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Sponsor Highlight: Selle San Marco
September 18, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Selle San Marco is Team SmartStop’s official saddle sponsor in 2014. The parternship began when former rider Neil Bezdek met up with Selle San Marco during the Red Hook Criterium in Italy and the relationship has continued for the past four years. We talked with Tom Petrie, US Manager of Marketing and Sales at Selle San Marco, to discuss the heritage of this famous Italian brand and the models they have provided to Team SmartStop and showcase Eric…

Bell, Kline Rule Bucks County Classic Podium
September 15, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Team SmartStop concluded their exceptional year of racing with a double win over the weekend at the Thompson Bucks County Classic, where Zach Bell took out the road race on Saturday and Shane Kline the Criterium on Sunday. In the wet and cold Zach Bell raced away from a breakaway of six riders in the final 20km of the Bucks County Classic to solo to victory after 100 miles of racing. In a race filled…

Wet, Cold Conditions Dampen Stage One of the Tour of Alberta
September 4, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Photo: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Mother Nature took over Alberta with all her fury for stage one of the Tour of Alberta. In the coldest day Team SmartStop has raced in 2014 – rain, wind and sub 50 temperatures put a damper on the start of the tour. Rain threatened on Tuesday night for the opening prologue held at the Calgary Olympic Park but held off for the evening race. The prologue was won by Tom…

Julian Kyer 11th Overall at the USA Pro Challenge
August 26, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Photo: Jonathan Devich epicimages.us Gord Fraser reports for Team SmartStop for the final time about the USA Pro Challenge Boulder played host to the final stage start of this years race and the riders were greeted with thousands of fans and welcome sunshine.  125km awaited the peloton with a trip over Lookout Mountain on the way to downtown Denver.  It would be a situation where it could either be too tough for the sprinters to…