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Redlands Classic Gives ‘Legend Award’ to Kiefel

redlands classic gives legend award kiefel   Redlands Classic Gives Legend Award to Kiefel

The ‘Legend Award’ will be given to Ron Kiefel, the former 7-11 professional. The award was created to honor bicycle legends who have ridden the Redlands n their career. This will be awarded at the 2010 Redlands Bicycle Classic in California on Sunday.

Kiefel is honored to receive the award as one of the ‘Legends’ in Redlands Classic. The ceremony will be held before the start of the Sunset Loop. This was notably one of Kiefel’s favorite courses. Kiefel’s career also covered riding in the Tour de France seven times, winning the 1985 Giro d’Italia’s stage 15 and have won an Olympic medal.

Having won third overall at the Redlands twice in 1993 and 1994, Kiefel recalls great times at the classic. “The Redlands Classic was an important stepping stone for the 7-Eleven team’s success in Europe at races like the Giro D’Italia and Tour de France.”

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Holowesko Partners to try for Best Team in Redlands again

holowesko partners try best team in redlands again   Holowesko Partners to try for Best Team in Redlands again

With the 2009 best team title under their belt, the Holowesko Partners Under-23 Development Team hopes to have history repeat itself this year at the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Alex Howes, the Under-23 US National Road and Criterium Champ, is confident that they can attain the goal of best team title once more. “We are coming to race, not to be pack fill. We have to set the goals high. Last year when we won it that was a big surprise for us so maybe we will surprise ourselves again this year.”

The four stages of the Redlands will be on March 25-28 in California. It also marks the start of the National Racing Calendar. There will be almost 200 riders from 26 teams participating in the race.

The riders for Holowesko Partners are Howes, Peter Salon, Caleb Fairly, Taylor Sheldon, Andrei Krasilnikau, Lachlan Morton, Danny Summerhill and Raymond Kreder.

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