The new Pro Road Tour of USA Cycling started in Anniston, Alabama, at Sunny King Classic that had a criterium on Saturday as well as a road race on Sunday.
After the events this weekend, Oscar Clark and Jessica Prinner lead the men’s as well as women’s list respectively.
In a team press release, Prinner told that this has always been a great feeling to have the first race weekend under your kitty, and even better to have a victory. There are still a whole lot of races yet on the calendar but to have an early lead in the USAC Pro Road Tour is a real bonus. What matters is that they executed as a team that would be a major strength for them down the road. On Saturday, at the Sunny King Criterium, Travis McCabe won the men’s race in a bunch sprint ahead of Michael Hernandez and Aldo Ino Ilesic.
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Great news for the fans of Geraint Thomas & the British cycling world as well- The 28 year old has emerged as the first ever British cyclist to triumph at the E3 Harelbeke championship at Belgium.
Thomas is also the 1st Welshman to win an esteemed Classic in one hundred & nineteen years.
The 215km championship is regarded as one among the toughest in pro-cycling circuit & a dramatic win here surely catapults Thomas’ rising stature in the cycling world. The Sky captain took control in the final 4 kms, riding ahead Zdenek Stybar & defending Slovak champ Peter Sagan.
In the words of the celebrated winner- “I felt that on case I am able to surprise them tad early, it would be easy for me to finish ahead of them”, remarked the Welsh rider while suggesting his ride ahead Stybar & Sagan.
The Belgian race is one among the 8 day races, better known for cobbled Classics – in between end February & mid-April & the GB cyclists have won 3 of the 1st 4.
Fellow Britons Mark Cavendish and Ian Stannard have been victorious earlier before Wales’ Geraint winning in 5 hours fourteen minutes & 57 seconds.
“Honestly, I cannot believe it”, stressed Thomas. “I simply imagined that I was striving to hold to Clancy’s (GB track riding team-mate) wheel in team pursuit. Continue reading “Geraint Thomas Triumphs At E3 Harelbeke”
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