ZiaVelo Sees Early Season Action at the Valley of the Sun!

Representing 5 different categories with 15 racers, ZiaVelo cyclists took to the streets of the greater Phoenix area at the 28th annual Valley of the Sun Stage Race this past weekend.

With 4 racers in the Cat 2’s (Chris Schlabach, Kyle Martinez, Ryan Szabo, and Marcel Berger) , 5 in the Master Men 45+ (Jerry Garcia, Al Senft, Dave Rutledge, Tim Ketelaar, and Shane Cunico), 2 Women in the Cat 3 field (Carol Flinchbaugh and Cat Stailey), 2 Men in the Cat 4 field (Brian and Kevin Robinson), 1 in the Womens Cat 4 field (Lynn Robinson), and 1 racer in the Junior 17-18 field (Greg Albright), racing was always on-going throughout all three days of the event.

The VoS is one of the most highly contested races of the early part of the Road season and gave all the ZVC racers a chance to get in some quality miles, against competition that is already in the prime of their seasons.

Top finishers for ZVC were Marcel Berger (11th in the CAT 2’s), Jerry Garcia (10th in the Masters 45+), Brian Robinson (5th in the CAT 4’s), Cat Stailey (18th in the Women’s CAT 3’s, Lynn Robinson (15th Women’s CAT 4’s), and Greg Albright (66th in an International level JR 17-18 field).

Brian Robinson, Cat 4, GC (5th)

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Jerry Garcia Crit Podium (4th)

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Carol Flinchbaugh in Crit Action!

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Kyle Martinez off the front in the Men’s CAT 2 Crit.

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Ryan Szabo moving fast in the Men’s CAT 2 Crit.

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ZiaVelo at the Santa Catalina Omnium

Ryan Szabo finishes 12th in GC, P,1,2,3 Field in his first races as a member of ZiaVelo Cycling. Strong performances by Kyle, Chris, and Marcel in an early season race for us, but a mid season race for the Arizona Guys!!

Look for more from all the ZiaVelo Zia and Velo Teams at the upcoming Valley of the Sun, February 13-15 in Phoenix, AZ!!

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(Photo L to R: Kyle Martinez, Chris Schlabach, Marcel Berger, Ryan Szabo)

Santa Catalina Omnium Pic, Horsing
Santa Catalina Omnium Dirty Kyle

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ZiaVelo races in Tucson this weekend!

Good luck to all the ZiaVelo cyclists heading over to compete in the Santa Catalina Omnium (UA BioPark Blast Criterium and Oracle Road Race) in Tucson, Arizona this Saturday and Sunday (January 31-1, 2015).

The crit and challenging road race will the first road races of the season for ZVC and should provide a great early season fitness challenge!

Good Luck and safe travels to all our racers!!


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We Start em’ young at ZiaVelo Cycling!!

One of our youngest members: C. Sortomme! C. Sortommee

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2015 ZiaVelo Cycling Results are rolling in!!!

Just over two weeks into 2015, and ZiaVelo Cycling has three podium finishes already!!
Congratulations to Jerry Garcia on his 2nd place finish in the Open/Pro Category of the El Paso Puzzler MTB race this weekend.

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Double congratulations to Lynn Robinson on two podium placings in back-to-back MTB and Crit races this weekend in Arizona!!!

Lynn Avondale Crity 2015 Podium

Lynn MTB Race Jan 2015 Podium

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2015 Zia Team Announced!

The weekend of January 16-18 brought a number of out of town racers to Las Cruces for ZiaVelo’s Zia Team camp and team kickoff.

Saturday saw over 30 ZiaVelo riders, both Las Cruceans and out of towners, come together for the traditional Saturday Group ride from long time sponsor Milagro Coffee Y Espresso.

Saturday afternoon ZiaVelo Directors hosted the annual Zia Team kick-off meeting. Please join us in welcoming Zia Team members for 2015:

Kempton Jackson (Cat 2, 4th year), Denver, CO
Chris Schlabach (Cat 2, 4th year), Silver City, NM
Marcel Berger (Cat 2, 4th year), Alamogordo, NM
Jerry Garcia (Cat 3, 1st year Zia), Las Cruces, NM
Kyle Martinez (Cat 2, 3rd year), Santa Fe, NM
Al Senft (Cat 1, 1st year), Albuquerque, NM
Ryan Szabo (Cat 2, 1st year), Albuquerque, NM
Greg Albright (JR) (Cat 3, 2nd year), Carlsbad, NM
Santiago Chavez (Cat 1, 3rd year), El Paso, TX

Terry Casey (Cat 3, 4th year), Albuquerque, NM
Catherine Stailey (Cat 3, 1st year Zia), Silver City, NM
Carol Flinchbaugh (Cat 3, 1st year), Las Cruces, NM

Look for more to come on these and other ZiaVelo racers soon!!

Shane Cunico
Director, ZVC

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ZiaVelo Cycling 2015 is about to hit the streets!

Although things have been quiet on the surface, ZiaVelo Cycling has been furiously working  behind the scenes to bring another great year of cycling to the Zia Team, our Velo Team and our supporting riders and members.

Over the next few days you will get a sneak peak at what ZVC has in store for 2015.  With the addition of new racers to the Zia Team, the establishment of ZVC as a 501(c)(3) organization, a greater number of ladies on the teams, and more community events just to name a few of the upcoming announcements.

Additionally, we will be announcing several new sponsors, in addition to the tremendous (and in many cases, more generous) sponsors we have had in the past.

We look forward to a tremendous 2015, and are glad you are “along for the ride”

Thanks again!!


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