North America’s top continental pro cycling teams are gathered in California for the 35th anniversary of the Redlands Classic bike race and now you can follow along live with the action.
The final two stages of this years five stage event will be streamed live free on Cyclestream.tv this Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, as well as on the Team Wildlife Generation website. Live coverage runs from 2pm – 6pm PDT on Saturdayand 10am – 6pm PDT on Sunday.
Coverage is being provided by Team Wildlife Generation, and will include race recaps, live streaming and interviews to cycling fans everywhere.
2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic women’s race
After three stages of racing, Amber Neben, guest riding with Trek Red Truck Racing, continues to hold her place atop the women’s leaderboard after winning the opening days time trial. Rally UHC Cycling has won both the following stages. On Thursday, 17-year-old Megan Jastrab won an uphill sprint in the Highland circuit race. Friday, her teammate Krista Doebel-Hickok crossed the line alone at the top of the climb to Oak Glen. With her Stage 3 performance, Doebel-Hickok moves into second, just 39 seconds behind Neben in the GC.
Rally UHC Cycling lined up for the 35th Redlands Bicycle Classic just days after the tragic passing of their teammate Kelly Catlin. “This win was incredibly emotional for me and the team,” said Jastrab after her Stage 2 victory. “We were racing knowing that Kelly was with us and we wanted to show it.”
Simone Boilard is currently the top Canadian at Redlands, just one second ahead of her Sho-Air Twenty20 teammate Jasmine Duehring. Rally UHC’s Sara Poidevin is the next best placed Canadian in 11th.
2019 Redlands Bicycle Classic men’s race
In the men’s race, Hagens Berman Axeon’s Kevin Vermaerke moves into the race lead after stage three. Vermaerke finished third on the day, behind First Internet Bank’s Stephen Bassett at the top of Oak Glen. With his win from the previous stage, the result gives him a 24 second GC lead going into Saturday’s racing.
Canada’s Jordan Cheyne (Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling) currently sits third in the overall with two stages of racing remaining. Cheyne is 27 seconds off Vermaerke’s lead, but just three seconds behind Eder Frayre (Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling) in second.
Alexander Cowan (Floyd’s Pro Cycling) is the next best placed Canadian rider. At 1:22 behind the lead, Cowan sits sixth overall.
Redlands Bicycle Class is the longest continuously running invitational, professional stage race on the North American road racing calendar. Since 1985 the event has hosted the continents aspiring racers, some of whom have gone on to race the Tour de France, Olympics and world championships.