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16 Things With Patrick McCarty

16 Things With Patrick McCarty

Men's team director Patrick McCarty has been in Europe since the season restart. After directing the team to two stage wins at the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc courtesy of Gavin Mannion, he's been bouncing around between Italy, Spain, and France as the 2020 season heats up. We spoke with McCarty as part of our "Things With" interview series to find out more about the man from Texas and how he's found himself on the road full-time since retiring from bike racing. 

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The Band is Back Together

The Band is Back Together

Rally Cycling is on the verge of an epic quartet of races that will see the men's and women's rosters reunited on the start-line of a bike race for the first time since 2019

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12 Things With Andy Bajadali, Team Director

12 Things With Andy Bajadali, Team Director

A former professional mountain biker and road racer turned DS extraordinaire. Bajadali spent the last five years of his racing career with our team before retiring in 2012 when we were Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies. As part of our "Things With" interview series, we're getting to know the players that contribute to our overall success. 

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Hosking Ends Ardèche on a High

Hosking Ends Ardèche on a High

Chloe Hosking's won the final stage of the Tour de L'Ardèche to cap off an incredible week of racing for the team, which leaves the Ardèche with two stage wins, the other coming on stage 5 courtesy of Leigh Ann Ganzar, six stage top-10's, seventh overall for Sara Poidevin, and the intermediate sprint jersey for Emma White. 

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Franz Soars to Ardèche Podium

Franz Soars to Ardèche Podium

The Tour de L'Ardeche's final day of climbing was animated by a Rally Cycling-led breakaway that at one point reached an eight-minute advantage over the peloton. Their lead was good enough.

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Leigh Ann Ganzar Wins Stage Five of Tour de L'Ardèche

Leigh Ann Ganzar Wins Stage Five of Tour de L'Ardèche

Crosswinds laid waste to the peloton on stage five of the Tour de L'Ardèche and Rally Cycling emerged from the ensuing chaos with a stage win and a podium, and improved general classification position, and a leader's jersey in the 'rush' intermediate sprints classification. 

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Doebel-Hickok Summits for Seventh in Mont-Lozère

Doebel-Hickok Summits for Seventh in Mont-Lozère

Krista Doebel-Hickok climbed to an impressive seventh-place finish on stage 4 of the Tour de L'Ardeche after her teammate Sara Poidevin's epic breakaway attack was reeled in with just one kilometer remaining. 

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Hosking Podiums Sprint Finish in Ardèche

Hosking Podiums Sprint Finish in Ardèche

Chloe Hosking finally got the bunch sprint she has been waiting for at the Tour de L'Ardèche and finished in third place on stage 3, while Emma White retained her purple jersey as the leader of the intermediate 'rush' sprints classification. 

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Mannion Earns Top 10 Overall at Coppi e Bartali

Mannion Earns Top 10 Overall at Coppi e Bartali

A frenetic finale with attacks flying from the gun brought a successful but tough Coppi e Bartali to a close for Rally Cycling. Gavin Mannion was the team's top finisher taking 10th on the final stage and moving into the 10th spot on general classification as well

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White, Poidevin Deliver as Ardèche Hits the High Mountains

White, Poidevin Deliver as Ardèche Hits the High Mountains

The Tour de L'Ardèche is known as one of the toughest races on the women's calendar and today's stage did not disappoint. Sara Poidevin came across the line in ninth after some massive time gaps were created along the hilly parcours, which tackled five categorized climbs

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Poidevin Seventh in Ardèche Opener, White Takes Purple Jersey

Poidevin Seventh in Ardèche Opener, White Takes Purple Jersey

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13 Things With Jonas Carney, Performance Director

13 Things With Jonas Carney, Performance Director

In the team's 14 year history, there's been one person directly involved with the hiring of every single rider, director, and soigneur. His name is Jonas Carney, a two-time US national crit champion and former Olympic track cyclist, and one of the few people who has been with Rally Cycling from the very beginning. As part of our Things With interview series, Carney brings further insight into the origins of the team and how his own cycling career has influenced his decisions as performance director

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A Journey Through Ardèche

A Journey Through Ardèche

There's no rest for the weary and the women of Rally Cycling know that better than most. Days after competing in the biggest one-day race of the year, La Course by Le Tour de France, the squad traveled to the Ardèche region of southeast France to take on the Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l'Ardèche. 

