Historic Roswell Criterium

Nearly 1,000 cyclists participated in the Historic Roswell Criterium. In it’s 11th year, the Roswell Criterium again succeeded in putting on a great event. We came home with 2 top 10 finishes and a 3rd place podium spot. Rome Velo sent 6 racers who competed in 5 separate races at the event this year.

  • Brandon Pruett competed in the Juniors 15-16 race. He Battled Phil O’Donnell at the finish for a podium spot in 3rd place.
  • Matt Stahl, Todd Gould and Chris McGee competed in the Men’s Category 3/4 race together where Chris was able to sprint at the finish for 7th place in a field of over 90 racers.
  • Chris McGee, Matt and Brandon raced together in the Category 2/3 competition where a large wreck spoiled all there chances of winning. Chris McGee actually went down and bruised a few ribs when he landed on a competitors wheel.
  • Tina Locklear competed in the Womens Category 4 race. After the race Tina was quoted as saying, “Roswell was the hardest, fastest & worst placement crit race I’ve had, but earning the respect of fellow racers & having friends to support me is what’s MOST IMPORTANT!!.” Rome Velo is proud of her 11th place finish out of a field of more than 25 women.
  • Todd Gould and Scott May raced early in the morning in the Masters 35+ Category 4/5 Race. The race was fast and difficult but there were no wrecks. Todd was able to stay up front for most of the race and got to sprint for a 9th place finish in a field of over 70 racers.
Brandon working at the front.

Scott May and Todd Gould waiting for the start.


Two Two’s at Sunny King Criterium

The Sunny King Criterium is always a big race.  Pro’s come from all over the Southeast to compete n this popular Crit.  Rome Velo sent two teammates to Anniston, AL and came back with two podium spots both in the second spot.  Tina Locklear brought home a check and a second place finish in the Category 4 womens race.  Teammate, Brandon Pruett competed in 2 races.  He was able to place Second in the Juniors 15-16 race and 16th in the Men’s Category 3 race.  Congratulations to both Brandon and Tina for there excellent efforts.


Big Weekend for Rome Velo Riders

Georgia State Criterium Champion!


This has been another big weekend for Rome Velo team riders. Rome Velo now has two Georgia State Criterium Championship jerseys thanks to the efforts of Brandon Pruett. Brandon took first place in both the Junior 15-16 category as well as the Men’s Category 3 races.

20120415-115844.jpg Other team riders performed extremely well at the State Championships in Macon. Tina Locklear took 5th and Victoria Noyes took 12th in the Women’s Cat 4 Group.

In the Men’s races, Chris McGee and Matt Stahl took 7th and 19th in the Masters Category as well as taking 8th and 26th in the Category 3 race. Cat 5 development rider, Scott May improved his performance with a strong finish at 31 of 60 riders.

Cartersville Duathlon

In other race news, three Rome Velo team riders participated in the PTS Sports Cartersville Duathalon. Lenae Ahearn taking 2nd Place in her age group. Todd Gould and Chris Wegner also placed well, each taking 5th place in their respective age groups.20120415-120018.jpg

Fouche Gap Road Race Photos


HUGE thank you to all the racers who came out to make the inaugural Fouche Gap Road Race a resounding success! We truly appreciate the fact you were willing to come out on a Holiday weekend to ride with us. Plans are already in the works to make next years race even more exciting for you.

Just a couple of quick notes:


2. PICTURES! We were very fortunate to have Brett May from BrettMayPhotography.com come out to take pictures along the race course. You can get a quick preview of some of the photos that will be available on his flickr site HERE.

Photos will be available for purchase within the next couple of weeks. Brett is off on another location shoot for the next several days so there will be a delay before all available photos can be edited an posted for purchase. We will send each of you an email letting you know when the photos are available.

This was a test run for Rome Velo and therefore Brett was only able to provide one shooter for the day. As a result we cannot guarantee that photos will be available for every rider.

Tour de Tuscaloosa 2012

Rome Velo’s Tina Locklear continued her podium streak for the 6th consecutive week. Locklear was the only Rome Velo squad member to attend the 6th Annual Tour de Tuscaloosa over the weekend.

