Stage 2 Big Bear Time Trial Kicks Classic Into High Gear
31st Redlands Bicycle Classic in Big Bear for third year.
Big Bear Lake, CA – Venturing to Big Bear Lake for the third year running, the Redlands Bicycle Classic presented by San Manuel Band of Mission Indians second stage revisited the same 7.8-mile time trial on the North Shore of Big Bear Lake. Blue skies greeted the racers, and a calm breeze in the morning made for a straightforward race by the women’s field, but the men would see windier afternoon conditions on the technical out-and-back course.
In a breakout performance for the nascent UCI women’s squad BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental, Rhae Shaw took the win at 16:50, an eight-second margin of victory over second place and new General Classification leader Jasmin Glaesser (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), with Allie Dragoo (Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AIR) finishing the women’s podium at 17:01. Glaesser now narrowly holds a three second lead in the overall over a tied Dragoo and Amber Neben (Visit Dallas p/b Noise4Good).
The men’s race got underway in the afternoon, with perennial time trial favorite Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) taking a big win with a blistering 15:02 time followed closely by Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling) at seven seconds, and Chris Barton (KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo) at nine seconds behind. The ensuing GC shuffle saw Roth take the overall lead, with 2012 winner Phil Gaimon (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) nipping at his heels four seconds back, and Dion Smith (Hincapie Racing) six seconds behind.
The Classic’s third stage is a new twist on an old classic. The City of Yucaipa circuit race will see racers face laps on an undulating, technical circuit around the Crafton Hills with a mountaintop finale on Oak Glen, a difficult ascent not used in the race for several years. The climb features 1500ft of climbing over 4.5 miles, and should be a defining moment in this year’s overall standings. The men’s race will see 75.9 miles of total distance beginning at 10:30 am, and the women will complete 47.7 starting at 11:40 am.
For more information, including race times, distances, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.redlandsclassic.com.
Images from the stage two of The Redlands Bicycle Classic, Big Bear Time Trial.
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28 154 *Costa, Adrien USA California Giant / Specialized ” ”
29 32 Gaimon, Phillip USA Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
30 35 Anthony, Jesse USA Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
31 181 Schmitt, Morgan USA Canyon Bicycles – Shimano ” ”
32 145 *Burleigh, Michael USA GS Ciao Cycling ” ”
33 143 Winn, Chris USA GS Ciao Cycling ” ”
34 41 Jenkins, Maxim USA Astellas Cycling Team ” ”
35 68 Deluna, Flavio MEX Team Smartstop Pro Cycling ” ”
36 67 Kyer, Julian USA Team Smartstop Pro Cycling ” ”
37 81 Bassetti, Sam USA iRT Racing
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39 76 Medina, Gera Airgas Safeway Cycling Team 2:07:58 @ 00:28
40 52 Berry, Joshua USA Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis ” ”
41 4 Squire, Robert USA Hincapie Racing Team ” ”
42 65 Sweeting, Bobby USA Team Smartstop Pro Cycling ” ”
43 24 Olheiser, Mike USA Lupus Racing Team ” ”
44 12 Jaques Maynes, Ben USA Jamis Hagens Berman p/b Sutter ” ”
45 48 Sitler, Barry USA Astellas Cycling Team ” ”
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47 112 Ray, Alexander CAN Silber Pro Cycling ” ”
48 172 *Arnold, Jacob USA Elevate Elite Cycling ” ”
49 215 Efren, Flores USA KHS – Maxxis-JL Velo 2:08:04 @ 00:34
50 132 Cheyne, Jordan CAN Ride with Rendall P/B Biemme ” ”
51 46 Murfet, Clay AUS Astellas Cycling Team ” ”
52 157 *Albrecht, Jacob USA California Giant / Specialized ” ”
53 113 Dal-Cin, Matteo CAN Silber Pro Cycling ” ”
54 117 Ellsay, Nigel CAN Silber Pro Cycling ” ”
55 55 Fisher, Steve USA Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis ” ”
56 152 *Dickey, Ansel USA California Giant / Specialized 2:08:07 @ 00:37
57 82 Brush, Walton USA iRT Racing 2:08:09 @ 00:39
58 192 *Harland Dunaway, Chris USA Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strav ” ”
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60 33 Routley, Will CAN Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
