A pair of little-known riders - Belgian Brecht Dhaene and Italian Elana Cecchini - scored big upsets Saturday at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic criteriums.
Winston-Salem Cycling Classic
American Shelley Olds (Alé Cipollini-Galassia) won a bunch sprint finale of the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic women's professional road race on Friday. Olds beat Canadian Joelle Numainville (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Eugenia Bujak of Poland (BTC City Ljubljana) to the line at the end of the 91-kilometer race that comprised eight laps of an 11.5-km circuit.
Cycling fans around the globe can watch the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic road races on Friday and Saturday's criteriums via the USA CRITS Championship Series YouTube channel.
Some of the top professional cyclists from around the globe will be on the start line later this week for the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic in North Carolina.
This year's Winston-Salem Cycling Classic will feature more racing and more visibility for the event that features one of only two UCI women's races in the United States.