Welcome to the Wednesday, September 5th Mid-Week Report…here’s what we have in store for you today…
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Ben King has ridden to the 2 American Grand Tour stage victories this year. His successful campaign at the Vuelta is the brightest spot and best results for American cycling this year. After stage 11 King is in 18th place, 3 minutes and 42 seconds behind leader Simon Yates.
Have you missed any of our Vuelta Coverage?
NEW RELEASES FROM SIDI
The Italian brand known for the long lasting shoes has released two newly updated models. The Wire 2 and Ergo 5 are refined versions of Sidi’s most popular shoes. Aside from the new colorways they boast weight savings and better breathability.
ASSOS LIBERTY RS THERMO RAIN JERSEY
Assos the Swiss Brand sported by Team BMC, has released a new rain jersey.The Liberty is designed with racing and high performance in mind, which means its recommended you use it over your normal short-sleeved jersey at the start of the ride. As the ride intensity increases . Assos has released the top of the line jersey for $399.99.
BIKE TEST: NORCO SEARCH XR
To say that the traditional road bike world has not been made more interesting with the inclusion of so many gravel bike designs would simply be untrue. Add to that list the arrival of so many traditional mountain bike brands bringing their version of off-road worthiness and things get even more interesting. And lastly, it’s worth
considering the import of the dirt world’s cultural attitude, often described as “laid back,” which can act as an amusing foil to the attitude most often associated with all things road (i.e., “uptight”).
2018 GRAN FONDO SANTA CLARITA
There is only one month and counting until the third annual Gran Fondo Santa Clarita presented by Road Bike Action. This is your chance to ride with the RBA crew, and many pro racers. The line-up has been stacked with serious riders over the last two years, including multi-time national champion Daniel Holloway (Team Intelligentsia Coffee), Jessica Cerra (Team Twenty16), Jennifer Tetrick (Team Twenty16) and Jon Hornbeck (Team Holowesko Citadel Racing). We look forward to seeing everyone soon.
2018 MAMMOTH GRAN FONDO
The RBA crew is heading up to ride the Mammoth Gran Fondo on September 8th. We will also be participating in the pro-rider panel at 4 p.m. on Friday, September 7th.
Situated to the east and south of Yosemite National Park, the Mammoth Gran Fondo takes riders along the east side of the High Sierra with views of the Sierra Nevada Range, Mono Lake and the White Mountains. 75% of the Gran Fondo route closed to through traffic! Other highlights include: all three distances timed, Signature Event Socks and Finisher’s Tech T-Shirt, 6 Feed Zones with Full SAG/Tech Support, Free Downloadable Photos, After-Party with Food/Beer/Live Music in the Village at Mammoth!
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Well, that’s all for this weeks Mid-Week Report. Be sure to check back every Wednesday to see the latest news, views and products that have come our way. If you have any questions, comments or requests, let us know: letters@RoadBikeAction.com