Bend, OR – Coming off a win at the Tour de White Rock, the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team went on to the Cascade Cycling Classic in Bend, OR, USA. winning the final stage and the KOM competition.
The historic Cascade Cycling Classic, that was first established in 1978, began this year with the Worthy Brewing 200km road stage where Florenz Knauer and Travis Samuel collected sprint points during two breakaways, resulting in Florenz acquiring the Sprinters Jersey and finishing second place on the stage. This was a long stage, but the team rode well together covering all the breaks that ended in a final battle on the climb up to McKenzie Pass.
Over the next few stages, Adam de Vos steadily collected KOM points at each opportunity. At the end of the five stages, Adam won the overall KOM competition. This is Adam’s second KOM win this season after winning the KOM competition at the Philadelphia Cycling Classic.
During the final Deschutes Brewery stage, Knauer added another stage win to the overall success of the team. The last stage is known for being a “hard man’s stage” as it unfolds over one of the more challenging days of the tour due to the relentless rolling climbs and hot conditions. However, this is a stage that is made for a rider like Knauer and with great team support, he was able to capitalize on the stage which led to another win for the team.
The team will now switch their focus to the Tour of Alberta which takes place September 2-7, 2015.
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