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Big names come out for Redlands prologue

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Mar. 31, 2011

The 27th Redlands Bicycle Classic opens Thursday in Southern California with a 3.1-mile uphill prologue. Redlands pulls back the curtain on the 2011 National Racing Calendar and runs through Sunday’s stage 3 Sunset Road Race.

Riders highlighting the startlist include:

• 2010 VeloNews riders of the year Ben Day (Kenda-5-hour Energy), Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia), Mara Abbott (SC Velo – Empower Coaching), Cath Cheatley (Colavita-Forno D’Asolo) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co.-Twenty12)
• Former world and Olympic champion Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co.-Twenty12)
• 2006 and 2007 winner Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad)
• 2010 NRC overall champion Luis Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home)
• 1984 Olympic gold medalist and 1988 Redlands winner Alexi Grewal (Swami’s Development)
• Tour de France stage winner Raúl Alcalá (Herbalife LaGrange)

•  Complete Women’s Start List
•  Complete Men’s Start List

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of VeloNews.com. Holcombe joined VeloNews in 2009 following years spent introducing students to whitewater kayaking and working in avalanche control, among other more risky ventures. A Master of PR and Marketing Communications, his graduate work at the University of Denver focused on innovation, digital media management and custom publishing. Holcombe is a CSU Ram fan and proud parent, and has been accused of attacking too much on the VN lunch ride. Follow him on Twitter @FCBrian.

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