[h3]Hincapie Development Cycling Team[/h3]
Their past 5 days in California have illustrated just how powerful and balanced this Greenville based team really are!
[h2]Redlands Bicycle Classic[/h2]
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest continuous running stage race in American bike racing history. Since 1985, the race has hosted future stars of the Olympics, Tour de France and World Championships. This year, the Hincapie Development Team was represented at Redlands by Oscar Clark, Joe Lewis, Ty Magner, Alexander Ray, Joey Rosskopf, Joe Schmalz, Toms Skujins and Dion Smith.
[h2]Dion, Ty and Joey, Remember These Names…[/h2]
The team wasted no time making an impression. The first day of racing was won by Dion Smith in an exciting uphill finish with a perfect lead-out by team members. Ty Magner added even more Hincapie fireworks by finishing 2nd in a sprint finish on stage 3, and Joey Rosskopf won the final stage of the Redlands Classic today, along with the general classification win by finishing the 5 days of racing with the quickest overall time.
It is my great privilege to serve as the Hincapie Development Team chiropractor for 2013-14. Working with elite and professional cyclists for the past 23 years has been a memorable experience, but there is something special about working with a group of young cyclists who are on the cusp of greatness. My duties with the team involve using my chiropractic skills to optimize the team member’s power output, and help handle minor nagging musculo-skeletal injuries. I am paired with Dr. Rick Morgan from GHS’s Steadman Hawkins Sports Medicine group. Dr. Morgan is especially qualified to manage any and all significant sports injuries which may occur during the long cycling season.
I look forward to watching the Hincapie Development Team achieve great things this year, and would encourage my blog readers to follow their progress!