Mancebo targets Gila, Utah and Quiznos

Francisco Mancebo leads Ivan Basso and Ivan Borunda.

Francisco Mancebo leads Ivan Basso and Ivan Borunda. (Image credit: Gilberto Gonzalez)

Francisco Mancebo ( will lead a 13-man squad in top ranked US stage races including the National Racing Calendar (NRC) Tour of the Gila in April along with the UCI 2.1 Tour of Utah and the UCI 2.1 Quiznos Pro Challenge, both in August. The Spaniard recently joined his new team at an opening training camp that concluded on Sunday in Dahlonega, Georgia.

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Kirsten Frattini
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Kirsten Frattini is the Deputy Editor of Cyclingnews, overseeing the global racing content plan.

Kirsten has a background in Kinesiology and Health Science. She has been involved in cycling from the community and grassroots level to professional cycling's biggest races, reporting on the WorldTour, Spring Classics, Tours de France, World Championships and Olympic Games.

She began her sports journalism career with Cyclingnews as a North American Correspondent in 2006. In 2018, Kirsten became Women's Editor – overseeing the content strategy, race coverage and growth of women's professional cycling – before becoming Deputy Editor in 2023.