As of July 10, Team leader Francisco "Paco" Mancebo (ESP) leads the men's individual National Racing Calendar (NRC) standings with 575 points. Mancebo, racing both UCI and NRC events, has led the individual points standings the entire year. The Team as a whole sits in sixth place in NRC standings.
Next on the Team's racing schedule is the 32nd annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic. The NRC 2.2 six-day stage race (July 19-24) in Bend, Ore. is the longest running stage race in North America. Last year, RealCyclist.com Team rider Cesar Grajales (COL) captured fifth in the G.C., and in 2009, Mancebo finished second overall.
The Cascade Cycling Classic begins with a two-mile prologue, followed by a road race, individual time trial, another road race that finishes at the Mt. Bachelor Ski Resort, a downtown twilight criterium and, on day six, a circuit race that caps the event. With a hefty amount of climbing, the race will be good preparation for the upcoming Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, the next event on the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team's calendar.
Representing RealCyclist.com in Bend, Ore. will be: Mancebo (ESP), Ian Burnett (USA), Thomas Rabou (NED), Grajales (COL), Josh Berry (USA), Oscar Clark (USA), Mike Midlarsky (USA) and Evan Hyde (USA).
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