For riders who must leave their bikes unattended and locked to prevent theft, the tradeoff in lock choice is between adequate security and ease of carrying the lock. A new bike lock by Rocky Mounts tries to address this with a new design called Hendrix.
The Hendrix lock has the higher security of thick steel construction, yet using a new approach to bike locks; it also collapses down to a small, compact, easy to carry shape. The security of this lock is about equivalent to a chain lock – better than a cable lock, but less than a large U lock.
Team Continues European Campaign at Volta Alentejo, Starts North American Season in Chico
Rally Cycling will race on two continents this week with a European contingent tackling the Volta Alentejo (UCI 2.1) in Portugal, and a six man squad kicking off the 2017 domestic season at the Chico Stage Race. The Volta Alentejo will mark the professional debut of Junior World Time Trial Champion Brandon McNulty. The young 18-year-old will be keen to show himself in the European peloton after a stellar junior career that included numerous national titles and a rainbow jersey.
Brandon McNulty will make his professional debut on the roads of Portugal
Domestic Teams Chime in on AMGEN Tour of California Success
USA Cycling domestic calendar continues to struggle with races coming and going, while staples such as the Tour of the Gila, struggle each year to continue. Heading into the final day of the 11th edition of the AMGEN Tour of California, USCR spoke with several directors and riders from the domestic peloton to ask about the significance of the race having lost the USA Pro Cycling Challenge this year.
Mark Cavendish wins final stage of 2016 Amgen Tour of California. Photo by Danny Heilprin
Rally Cycling Rider Ends Career with New Standard of 53.037 Kilometers
Tom Zirbel smashed the American hour record today in Aguascalientes, Mexico. In his final event as a professional cyclist, Zirbel powered around the velodrome to set a new standard of 53.037 kilometers (32.95 miles). Zirbel topped the almost two-decade old record of 51.505 kilometer set by Norm Alvis in 1997. In setting the American Hour record, Zirbel also set the second fastest hour record time in the world.
Team Novo Nordisk is competing in their third consecutive AMGEN Tour of California this week. Heading into the final two days of racing, the team’s best placed rider is veteran, Javier Megias, siting 16th on GC.
Originally named, Team Type 1, the team was founded in 2008. Novo Nordisk came on board in 2012, when the squad switched to an all-type 1 diabetes roster. The mission continues to be one of inspiration and education, working with Novo Nordisk to learn what is possible and how to manage diabetes for athletes.
USCR spoke with CEO and Co-Founder of the team, Phil Southerland, before the start in South Pasadena earlier this week about the team’s goals and aspirations for the rest of the season.
USCR's Rebecca Reza talks with Team Novo Nordisk' Phil Southerland.