Redlands Bicycle Classic

Exclusive video from the 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic

From April 6-10, CyclingTips will host exclusive video coverage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the first stage race of the 2016 USA Cycling Pro Road Tour. Twenty-five men’s teams and 19 women’s teams will contest the longest continually running stage race in the United States. Chris Horner, the 2013 Vuelta a España champion, and two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin …

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McCabe wins Sunset Loop as Dal-Cin snatches GC victory from Acevedo at Redlands Classic

REDLANDS, CA (CT) — Twenty-four hours after a dramatic pile-up in the final turn of the Redlands Criterium sent him somersaulting over his handlebar, Travis McCabe returned with a vengeance, winning the Sunset Loop road race, the final stage of the 2016 Redlands Classic. With his fists in the air and a scream across the line, …

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Meet Sepp Kuss, revelation of the 2016 Redlands Classic

One look at Strava leaderboards on some of the toughest climbs in the U.S. cycling hub of Boulder, Colorado, reveals a relatively unknown name. On several significant climbs, the first name to follow Tom Danielson’s is that of Sepp Kuss, a 22-year-old from Durango. Kuss is far from unknown — he’s a three-time national collegiate mountain-bike …

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Ulises Castillo, Lauretta Hanson win Redlands Criterium as Sunset Loop looms on horizon

REDLANDS, CA (CT) — Mexico’s Ulises Castillo (KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo) and Australia’s Lauretta Hanson (Colavita-Bianchi) took sprint victories at the technical Redlands Criterium Saturday, the fourth of five stages of the 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic. Held in front of enthusiastic crowds in downtown Redlands, both races were notable for looming clouds, a lack of breakaways, and no major …

Kristin Armstrong wins Redlands TT, takes race lead over injured Mara Abbott

HIGHLAND, CA (CT) — Kristin Armstrong, the U.S. national time-trial champion with two Olympic gold medals and two rainbow jerseys to her name, stamped her authority on the rest of the women’s field at the Redlands Bicycle Classic Friday, winning the stage and taking the overall race lead by a large margin. Armstrong won the …

Powless wins Redlands TT as Acevedo clings to GC lead by one second

HIGHLAND, CA (CT) — Three young riders stood atop a wet podium at the Redlands Classic Friday, after a 7-mile time trial ushered in a new generation of names to watch in the years to come. American Nielson Powless (Axeon-Hagens Berman) took the stage win, covering the out-and-back TT in a time of 15:11. Canadians Matteo …

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 …

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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