HOEHN SEALS BEST YOUNG RIDER
JERSEY, FIFTH OVERALL
AT CHICO STAGE RACE
March 18th, 2018
CHICO, Calif. – Straight off the heels of a tough 10-day training camp in Southern California, the Aevolo team traveled north to Chico Stage Race, the first test of the season. The three day, four stage event featured a 90-mile road race that saw Alex Hoehn in the lead of both the overall and young rider competition after sprinting to third on the stage.
After the 10-mile time trial, Hoehn dropped to fifth overall, but successfully protected the white jersey through the final stage – a 70 minute criterium.
“Chico has been one of the most fun races I've ever done,” Hoehn said. “The race was really exciting. I started the time trial with the yellow and white jerseys and then being able to come out after Sunday's two stages with a white jersey and top five, I am honestly thrilled. My Aevolo teammates played a major role during the race, keeping me safe up at the front and out of the wind as much as possible. It wouldn't have been possible without you boys!”
Aevolo team director Mike Creed said he was pleased with how the riders performed, especially when working together to keep Hoehn’s position protected.
“It’s our first race for 2018 and it’s our team's first jersey ever, so I'm really happy,” Creed said. “We still have some work to do and Chico was a good race to blow out the cobwebs and see what we needed to work on before Joe Martin Stage Race. I'm happy to see we don't need to work on too much and we can be ready to go for Joe Martin.”
Next race on the schedule is Joe Martin Stage Race, to be held April 12-15.