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by Neal Rogers
September 30, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Russia court issues arrest warrant for doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov; Sacha Modolo moves from UAE Emirates to EF Education First-Drapac for two years; After six years with Orica-Scott, Jens Keukeleire to Lotto-Soudal for 2018-19; Toms Skujins leaves Cannondale-Drapac, signs two-year deal with Trek-Segafredo; Davide Martinelli renews contract with Quick-Step Floors for two years; TT world champion Van Vleuten to pursue cyclocross, mountain-bike, and track aspirations; GoPro launches Hero6 Black and Fusion 360; Red Bull Last Stand eliminator criterium returns to Alamo Plaza in San Antonio; Colorado man who shot cyclists with pellet gun faces only misdemeanor charges.
For a second year, competitive cyclists will return to San Antonio, Texas, for a criterium race around the iconic Alamo landmark
The Red Bull Last Stand uses the “eliminator” format, meaning the rider who crosses the finish line last on each lap gets eliminated until there’s just one rider left taking a final victory lap, leaving no room for error.
The event will be free for all spectators and will offer spectacular views of the iconic Alamo Plaza, where athletes will be racing around the flat, fast and technical nine-turn, half-mile course at speeds of up to 40mph. The daylong event will consist of four races: fixed-gear women, fixed-gear men, geared women, and geared men. A “Double Down” award will be given to the woman and man who complete the most combined laps in fixed-gear and geared races that hold the highest single finish in either discipline.
Last year’s inaugural race was the first time that San Antonio played host to such an athletic competition, and saw some of the best riders in the world, including Addison Zawada, Stefan Rothe and Texas’ own Sammi Runnels, Ash Duban, and Colin Strickland compete. Strickland made it a homecoming to remember as he topped the men’s fixed-gear podium, and on October 7 he will return to defend his title.
For updates and spectator information visit the Red Bull Last Stand website and Facebook page.