Rider Spotlight: Lance Nelson. A great road season, two huge wins, 2nd in BAR, upgrade to SM 3!

Two huge wins! Second in Cat 4 BAR and upgraded to Cat 3.

More great results below.

4th SM 3 FCCF Criterium – Master Crit Championships

2nd SM 4 Bannock Criterium SM 4

5th SM 4 Coal Miner’s Classic

1st SM 4 Hugo Road Race

1st SM 4 Deer Trail Road Race

4th SM 4 Haystack Mountain TTT

9th SM 4 Mead-Roubaix Road Race

3rd SM 4 Groove Subaru Spring Classic

7th SM 4 Louisville Criterium

2nd SM4  CycloX

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Fast times at the Colorado State TT Championships

Blake Cohen of Primal 1st Bank stepped onto the podium this Saturday at the Colorado State TT Championships with a super fast ride for 3rd Place.. He was followed closely by Jeff Krause of Primal 1st Bank who came in 7th Place Cat 4. Michael Welker of Primal 1st Bank got the final top ten spot in the Cat 4s.

In the Cat 3 Colorado State TT Championships, Jordan Sher Primal 1st Bank just missed the podium and slotted in at 4th Place. Cameron Gridley of Primal 1st Bank also had a really fast ride and slotted in the 8th Plac.

Congratulations!

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Victories at Uni Hill Crit and Hugo!

On Saturday, Lance Nelson of Primal p/b Firstbank got his second victory of the season at the Hugo Road Race in the Cat 4s. Lance should be upgrading to Cat 3 shortly. Congratulations Lance.

On Sunday, Kasey Clark of Primal Women’s Professional Racing got away from the field on the first lap at the Uni Hill Crit and went on win in the SW 123 Field.

Several other riders had really strong results at Hugo Road Race.

Megan Dibiase 2nd Place Cat 4 Women

Blake Cohen 6th Place Cat 4

Aaron Neiderheiser 8th Place Cat 4

There is no better reward as a coach than to see the athletes I work with perform well and reach their goals.

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Kasey Clark impresses at Joe Martin Stage Race!

After a strong performance at the Tour of the Gila, Kasey Clark of Primal MapMyRide Professional Women’s Racing put in an impressive ride at the Joe Martin Stage Race and finished 11th on GC (one second behind her teammate for 10th).

Congratulations Kasey. Keep working hard!

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Great Results and Determination at the Tour of the Gila!

The Tour of the Gila is one the hardest Pro/Am Stage races in the US. Just finishing this race is a serious accomplishment.

Many of the athletes I work with had some great results and battled a lot of adversity just to get to the finish line at the top of the Gila Monster Climb on Sunday.

Congratulations to everyone who raced.

Day 1:

Kasey Clark 16th P12 Women, 1st U26 P12 Women

Aaron Bachik 14th Cat 3 Men

Cameron Gridley 16th Cat 3 Men

Jordan Sher 19th Cat 3 Men

Day 2:

Aaron Bachik 7th Cat 3 Men

Cameron Gridley 14th Cat 3 Men

Kasey Clark 15th Pro 12 Women, Leading the U26 Competition.

Day 3:

Brent Morris 8th Cat 4 Men

Chad Kumbier 17th Cat 4 Men

Aaron Bachik 7th Cat 3 Men

Jordan Sher 14th Cat 3 Men

Cameron Gridley Cat 3 Men

Day 4:

Brent Morris 1oth Cat 4 Men

Michael Welker 13th Cat 4 Men

Day 5:

Jordan Sher 12th Cat 3 Men, Two Bonus Sprints!

Aaron Bachik 13th Cat 3 Men

Kasey Clark 19th Pro 12 Women

Final GC:

Aaron Bachik 1oth Cat 3 Men!

Jordan Sher 19th Cat 3 Men

Kasey Clark 17th P12 Women.

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Deer Trail Fireworks

Lance Nelson of Primal p/b Firstbank rode to 1st place in the Cat 4 field at Deer Trail this past weekend. Lance was supported by strong rides from Aaron Neiderheiser, Brent Morris and John Neff.

Lance Nelson 1st Place Cat 4

Brent Morris 6th Place Cat 4

John Neff 10th Place Cat 4

Aaron Neiderheiser 13th Place Cat 4

In the Cat 3 race Aaron Bachik of Primal p/b Firstbank rode to a very strong 5th place finish!

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Strong midweek racing at KHMCCTT!

Super strong midweek racing at KHMCCTT by Michael Welker, Cameron Gridley and Blake Cohen.

Cameron Gridley was 1st in the Cat 3s.

Blake Cohen was 2nd in the Cat 4s.

Michael Welker was 5th in the Cat 4s.

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Top step of the podium…

On Sunday, April 17th Alex Roberts of Primal p/b Firstbank finished first in the Cat 4 Air Force Road Race and Mel Liebling was the fastest woman at the Mohican Wilderness Race #2 – Loudenville.

Congratulations Alex and Mel! Well deserved victories.

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Haystack Mountain TT and Team TT Results!

Haystack Mountain TT

Jordan Sher 5th Place Cat 3

Cameron Gridley 7th Place Cat 3

Andrea Koenig 9th Place SW 12

Primal p/b Firstbank Team TT (Michael Welker/Jeff Krause/Blake Cohen/Brent Morris) 1st place

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Mead Roubaix. Strong winds, technical roubaix sections and gritty performances!

The combination of a really strong wind blowing out of the west and some really technical roubaix sections made Mead Roubaix one of the toughest road races Colorado will see this year. There were a lot of really good performances by the athletes I work with. A few are listed below.

Lance Nelson Primal p/b Firstbank 9th Place Cat 4

Alex Roberts Primal p/b Firstbank 7th Place Cat 4

Andrea Koenig Big Ring Cycles 8th Place SW12

Sea Otter, KHMCCTT, Haystack and Air Force RR coming up this week!

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