Breakaways ruled the day at the National Cycling League Cup finale in Atlanta on August 20. The Miami Nights won a second NCL race and, in doing so, won the series and its lucrative prize money.
A challenging race on the women’s side saw Miami miss the break of the day and was not able to sprint for the win on the final lap, but their men’s team was able to make the points with two riders in a breakaway, constantly raking in points until finally, winning the last lap with Clever Martinez to secure the event.
Fount Cycling finished in second for the day, after a solid showing from their women’s team, and CCB/Foundation took third. Interestingly, both teams would only score points during the women’s races. The women’s race gets its long-awaited breakaway
After a weak qualifier, the Denver Disruptors were trailing Miami from the start,, starting 16 points behind its fellow NCL-founded team. But Denver made the most of a crash early on lap three, and went on the attack with Leah Kirchman and Argiro Milaki stacking up some points.
RECOMMENDED VIDEOS FOR YOU… Cycling Weekly The highly technical course contained multiple roundabouts and strung out the peloton for much of the race. Moving up took considerable effort. In an early move with CCB, Denver and Fount tried to get off the front, but Miami, not wanting to put too much daylight between themselves and Denver, quickly took on the chase. The rising pace at the front put several […]