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Cylance Pro Cycling Achieves Two World Tour Podiums at Amgen Tour of California — Cylance Pro Cycling

Cylance Pro Cycling achieved two additional World Tour podiums at the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered by SRAM in the four days of racing.  The team has totaled five World Tour podiums in nine days, including the resounding victory at the Tour of Chongming Island.

The first stage of the Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Women’s Race empowered by SRAM takes the riders around the scenic Lake Tahoe before finishing up the steep incline of the Heavenly Ski Resort.  Alison Tetrick (USA) animated the race early and often, finding herself in a solo breakaway leading into the second major climb.  After she was caught, she continued to attack to keep the race fast and aggressive.  Into the finish, Krista Doebel-Hickok, once again showed her climbing strengths with a 5th place finish up the slopes of the mountain.

The queen stage was conquered on the second day of racing, as the women crested the first climb on Highway 89, which was 6.7 kilometers, within the first 15 kilometers of racing.  The peloton sped down the descent into Diamond Valley with speeds excess of 100 kph.  With echelons and attacks in the flats leading into the penultimate climb, the race was nervous and aggressive.  Kirsten Wild (NED) won the intermediate sprint on the bottom slopes of Kingsbury Grade and set up Doebel-Hickok perfectly to tackle the 13 kilometer climb.  The race shattered on the 40 minute effort as climber Doebel-Hickok crested the mountain in a very select group behind two additional riders.  Teammates Dani King (GBR), Rossella Ratto (ITA), and Jasinska (POL) climbed strongly not far behind.  Doebel-Hickok remained in her group over the climb to finish just behind the two leaders to take third on the stage.

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Justin Williams Takes Two Wins in OKC Pro/Am Ahead of Tulsa Tough Showdown — Cylance Pro Cycling

Cylance Pro Cycling sent their top sprinters to Oklahoma early for the Oklahoma City Pro/Am race weekend as a tune up before the next round of the Pro Road Tour, the St. Francis Tulsa Tough. Scott Law (AUS) and Justin Williams (USA) were the team’s lone representatives in OKC over three days of racing and made the most of their time together with Justin taking the victory on both the Day 1 and Day 3.  Scott just missed the podium on Day 2, coming in fourth.  It was a successful three days of racing for the dynamic sprinting duo.

“OKC was the perfect way to kickstart an action packed couple of months,” reported Scott. “Justin and I went into the 3 days of racing with the mindset of rebooting our racing form and also having some fun. This attitude worked so well that we came away with two wins, two top 10 placings and the proper kick to be ready for the second half of the season.”

Justin and Scott will join up with the rest of the team this week ahead of Friday’s Blue Dome Criterium, the first stage of the 2017 St. Francis Tulsa Tough, looking to continue their recent success.

Cylance Pro Cycling Tulsa Tough Roster:

Orlando Garibay

Hunter Grove

Bryan Lewis

Karl Menzies

Justin Williams

Scott Law

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Redemption for Scott Law as Blue Dome Criterium Victory Propels Him to First Ever Overall Victory at Tulsa Tough — Cylance Pro Cycling

In 2016 Scott Law, then with Australian development team Subaru NSWIS, came agonizingly close to winning the overall jersey at Tulsa Tough, and he hasn’t forgotten about that moment since. Tulsa Tough is one of the premier events for the top sprinters on the North American calendar and is an important part of the Pro Road Tour.  Scott still felt the burn from 2016 and was motivated to achieve victory at this prestigious event in 2017, representing Cylance Pro Cycling.

“Tulsa left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth,” explained Scott, “after coming so close to the overall win but losing it on a technicality last year..”

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Justin Williams Repeats in Uptown Minneapolis Criterium on Stage 4 of North Star Grand Prix — Cylance Pro Cycling

Cylance Pro Cycling rider Justin Williams again assumes the top step in Uptown Minneapolis on stage four of the North Star Grand Prix behind a solid team effort.

With the general classification, the points classification, and the white jersey all in contention on Friday evening, there was a near certainty that the field would never let a break gain any sizable advantage. With six sprints in total affecting all three classifications, the Cylance Pro Cycling team was able to hide for most of the evening while the jersey competitions ignited the race, the biggest change being the overall lead moving onto the shoulders of Ty Magner (Holowesko Citadel).

