The Showdown

22 04 2011

The full squadra lined up for the Steel City Showdown this past weekend on a windy and chilly day in Pittsburgh.  For those who don’t know, the race (last held in 2008) takes place in beautiful downtown Pittsburgh and the course passes PNC Park and crosses over both the Clemente and Warhol bridges.

The deep field of local and regional talent started the race fast, and after a flurry of early attacks, Jared was away in the break and Mike was off the front of the field chasing solo.   At the end of the day, the team worked together to accomplish what it set out to do, with Jared outsprinting 3 teammates from RGF for the win, and Mike coming in 5th.

Coverage in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review at

Big Kudos to Mike C, Ben S, and all the promoters who made this race such a huge success – apparently next year’s planning has already begun, and no doubt the race is going to be even better.  It’s already one of the premier cycling events in PA, and we’re excited for next year!

Men's 123 Race Podium

Team GPOA collects its first big win of the season


Up and running

11 03 2011

Hello and welcome to the 2011 Team GPOA site!  We’re excited about the new sponsors this year, the new teammates (more about that later), and the new year of racing ahead of us.  Please check back as the season unfolds to find results, write ups, and photos of all races that we attend.