Sweeting Overcame Rare Cancer to Continue Pro Career
December 9, 2011 by LindsaySweeting under Uncategorized

By: Neil Browne Originally posted on CyclingNews.com. Kenda/5-Hour Energy rider only recently revealed his secret 2010 was a hectic year for burgeoning professional cyclist Bobby Sweeting, but after one-in-a-billion case of cancer turned the American’s life upside-down, he re-launched his racing career with Kenda/5-Hour Energy, all the while keeping his condition under wraps – until now. Sweeting had signed a contract with the Land Rover-Orbea pro team in November 2009, but the squad folded before the 2010 season started,…

Sweeting and Kirchmann Shine at Elk Grove
August 7, 2011 by LindsaySweeting under Uncategorized

Sweeting and Kirchmann shine at Elk Grove By: Kirsten Frattini Originally Posted on CyclingNews.com   Bobby Sweeting (Kenda/5-hour Energy) won a two-man sprint to secure victory on stage two at the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove on Saturday. He out-paced breakaway rider Luis Amaran (Jamis-Sutter Home) who placed second on the day. A small chase group sprinted to the line for third place won by Giampaolo Cheula (Geox-TMC).   “This is one of the…

Rookie – Curtis Winsor Talks About his First Year as a Pro
February 26, 2013 by BobbySweeting under Uncategorized

by Curtis Winsor on December 18, 2012 Originally posted on blueridgeoutdoors.com The Offseason Arms stiff, head hanging, and gasping for air, I coasted past a “Leaving Rockingham County” sign. Connor Bell, my training buddy and junior phenom, didn’t look any better. The two of us had a no-sprint rule for the first few weeks of our offseason. This particular green sign marked our first gallop in over a month.  Despite lousy form, and discomfort, I…

For Brandt, Pro Cycling Means Travel and Hard Work
by BobbySweeting under Uncategorized

By: Heidi Hanse Originally posted on winonadailynews.com Gregg Brandt has a system for unpacking his suitcase. He removes his dirty clothes, washes them and then shoves them right back into the luggage. It doesn’t cross Brandt’s mind to empty the suitcase because during the season the professional cyclist — he’s part of the Kenda/5-hour Energy presented by Geargrinder team — is on the road approximately three weeks each month. “My mom jokes that when I…