• 2012/07/09 Ken Hanson crushes the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix
    • Ken Hanson crushes the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix Ken Hanson crushes the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

      Ken Hanson has just confirmed himself as one of North America's most prolific sprinters dominating the sprint finish at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix in California in front of our wonderful partner Acura, who were displaying the team car front and center!

      After surprising everyone with the Tour de Beauce King of the Mountain title, Hanson returned to his sprinting roots and took out the win in emphatic fashion. I just received a text from Ken saying "Next stop, Gastown", which is Canada's biggest criterium, to be held on Wednesday in downtown Vancouver. This race typically see 50,000 spectators and will be a great venue for the team.

      We're bringing a great squad to the Great White North for BC Superweek this season. I also just heard a report that Jesse Anthony survived a late crash yesterday to finish 2nd at the Tour de Delta Road Race in Vancouver today.

      On top of this, looking to the USPRO Criterium National Championships at the end of July, Cody O'Reilly recently won the biggest night of the Tour of America's Dairyland in Wisconsin, the Downer Ave Criterium. A great result for Cody who is showing his form continues to improve after finishing 3rd overall at the Tulsa Tough behind Hanson who was the overall winner.

      Additionally, great coverage of the women lately from Carmen Small in Durango as well as Jade Wilcoxson, the revelation of 2012 in women's cycling, winning in Oregon.