Monday, July 23, 2012

Pro Carter Jones takes 2nd Overall and Best Young Rider at Cascade Classic!

Bissell Pro Carter Jones finished off a strong week by finishing 2nd overall in GC at the Cascade Cycling Classic and winning the Best Young Rider jersey at the same time.  Based off a strong performance in the flat TT on stage 2 and making the select finishing group on the Mt Bachelor finish on stage 3, Jones showed his all around strengths in TTing and climbing that make him a GC threat in hard stage races.

PCG Coach: Stephen McGregor

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The Awbrey Circuit Race marked the final stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic with 5 laps on a 16 mile course. There was an early attempt by twelve riders to escape but it did not hold. On the second lap, a group of eight including BISSELL’s Chris Baldwin  successfully escaped off the front and built up a two minute gap. Baldwin was the leader on the road causing uneasiness in the peloton. Competitive Cyclist controlled the front and ramped up the chase. On the fourth lap, the lead group split, and Baldwin and three others rallied on. The four leaders were eventually brought back at the base of the final time up the Archie Bridge climb. With the group back together, attacks flew in the final miles. As the field approached the finish, Optum’s Jesse Anthony got a small gap which he was able to carry to the line. BISSELL’s Frank Pipp crossed on his heels for third.

Carter Jones had an outstanding race to maintain his second place overall and the best young rider classification. BISSELL rode strong as a team to defend his position and were second in the team classification.

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