The squad has slowly began its 2013 campaign on cyclocross and fat biking. With a number of races in January and February already in the bag, the team is all present and accounted for as the bigger spring races approach. Continue reading
This year, the Hagerty-TOLaw U-25 team put a dozen kids in over 60 bike races from March to November. It was an absolutely amazing season.
The first of its kind in the state, the squad gathered together twelve riders under the age of 25 to compete in road races, mountain bike events and ‘cross races around Michigan, taking more than a few podiums along the way. Bryan Carps emerged as a solid CAT 5 leader and one of the best climbers in the state. Jake Ellis was the top rider for the CAT 4 team, culminating an impressive season with a 6th place at the Cherry-Roubaix State Championship Road Race.
The younger riders also came on strong. Nathaniel made his debut not in the Junior race, but in the CAT 5 field at Mount Pleasant. A 56 mile wind-fest is no easy way to start your racing career, and he finished in style after slogging alone for most of the race, even after a number of other racers called it quits. Ian and Sean were huge riders for the team, and young Ryan rode his 24″ wheels in some of the big races of the year.
Ethan Koronka joined the squad an immediately proved his worth in the CAT 5 ranks as a top leadout man and a useful climber as well. With Bryan and Ethan both slated to move up to the 4s alongside their Hagerty teammates, the 4s will have a full 9-man team for the now terrifyingly tough June line-up for West Branch, Mount Pleasant and Cherry-Roubaix.
A huge thanks goes out to Hagerty and Thompson O’Neil Law, and check back to this blog for more updates throughout the winter and next season.
We can finally start putting out the big news for TOLaw Cycling and Hagerty Cycling. Late last fall, whilst Nissan-Leopard-Trek began the merger to end all mergers on the ProTour, Traverse City’s oldest and newest teams began exploring the opportunity of bringing together Hagerty and Thompson O’Neil Law.
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TOLaw Management received the following email this morning from star rider Wes Sovis, announcing his plans to end his competitive racing career. The team’s future, Wes’ involvement in the team and the sport, and other considerations, are still uncertain. Continue reading
TOLaw’s Joe Sovis contributed many of these rockin’ pics of the 2011 Iceman Cometh Challenge. After Wes finished 90th and Cody 94th in their first races with the Pros, TOLaw will end it’s season on a high note, racing with the likes of JHK, the super-classy Jeremiah Bishop and many, many others. Below is the photo gallery, which can also be accessed in the Photo Gallery tab above. Be sure to check out our Iceman Videos here and the Race Recap when you have finally caught your breath!
TOLaw’s Cody and Wes Sovis raced with the fast boys this afternoon, joining the likes of Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski, Jeremiah Bishop, World Champion Catherine Pendrel and many, many others.
Even with the prospect of a handful of cyclocross races in the weeks after, Cody Sovis has announced the Iceman Cometh will be his final competition of the 2011 Continue reading
TOLaw’s Wonder Twins* Cody and Wes Sovis are fresh off a 1-2 at the Lowell 50 and are at full fitness heading into the Iceman Cometh Continue reading
Late last evening, Wes Sovis was notified by Lowell 50 officials that the provisional winner of the 18-29 Men’s 50 mile category was confirmed to have cut significant portions of the course.