Francisco Mancebo wins prologue at Redlands Bicycle Classic

  • By Brian Holcombe
  • Published Mar. 31, 2011
  • Updated Apr. 1, 2011 at 4:53 AM EDT

REDLANDS, California (VN) – Francisco Mancebo ( showed the U.S. peloton he means business Thursday, topping the Sun Time Trial prologue at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. The Spaniard, a former best young rider at the Tour de France, stopped the clock at 9:39 high above Redlands, California. Bissell’s Ben Jacques-Maynes finished a close second in 9:40, with Chris Baldwin, riding for amateur squad Juwi Solar-First Solar, third.

Bissell landed three riders in the top-10 with Andy Jacques-Maynes and Jeremy Vennell fourth and sixth, respectively.

The four-day National Racing Calendar opener continues Friday with the 120.5-mile Beaumont Circuit Race.

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Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe

Brian Holcombe is the editor of 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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