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Saris + The Pro's Closet Zwift team wins stage in virtual Redlands Bicycle Classic

The world's #1 Zwift team finds success in one of America’s most prestigious multi-day races. Holden Comeau sprinted to win stage 1 and Ryan Larson landed on the podium in stage 2.

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(Boulder, CO – May 5, 2020) - The Saris + The Pro’s Closet (Saris TPC) elite Zwift eRacing team (formerly known as Indoor Specialist) found success in its first major outing this past weekend with a stage win and a third-place finish in the Redlands Bicycle Classic. One of America’s longest-running multi-day races, The Redlands Bicycle Classic was forced to move to a virtual format due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Holden Comeau, Team Saris TPC’s sprinter and Zwift’s 2019 USA National Champion, rode to victory in the 31-kilometer opening criterium on May 1. He won a bunch sprint over Cory Williams (L39ion LA) and Saris TPC teammate Ryan Larson.
Holden Comeau and Ryan LarsonHolden Comeau and Ryan Larson (L and R) were top finishers in the virtual Redland Bicycle Classic

The second day of racing, May 3, was held on a slightly more rolling course that included a replica of Box Hill, a climb made famous as part of the 2012 Summer Olympics road race course in London. Saris TPC rider Ryan Larson finished third with former British National Road Race Champion and his teammate Dan Fleeman in sixth.

Team Saris + The Pro’s Closet’s next race will be on May 6 in USA Cycling’s Virtual Race League. Holden Comeau and Ryan Larson are currently leading the series with fellow STPC teammates Christopher Beck and Matt Brandt close behind. This 10-race points series takes place every Wednesday through June 24. 

The Saris TPC team can also be found participating in Zwift’s notoriously hard Tuesday morning “After Party” races and the #KnowNoBounds ride every Thursday. As Pro-Am riders continue to turn to Zwift races, Team STPC’s long history in eRacing is positioning the team as a dominant force in eSports.

About The Pro’s Closet
The Pro’s Closet Inc. (TPC) is the world’s largest and most trusted brand for pre-owned bikes. TPC purchases new and pre-owned bikes and accessories from manufacturers, retailers, and individuals. Each bike undergoes a rigorous Certified Pre-Owned inspection and top-to-bottom service to ensure every bike is delivered in next-to-new condition. An innovative Buyback Guarantee gives customers full transparency by offering guaranteed trade-in values for 18 months after purchase. With nearly 900 bikes to choose from, The Pro’s Closet offers the world’s largest and most diverse selection of high-quality road, mountain, gravel, cyclocross, triathlon, and e-bikes. 

About Saris
At Saris, bikes are at the heart of everything they do. Through their products, Saris propels all types of bicyclists forward be it in pursuit of personal enjoyment or peak performance. Through their advocacy, Saris promotes healthier, happier, bike-smart communities both locally and nationally. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Saris proudly dreams, designs, and builds car racks and indoor bike trainers, as well as public bike systems and infrastructure. 

About Team Saris + The Pro’s Closet
Team Saris + The Pro’s Closet is an elite eRacing team on the Zwift platform. The team approaches eRacing as a dedicated discipline, and it is comprised of former professional athletes, career-driven executives, and dads that hail from the US, UK, and Australia. In just over a year since its formation originally under their Indoor Specialist name, the team has won a national championship, seen massive success in Zwift's Pro-Am racing circuit, and been a key leader in the Zwift community of riders and racers. 

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