Competitive Cyclist Racing Team takes 2nd in the Team GC at the SRAM Tour of the Gila, Beyer takes home 2nd place

Results keep the Team ahead in the National Race Calendar standings; Mancebo still NRC individual leader

Chad Beyer on the podium after placing 2nd at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
Chad Beyer on the podium after placing 2nd at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
  • Chad Beyer on the podium after placing 2nd at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Chad Beyer on the podium after placing 2nd at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Chad Beyer on the podium after placing 2nd at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Chad Beyer on the podium after placing 2nd at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
  • Chad Beyer on the podium at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Chad Beyer on the podium at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Chad Beyer on the podium at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Chad Beyer on the podium at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
  • The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team in action at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team in action at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team in action at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team in action at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
  • Chad Beyer during the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management.
    Chad Beyer during the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management.
    Chad Beyer during the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management.
    Chad Beyer during the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management.
  • #1 David Williams, #2 Carlos Alzate, #3 Robert Forester at the Electric City Circuit in Anderson, S.C. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    #1 David Williams, #2 Carlos Alzate, #3 Robert Forester at the Electric City Circuit in Anderson, S.C. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    #1 David Williams, #2 Carlos Alzate, #3 Robert Forester at the Electric City Circuit in Anderson, S.C. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    #1 David Williams, #2 Carlos Alzate, #3 Robert Forester at the Electric City Circuit in Anderson, S.C. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
  • Cole House wins the overall Most Aggressive Award for all of Speed Week. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Cole House wins the overall Most Aggressive Award for all of Speed Week. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Cole House wins the overall Most Aggressive Award for all of Speed Week. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Cole House wins the overall Most Aggressive Award for all of Speed Week. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
  • David Williams breaking away at the Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    David Williams breaking away at the Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    David Williams breaking away at the Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    David Williams breaking away at the Global Imports Sandy Springs Cycling. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
  • Dave has lapped the field and is protected by his teammates. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Dave has lapped the field and is protected by his teammates. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Dave has lapped the field and is protected by his teammates. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Dave has lapped the field and is protected by his teammates. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
  • Competitive Cyclist Racing Team at the Anderson, S.C. Crit. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Competitive Cyclist Racing Team at the Anderson, S.C. Crit. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Competitive Cyclist Racing Team at the Anderson, S.C. Crit. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
    Competitive Cyclist Racing Team at the Anderson, S.C. Crit. Photo Credit: Barbara Dowd
  • Max Jenkins, Chad Beyer, Mike Olheiser rest at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Max Jenkins, Chad Beyer, Mike Olheiser rest at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Max Jenkins, Chad Beyer, Mike Olheiser rest at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management
    Max Jenkins, Chad Beyer, Mike Olheiser rest at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Photo Credit: On the Rivet Management

Park City, Utah (May 7, 2012) – The Competitive Cyclist Racing Team took its skills to “one of the hardest and hilliest races in the US,” the 26th SRAM Tour of the Gila in Silver City, N.M. – Solid performances landed Chad Beyer (USA) and Francisco Mancebo (SPN) in second and fourth places respectively in the individual General Classification (GC) standings, while the Team finished second overall in the Team GC.

After a great showing for the Team at the Joe Martin Stage Race two weeks ago, Mancebo and Beyer demonstrated their consistency at the SRAM Tour of the Gila by placing within the Top-10 in each of the five stages other than the Stage 3 Time Trial where Beyer placed 52nd. However, Beyer did earn a podium spot in the three longest stages, including Stage 1’s notorious Mogollon climb and Stage 5’s 103.5-mile Gila Monster course.

“The effort from Chad was incredible and I did my best from the follow car to ‘honk’ him into the red leader’s jersey,” said directeur sportif Gord Fraser. “It was an amazing day (Stage 5) for Competitive Cyclist. We showed once again that we have perhaps the best stage race team in the U.S.”  

After this past weekend’s strong and successful showings, the Competitive Cyclist Racing Team extends its number one ranking in the 2012 National Race Calendar (NRC) Team Standings ahead of the Bissell Pro Cycling and the Kenda/5 Hour Energy p/b Geargrinder teams. Team captain Mancebo keeps the pressure on the rest of the competitors with a fourth place finish at the SRAM Tour of the Gila and maintains his status as NRC points leader. Beyer moves to third in the NRC individual standings.

Other members of the Team held their own during the last few stops of the USA CRITS Speed Week in South Carolina and Georgia. The Team finished the week strong with David Williams’ (USA) win at the Electric City Circuit in Anderson, S.C. on May 5. Cole House took home the Most Aggressive Overall Rider honors for the series.

With a little break in the Competitive Cyclist Racing Team’s schedule, the Team is preparing for the USPRO Championships in Greeneville, S.C. May 26-28.

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