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62 73 McCutcheon, Connor USA Airgas Safeway Cycling Team ” ”
63 72 Lemus, Luis MEX Airgas Safeway Cycling Team ” ”
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65 118 Le Rossignol, Michael CAN Silber Pro Cycling ” ”
66 161 *Bassett, Stephen USA Hagens Berman U-23 Team ” ”
67 216 Von Nacher, Fabrizio USA KHS – Maxxis-JL Velo ” ”
68 212 Barton, Chris USA KHS – Maxxis-JL Velo ” ”
69 153 *Rhim, Brendan USA California Giant / Specialized ” ”
70 85 Hartrich, Coulton USA iRT Racing 2:08:18 @ 00:48
71 11 Amaran, Luis USA Jamis Hagens Berman p/b Sutter 2:08:22 @ 00:52
72 38 Selander, Bjorn USA Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
73 8 Schmalz, Joseph Hincapie Racing Team ” ”
74 163 *Binatena, Diego USA Hagens Berman U-23 Team ” ”
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77 164 *Lombardo, David USA Hagens Berman U-23 Team 2:08:39 @ 01:09
78 45 Green, Matt ENG Astellas Cycling Team ” ”
79 223 English, Nathaniel USA Team Mike’s Bike p/b Equator C 2:08:41 @ 01:11
80 178 *Torraca, Nicholas USA Elevate Elite Cycling 2:08:46 @ 01:16
81 5 Flaksis, Andzs LAT Hincapie Racing Team 2:08:49 @ 01:19
82 158 *Barberi, Stefano USA California Giant / Specialized 2:08:56 @ 01:26
83 125 Gagne, Julien CAN Garneau – Quebecor 2:09:10 @ 01:40
84 36 Soladay, Thomas USA Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
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87 107 Samuel, Travis CAN H & R Block Pro Cycling Team 2:09:12 @ 01:42
88 105 McKnight, Bailey CAN H & R Block Pro Cycling Team ” ”
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90 221 Kilun, Roman USA Team Mike’s Bike p/b Equator C 2:09:17 @ 01:47
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93 183 *Gilyard, Jared USA Canyon Bicycles – Shimano ” ”
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96 17 Leece, Stephen USA Jamis Hagens Berman p/b Sutter ” ”
97 64 Liverman, Travis USA Team Smartstop Pro Cycling ” ”
98 78 Gottlieb, Kevin Airgas Safeway Cycling Team ” ”
99 25 Murphy, Evan USA Lupus Racing Team 2:09:25 @ 01:55
100 194 *Champlin, Mackenze USA Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strav 2:09:35 @ 02:05
101 224 Korus, Max USA Team Mike’s Bike p/b Equator C 2:09:38 @ 02:08
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103 248 *Tinstman, Philip USA ALTOVELO-SeaSucker Factory Rac 2:09:39 @ 02:09
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105 162 *Gillott, Owen AUS Hagens Berman U-23 Team 2:09:44 @ 02:14
106 121 Pelletier-Roy, Remi CAN Garneau – Quebecor 2:09:46 @ 02:16
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109 197 *Rand, Art USA Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strav 2:09:48 @ 02:18
110 37 Naud, Pierrick CAN Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strat ” ”
111 98 Laberge, James USA Champion Systems – Stan’s No T 2:10:00 @ 02:30
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112 103 Elliott, Nathan AUS H & R Block Pro Cycling Team 2:10:08 @ 02:38
113 77 Aiken, Tim Airgas Safeway Cycling Team ” ”
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115 27 Murphy, Kyle USA Lupus Racing Team 2:10:21 @ 02:51
116 228 *Switters, Adam USA Team Mike’s Bike p/b Equator C 2:10:24 @ 02:54
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119 74 Easter, Griffin USA Airgas Safeway Cycling Team ” ”
120 43 Brown, Cotlan USA Astellas Cycling Team ” ”
121 214 Daurelio, Shawn USA KHS – Maxxis-JL Velo ” ”
122 126 Varabei, Anton CAN Garneau – Quebecor ” ”
123 165 *Granigan, Noah USA Hagens Berman U-23 Team ” ”
124 166 *Moore, Ian USA Hagens Berman U-23 Team ” ”
125 75 Darville, Alexandre Airgas Safeway Cycling Team ” ”
126 175 *Hutchings, Logan USA Elevate Elite Cycling ” ”
127 168 *Williams, Luke AUS Hagens Berman U-23 Team ” ”
128 244 *Holloway, Daniel USA ALTOVELO-SeaSucker Factory Rac ” ”
129 146 *Peterson, Kennett USA GS Ciao Cycling ” ”
130 135 Roth, Casey CAN Ride with Rendall P/B Biemme ” ”
131 148 *Simpson, George USA GS Ciao Cycling ” ”
132 208 *Warford, Sam USA Superissimo ” ”
133 185 *Peterson, Mitchell USA Canyon Bicycles – Shimano ” ”
134 193 *Kessler, Jared USA Herbalife p/b Marc Pro – Strav ” ”
135 205 *Clemence, Andrew USA Superissimo ” ”
136 156 *King, Jacob USA California Giant / Specialized ” ”
137 243 *Cassin, Charles Mac USA ALTOVELO-SeaSucker Factory Rac ” ”
138 96 Christopher, Drew USA Champion Systems – Stan’s No T ” ”
