For the past few years every January, the Rally UHC Cycling pro continental team has converged near the Santa Monica Mountains in Southern California to kick off a new racing season. It's the perfect time to meet up with old teammates after a much deserved winter break, ingratiate new team members into the squad, perform some early season base mile rides, and, perhaps most exciting of all, test ride their new bikes and gear. For 2019, Rally UHC Cycling has joined forces with Felt, and both men's and women's contingents of the powerhouse North American squad will ride the FR Disc road bike in road events and the DA time trial bike in races against the clock. Here's a look behind the scenes at the women's squad's early season rides as they prepare to take on the world's best teams throughout the upcoming season.
Early season training camps are typically the first time that new teammates get a chance to ride together, and the women of Rally UHC Cycling made the most of the experience in the hills of Southern California.
The Rally UHC Cycling team is sponsored by Bell helmets and Roka eyewear.
Who says that team camps need to be serious? The squad's first big gathering of the year serves as a crucial time for team-building and bonding, which are integral for a long and successful road campaign.
Krista Doebel-Hickok boarded a plane straight from the Rally UHC Cycling team camp in California to the Women's Tour Down Under in Australia, where she took a stellar third place finish on the tough summit finish of Stage 2, and held on to fourth place on general classification by race's end. It was the start of what should prove to be a successful season for the rising star.
Kelly Catlin is no stranger to Felt bikes, having been a key member of the USA Cycling women's team pursuit squad, the two-time and reigning world champions who compete aboard the revolutionary TA FRD track bike.
Summer Moak took some time during the Rally UHC Cycling team camp to test ride her brand-new Felt DA time trial bike.
Rally UHC Cycling's early season training camp has long been held in Southern California. Wildfires have ravaged the area in recent months, providing a unique landscape amidst which team riders trained.
Pro team camps always include plenty of training rides and base miles.
Rally UHC Cycling earned an invitation to the most prestigious day of racing on the women’s calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. The team received one of only five wildcard spots available and returns to the race for the first time in four years. Described as a ‘puncheurs’ course, it will suit those riders with raw power.
Over the past few seasons, Rally UHC Cycling has created one of the best traditions in all of pro cycling. Each year at the Tour of California, the team creates several unique, custom-painted race bikes for select riders. They're then auctioned off with all proceeds going towards an incredible charity.
Designed for enduro racing but versatile enough for everyday trail riding, the Compulsion is most at home on technical descents. For those riders looking to take on the challenge of enduro racing, or for those who simply want one bike that’s capable of handling any ride, then the Compulsion is the ideal choice.
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