Tanunda to Lyndoch for 92.4KM with 2 KOM points that could prove decisive. The Santos Women’s Tour finishes up on January 17th with stage 4, an over one hour criterium race in Victoria Park, just east of Adelaide’s city center.

You can follow the race using the official hashtag: #TDUWomens, and by following Cylance Pro Cycling on twitter: @CylanceCycling.

Performance Energy Company GLUKOS Announces Sponsorship Of Cylance Pro Cycling Teams

GLUKOS To Provide Hydration, Energy And Recovery Nutrition In 2017

GLUKOS Energy announced today their global sponsorship with the Cylance Pro Cycling Women's World Tour and Continental Men's Teams as official hydration and nutrition partner. GLUKOS will provide riders with their entire line of sport energy and recovery products including all-natural energy drink mix, gels, tablets, gummies, protein drink mix and protein bars to fuel rider performance and recovery as they tackle a challenging 2017 cycling schedule.

Cylance Pro Cycling selected GLUKOS to fuel their athletes because of its superior performance and taste over other sports nutrition brands. "We are excited to have GLUKOS on board for the 2017 cycling season.  We are excited to experience first-hand the performance benefits of using GLUKOS," said Manel Lacambra, Cylance Pro Cycling Women Team Director. "Our riders love the fact the GLUKOS contains no artificial ingredients and provides clean, simple energy."

The partnership comes at an exciting time for GLUKOS as the company continues to receive accolades from both the media and consumers alike as the best new product in sports nutrition.

GLUKOS founder Mark Jensen, a former collegiate runner and Ironman competitor, realized there was a gap in the energy product market.  This led him to extensive research and development to find the optimum source of energy that was both healthy and effective for athletes. GLUKOS is similar to an IV because it contains the same basic ingredients, including water, glucose and electrolytes, like potassium and sodium.  Glucose is the only fuel the human body can use to produce natural energy. Other energy products on the market contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, which creates lactic acid and triglycerides in the muscles that hurt performance and recovery, caffeine, which artificially increases the heart rate and causes dehydration, and artificial sweetener.

This past April, GLUKOS also launched its groundbreaking protein bars and powders, which deliver protein into the bloodstream faster and more effectively than any product in the crowded protein market. Constructed with high-quality whey protein isolate, GLUKOS' protein bars and powders utilize Glucose – the "good" sugar – and contain no sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweetener, color or flavoring.

"Working with Cylance Pro Cycling gives us the opportunity to fuel athletes who compete at the very top of their sport across the globe with the cleanest and quickest energy and recovery products available," said Mark Jensen, GLUKOS Founder. "Between the hours of training, travel and racing, these riders will have an advantage over the competition as GLUKOS provides optimal fuel and recovery both on and off the road."

GLUKOS is available in six energy products, including gels, powders, tablets, gummies and bars and two protein products including a powder and bar. GLUKOS is available in sports specialty retail stores across the country for athletes that want to perform at their optimum levels while competing.  Learn more about GLUKOS Energy at glukosenergy.com.

 

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

 

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

 

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:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

Web: cylanceprocycling.com

#bringthegreen #inspiretoachieve

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Adds Multi-Discipline Cannondale Talent Kaitie Antonneau To 2017 Roster

Irvine, CA. – November 4, 2016 - Cylance Pro Cycling, an Inspired Sports team, announced today the addition of Kaitie Antonneau to the Cylance Pro Cycling roster for the 2017 road season.  Already a successful Cannondale cyclocross athlete for the past six years, Antonneau’s addition to the Women’s World Tour team is a natural step in her evolution as a talented multi-discipline rider while also providing her the opportunity to continue to ride Cannondale.  

Known for her power and tenacity, Antonneau has achieved impressive results worldwide in both road and cyclocross disciplines.  A Wisconsin native and only 24 years old, Antonneau has raced bikes for 14 years. Recently finishing her degree in Exercise Science, Antonneau is now able to focus solely on racing.  “Antonneau has a wide range of abilities to use on any terrain and is already a great part of the Cannondale family,” said Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling. 

Antonneau illustrated her unique capacity to shine both on road and dirt consistently throughout 2016. She won a stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic, was the top USA finisher in the Cyclocross World Championships, and delivered a solid 2nd place finish at the Valkenburg Cyclocross World Cup.  Antonneau is also a three-time winner of the U23 National Road Championships as well as a multi-time collegiate national champion.  Fresh into the 2017 cyclocross season, Antonneau has won Rochester CX and the Trek CXC Cup. She also had a solid podium finish in the Jinglecross World Cup race.

