Robin Carpenter of the Holowesko-Citadel pro cycling team continued his winning ways in 2017 with an impressive victory at the Winston-Salem Classic. Carpenter’s teammate, Ty Magner, took victory in the event’s criterium the day prior. The short but tough climb up Pilot View Street proved the deciding portion of the racecourse, as Carpenter put in a solid attack to distance himself from his two rivals.
“At the very end, I knew I was the strongest guy in that three-man group, or the guy who had the most left,” said Carpenter. “So I knew if I only went up that hill steady but hard, they’d probably be able to stay on my wheel. So I knew I had to hit them as hard as I could right from the bottom and distance them and demoralize them a little bit.”
It was Carpenter’s first win at the prestigious event, and he now adds that to his impressive palmares that also includes overall victory at last year’s Tour of Alberta.
One of the most endearing features of a bicycle is that it’s a relatively simple machine. But in between routine mechanical services from your local bike shop, make sure your bike is safe to pedal and performing at its optimal level with these five essential checks that you should perform before every ride.
Winter has arrived in the northern hemisphere, and that means shorter days, colder weather, and additional precipitation. Of course, racing cyclocross is also a great way to stay fit in the wintertime. But for those sticking to the road, here are a few tips to maximize your bike’s ability to handle some big-mile days during winter.
Play Sports Group, publisher of Global Triathlon Network (GTN), has announced its selection of Felt Bicycles as the media organization’s new official bike partner for its GTN channel. As part of its new partnership with the Southern California-based bicycle manufacturer, GTN will feature Felt bikes in future content.