Team Aggress and the Arizona Calendar

The 2009 ABRA road season is now officially over, with the Wupatki Road Race on October 11th having been the final event on the calendar. Here’s a look at our notable results in Arizona calendar races this past year.

January 31st – Swiss Criterium

Victor Riquelme 5/35, cat.5

February 7th – Flapjack Flats TT

Victor Riquelme 2/22, cat.5

February 28th, March 1st – North End Classic

Rick Ellwanger 1/5 (crit), 65+
Kurt Garbe 5/18 (rr), cat.4

Kurt Garbe digging deep in the North End Criterium

March 6th, 7th, 8th – Tucson Bicycle Classic

Brent Barber 2/48 (itt), cat.3
Kurt Garbe 6/56 (itt), 4/55 (rr), cat.4
Victor Riquelme 1/52 (itt), 3/51 (rr), 1/46 (cr), 1/46 (gc), Cat.5

March 15th – Hungry Dog Criterium

Victor Riquelme 1/21, cat.5

March 28th, 29th – Colossal Cave Stage Race

Bryan Schlegel 5/19 (itt), cat.3
Kurt Garbe 2/28 (itt), 2/24 (rr), 2/24 (gc), cat.4

April 4th, 5th – Tumacacori Omnium

Victor Riquelme 1/24 (crit), 1/20 (rr), 1/20 (omnium), cat.4

Victor Riquelme winning the UofA crit

April 11th – Copper Valley Road Race

Victor Riquelme 3/21, cat.4

April 24th, 25th, 26th – La Vuelta de Bisbee

Bryan Schlegel 15th/73 (gc), 35+

May 3rd – Scottsdale Grand Prix

Rick Ellwanger 1/3, 60+

May 9th – South Mountain TT

Victor Riquelme 2/13, Cat.4
Jim Averill 2/31, Cat.5

May 17th – Sonoita Patagonia TT

Bryan Schlegel 1/9, Cat.3

May 31st – Thunder Road TT

Victor Riquelme 1/8, Cat.4

June 7th – Arizona State Championship Road Race

Bryan Schlegel 5/32, cat.3
Victor Riquelme 4/51, cat.4
Kurt Garbe 5/51, cat.4

State Road Race

June 16th – Tortilla Flats Road Race (series*)

Elliot Anderson 2/34, cat.4/5

June 28th – Mt.Lemmon TT

Jim Averill 5/34, cat.5

August 11th – Tortilla Flats Road Race (series*)

Elliot Anderson 4/17, cat.4/5

August 16th – Picacho Peak TT #2

Victor Riquelme 1/6, Cat.3 (20k)

August 18th – Tortilla Flats Road Race (series*)

Elliot Anderson 2/14, cat.4/5

*Elliot finished the Tortilla Flats series 5th/91 racers in 4/5. There were a total of 11 road races in the series, all scored on a points system.


August 23rd – Skull Valley Road Race

Victor Riquelme 1/24, cat.3
Khris Dodge 1/34, cat.4


September 13th – Arizona Individual Time Trial Championships

Brent Barber – 3/11, cat.3

September 20th – Kitt Peak Time Trial

Elliot Anderson – 3/10, cat.4

September 27th – Mt.Graham Hill Climb

Victor Riquelme 5/16, Cat.3
Jim Averill 6/25, Cat.5

October 10th, 11th – Single Track Omnium

Victor Riquelme 2/8 (rr), Cat.3
Elliot Anderson 1/6 (hc), 1/8 (rr), 1/6 (omnium), Cat.4

Thanks to everyone who supported us through the year. See you on the road!

2009 Cochise County Classic

 157 mile race report: 

Jame Carney (former Olympic cyclist and National Collegiate champion), who has won just about everything, shows up unexpectedly….Damn!

The early selection is made over Mule Pass.  10-12 riders are still together over the hill with all three Aggressors making the selection.  Carney tries to drop Elliot and Beto who stop for a feed…  I school him…  He didn’t like it.  They kill themselves to get back on.
I flat on the freeway around mile 80; Elliot, giving it up hugely for the team, gives me his wheel and sends me on.  He would get two more flats before calling it a day.  He was a beast!  Beto buries himself to help bring back a group of three with Carney in it.  Winds come up, group shrinks… and shrinks.  20 miles out, Beto runs out of food and water and bails.  Group shrinks again…  4, then 3, then the sprint.  I bury myself, but Carney kicks my ass.  Finish second in near record time (we’ll see).  Beto comes rolling up and still makes platinum!  He does not understand the word quit!


Will and Beto’s friend Mark did amazing support!  You guys rock! I could never have done it without all of you!  Tough day in the saddle.

  • Mission

    Aggress is a Tucson-based statewide / regional cycling team formed in January, 2004.
    As a developmental team for both road and mountain bike racing, Aggress continues to actively – yet carefully – recruit according to a philosophy that emphasizes teamwork in both training and racing tactics.
    Our focus is to race as a team, utilizing team tactics to get our man the win. We ride in support of our designated racer, with each member in turn supported in the key event(s) of his choosing.
    We are aggressive when we race, but we behave in a courteous and sportsmanlike manner at all times. We also have team training rides that we utilize throughout the season.