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Sheyla Gutiérrez Wins 2017 Spanish National Championship and Teammates Shine Worldwide — Cylance Pro Cycling

Cylance Pro Cycling achieved its first National Champion of the year as Sheyla Gutiérrez  wins the Spanish National Championships road race.  It was an emotional win for Sheyla as she crossed the line for an emphatic win.

Having won the U23 title for two years, and finishing 3rd in the elites previously, Sheyla was overjoyed to be crowned national champion.  Sheyla also finished a strong 3rd place in the Spanish National Time Trial Championships.  This is Sheyla’s second win of the year after a strong start to the season at the Spring Classics, but a win she will be reminded of every time she lines up wearing her nation’s national championship jersey at every road race.

“I’m really happy with this title. honestly, I think I really deserved it” explains Sheyla.  “I reach a very high level in the first part of the season but I was crossing a tough moment recently and I was not in good shape. This give me courage again to keep working and achieve again the level.”

“The course really suited my abilities, with a final one kilometre hill that was ideal for a rider with a good kick like me,” said the winner in the aftermath of the race. “I was on a really bad streak but luckily I have been able to overcome everything and triumph”

After winning Le Samyn Dames earlier this year, Sheyla proved her consistency through the season as she worked tirelessly for the team.  Man Lacambra, Director Sportif, took note of Sheyla’s potential as a rider for many years and has been dedicated to the development of the team.  “I am very proud of Sheyla and all her hard work” says Manel.  “This is only the beginning of what she is capable of, and I am happy the team has supported young riders like her to keep getting better.”

Sheyla dedicated the victory to her aunt, who had been suffering from some health issues which made Sheyla rush home from the races to attend to her family. “This victory is for my aunt Begoña. I’m so glad she is alive and well to see me win this,” she said with a tear in her eye.  Sheyla’s first race in her new championship colors will be at the Giro Rosa, where she will be joining 6 of her other teammates for the iconic 10 day race through Italy.

 

Giro Rosa Roster:

Sheyla Gutiérrez  (ESP)

Kirsten Wild (NED)

Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA)

Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)

Rossella Ratto (ITA)

Malgorzata Jasinska (POL)

Dani King (GBR)

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Cylance Pro Cycling Wins at the Giro Rosa and Hunts Wins at BC Superweek, Andersen Banducci Twilight — Cylance Pro Cycling

Cylance Pro Cycling stamped its presence again at the Giro Rosa with a commanding win of Stage 7 by Sheyla Gutiérrez (ESP).  Sheyla crossed the line in full celebration showing her newly minted Spanish National Championship jersey.

It was the seventh day of the ten day tour, and Cylance Pro Cycling already had achieved a 3rd place finish with Kirsten Wild (NED) in a fast sprint finish on the second stage.  But yearning for more results, the team was determined to start the race aggressively, and the first Cylance Pro Cycling rider to establish a small break was Dani King (GBR).  After many more attacks, the break of the day was established with eleven riders including two of the women in green represented with Sheyla and Rossella Ratto (ITA).  With 5 kilometers remaining, it was clear that the break would stay away from the charging peloton.  Rossella was determined to secure  victory for her teammate, Sheyla, and pushed the pace into a fast leadout as Sheyla sprinted to the line in victory ahead of all others.

This win added to the team’s success in the Women’s World Tour, and solidified Sheyla’s first World Tour win.  The team looks to finish the Giro Rosa strongly and continue to find podiums worldwide.

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Groove Ventures LLC Partners with Cylance Pro Cycling — Cylance Pro Cycling

Groove Ventures, LLC is proud to announce its partnership with the nation’s highest ranked cycling team, Cylance Pro Cycling.  Cylance Pro Cycling is comprised of some of the best cyclists in the world, and represents athletes from 13 different countries. Cylance Pro Cycling is both a top women’s World Tour team competing globally, and one of the strongest men’s programs in North America.  Groove Ventures is the creative force behind Groove Life, a breathable silicone ring created with the active person in mind.  Cylance Pro Cycling will wear the innovative rings throughout the year as they race and train around the world.

“By partnering with a professional cycling team, Groove Life continues to show its dedication to innovation and the complete athlete.” Says Groove life founder, Peter Goodwin.

