Fayetteville, Ark. – The Team Type 1 women’s professional squad looks to defend its lead in two categories of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series at this week’s Joe Martin Stage Race, while the men’s professional team has high expectations for a strong overall team performance.
The 32nd edition of the four-day, four-stage National Racing Calendar (NRC) event begins Thursday in Fayetteville, Ark.
Representing the Team Type 1 women’s team will be Veronica Leal, Jen McRae, Morgan Patton, Alison Powers, Samantha Schneider and Kori Seehafer. Powers leads the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series (WPCS) and is coming off a second place finish at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Seehafer is the WPCS sprint leader and captured the Lap Leaders jersey at the recent USA CRITS Speed Week series.
“I have big expectations for Alison with the time trial being first,” Team Type 1 women’s Director Jack Seehafer said. “I will also be looking to Jen for stage wins and I hope to see a podium finish in the general classification by week’s end.”
A 2.5-mile (4.0 km) uphill time trial out of Devil’s Den State Park opens the race Thursday. Road races Friday have the men traveling 110 miles (177 km) and the women 64 miles (102 km). A second road race takes place Saturday – 92 miles (148 km) for men and 69 miles (111 km) for women – followed by 90-minute and hour-long criteriums, respectively, on Sunday.