 “With a roster of talented athletes and unique personalities, Kaitie is an ideal fit for Cylance Pro Cycling,” says Jonathan Geran, Director of Sports Marketing for Cannondale. “We can’t wait to see Kaitie and the team racing the Woman’s World Tour in 2017.”

In their ongoing support for the growth and promotion of women's cycling, Cannondale and Cylance Pro Cycling are a perfect team.  The addition of Antonneau to the team speaks to Cylance Pro Cycling’s encouragement of athletes seeking to achieve their multi-disciplinary goals, while Cannondale continues to showcase the power of bikes on all terrains.

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

Web: cylanceprocycling.com

Alison Tetrick on Transitioning from Racing to the Off-Season with RPM2

For the past seven weeks, Alison Tetrick has been performing an exercise protocol designed by RPM2 to help monitor and address her recovery from a serious injury that significantly affected her symmetry between her right and left legs. Today Alison checks in to discuss what changes when an athlete transitions between the race season and the off-season:

Transitioning from a race season to the off season is a relief for some, and also a bit daunting.  You have to process your year, and also be able to analyze all the ups and down that are entailed.  In cycling, we go up up up, and we sure can fall down!  This year was full of so much racing and also some pretty brutal crashes.  My body is now just trying to sort out the damage and also repair, recover, and get ready for next year.  

 
Looking at Alison's Knee Extension history graph from the RPM2 app we can see how injury and recovery affect riders throughout the season.

Looking at Alison's Knee Extension history graph from the RPM2 app we can see how injury and recovery affect riders throughout the season.

Coming home after a full year of racing, the first think you do is get to all the doctors and medical appointments you need.  I can fit my RPM2 routine into now my normal protocol of checking on the injuries and also getting prescribed treatments to help balance my body out.  The RPM2 exercises will help initiate new strength and balance without as much intensity and hours on the bike.  I will also be going to physical therapy for my shoulder as well as getting some of the connective tissues worked on from the broken ribs.  This year was a painful, but also so beautiful.  I can still feel all those races in my body so I am excited to watch the healing and recovering begin to get even more out of my mind, body, and new found balance next year.

Alison on the podium as the most aggressive rider in the Emakumeen Bira Stage Race.

Alison on the podium as the most aggressive rider in the Emakumeen Bira Stage Race.

Alison will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media, while RPM2 will continue to work with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

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. 

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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Alison Tetrick and RPM2 Look at Standing Force and How Injuries Can Impact Symmetry

Throughout the 2016 season, Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. A previously sustained injury had not prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until the use of RPM2 demonstrated a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

For the past several weeks Alison has been completing specific exercises designed to record her symmetry and range of motion, with the hope of improving her fitness in her dominant leg while also bringing her injured leg into better symmetry. The RPM2 insole power meter and app allowed us to track her progress while she participates in the protocol and we asked Alison to share her experience:

Although the exercises are not too draining, the feeling when completing them is dependent on the training or racing or injury from that day.  It was beneficial to get into a routine to complete the exercises, and after a few weeks of not doing the exercises, I have felt some detraining in the flexibility and strength.  I think it has been useful to remind by body to engage some muscles and balance that it hasn't for several years.

It is interesting to see my injured leg catching up with the strength and flexibility of my dominant leg.  A graph to note (see below) is the standing force graph.  You can see where I was making improvements but then crashed on my right side (injured side).  With broken ribs and an injured shoulder, it was difficult to have the same amount of force placed on the right.  My dominant side became much more dominant as I healed.  Through continuing the exercises, I was able to recover and re-engage my injured side to return to pre-crash force and start making improvements again.

We will be working with RPM2 in the following weeks to fully evaluate the data we’ve collected throughout the duration of this exercise protocol; while we can’t predict what the data will say, Alison benefits from the accuracy of RPM2’s software that will allow the team and Alison to better understand how she can continue to help her body recover from these injuries.

The completion of entire exercise protocols will provide the makers of RPM2 a pool of data, that is being captured by all manner of athletes, who take part in all types of sports. This data will provide a window into how range of motion can change over time through targeted exercises.

Alison will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media, while RPM2 will continue to work with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

Cylance Pro Cycling Grows 2017 Roster with Malgorzata Jasińska and Willeke Knol

Continuing to grow the overall depth of the team, Cylance Pro Cycling has added Willeke Knol and Malgorzata Jasińska to the 2017 roster.  With Knol and Jasińska, Cylance Pro Cycling will build on the foundation of solid teamwork set in place in the 2016 season, adding versatility and consistency for a successful combination.

