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Eric Marcotte Sprints to Stage One Victory and Claims Yellow Jersey
July 18, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

  The change in route for stage one of the Cascade Cycling Classic did not put off Team SmartStops plan to win races in Bend. Eric Marcotte took his first win in the stars and stripes winning stage one and with that he took the yellow jersey from Tom Zirbel (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies). The action started from the gun with the break of the day getting away just 5km from the firing gun,…

Mother Nature Causes Changes in Cascade
July 16, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Mother Nature and all her fury have swept across parts of Bend, Oregon causing officials to change the course of the first stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic today, originally to be held in  the town of Maupin. Wild fires started in Maupin late last week after thunderstorms brought more than 3,000 lightening strikes to the area, with that in mind, organizers have been forced to abandon route for rider safety. “Wednesday’s Stage 1 of the Bend Memorial…

Meet the Team: Flavio De Luna
July 14, 2014 by Astrid van Uden under News

Flavio De Luna joined the Team late last season and raced in the inaugural Tour of Alberta. This year, Flavio has participated in several stage races, including the Vuelta Mexico. While there, he garnered a great reception for the team since parts of the stage race traversed his hometown. While one of the youngest riders on the roster, Flavio has proven his race worthiness by wearing Youth jerseys, contending for King of the Mountain competitions,…

Challenge to Create Canadian Pro Cycling Team
July 6, 2014 by admin under News

(Toronto, Ontario – July 6, 2014) – With the 2014 Tour de France underway, Team SmartStop has announced that it is moving its general operations to Canada in 2015 and is launching a fundraising challenge that will permit the team to acquire a UCI Pro Continental license for future considerations including Tour de France eligibility. “The time is now,” says Jamie Bennett, Canadian owner of Premier Sports Group LLC, the parent company of SmartStop Pro…