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
Perhaps still riding high on the champagne and victory sauce from Saturday’s Peak2Peak, Cody and Wes Sovis have announced they will attend two more races this season in addition to the Iceman Cometh.
TOLaw met up for the Peak2Peak Mountain Bike Classic and heads were, by all accounts, turned.
Despite denying any interest in signing Mark Cavendish after the demise of HTC, TOLaw top man Dan O’Neil finally admitted that he had ‘some contact’ with the Manx Missile during the later stages of the 2011 Tour de France. Continue reading
Top man Dan O’Neil was furious after various media outlets made claims that TOLaw was using systematic ‘mechanical doping’ for its riders. “That is a blatant and outrageous lie,” Dan said to cameras early this afternoon after eating a grilled cheese sandwich. “There is no evidence of any wrongdoing by our team. Besides, we can’t even change a flat tire, let alone install an electric engine.”
In the cold, frigid air that stands before the sun rises, TOLaw’s Cody Sovis, Wes Sovis and Joe Sovis strode forth to pick-up their packets. It was time to test their mettle against one of the toughest courses in Michigan, a 9.5 mile loop with almost 1,100 feet of climbing per lap. The Gents, dressed in black and bundled against the early October chill, went out to test their competitors and themselves.
In the team debut for cyclocross this season, Cody and Wes traveled east from Allendale to Plaster Creek Family Park for some cyclocross fun. A huge turnout was treated to some fast action in all three races of the day, and none entertained quite like the B race, with some animation from the Sovis Bros.
As the cycling community turns its attention to Spain and the Vuelta A Espana, TOLaw Cycling is gearing up for the Fall Classics and cyclocross season. After Team RadioShack was snubbed by race organizers last year, TOLaw’s own disappointment at a lack of an invitation in 2011 was no surprise. “If they can leave out a team like RadioShack last year, we can’t be overly startled to be left out. It’s a big blow, but we’ll rebound,” said TOLaw Team Director and strongman Dan O’Neil.
After an impressive Cherry-Roubaix and with offers from BMC, RadioShack and Lay-OH-pard Trek pouring in, TOLaw is fighting to keep the rising star they created. Riley O’Neil is coming off a fifth place at the Michigan State Championship Road Race and a win at the prestigious Big M XC race. With all the attention and accolades coming his way, Riley has entertained offers from larger squads. TOLaw was conspicuously quiet during the signing season, refusing talks with Philipe Gilbert and flat out denying a deal with Mark Cavendish.