Wearing a ring is a great token of commitment and dedication, but can often be cumbersome during extreme activities.  Groove Life is the world’s first breathable silicone ring.  It is low profile and comes with a lifetime warranty.  Just like the cyclists of Cylance Pro Cycling are dedicated to their sport, Groove Life stands behind its product to withstand all the hard work, playing, and riding their athletes do.  Cylance Pro Cycling has Olympic gold medalists and World Champions excited to wear the Groove Life ring to showcase their commitment.

“The team is proud to wear Groove Life all around the world from races and training, to everyday life.  Being an athlete isn’t just when you are at your event, it is a part of who you are.  We will love wearing these rings on and off the bike.” says Cylance Pro Cycling.

“I’m so excited Cylance Pro Cycling is partnering with Groove Life! We are very active women, often times training and racing in various types of weather conditions. I’m always a bit hesitant to race with my traditional wedding ring on. My Groove Life ring is now the perfect solution. It’s also a fun feature to be able to pick out your favorite color and show a bit of personality! “ explains Cylance Pro Cycling athlete and National Champion, Kaitie Antonneau.

Groove Life and Cylance Pro Cycling are a perfect match as both entities strive to challenge barriers and revolutionize sport and life.  Follow Cylance Pro Cycling @CylanceCycling and watch them rock the Groove Life wherever they are finding success and inspiring us to achieve!

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Cylance Pro Cycling Announces Tour of Britain Roster — Cylance Pro Cycling

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

During Utah, the team road with clear goals in mind to be represented in each breakaway and to ride for general classification as the opportunity was available.  Kyle Murphy showed is climbing form as he moved into 4th in General Classification after the hill climb time trial.  When Murphy lost a bit of time on subsequent stages, it freed him up to ride aggressively in the final stage.  With constant attacks, Murphy animated the race and just fell short of the victory as he was caught in the final meters.

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

Watch the recap of our final stage here:

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Cylance Pro Cycling Announces 2018 Roster — Cylance Pro Cycling

Cylance Pro Cycling is entering its third year as a UCI Women’s World Tour team and continues to build on a strong foundation of success.  The team will maintain its focus on the UCI Women’s World Tour calendar. Team Sports Director and General Manager, Manel Lacambra, is focused on continued growth from the team.

“Next year we have a balanced roster to be competitive all-around” says Director Sportif, Manel Lacambra.  “We have a mission to develop the young riders and in combination with the experienced riders, we will continue to have great success.”

Cylance Pro Cycling is proud to announce the addition of two-time World Champion and one of the winningest cyclists of all time, Giorgia Bronzini.  The Italian sprinter is known for her ability to be successful on many types of terrain.  She has the tenacity to finish on the top step even after some of the world’s most difficult races.  2018 will be a great year for her to use her experience and skill to continue to find success as well as contribute to the development of the team.

“I’m really happy for my choice to join Cylance Pro Cycling” says Bronzini. “I always have seen this team as a good group of people that come to the race always with a smile. I would like to give to the younger girls some of my experience and take a chance to win some races together!”

Known as one of the most dominant American cyclists, Lauren Stephens (USA) is another notable addition to the 2018 roster.  Stephens is known for her time trial strength and won this individual effort at Chrono Gatineau, Thüringen Ladies Tour and Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche.

Stephens and Bronzini will be joined by additional riders, the previous Serbian National Champion, Jelena Eric, current Israeli National Champion, Omer Shapira, and a young promising American rider, Holly Breck.  Breck (USA) has shown a great aptitude for racing, and has represented the USA National Team in Europe.

Returning to the team is the recently crowned Spanish National Champion, Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP). Gutierrez has developed into one of the most consistent Spring Classics riders, and has also won a stage at the Giro and Le Samyn Dames.

“I am so keen for the season ahead. It will be my third year with the team and it’s becoming my second family” explains Gutierrez. “I hope to be in a good level to give back the confidence they put in me.”

Joining Gutierrez will be previous Italian teammates, Rossella Ratto and Marta Tagliaferro.  Ratto (ITA) is a previous World Championship bronze medalist and was on the podium at the Giro dell’Emilia. Tagliaferro (ITA) is a loyal teammate that will be a pivotal piece for the lead out in sprint finishes.

Continuing with another year of multiple disciplines, Kaitie Keough (USA) will return to the team to race for Cannondale on both road and cyclocross.  Already this year, Keough has victories on her Cannondale in cyclocross and enjoys the balance between the dirt and road for an ideal season.  Keough will be joined by renowned climber, Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) as she will continue her third year with Cylance Pro Cycling.

