Friday, November 18, 2016 10:39:08 AM EST5EDT
The Stradalli Cycle Euro trip (sort of like being in a Crazy movie).
Hopefully I don't need to keep you guys posted and I'll be back to normal soon :)
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:57:31 AM EST5EDT
cesar and tom getting ready for there 7000 foot climb , wonder if tom can keep up :)
amazing views everywhere
this is mostliky the last time tom will see cesar
up up and more up
last stop before going higher in to the clouds
cesar grajales and tom steinbacher above the clouds
tom made it , cold tired beat up but with a smile, cesar is long gone
stradalli 650b full suspension
toms new friends relaxing on the way down
nice walk home from school with a smile and satying clean , wish some florida kids could see this picture
up up and more going up
tom was homesick and needed dunkin donuts in colombia :)
tacking the local kids from the track to coffee and breakfast after track training
tour stage winner and top 5 finisher in the giro, awesome racer and does he climb
back after 5 long hours to the hotel
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle Continues to Shine! Olivia Dillon Takes Sprinter Points Jersey in Tour of Utah!
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:49:07 AM EST5EDT
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle Continues to Shine!
Olivia Dillon Takes Sprinter Points Jersey in Tour of Utah!
Mary Zider, Lenore Pipes, Jen Purcell, and Erica Allar - Iron Hill Twilight Cycling Criterium
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli cycle toed the line at two separate races this past weekend and walked away with solid results in both events. The east coast squad took to the line on the historical downtown streets of West Chester, PA as part of the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium this past Saturday evening. From the gun Team Colavita/Fine Cooking was ready to make their presence known with Erica Allar stringing out the peloton from the gun as she took the USA Crit's signature opening prime lap. From that moment on the team meant business gobbling up prime after prime, having representation in every breakaway attempt, and not allowing a rider to get away unmarked. It wasn't until 12 laps to go that Mary Zider's attack would be "the break". Along with Zider, other teams represented were Mellow Mushroom, Fearless Femme, and FCS Rouse. The small break away worked to create a gap in excess of one minute on the field. Ultimately the break ended up lapping the field at the beginning of the last lap which took the peloton 2 laps to go to 1 lap to go. This breakaway was instantly swallowed up by the peloton making for a very confusing finish! Zider attempted to find her way through the chaotic peloton, narrowly missing out on a podium spot with a solid fourth place finish.
On Monday afternoon the west coast squad lined up to contest the Cedar City Grand Prix which included a strong field of sprinters along with the reigning road and time trial national champion. The four-corner bicycle criterium circuit in downtown Cedar City, UT with a slight uphill finish and strong winds made for an aggressive and challenging day of racing. Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli cycle’s small but strong roster of riders consisting of Lindsay Bayer, Olivia Dillon, Whitney Schultz, and guest rider Anna Grace Christensen raced aggressively throughout, focusing on leading Dillon out to earn sprint points on the three interim sprint laps with her Stradalli Carbon RP14 . The team was represented in key breaks and worked hard to set up for a strong finish. In the end, it was a great day - Dillon placed fifth in the field sprint after a leadout from the team and captured the sprint jersey.
Great amazing race weekend with fantastic results for team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli cycle
Olivia Dillon - Winner of Sprinters Jersey at Tour of Utah
The west coast squad will continue racing at the Tour of Utah Women's Edition on Wednesday, August 6th
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:28:24 AM EST5EDT
Stradalli Helps Cyclists of Caldas Colombia
A pleasant surprise was yesterday Alejandro Ruiz. He was cited at 7:00 am to the cycling track in Manizales Colombia , but did not know why.
Cycling Coach, Jhon Jairo Narvaez, chose Alejandro Ruiz for a new Stradalli carbon frame brought by Thomas Tom Steinbacher owner and CEO of Stradalli cycle, and cycling legend Cesar Grajales who came to the city to train week in the mountains and to pitch in and help the kids in need with some training tips , rides and some free Stradalli products.
