Cycle Ravena / Marin Bikes riders Orlando Alves and Mariana Carcute took the top spots in the elite male and female categories two weekends in a row. Over 300 competitors raced in 17 categories on Sunday, September 23rd at the second edition of the Challenge Louveira marathon. Orlando took an early lead, completing the 48.5km [...]
This weekend I raced Boggs 8-hour relay race, it’s been a long time since I have raced a team race. The last one I did was with my brother and a friend when I was 15. It is a whole different kind of race with all the stopping and starting than I’m used to. Nevertheless [...]
At the fourth and final stage of the Copa Sao Paulo in Brazil, Team Ciclo Ravenna / Marin Bikes on October 9th took home three of the top spots. Crossing the finish line almost 5 minutes ahead of the 2nd place finisher at 2:08:22, Orlando Alves Silva added a first place win on our CXR [...]
Under a fiercely hot sun, Brazilian Champion Orlando Alves won his 2nd straight race in the third event on July 17th in Brazil’s Big Biker marathon series. Citing the very tough conditions over the 91km (67mile) course, Orlando’s meticulous attention to nutrition and hydration especially paid off in the wheel-on-wheel sprint to the finish. [...]
Two weekends, three races and four podium spots including three 1st place finishes in the Bavarian Classic series is the resumé of a tremendous season start for Team Heizomat on Marin Stelvio T3 carbon road bikes.
A beautiful day, blazing sun and intense heat contributed to an exciting opening round of Copa Endurance Itatiba. Orlando Silva Alves started at and maintained a blistering pace, taking the top podium spot with time to spare over the second place rider with a time of 1:35:44.
Billing itself as ‘More than a race…a stage in life’, the Claro Brasil Ride counts among the world’s great mountain bike stage races, including South Africa’s Cape Epic, La Ruta in Costa Rica and Canada’s BC Bike Race.