Malgorzata Jasińska, 32, a Rio Olympian for Poland, has been multi-time National Champion in both the time trial and road race.  This season, she began with an impressive victory at the Tour de San Luis Gran Prix in Argentina.  “Jasińska 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” explains Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling.  With a consistent and aggressive style of riding, Jasińska has proven she has the ability to be a factor in every race she competes in next year.

At 25 years of age, with six years of professional riding under her belt, Willeke Knol of the Netherlands has competed in almost every race around the world.  “She is a very good team player and will be a great support for Cylance Pro Cycling.  Willeke has a lot of experience supporting Kirsten (Wild) in the sprints and will be important in this role in 2017,” states Lacambra.  Known for her tremendous teamwork, notable determination, and infectious positivity, Knol will be a true asset to Cylance Pro Cycling’s success in 2017. 

Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to provide opportunities for all riders to be able to accomplish their goals.  Through the additions of Knol and Jasińska, the team is building a platform to effectively inspire achievement around the world.

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Adds British Olympian and World Champion Dani King to 2017 Roster

Building on the success of its inaugural year, Cylance Pro Cycling is pleased to announce the addition of former British Olympian and World Champion, Dani King to the 2017 roster. 

At just 25, King has already been a 3x World Champion and 2012 Olympic gold medalist in the team pursuit, as well as National Champion in the individual pursuit. At the London Olympics in 2012, King set a world record with Great Britain’s team pursuit squad.  Because of her services to cycling, King was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire and given the Freedom of the Borough of Eastleigh in 2013.  In 2014 King shifted her focus to road racing, not only showing incredible promise, but has also become known for being an invaluable teammate with a determined work ethic. In 2016, King won the London Red Hook Criterium and the QOM jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under.  King demonstrated consistently throughout the year her versatility and ability to perform under pressure.

"King rode at a high level the whole season and showed her talent. Her track curriculum is great and we believe she will continue to improve with more opportunities down the road. We will see her succeed even more.” says Manel Lacambra, Director Sportif of Cylance Pro Cycling women’s team.  In joining Cylance Pro Cycling, King will continue to expand her potential while adding to the depth of the team.

Already having accomplished so much in her cycling career, Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to give King the opportunity to continue to make an impact and inspire people worldwide.  Cylance Pro Cycling is dedicated to building a successful women’s cycling team that can be role models and inspire others to achieve. 

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

Range of Motion and Symmetry in the Ankle Joint with RPM2 and Alison Tetrick

Throughout the 2016 season, Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. A previously sustained injury had not prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until the use of RPM2 demonstrated a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

This week we are taking a look specifically at Alison’s range of motion and symmetry in her ankle joints. Even though the ankle is the pivotal to all leg movements, the joint’s importance is often overlooked; our ankles must quickly absorb force and then prepare for the following movement.

At the beginning of the RPM2 protocol, Alison’s ankle flexion measured an average of 28 degrees and 21 degrees for her left and right foot, respectively.  Alison used RPM2‘s revolutionary insole to capture ankle flexion range of motion by performing heel raise exercises. Over time these exercises will provide the ankle joint the nutrition and health they need and while we don’t expect to see a drastic improvement, after a week of repeated exercising Alison’s range of motion for ankle flexion (heel raises) did increase (34 degrees and 35 degrees for left and right foot, respectively), as seen below.

Alison Tetrick Week 1 Ankle Flexion

Alison Tetrick Week 2 Flexion

Dorsiflexion, or ankle extension, is a common ankle limitation. The RPM2 protocol for Alison was developed to measure both flexion and extension to ensure complete joint health. Extension in the ankle joint is measured by completing a toe raise. Alison’s range of motion during week one measured 27 degrees for her left foot and 24 degrees for her right foot. As mentioned earlier, we don’t expect to see major improvements after only a week and fatigue can often skew results from one day to the next (a topic we discussed earlier in the year). Her range of motion at the end of the following week is below and demonstrates some improvement in the left foot only.

Alison Tetrick Week 1 Ankle Extension

Alison Tetrick Week 2 Ankle Extension

The completion of entire exercise protocols will provide the makers of RPM2 a pool of data, that captured by all manner of athletes, who take part in all types of sports.  This data will provide a window into how range of motion can change over time through targeted exercises.

Alison will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media, while RPM2 will continue to work with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

 

Former World Champion and Rio Olympian, Kirsten Wild Signs with Cylance Pro Cycling for 2017 Season

In its mission to continue to grow women’s cycling worldwide, Cylance Pro Cycling is thrilled to announce the signing of Kirsten Wild for 2017.  After previously making a winning combination with Cylance Pro Cycling Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra, Wild returns to work with her former DS and will increase the depth and experience of Cylance Pro Cycling. 