Junior cyclist Alejandro Ruiz "I am very grateful, I needed it and hopefully this will help me in my cycling future ," said the young racer, who is gaining ground in the midst of difficulties and economic times.
. "It's a pleasure and honor to help and contribute in some way to improve the lives of these young riders," said Thomas Tom Steinbacher, CEO - Stradalli cycle
Meanwhile, Cesar Grajales, who led the charitable cause, was also happy: "One lived many difficulties and how to help now that we have, we do."
Grajales came to town and made several upgrades to the Gualí, 4000 meters high above sea level, he is preparing for the Leadville 100 , largest MTB race in USA.
Besides the frame given to Ruiz, Stradalli also gave them sports equipment to four other junior riders:
Juan José Amador and Sebastian Ortegon, Manizales; Felipe Adrián Granada and Jordan Ramirez, Neira.
Friday, November 18, 2016 9:22:14 AM EST5EDT
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle Splits Squad to tackle both sides of the US!
Iron Hill Twilight Criterium and the Women's Edition of the Tour of Utah Rosters Announced!
Olivia Dillon...Photo credits Jonathan Devich
Edison, NJ- Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle will send split squads this upcoming weekend to tackle both the Inaugural Women's Edition of the Tour of Utah and the Iron Hill Criterium. On the east side the team will compete in the USA Crit Series Iron Hill Twilight in West Chester, PA. On the west side the team will be racing in both the Cedar City Grand Prix in Cedar City, Utah and the Inaugural Women's Edition of the Tour of Utah in Tooele, Utah.
The Iron Hill Twilight Criterium will start off the weekend this Saturday evening in the historic downtown of West Chester, PA starting at 6:45pm. The women will race the 40K course in effort to win the $7,500 purse.
To learn more about this event visit:
The west coast squad will first compete in the inaugural Cedar City Grand Prix on Monday, August 4th. Running alongside the Cedar City Grand Prix, the men will begin day one of the Tour of Utah by completing a long mountain course. The men racing the Tour of Utah and women racing in the Grand Prix will share the same start/finish line! Following Monday's race the team will then head to Tooele, Utah to race on Wednesday, August 6th and participate in the Inaugural Women's Edition of the Tour of Utah presented by the Utah Sports Commission and Play Hard Give Back. This exciting new event will run in conjunction with the Pro men's Tour of Utah. For the first time in its 10-year history, the Tour of Utah will feature professional men's and women's teams competing on the men's stage 3 finishing circuit-a 15-lap race on Miller Motorsports Park's 3.5K course.
To learn more about this event visit:
Iron Hill Twilight Roster:
Women's Edition of the Tour of Utah Roster:
Anna Grace Christiansen (Guest Rider)
Whitney Schultz ...Photo Credits Jonathan Devich
Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:56:15 PM EST5EDT
César Grajales pedalea a lo grande en EE.UU.
LA PATRIA | Manizales
César Grajales es de aquellos ciclistas sin límites. Fue de los primeros ciclomontañistas que tuvo Caldas, pero se mantuvo en la ruta, la que después lo lanzó al profesionalismo en Estados Unidos.
En suelo norteamericano, con el paso de los años, ha mezclado la ruta con el ciclomontañismo. La semana pasada, con el grupo deportivo de Colavita - Stradalli, logró la segunda colocación en la Leadville Silver Rush 50 Mountain Bike Race.
"Esta competencia es clasificatoria a Leadville 100, la carrera más grande de MTB en EE.UU., que se corre siempre por encima de los 3 mil metros de altura sobre el nivel del mar", cuenta César desde suelo estadounidense.
César ha participado en esta competencia los dos últimos años, quedando décimo y quinto: "Espero hacer una mejor actuación y subir al podio".
1. Cameron Chambers, 3.43,40; 2. Cesar Grajales 3.51,15; 3. Ryan Petry 3.51,54; 4. Cristhian Ravelo 3.55,44, y 5. Stig Somme 4.00,53.