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Mannion Climbs up Coppi e Bartali Standings

Mannion Climbs up Coppi e Bartali Standings

Rally Cycling's general classification specialist Gavin Mannion secured a top 10 placing in the frenetic finale of stage two from the Coppi e Bartali. The American moved up an astounding 50 spots in the overall, after a severely reduced group contested the Emilia-Romagna finish

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Your Bike As a Buddha

Your Bike As a Buddha

If you've done any amount of cycling in your life, you know how great a long ride can leave you feeling. You feel mentally reset and somehow your outlook on the day - and life - seems a little brighter. It would be easy to attribute this post-ride bliss to an endorphin boost - essentially the cyclist's version of a runner's high.

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Coppi e Bartali Showdown

Coppi e Bartali Showdown

Rally Cycling's men's roster continues its Italian campaign with a second stage race since the season start. Named after two of the greatest riders Italy has ever produced, Fausto Coppi and Gino Bartali, the race takes place over four days on and near to the glittering Adriatic Coast of historic northern Italy from September 1-5. 

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Mannion Capitalized on Teamwork at Trofeo Matteotti

Mannion Capitalized on Teamwork at Trofeo Matteotti

Rally Cycling has a battle on their hands at the Trofeo Matteotti, a 195 km one-day race that took place over 13 laps of a hilly circuit in Pescara, Italy on Saturday. Nathan Brown took control of the peloton going into the final laps to keep a dangerous breakaway within reach which allowed Gavin Mannion to bridge to the front group on the final climb. In the end, Valerio Conti (UAE-Team Emirates) escaped for the win while Mannion sprinted it out for 12th place from a chasing group a mere 13 second

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From Zero to La Course

From Zero to La Course

The Rally Cycling women's team is revving to go in Nice, France as they prepare for the biggest one-day race of the year - La Course by Le Tour de France. After a period of quarantine, the team has been training in the French Riviera for the most significant season restart in program history. 

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Revolting Daughters, Bicycles, and the Road to Female Equality

Revolting Daughters, Bicycles, and the Road to Female Equality

It's been one hundred years since the adoption of the 19th Amendment, proclaiming that the right to vote cannot be denied on the basis of sex. And while it may feel like that was a long time ago, the pursuit of this goal started long before then. 

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La Course - A Battle of Unknowns

La Course - A Battle of Unknowns

Rally Cycling is back to racing in Europe in a big way. Following the men's success at the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, the ladies take center stage for their season restart at La Course by Le Tour de France. 

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11 Things With Jacob Erker - Quarantine Edition

11 Things With Jacob Erker - Quarantine Edition

From crashing out of a Mexican race - and calling time on his professional riding career as a result - to piloting the Rally Cycling organization back to competition in a post-pandemic world, Jacob Erker our COO has seen more than most people. In the latest installment of our "Things With" interview series, get to know the Canadian who now calls Oregon his home

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An Italian Racing Campaign Preview

An Italian Racing Campaign Preview

Following a successful season restart at the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc in France where Gavin Mannion won the final two stages, the team has arrived in northern Italy to begin their next block of racing. 

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11 Things With Steven Schwartz, Service Course Manager

11 Things With Steven Schwartz, Service Course Manager

Meet the man at the center of a complex network of courier firms, equipment sponsors, directors, riders, and the top-level management of the Rally Cycling team. Steven Schwartz is our service course manager, as well as - possibly - the most musically gifted member of our whole organization. Get to know him in the latest edition of our "Things With" interview series

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Mannion Doubles Up in France

Mannion Doubles Up in France

Gavin Mannion is not one to rest on his laurels. The other day after claiming his first-ever European victory during stage 4 of the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, Mannion repeated the feat in the race's final mountain time trial to Mont Revard. 