Kirsten Wild is one of the most accomplished women in professional cycling known for her powerhouse sprint. “To have the best sprinter in the world,” added Lacambra, “will be a great advantage to bring success at the races next season. Her experience will help our young riders to continue their development in sport. We are very pleased to have her with us.” 

Wild, 33, from the Netherlands, has twice represented her country in the in Olympics where she raced team pursuit in London 2012 and the omnium in Rio 2016. Having raced professionally since 2006, she has amassed numerous titles and podium finishes in road, track and team time trial events at National, European, and World Championships including the 2015 Scratch World Championship.

Wild is also a force to be reckoned with in all road disciplines. With her team in 2016, Wild won impressive UCI stages around world, including Ladies Tour of Qatar, Energiewacht Tour, Amgen Tour of California, Women’s Tour de Yorkshire Race and Prudential RideLondon Classique. 

This is the first step in bolstering the 2017 Cylance Pro Cycling team with amazing talent and provide opportunities for riders to be inspired to achieve their goals while inspiring communities worldwide.

Cycling fans can stay up to date with the Cylance Pro Cycling team at:

Facebook.com/CylanceCycling

Twitter: @cylancecycling

Instagram: @cylancecycling

 

RPM2 Knee Extension Protocol with Alison Tetrick

Throughout the 2016 season Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. The injury hasn’t prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until RPM2 noticed there was a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

This week we are taking a look at Alison’s data from her knee extension exercise. In analyzing her date, RPM2 noticed that Alison’s range of motion improved over the course of the third week of the trial. Though her Average appears to be further apart (most likely due to her 2-hour moderate ride that day), her range of motion increased as seen in the screen shots of the RPM2 app below.

While her overall range of motion has continued to improve, it’s not uncommon for fatigue to draw out differences between left and right legs. You can read more about how fatigue affects symmetry and range of motion on our blog here.

Alison is in the middle of the 30-day testing protocol and will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media. RPM2 will be working with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

Hip Flextion Exercises and Increasing Body Symmetry with RPM2 and Alison Tetrick

Throughout the 2016 season Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. The injury hasn’t prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until RPM2 noticed there was a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

This week we’re looking at one of the most important objective measurements, body symmetry. Body symmetry is important because poor balance can lead to a loss of power output on the bicycle through uneven output and an increased risk of further injury. Getting Alison back into the general norms of side to side equality is the goal of the RPM2 testing protocol.

The foundation for the skeletal system is the interaction between the lower back and the pelvis; all forces on the bike are exchanged between the hips and lower back, so being out of alignment can lead to a loss of force or increased injury risk. Hip alignment is pivotal in reducing these issues. Each day Alison completes a series of hip flexion exercises designed to allow RPM2 to monitor her symmetry between sides as her range of motion increases throughout the protocol.

Alison is already in the middle of the 30-day testing protocol and will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media. RPM2 will be working with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

RPM2 and Cylance Pro Cycling Athlete, Alison Tetrick, Discuss the Effects of Fatigue on Range of Motion and Symmetry

Throughout the 2016 season Cylance Pro Cycling athletes have been conducting product testing for RPM2, along with their traditional power data collection. It was during this product testing that a discrepancy in one of our rider’s results was noticed. The injury hasn’t prevented Alison from becoming a world class professional athlete, so she put it behind her until RPM2 noticed there was a clear difference between her right and left leg symmetry.

As a professional athlete, it is important to note the varying days during testing.  Not only do you need to monitor training and racing schedules, but also fatigue and injuries from crashing.  During completing testing, Alison not only competed in stage races, but also completed hard training days.  It needs to be monitored when these tests occurred to also take note of the generalized fatigue from the racing and training as well as potential injury.  Alison is recovering from a shoulder injury sustained in Norway.  This has impeded her range of motion and thus affecting some of the tests.  The shoulder injury makes it more difficult to balance and also has decreased flexibility and utilization in the arm.  Like most injuries, they do not occur in a closed environment.  With injury also comes other compensating actions that could also change range of motion, flexibility, and force.  It will be interesting to continue to monitor Alison's progress as she gains strength and mobility in her arm and also continues to work on overall balance.

RPM2 is a remote and wearable footbed device initially designed to assess symmetry of athletes. Additionally, RPM2 is the world’s first and only footbed running and cycling power meter. “It is our goal to help athletes achieve higher performance and mitigate injury through proper mechanics, and RPM2 now gives coaches and athletes the ability to augment training to achieve better results”.  

