Yesterday was the final stage of the Tucson Bicycle Classic.
I shot some video and stills from the race, which you can watch below. I am also working on a video about El Grupo and its race yesterday. Look for that tomorrow morning.
VeloNews has an article about the race here.
Working all day in a breakaway paid off for Fly V Australia’s Phil Zajicek, who grabbed the overall win at the Tucson Bicycle Classic by a single second over Jonathan Chodroff (Jelly Belly-Kenda). Eric Marcotte (Pista Palace) won the stage from the break, and slotted into third overall.
After the pro men’s field was neutralized on stage 2, Zajicek went into the third and final day of TBC 11 seconds down on Chodroff. Wind and punchy racing made for a hard day on the hilly circuit, which the pro men tackled eight times.
Although some of his Fly V Australia teammates were racing in California this weekend, Zajicek opted to stick around his hometown to race Tucson as an individual.
“It was aggressive racing from the start and after two laps I got off with six others,” Zajicek said. “I was feeling great from the start and rode hard to keep the gap to the chasing field. The gap hovered between 20-30 seconds the majority of the race; on the final lap I was left on the front alone to ride to the finish.”