Friday, November 18, 2016 3:09:02 PM EST5EDT
Team Colavita Stradalli Cycle Boca Raton Bicycle Racing Training Camp
Women's pro cycling team Colavita - Fine Cooking - Stradalli Cycle started winter training camp in Boca Raton, Florida. Team members: Erica Allar, Lindsay Bayer, Laura Brown, Olivia Dillon, Lenore Pipes, Jessica Prinner, Jennifer Purcell, Whitney Schultz, Mary Zider, Amy Good. Jame Carney is a Team Director and Tom Steinbacher. Team is riding Stradalli RP14 R7 carbon bikes with Stradalli Vento 50mm carbon clincher wheels.
Friday, November 18, 2016 2:40:40 PM EST5EDT
Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle Pro Cycling Team Concludes 2014 Season!
Team is 1st Place in Individual NCC Standings & Overall NCC Team Standings!
The Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle Pro Cycling Team closed out the 2014 season with the TD Bank Mayor's Cup in Boston, MA. Erica Allar, Jen Purcell, Lenore Pipes and Mary Zider represented the team in the final race of the season, and also the last stop on the NCC calendar. This years' Mayor's Cup course went in the reverse direction from previous years, changing the overall dynamics of the event. The new start/finish line on Congress St. made for a fast and exciting finish coming off a down hill turn four. Timing and positioning proved vital to ensure a spot on the podium. Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle did a banner job controlling the race and ensuring no threatening moves got away. In the final laps of the race Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle was at the front setting a very high pace to ensure Erica Allar was primed for her final sprint with her Stradalli R7 of the 2014 season. Allar looked to be in good positioning heading into the final corner but with a headwind to the finish Allar was nipped off the podium.
A Team that pins together wins together!
Photo- Erica Allar, Mary Zider, Jen Purcell, Lenore Pipes
Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle ends their season on a high note winning the NCC Team and Individual (Erica Allar) Competitions by a large margin in both categories.
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/Stradalli Cycle and Erica Allar Lead the Overall NCC Team and Individual Competitions!!
Friday, November 18, 2016 2:28:19 PM EST5EDT
Friday, November 18, 2016 10:56:16 AM EST5EDT
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli Cycle
Back on the Podium!
Erica Allar Sprints to Second Place!
Erica Allar / Scott Kingsley Photography
Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ Stradalli cycle lined up in Binghamton, NY this past Saturday evening for the 13th stop on the NCC Calendar. The new downtown venue and race course for the 31st annual Chris Thater Memorial played to the favor of the Colavita/Fine Cooking/ stradalli cycle crit squad. The race was controlled by Jessi Prinner, Jen Purcell, Lenore Pipes and Mary Zider who were able to gobble up several mid-race primes. In the final laps of the race the Colavita/Fine Cooking/ stradalli cycle train was able to refocus and deliver Erica Allar for a second place sprint finish on her stradalli R7. Allar continues to dominate the overall individual standings while Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ stradalli cycle continues to hold the #1 spot in the overall team rankings.
Up next for Team Colavita/Fine Cooking/ stradalli cycle is the 22nd edition of The Staenberg Group Gateway Cup in St. Louis, MO. The Staenberg Group Gateway Cup takes place in four unique neighborhoods in the heart of St. Louis. All four days of The Gateway Cup will be on the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC).
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
Thursday, November 17, 2016 4:45:50 PM EST5EDT
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