Seek excellence with Haley on her journey to Paris. HALEY'S HUB is built to create a shared learning space for young athletes to help them go beyond the “norm” in racing and life. We will explore what it takes off-the-bike to prepare for big goals and have a whole lot of fun along the way.
We are launching this new KX3 offering this week!
What an incredible CAPE EPIC race for our KX3 athlete/coach Haley Batten and her teammate Sofia Gomez Villafane and their Specialized team!
Congratulations to Haley's coach, Kristin Armstrong for excellent preparation!
After eight grueling days the tough pair won the overall Cape Epic and several stages! Race report coming soon!
Enjoy a few images from Michal Cerveny
The Absa Cape Epic’s route is one of life’s ever-changing constants. No two editions, in the race’s 19-year history, have been the same and that tradition holds true for the 2022 edition of the Untamed African MTB Race. In 2022, the challenge begins in Lourensford Wine Estate, before traversing the Hottentots Holland Mountains to Elandskloof. After two stages of rugged riding on the trails of Greyton, the race heads towards the mountain biking mecca of Stellenbosch. 681-kilometres and 16 900-metres of climbing after setting off from Lourensford, the Absa Cape Epic...
Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24 athlete Marlies Mejias Garcia took a solid victory at the GF Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. With over 1,000 competitors Marlies finished 1st woman and was 17th overall. She will head to the USA soon to compete with her teammates in Speedweek and Arlington weekend.
Marlies is coached by KX3 Lifestyle and Coaching co-founder, Nicola Cranmer
Team: Virginia's Blue Ridge TWENTY24
D.O.B.: December 29th, 1992
Birth city and state: Havana, Cuba
Current City: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Specialty: Track Cyclist, road sprinter
Years racing: 16
School attended: Sports School, Giraldo Córodoba Cardin School, Cuba
8th London Olympics Omnium
2nd Panamerican Games Road Race 2015
7th Rio Olympics Omniun
1st Pan American Time Trial...
"Tough race for me during last weekend’s UCI Esports World Championships on Zwift Never have I suffered more during a race. At least I had the best cheer squad! Also was super stoked to see 3 USA teammates in the top 10. Feeling incredibly humbled and thankful to have had another opportunity to represent the U.S. We’ll try again next year."- Shayna Powless (KX3 Athlete L39ion of LA athlete)
Valley of the Sun was my first race of the season and with the team. After the tt Melisa one of my teammates (and also a KX3 athlete coached by Coach Emma White) was in first and so the juniors were tasked with keeping her in the GC. We got to work as a team (not perfectly of course) to try and bring back some attacks in the road race. The crit was where we got to do more stuff. Most of the juniors had specific jobs and mine was to attack whenever I could. I had so much fun in this race I got to attack around seven ish times, not all of them were good attacks but they were still helpful. I’m the end thanks to my other teammates also doing their jobs well and Melisa’s hard work we finished with her still at the top of the gc! Overall a pretty successful race with a lot of firsts." - Mahika Peterson, KX3 Athlete
Mahika is coached by Coach Kaitie Keough
In the last 15 years as a bike racer, there is one person that has without a doubt or any hesitation, had the most influence on me, my career, and my life.
I have been coached by Kristin Armstrong for almost nine years. Since I started racing for HotTubes Junior Development team at 16, through medaling at the Tokyo Olympics this past year at 24, she has helped me through it all. Even in that time, because of the distance, our crazy schedules, and just not finding the need to meet up in person, we saw each other only a handful of times in those nine years. With everything that I have been through, highs and lows of the sport, changing teams, a college degree, World Championships, COVID, Olympics, retirement etc… she has been through it all with me. Inevitably, that makes a relationship pretty darn strong!
When I learned about the Order of Ikkos medal, there was no question in my mind that I would present it to Krstin. I had a conversation with USAC and told...