Alison is already in the middle of the 30-day testing protocol and will be sharing some of her exercises on her social media. RPM2 will be working with Cylance Pro Cycling to analyze her results on a weekly basis.

Throughout the month, you can use the discount code “SYMMETRY” (all caps) to receive $25.00 off your order at RPM2.com

 

Cylance Pro Cycling Places 2 in top 15 at WorldTour Crescent Vårgårda Road Race

Cylance Pro Cycling Left the Ladies Tour of Norway with strong results and looking to build on that success in Sweden at the next round of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, the Crescent Vårgårda Road Race and Team Time Trial. The course for the road race suited the classic specialists with four gravel sections and many short climbs, the gravel sections would play a role in defining the race for the peloton.

The 141 kilometers of the race included four 11km laps around Vårgårda followed by a larger 53km loop which featured the gravel sections and another four laps around Vårgårda before the finish. At the completion of the first four local laps the peloton had a deficit of 1:30 on a solo Cervelo-Bigla rider, Nicole Hanselmann. Her lead grew out to over 2 minutes on the bigger loop.

At the second of the gravel sections the peloton was able to bring the solo leader back in, however, once the group was all back together attacks came one after another with Boels-Dolmans patrolling the front. The grave sections proved to animate the race with the peloton seeing splits due to crashes often. Heading into the final gravel section attacks off the front caused a split in the peloton which allowed nine riders to escape off the front. Our leader for the race, Carmen Small, suffered an untimely crash just as the leaders pulled away. “I crashed, but I’m okay,” added Carmen. “The girls did a great job of getting me back; Doris Schweizer was a motor on the front.”

The nine leaders would maintain a 45” gap heading int the four local circuits, however their lead didn’t grow much larger as the break was not keen to work together. Several bridge attempts from the field including from our Sheyla Gutiérrez would prove unsuccessful. On final lap the field split into several groups allowing leaders to hold onto a 30" gap, enough to stay away for the victory; local fan favorite Emila Fahlin of Ale-Cipollini took the top step on the podium, our Carmen Small finished 13th and Sheyla Gutiérrez placed 15th.

“I'm really happy because it was a hard WT race,” added Sheyla. “We had bad luck with the crash of Carmen and the flat from Rachele in the worst moment, but we were there. It's a pitty we couldn't be in the right move, but we tried to bridge to catch them but finally we only could be fighting for the sprint and we arrived with strength enough for it [Carmen placed second in the field sprint]. Next week more!”

 Crescent Vårgårda Road Race Results:

Rnk     Rider                           Team                                                  Time

1          FAHLIN Emilia            Alé Cipollini                                         3:35:31

2          LEPISTÖ Lotta            Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling                  st

3          BLAAK Chantal           Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team          st

13        SMALL Carmen          Cylance Pro Cycling                           0:48

15        GUTIÉRREZ Sheyla  Cylance Pro Cycling                           st

52        RATTO Rossella         Cylance Pro Cycling                           st

79        SCHWEIZER Doris    Cylance Pro Cycling                           4:43

DNF    BARBIERI Rachele    Cylance Pro Cycling                          

Team places 8th in Crescent Vårgårda Team Time Trial


The Cylance Pro Cycling Team piloted their Cannondale Shiv machines to an 8th place performance in the Crescent Vårgårda TTT. United States Time Trial Champion, Carmen Small, led the squad to another strong performance, improving on their effort in the TTT at the Amgen Tour of California. With only the World Team Time Trial Championships in Doha, Qatar remaining on the calendar in the discipline, team director Manel Lacambra was pleased with the team’s improvement; “I’m very proud of my girls, they did a great job today,” he added.

"I am very proud of the effort that the team did in the team time trial,” added Alison Tetrick. “Everyone was motivated to do their best and give everything to the overall result.  A team time trial is a beautiful discipline because it is a purely team driven race.  I am continually inspired by this team and their motivation.  We had fun introducing Rachele to her first TTT, and it was a WWT race nonetheless! Our young team is consistently developing and delivering."

The Team Time Trial World Championships will take place in Doha, Qatar on October 9th over a 40km course starting in the Lusail Sports Complex and finishing in The Pearl Qatar.

 Crescent Vårgårda Team Time Trial Results:

Pos.    Team                                                              Time   DelaySpeed

1          Boels - Dolmans Cycling Team                      51:43               49.307  

2          Cervélo-Bigla Pro Cycling                              52:19   0:36     48.742  

3          Rabobank-Liv Woman Cycling Team             52:59   1:16     48.128  

8          Cylance Pro Cycling                                       54:40   2:57     46.646