News From Joe Martin and the Gila
by Robin Farina
It’s been a couple of weeks since my last column and I’ve recovered from the racing and travel, so I am back to give loyal readers and women’s professional cycling fans some insight as to what has been going on in the stage racing scene in the USA.
As I mentioned in earlier articles, I ride for the NOW and Novartis for MS women’s team. The team has had quite an aggressive early season schedule so far and has already secured an overall win at Redlands, stage wins, and podium spots. After coming off the win at Redlands, we took 2nd overall and the young rider’s jersey at the Joe Martin Stage Race. Then, last week at Tour of the Gila, the team finished with another 2nd overall in the general classification, which has helped Alison Powers hold onto the lead of the NRC’s individual competition. As it turns out, because of the solid team performances, NOW is leading the team NRC competition too. So all in all it’s been a pretty good two weeks. Now I will give you a little insight to how it all went down and update you on our adventures.