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Long Run Park Circuit Race: Amanda 2nd Cat 1/2/3, Emily 1st Cat 4

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News | 0 comments

On March 15, Emily and Amanda traveled across the state line to Kentucky to compete in the Long Run Park Circuit Race in Louisville. This early-season race typically boasts good-sized women’s fields, and this year was no different. Twelve Cat 1/2/3 women and 10 Cat 4 women lined up together* for the 45-minute crit. In the end, Amanda finished 2nd overall in one of the closest sprints you’ll ever see between 2nd and 3rd places–she finished about a tire-width in front of 3rd place. To make this 2nd-place finish even sweeter, Amanda had been contending with three teammates...

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I AM Criterium: Amanda, Kailin, and Kat on the Podium

Posted by on Aug 3, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Saturday we participated in the I AM Festival and Criterium races. Cali and Shannon lined with with three other Cat 3 women and six Cat 4 women for their 30-minute Cat 3/4 race. Quickly, a lead group of six formed, with Cali and Shannon in it. The race announcer called multiple primes during the race, which kept the pace high and the women on their toes. With less than two laps to go, Cali attacked the six-woman group and stayed away until the finish line, which she crossed solo. Shannon came in with the rest of the group and won the field sprint to take second place. The Women Cat 1/2 race...

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TN State Crit: 3 Jersey Winners

Posted by on Jul 22, 2013 in News | 0 comments

This weekend was our Tennessee State Crit, put on by MOAB and TBRA. Sunday’s schedule featured a Cat 4 race mid-morning and then a Cat 1/2 and Cat 3 (combined) race in the early afternoon. Despite bouts of rain, both women’s fields raced on fairly dry roads. Seven women began the Cat 4 race, and quickly a field of 5 was established. Kiki traded the workload with two women from I AM Racing, one from SVMIC Cycling, and one from Team Bikers Choice. With two to go, Kiki attacked that field and soloed home for the win and the Cat 4 jersey. Twelve women began the Cat 1/2/3 race, with...

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TN State RR: Amanda 1st Cat 1/2, Cali 1st Cat 3

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The TN State Road Race was held in the Cookeville this year on the historic Avery Trace. The women’s races were separated into two fields: Cat 1/2 and 3 women and Cat 4 women. Amanda, Catherine, Parri, Katherine, and Kailin were racing for the Cat 1/2 jersey, and Cali was racing for the Cat 3 jersey, but all Cat 1/2/3 women started together in a field of 15 women. The field stayed mostly together for the first 3 little climbs and until a longer approximately 2-mile-long climb at mile 17 split up the field into 4 or 5 small groups. Amanda, Cali, Catherine, and Katherine were in the lead group...

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US Pro National Championship Time Trial and Road Race

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The riders on the Domestic Elite Team spent the weekend in Chattanooga, TN, racing in the US Pro National Championship Time Trial and Road Race. The Time Trial was on Saturday, May 25, and Amanda, Catherine, and Katie Ryan hit the road at Volkswagen Drive for the 31-kilometer race. The three Belladium ladies put on a good show against the best of the best in US women’s cycling, with Katie finishing 30th (in a time of 47:14 and as the 2nd of 10 Cat 2 riders), Amanda finishing 38th (49:05, 7th Cat 2), and Catherine finishing 40th (49:57, 8th Cat 2). The winning time in this TT was 42:37....

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Berry Peddler Road Race: 3 in top ten

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in News | 0 comments

On Saturday the team loaded up their bikes and headed southeast for the Berry Peddler Road Race in Dayton, TN. This course contains a 4.5-mile climb beginning around mile 6.5 of the 32-mile race, so a good warmup and strong climbing legs are essential. All 24 Cat 1/2/3/4 women started together, but the early climb separated the field quickly and drastically. Catherine found herself in the first 3 to summit, and Katherine and Parri were close behind with a slightly larger group that chased hard. The chase group caught Catherine within the final 5K, and this wasn’t quite enough time for...

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