139 155 *Philipp, Torey USA California Giant / Specialized ” ”
140 88 Stastny, Chris USA iRT Racing 2:10:59 @ 03:29
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142 203 *Jondall, Thomas USA Superissimo ” ”
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148 188 *Canevari, Anthony USA Canyon Bicycles – Shimano ” “
Nevada City Training Camp Preps Team SmartStop for the Redlands Bicycle Classic
Winston-Salem, North Carolina – April 5, 2015: Looking to start the USA racing season off with a bang following a successful team camp in Nevada City, California, Team SmartStop is sending a strong eight-man team to the Redlands Bicycle Classic.
The five-day stage race begins on Wednesday 8th April and will cover roughly 300 miles with the inclusion of a summit finish up Oak Glen this year.
The National Racing Calendar season opener is set to be another exciting race, Team SmartStop will be hoping to better last year’s results where Travis McCabe won the third stage and wore the yellow jersey until the final Sunset Loop stage.
Sporting Director, Michael Creed, believes that the addition of Oak Glen will add a new element and test the team on stage three: “With Oak Glen now featured we don’t have a Phil Gaimon or a Chris Horner so I expect those teams to take responsibility with the summit finish as we are going to be a little out of our depth on that.”
“It’s the first time we have gone up this way of Oak Glen so obviously it is a little untested but it will give the race a summit finish but it will definitely add a different dynamic which I am excited to see.”
Five of the eight-man roster (alongside three other teammates) have been training hard in Nevada City for the past two months in preparation for the Redlands Bicycle Classic and upcoming USA Pro Criterium and Time Trial National Championships.
Bobby Sweeting, who will play a key role in the teams success at both Redlands and the TTT National Championships said: “Being able to come to Nevada City has helped the team prepare for Redlands in a lot of ways. Having rural roads to do long motor pacing sessions on is really beneficial. And being in a place where you can do time trial work around the Beale Airforce Base while also having access to the big mountains is really convenient.”
Evan Huffman, who will be targeting the Big Bear Time Trial at the Redlands Bicycle Classic said: “The Nevada City training camp was helped with my preparation for Redlands a lot. It’s been good to get together with most of the team and do a lot of specific training on the time trial bike and behind the motorbike.
“The roads and terrain were great and the weather really couldn’t have been any better so everyone got in all the training they needed.”
The camp, hosted by former professional cyclist Duane Strawser and the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, saw the team train on some of the best terrain in Northern California on both Road and Time Trial bikes.
“It was productive,” said Creed, “it was a lot of quality, we didn’t go overboard and hopefully we did enough.”
There was plenty to choose from when it came to riding, with Nevada City and the surrounding areas boasting plenty of climbing, the guys had great opportunities to put in a lot of miles behind the scooter in preparation for the coming races.
“I enjoyed the ride up Pleasant Valley Road from 20 to 49. You cruise around Lake Wildwood and along the South Yuba River as you climb up to 49, it’s just beautiful,” said Sweeting, “Nevada city has a bit of everything, with big mountains to the east and flat roads to the west. We were here for two weeks and every day was 65-75 degrees and sunny, so the training consistency has been really good.”
Huffman also enjoyed the ride down 49: “My favorite ride we did was the out-and-back on Highway 49 towards Downieville. The climbs and awesome views of mountains, trees and rivers keep it interesting all day.”
“I love riding around Nevada City. The roads tend to be more on the mountainous side, but you can get down to some more rolling to flat terrain quite easily. There is very little traffic and beautiful scenery.
The hospitality of Nevada City and neighboring Grass Valley was absolutely incredible and Strawser did a great job in keeping the team entertained both on and off the bike. Creed said: “The town treated us amazingly, every night there was something to do, a different coffee shop and somewhere to eat at and I cannot wait to come back here for the Tour of California.”
