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Team SmartStop Finish 2nd & 3rd at Novant Health Invitational Criterium
April 14, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Team SmartStop have continued their winning momentum with two riders on the podium at the Novant Health Invitational Criterium in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night. Shane Kline and Jure Kocjan finished second and third respectively behind Carlos Alzate from United HealthCare (UHC) Pro Cycling. The race began as predicted, aggressively. Dion Smith from Hincapie Sportswear Development Team got out to an early lead, getting away solo less than 10 laps into the race, he…

Meet the Team – Eric Marcotte
April 13, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

After a busy start to the road season, we got the chance to sit down with Eric Marcotte. Eric has raced in all three of the Team SmartStop’s opening stage races, the Vuelta Independencia Nacional, the Vuelta Mexico and the Redlands Bicycle Classic. At the Vuelta Independencia Nacional, Eric won the first stage and subsequently wore the yellow jersey for the first several stages. At the Redlands Bicycle Classic, Eric served as a key contributor…

Team SmartStop Shows Strength at Redlands
April 8, 2014 by Austin Black under News

  Team SmartStop more than proved they mean business in the 2014 stage-racing season. In their first outing of the National Road Calendar as the newly formed team under Director Sportif Michael Creed, they showed what they are capable of up against some of America’s top domestic teams. It was a dramatic finale to the final stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, Team SmartStop played their cards and fought a hard battle but were unable to hold onto the overall lead of the race….

SmartStop Train Keeps McCabe in Yellow
April 6, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

The Team SmartStop train controlled the downtown Redlands Criterium perfectly yesterday afternoon in defense of Travis McCabe’s overall lead in the yellow jersey. From the starting gun, Director Sportif Michal Creed had told them they needed to expend some energy and fight their way to front of the race, as it has historically been a chaotic start to the stage. Within a couple of laps the guys had formed themselves at the front of the…