2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic

Mara Abbott takes Oak Glen summit finish, but uncertain to continue Redlands after mid-race crash

OAK GLEN VILLAGE, CA (CT) — It was an unusual day at the office for American Mara Abbott at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. For the second year in a row, Abbott, who races for Wiggle-Honda but is at Redlands on a composite Amy D. Foundation team, won the summit finish in Oak Glen to take the …

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Sepp Kuss wins summit finish at Redlands Classic as Janier Acevedo takes GC lead

OAK GLEN VILLAGE, CA (CT) — While the two best-known climbers at the Redlands Bicycle Classic marked each other, unheralded Sepp Kuss of the Gateway-Harley Davidson team jumped clear to win the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic Thursday. With the win, Kuss, a 22-year-old student at the University of Colorado, Boulder, took the biggest …

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Jamis rider Ruben Companioni solos to victory at opening stage of Redlands Classic

HIGHLAND, CA (CT) — On a searing hot day, Cuban rider Ruben Companioni soloed to victory at the opening stage of the Redlands Classic, a technical circuit race that started and finished atop a short, steep climb. Companioni rode nearly the entire 20-lap, 93.5km (58.1 mile) stage off the front, initially with three breakaway companions, and …

Redlands Rider Diary Stage 1: “Mint looks good on us, but yellow looks pretty great, too!”

The 32nd annual Redlands Bicycle Classic is underway in California. Held over the course of five days, it’s the first stage race of the 2016 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour. With its rich history and tough competition, the event certainly carries prestige in the US and the overall win is hotly contested. In this year’s event, 25 men’s teams …

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Hagens Berman rider Scotti Lechuga takes opening stage at Redlands Classic

HIGHLAND, CA (CT) – With a perfectly timed attack on the last of 14 trips up Baseline Road, Scotti Lechuga (Hagens Berman-Supermint) outfoxed the major teams of the Redlands Bicycle Classic to win the opening stage and take the overall race lead. On a hot day in the City of Highland, Lechuga profited from the …

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30 years of the Redlands Bicycle Classic: Pro riders recall their favorite memories

The Redlands Bicycle Classic is one of the longest continuous running professional stage races in the United States. The 32nd edition will be held April 6-10. Marquee names at this year’s edition include 2013 Vuelta a España winner Chris Horner (Lupus Racing), and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong (Twenty-16-Ridebiker). CyclingTips is providing exclusive video coverage of …

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Chris Horner, Kristin Armstrong among marquee names for 32nd Redlands Bicycle Classic

Chris Horner, the 2013 Vuelta a España champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong are among the marquee names participating at the 32nd annual Redlands Bicycle Classic, held April 6-10 in California. The Redlands Classic, presented by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Organizing Committee, is the first stage race of the 2016 …

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