Nicholai Brochner – Nicolai just won his 2nd UCI race in a week at the Ronde van Overijssel in Holland this past Saturday. He and his Riwal Platform Cycling Team are in great form, and just in time to go into An Post Rás with some big ambitions. Huge week for this guy, and you can see highlights and his interview after the race here:
Nicolai followed that up on Sunday with a field sprint win for 10th at Fleche Ardennaise on an extremely tough course that includes a lot of the same climbs from Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
The WORS CUP maintains it’s spot as the biggest mountain bike racing series in the US and opened 2017 at Englewood Grass Farm in Fall River, WI last Saturday.
Olivia Kelley started the women’s category 3 race with no expectations. Given the fact that this was the first mountain bike race of her 15 year old life that’s the way it should have been. But then she won the overall! Between this and her 2nd and 5th place finishes in as many criteriums, 2017 is shaping up to be something special.
Peter Kelley also came through with an impressive 13th overall in the WORS pro/elite field. If you do well in that race you can do well anywhere and so PFK has some scheduling considerations for this summer. With some specificity he’ll be hard to beat.
Meanwhile our favorite bike racing high school senior – Paul Hartner – had another good weekend at the La Crosse Omnium with an 11th in the opening TT and 28th in Sunday’s criterium. This is the first race of the Midwest Flyover Championship Race Series and as always with some solid competition. His Team Bicycle Heaven teammate – Michael Dutczak – nabbed 7th in that crit in his first weekend back with his team after a stint out west.
The results just keep coming.