Nevada City will play host to the start of stage two of the Amgen Tour of California on May 11 for stage two and Team SmartStop cannot wait to get back here to race.
Redlands Bicycle Classic Roster
Redlands Bicycle Classic Stages
Wednesday 8th April Stage one: Highland Circuit Race – 58.1 miles
Thursday 9th April Stage two: Big Bear Time Trial – 7.8 miles
Friday 10th April Stage three: City of Yucaipa Circuit Road Race – 75.9 miles
Saturday 11th April Stage four: City of Redlands Criterium – 1 mile course, 90 minutes
Sunday 12th April Stage five: Sunset Road Race – 94.1 miles
Redlands, CA: With racing action and the official kick-off of the 2015 National Racing Calendar just a few days away, the Redlands Bicycle Classic Organizing Committee has revealed the entry list for the Men’s and Women’s Pro races. The race is set to kick-off with twenty-five Men’s teams and a robust field of nineteen Women’s teams with competitors coming from across the globe to compete in the longest continually running stage race in United States road cycling.
“We are very pleased with the level of talent and competition that is descending on Redlands” says Redlands Bicycle Classic Marketing Director, Scott Welsh. “Besides the return of the iconic Oak Glen Stage, we have past champions in both the Men’s and Women’s field, plus an international flavor of talented racers that will no doubt shred the roads of the 2015 Redlands Bicycle Classic.”
In the Men’s Pro field, there will be a total of twenty-five teams that will make up the peloton of nearly two hundred riders. Returning to Redlands after an incredible 2014 campaign is SmartStop Pro Cycling Team. The teams’ incredible season started with a win by Travis McCabe on the second stage of the 2014 Redlands Bicycle Classic and culminated with team member Eric Marcotte winning the U.S. Pro Road Race Championship later in the year. Both McCabe and Marcotte will be racing in Redlands hoping to take home the yellow race leaders jersey they earned after stage two victories in 2014. Also returning to Redlands is the double stage winning Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies with timetrial specialist Tom Zirbel and 2014 Downtown Redlands Criterium winner Perrick Naud. 2014 King of the Mountain Jersey winner and Team Jamis Hagens-Berman member Daniel Jaramillo will also be returning in hopes of defending his KOM title.
The rider generating the most talk amongst the media before the 2015 Redlands Bicycle Classic is Chris Horner, who will be racing with his upstart Airgas-Safeway team. Horner is a four time Redlands Bicycle Classic champion who has gone on to race and win at the highest echelons of cycling. Horner is well known amongst the Redlands community for his European successes and embodies the Redlands Bicycle Classic motto, ‘Where Legends Are Born.” At forty-three years of age, Horner can never be counted out of any race and will be looking to be back on the top step of the podium.
In the Women’s Pro field, there will be record nineteen teams that will make up the peloton of 135 riders. Returning to Redlands via Italy will be last years second place finisher and Sunset Road Race stage winner Mara Abbott who is excited to test herself on the iconic Oak Glen stage where she earned her first pro win back in 2007. Double stage winner Leah Kirchman, who also wore the yellow leaders jersey at the 2014 edition, will be racing will be racing alongside her Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team seeking another chance to earn Redlands Bicycle Classic glory. Stepping up on the Twenty 16 p/b SHO-AIR Cycling Team is last year’s Best Amateur jersey winner, Jess Cerra, who will be kicking off her 2015 racing season at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Former Redlands Bicycle Classic stage winner and overall winner, Amber Neben will also be hoping to show the class that earned her a World Championship in the Time-Trial with her Visit Dallas Cycling p/b Noise-4-Good team. Not to be out done, the U.S. based powerhouse squad, United Healthcare Pro Cycling Team is stacked with talent that includes Coryn Rivera, the current U.S. Pro Criterium Champion.
“Looking over the entry list for this years’ race is pretty incredible,” says Race Director Eric Reiser. “There is little doubt in my mind that there will be fire-works in both fields with the fierce talent that is coming to Redlands.”
With five stages of brutal racing on tap for the racers, it is sure to be another incredible edition of the race that has become legendary amongst both riders and fans in North American road cycling. Mark your calendar, because beginning April 8th the traveling road show of professional cyclists will be making their mark on the roads of Southern California.
For more information, including race times, distances, and volunteer opportunities, visit www.redlandsclassic.com