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Mannion Wins in Notre-Dame-du-Pré

Mannion Wins in Notre-Dame-du-Pré

Gavin Mannion unleashed a huge burst of speed in the closing meters of stage 4 at the Tour de Sovoie Mont Blanc, winning the mountaintop finish against a select group of climbers that included two-time Tour de France stage winner and race leader Pierre Rolland (B&B Hotels - Vital Concept p/b KTM)

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Mannion Wins Sprint for Second on Stage 2 of Mont Blanc

Mannion Wins Sprint for Second on Stage 2 of Mont Blanc

The team followed up on their impressive result from stage 1 of the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc by taking control of the field on stage 2 and delivering Gavin Mannion to a podium finish. 

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Guégan, Mannion Deliver in Mont Blanc Opener

Guégan, Mannion Deliver in Mont Blanc Opener

Rally Cycling's newest recruit, Maël Guégan, didn't take long to make a strong impression on the team. In the opening stages of the Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc, the young Frenchman went on to attack early and successfully kept the peloton at bay to finish a strong sixth form the lead breakaway.

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Season Restarts in Europe Amid Travel Restrictions

Season Restarts in Europe Amid Travel Restrictions

The team has returned to Europe to restart the road racing season at France's Tour de Savoie Mont Blanc from August 5-8. Mont Blanc will mark the team's first outdoor competition since March 1 and the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Team Launches Weekly Social Ride on Zwift

Team Launches Weekly Social Ride on Zwift

Beginning this Tuesday, we'll be hosting a weekly Zwift Social Ride! You'll get a chance to interact with our athletes on a casual 45-minute spin around Watopia. 

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Athletes in Isolation

Athletes in Isolation

Isolation has been tough for us all. It upended livelihoods, schedules, and goals with no clear answers. It forced many of us to re-think our habits and adjust to new conditions. 

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Team Secures Second Overall in V-TdF

Team Secures Second Overall in V-TdF

An incredile sprint finale to close the Virtual Tour de France yielded two top 10s and secured second place overall for Rally Cycling men's squad on Sunday. The team also finished second in the combined points classification, capping a hugely successful month of e-racing for the entire team on Zwift. 

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Mannion Fights for Fifth, Secures Second on GC Going into V-TdF Finale

Mannion Fights for Fifth, Secures Second on GC Going into V-TdF Finale

Gavin Mannion was Rally Cycling's best performer in the queen stage of the Virtual Tour de France as the professional peloton raced up the brand new Mont Ventoux-inspired course. Mannion finished the men's race in fifth, with victory going to team alum Mike Woods of EF Pro Cycling. 

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Nine Things with Matteo Dal-Cin

Nine Things with Matteo Dal-Cin

A former Canadian National road champion and long-time Zwifter, Matteo Dal-Cin came up through Canada's cycling development pathway to win the overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic and GP Cycliste de Saguenay before joining Rally Cycling in 2017. Following his incredible win in the Virtual Tour de France, we caught up with the 'Wattage Beluga' in his hometown of Ottawa, Ontario in our latest installment of "Things With'. 

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10 Things with Stéphane Heulot

10 Things with Stéphane Heulot

We caught up with Heulot to learn more about his background in cycling, his love for the Tour de France, and how he hopes to one day regain "his yellow jersey" with Rally Cycling. 

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Pier-André Coté Sprints to Ninth, Team Maintains Second in V-TdF

Pier-André Coté Sprints to Ninth, Team Maintains Second in V-TdF

The second weekend of the Virtual Tour de France concluded with explosive 46 km stage of Casse-Pattes. The early sprints were hotly contested as usual, but it was the Petit KOM where the gaps started to form.

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Matteo Dal-Cin Wins Stage 3 of V-TdF

Matteo Dal-Cin Wins Stage 3 of V-TdF

Matteo Dal-Cin timed his sprint to perfection to win stage 3 of the Virtual Tour de France by the smallest margins. Probing attacks throughout the 48 km stage kept the peloton under constant pressure, but there was not stopping the inevitable bunch sprint. The former Canadian road champ knew exactly what to expect coming into the technical finale and executed the team's plan to perfection. 

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