HECHT STORMS TO SECOND AT JOE MARTIN, STITES WINS KOM JERSEY
August 31st, 2021
The Aevolo squad unleashed everything they had at the UCI Joe Martin Stage Race this past week and came away with dominant performances in each of the four stages. Gage Hecht and Tyler Stites, both in tremendous form, took stage wins, with Hecht claiming eventual second overall and Stites climbing to a win in the king of the mountains competition.
"I think we were really hoping to finish the race off with a yellow jersey, so there has been a lot of initial disappointment. However, the team had a huge weekend. We podiumed in three of the four stages and won two of them. Tyler brought home his first UCI stage win and first jersey at that level, and we still held on to team GC. The last stage was definitely an area that Legion has a lot of practice in. We just couldn’t attack the race that way, but we still rode amazing all day and I’m really proud of the week we had."
"I had a lot of fun this week at Joe Martin. I looked forward to this race for a long time, and it felt great to get back to stage racing. While we couldn’t come home with the overall victory, it was still a successful week for the team with two stage wins and 2nd overall. I am really excited to carry this momentum into our next race, A Travers Les Hauts de France."