It sure was strange to see the ‘Queen of the Classics’ taking part in October and not in the usual April time frame.  Amazing races were held both in the men’s race but in the long overdue inaugural women’s edition of Paris Roubaix.  Check out the highlights;

Can you believe we are on the brink of the midway point of the NICA season?  Prescott is the venue this coming weekend and we will continue to push this week in our preparations.  We are always in appreciation of all parents that support and lend a hand on site.  Here is Shannon’s sign up for that all important volunteer help;


On a personal note, it’s been announced that I will be leaving my position of Head Coach of Team El Grupo and take a position with one of cycling’s top development road teams at the Israel Cycling Academy.  I will be transitioning later this fall.  I want to thank the whole El Grupo organization for the tremendous support and look forward to riding with the kids for years to come.

Here is the next few weeks’ practices and schedule;