Saturday’s Criterium was run in downtown Tuscaloosa. The womens Cat 3 and Cat 4 riders rode as a combined group. Locklear placed 4th overall and 1st in her Cat 4. Placing 4th overall earned her $125 as well as an additional $50 bonus for placing 1st in her category.

Sunday’s Lake Lurleen Road Race was run with all women Categories 1, 2, 3 & 4 combined. Once again an early crash separated the field along with several challenging uphill sections for 40 miles. Locklear was able to hang on with main group, but tired legs left her unable to sprint for the last 500 meter uphill finish. Locklear finished 4th in her category but was still in the money with a $125 payout.

Locklear said she is very pleased with her results and is looking forward to a non-race weekend for rest and recovery. .

The entire team is preparing for the upcoming Fouche Gap Road Race to be held on Saturday April, 7th in Rome, GA. Please come out and join us on the road. A link to the online registration can be found here:

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Dalton Grand Prix

Team Rome Velo was well represented this weekend at the Dalton Grand Prix, presented by Bear Creek Bicycles and Spincycle Sports.

Once again, the women’s team dominated the event with an outstanding effort. In Saturday’s time trial, Locklear, Ahearn and Noyes took positions 2, 3, 4. In Sunday’s road race, Locklear and Ahearn worked as a team to push the pace on the open road. A small group rounded the last corner together and the final sprint put both women on the podium again. Locklear took first and Ahearn took third place.

This was Ahearn’s first open road team event and a stellar result. Locklear has now found herself on the podium in every event of the 2012.


The men’s team put in a hard effort in all events but struggled to finish at the top of the leader board this weekend.

Full results and photos below.

Time Trial

Tina Locklear, 2nd
Lenae Ahearn, 3rd
Victoria Noyes, 4th

Men’s Cat 4
Todd Gould, 9th

Men’s Cat 5
Chris Wegner, 6th

Circuit Race:

Tina Locklear, 7th
Victoria Noyes,11th

Men’s Cat 3
Ethan Zehr, 17th
Julian Zehr, 25th
Matt Stahl, 27th

Men’s Cat 4
Nolan Wehr, 11th
Todd Gould, 18th

Men’s Cat 5
Scott May, 17th

Road Race:

Tina Locklear, 1st
Lenae Ahearn, 3rd

Men’s Cat 3
Matt Stahl 38th
Julian Zehr 42nd
Ethan Zehr 49th
Chris McGee DNMC

Men’s Cat 4
Nolan Wehr 14th
Todd Gould 22nd

Men’s Cat 5
Scott May 25th
Chris Wegner 26th







Perry Roubaix

2012 Round Here Racing Perry Roubaix Results from 2-25 & 2-26 2012

Rome Velo sent a small squad to Perry Georgia over the weekend to Race the Perry Roubaix event presented by Round Here Racing. A long time fixture in the Georgia calendar, the Perry Roubaix is a 2 day event (TT, Circuit Race & Road Race) that culminates in the epic Perry Roubaix Road Race on Sunday. A 12 mile loop that features 2 miles of hardpack dirt, the road race has always been an early season favorite.

Like its more famous namesake, Paris-Roubaix, is a race of attrition. The course is hard on bikes and on bodies. The 2012 edition saw only half the feild finishing Sunday’s race. Team Director, Chris McGee suffered leg cramps near the end of the course but was still able to hold position near front.

Current Womens Georgia Road Race Champion, Tina Locklear found herself on the podium for the third weekend in row. Locklear had a stellar weekend with second place finishes in all three disciplines.

Team Results:
■Tina Locklear: 2nd Place Women Cat 4 Time Trial
■Tina Locklear: 2nd Place Women Cat 4 Circuit
■Tina Locklear: 2nd Place Women Cat 4 Road Race
■Chris McGee: 6th Place Men Cat 3 Circuit
■Chris McGee: 12th Place Men Cat 3 Road Race

Rome Velo take’s a week off then up to Dalton for the Dalton Grand Prix presented by Bear Creek Cycles and Spincycle Sports.

Full 2012 Perry Roubaix Results