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Meet a contender: Michael Hernandez – Aevolo Cycling

2017-04-13T20:35:48+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

The Tour of the Gila has always taken great pride in showcasing some of the best upcoming talent from across the continent and beyond, and this year is no exception. Taking the start line this April will be U23 team Aevolo Cycling, an American Continental development team with an international line up. We were [...]

Tour of the Gila Presents the 2017 DECCA Leader Jerseys

2017-04-05T17:28:28+00:00 April 5th, 2017|

The Tour of the Gila is proud to once again be sponsored by the legendary cycling apparel brand, DECCA, for our leader jerseys. The historic Belgian brand knows pro cycling and has worked with the world’s best teams and riders since 1970, including Sean Kelly, Freddie Maertens, Joaquin Rodriguez, Alexander Kristoff, and many others. [...]

Tour of the Gila Forced to Alter Iconic Mogollon Finish

2017-03-29T18:55:40+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

For the first time in the Tour of the Gila history, stage 1 will have a flat finish on Whitewater Mesa with no King or Queen of the Mountain points or jerseys awarded. Instead, sprint points and bonus times will be awarded. The changes come due to infrastructure repair taking place in the historic [...]

UCI Teams Announced for 31st Edition of the Tour of the Gila

2017-03-29T17:38:16+00:00 March 29th, 2017|

March 28, 2017 (Silver City, NM) – More than two-dozen men’s professional cycling teams and a dozen women’s teams have accepted invitations for the 31st edition of the Tour of the Gila. The race is once again proud to be hosting top veterans and young talent from North America and around the world. The 5-day [...]

Team Colavita/Bianchi Amber Pierce returns to race the Gila

2017-03-26T16:18:30+00:00 March 25th, 2017|

It’s been nearly 10 years since Team Colavita/Bianchi’s Amber Pierce sat on the starting line at the Tour of the Gila. During that time, Mara Abbott and Kristin Armstrong dominated the stage race, Abbott winning a record 6-times.  Both retired from the sport following their Olympic races last summer in Rio.  Pierce tells us [...]

Behind the scenes at Tour of the Gila: A family affair

2017-03-23T03:45:50+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|

Kelsey Brennan talks community, driving the chief commissaire and more The 31st edition of the Tour of the Gila is fast approaching. In late April, Silver City will be buzzing with cyclists of all abilities and ages, there to soak up the southwestern mountain town’s eclectic flavor. Longtime local Kelsey Brennan is no stranger to [...]