Cylance Pro Cycling has retained a diverse and powerful roster for 2018.  It is thanks to the support of incredible partners dedicated to the development of women’s cycling, such as Cylance Inc., that this next season will have global success and impact in the sport.

“After a year of fantastic achievements, it’s genuinely exciting to see the team add a champion cyclist like Giorgia,” said Stuart McClure, Chairman and CEO at team sponsor Cylance Inc. “These athletes represent the best in both cycling and sportsmanship, and all of us at Cylance are proud to sponsor them in the coming season.”

2018 Roster:

Holly Breck (USA)

Giorgia Bronzini (ITA)

Jelena Eric (SRB)

Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA)

Sheyla Gutierrez (ESP)

Kaitie Keogh (USA)

Rossella Ratto (ITA)

Omer Shapira (ISR)

Lauren Stephens (USA)

Marta Tagliaferro (ITA)

 

 

Follow the team as they head towards 2018 at @CylanceCycling and cheer them on to #bringthegreen around the world and at races near year.

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ASSOS Sponsors Cylance Pro Cycling — Cylance Pro Cycling

Stabio, Switzerland (January 9, 2018) – Technical cycling apparel brand, ASSOS of Switzerland, announces today a partnership with the Cylance Pro Cycling Team. As part of ASSOS’ initiative to further support and promote women in cycling, the two-year sponsorship of the UCI Women’s World Tour Team will include custom apparel kits for all seasons. The commitment to Cylance Pro Cycling marks ASSOS’ first partnership with a women’s pro team. ASSOS will work closely alongside the Cylance Team to capture women’s specific product feedback in the ultimate setting and help drive ASSOS’ women’s product innovation.

“Cylance Pro Cycling represents the best in women’s cycling with riders from five countries. We couldn’t have partnered with a more committed group as our first foray into sponsorship of a women’s pro team,” says Phil Duff, CEO of ASSOS. “This is an exciting development for us as a brand and we’re looking forward to working side – by – side with the team as they help to drive the next generation of our women’s race collection.”

Cylance Pro Cycling kicks off the 2018 season in ASSOS apparel this week at the
Australian Women’s Tour Down Under, wearing the Custom Aero Jersey and laalaLai Shorts. Additional team products will debut in February at Cylance’s team camp in Barcelona, followed by full summer and winter custom kits.

“We have a dedicated and powerful roster heading into 2018,” says Manel Lacambra, Cylance Pro Cycling General Manager. “We are poised for an exciting year and having a strong, first-class brand like ASSOS supporting our team will help us build upon our foundation with products that will perform at the most elite level.” “Having comfortable clothing is a hugely integral part of racing where you’re spending long days in the saddle,” says Giorgia Bronzini, two-time World Champion and 2018 Cylance team rider. “It’s a real honor to be supported by a brand with such an extensive history within cycling apparel and I’m excited to ride in the kit!”

About ASSOS
After more than forty years making apparel for the most passionate cyclists, ASSOS places great emphasis on delighting the rider who lives to push the limits. In 1976, ASSOS of Switzerland was founded by Toni Maier with an unlikely advancement, the first carbon fiber bicycle frame. Whilst endlessly researching aerodynamics on the bike in the wind tunnel, Toni soon came to realize that the clothing the riders were wearing was in fact the main cause of drag. At this point, Toni turned his attention to clothing and invented the first Lycra ® cycling shorts. This invention led
to pro teams paying to wear ASSOS shorts during the Tour de France and to date, ASSOS is proud to have played a role in more than 350 gold medals at world championships and Olympic games.

ASSOS works side by side with suppliers and gathers feedback from its internal test team to produce fabrics that offer optimum comfort for the rider. As a result of its continual investment in R&D the pioneering company is behind additional key innovations that have shaped the evolution of the cycling world and have now become industry standards. These include the first sublimation of a cycling jersey in 1980, the first elastic interface cycling short insert in 2001 and the creation of the fastest bodysuit on earth in 2004.

Today, ASSOS prides itself on supplying total cycling comfort to the top level within competitive cycling through multiple sponsorships of World Tour teams and riders. But away from the medal haul, passionate and ambitious cyclists in more than 30 countries across the globe glean the same benefits from the ASSOS innovation, thanks to the brand’s worldwide distribution via 1,000 independent top bike stores as well as its own boutiques and corporate
online store.