Greenville Bikeville Classic
The 2015 Bikeville Classic concluded today. The two days of racing here in Greenville SC ushered in two new national champions. Our local team, the hometown favorite Hincapie/Holowesko Racing Team scored their first national championship title in a discipline which affirms tremendous teamwork and power; the team time trial. The Hincapie grouping of Ty Magner, Oscar Clark, Toms Skujins, Mac Brennan, Andzs Flakis and Dion Smith scorched the 20 mile out and back course on the Southern Connector with a winning time of 37:24.97, eclipsing the second place Team Optum/Kelly Benefit Strategies time of 37:31.22.
The Bikeville Classic race weekend for the pro ranks began on Saturday with the national championship criterium race. A criterium is a short course race (usually less than a mile) often run on closed off city center streets.
The Bikeville Classic Criterium Championships
The event featured 4 of Hincapie Racing Teams domestic criterium standouts; Oscar Clark, Mac Brennan, Charlie Hough and Ty Magner. Magner animated the race early on by establishing a separation from the main group of racers which held throughout the event. Oscar Clark worked hard within this breakaway group to maintain opportunity for the Hincapie sprint specialist Magner to finish strong. In the final sprint to the finish, Eric Marcotte riding for Team Smart Stop was able to edge the hard charging Magner to the line. The win by Marcotte is his second national championship in two distinct cycling disciplines; the criterium and the road race. The distinction is all the more special for me as a practicing chiropractor because when Marcotte is not racing, he is Dr. Eric Marcotte practicing chiropractic in his hometown of Scottsdale, AZ.
Being a professional cyclist is a full time occupation. The ability for Marcotte to practice his profession and win big races is a testament to the lifestyle of a true healthcare professional. Dr. Marcotte genuinely lives the chiropractic health lifestyle he promotes within his practice. Team Hincapie and other professional teams embrace the concept of adding chiropractic to their formula for success by including chiropractic care as a team benefit. Congratulations to Dr. Eric Marcotte! Congratulations to Team Hincapie! Click on the links below to catch a bit of the race action. Interested in our office? I’m Dr. David Mruz at Eastside Chiropractic PA 3014 Wade Hampton Blvd. Taylors SC (Greenville) 29687 Call us at 864-292-6777.
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