Tour of the Gila Registration Opens for 2017

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in News and Information | Comments Off

Tour of the Gila Registration Opens for 2017

31st Edition kicks off April 19 in Silver City, NM Registration for the 31st edition of the Tour of the Gila opens for the six amateur categories today, Monday, December 19, 2016 at www.bikereg.com. The 5-day stage race begins April 19 and ends on Sunday, April 23, 2017. Categories include the Men Cat 1, 2; Men Cat 3; and Master Men A (Cat 1,2,3). The 4-day races that begin on April 20th, include Master Men B (Cat 3, 4, 5), Men Cat 4, 5, and Women Cat 3, 4 categories.  The Tour of the Gila has attracted competitive cyclists both...

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Tour of the Gila Moves to April in 2017

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Tour of the Gila Moves to April in 2017

USA Cycling announced the dates for the 2017 Pro Road Tour Calendar Thursday, confirming Tour of the Gila’s new date for April 19-23. Race Director Jack Brennan, is hoping the changes made will help improve cycling in the USA for both men and women.  The alterations came about to improve travel flow for USA continental teams in order to cut costs and reduce distance traveling back and forth between races. “We all agreed that for 2017, we would go this route to see how it will work,” Brennan said. “I think it’s a great opportunity...

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2017 Pro Road Tour

Posted by on Oct 22, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

2017 Pro Road Tour

March 30-April 2: Joe Martin Stage Race p/b Nature Valley (AK) – UCI 2.2 M/W  April 8-9: Sunny King/Anniston Road Race/TT Omnium (AL) – M/W April 19-23: Tour of the Gila (NM) – UCI 2.2 M/W April 30: Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling (CA) – M/W May 3-7: Redlands Bicycle Classic (CA) – M/W May 28: Winston-Salem Classic Criterium (NC) – UCI 1.1 M/W June 4: Philadelphia International Cycling Classic (PA) –  UCI 1.1 Men June 9-11: Saint Francis Tulsa Tough (OK) – M/W June 14-18: North Star Grand Prix (MN) – M/W July 14: GP...

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Why the Tour of the Gila is Unique to Me

Posted by on Jun 17, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Why the Tour of the Gila is Unique to Me

Os Assem, one of the registered amateur riders in the 2016 Tour of the Gila, traveled a long way to participate in the race. Here’s his impressions. Dear Jack, During the latter part of 2015, my good friend and team mate Dermot Kealey provided me with such a glowing report of the U.S. stage race, the Tour of the Gila, that I decided that there was only one way to validate this: I booked my entry for the race, and return flights from London totaling over 10,000 miles of air travel. In between these bookings and the start of the race, I...

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Abbott locks in overall win with final stage victory

Posted by on May 9, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Abbott locks in overall win with final stage victory

SILVER CITY, N.M. (May 8, 2016) – Doing what she does best, Mara Abbott (Amy D Foundation) climbed to her 6th overall win at the Tour of the Gila today. The two-time Giro Rosa winner showed why she’s a level above the rest by sealing another overall Tour of the Gila on the final stage of the 30th edition of the race. Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-BikeRider) held on to second place on GC, while Jasmin Glaesser (Rally) turned out a stellar ride to move up into third overall, one second ahead of Brianna Walle (Tibco) who dropped to fourth...

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Heather Fischer and Eric Marcotte Win Stage Four Downtown Criterium

Posted by on May 8, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Heather Fischer and Eric Marcotte Win Stage Four Downtown Criterium

It was a festive atmosphere in Silver City today as cyclists and spectators filled the streets for the Downtown Silver City Criterium, the Tour of the Gila’s fourth stage. “It takes nerves of steel to do what these gladiators do,” race announcer Dave Towle told the crowd, and today’s stage winners, Heather Fischer (Rally Cycling) and former U.S. National Criterium Champion, Eric Marcotte (Jamis) emerged triumphant. The women’s field lined up at 3 p.m. for a 27-mile journey around the traditional four-corner circuit. The 25 lap...

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Armstrong, Zirbel Return for Stage 3 Tyrone Time Trial Victories

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Armstrong, Zirbel Return for Stage 3 Tyrone Time Trial Victories

Armstrong, Zirbel Return for Stage 3 Tyrone Time Trial Victories Silver City, NM (May 6, 2016) – In today’s much-anticipated pro women’s Dan Potts Memorial Individual Time Trial, two-time Olympic champion and two-time Tour of the Gila overall winner Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-Ridebiker) proved her reputation as one of the top women time trial specialists in the world, stopping the clock at 39:05 and besting Lauren Stephens (TIBCO-SVB), the 2015 women’s stage three winner. Conditions for stage three were typical of Tour of the Gila....

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Communique – Stage 3 – UCI Men

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Communique – Stage 3 – UCI Men

Communique 17 UCI Men

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Jasmin Glaesser First UCI Road Victory, Travis McCabe First Gila Stage Victory

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Jasmin Glaesser First UCI Road Victory, Travis McCabe First Gila Stage Victory

Silver City, NM (May 5, 2016) – The Tour of the Gila continued today with the Stage 2 Inner Loop Road Race. Travis McCabe (Holowesko-Citadel) claimed his first Tour of the Gila stage victory, and German-Canadian cyclist Jasmin Glaesser captured her first UCI road stage victory. The Inner Loop Road Race features some challenging climbs and most technical descents in the USA Pro Road Tour. McCabe has been after this win for the past three years. “Now that I have been able to do [the Inner Loop] so many times and lose a couple, I knew what...

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Starting List – UCI Men – Tyrone Time Trial

Posted by on May 5, 2016 in News and Information | Comments Off

Starting List – UCI Men – Tyrone Time Trial

2016 TT Start List Pro Men

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