Rock Racing from Madrid to Oregon

Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing)

Oscar Sevilla (Rock Racing) (Image credit: Jon Devich)

Rock Racing will field a tough-to-beat team at the BMC Cascade Cycling Classic, set to begin on July 21 in Bend, Oregon. Oscar Sevilla and his teammates are counting on having good form after competing in this weekend's Vuelta a Madrid.

"My form is good and my state of mind is very good," said Sevilla who placed fourth in the Madrid opening time trial on Friday. "We are feeling great mentally and physically and hopefully that will stay after such a long trip to Oregon and the time change."

Sevilla and his team will fly west to compete in the six-stage race which will mark Sevilla's first race on US soil since the Tour of California held in February. In the Spring, he returned to his home in Ossa de Montiel-Albacete and has since competed in races in Spain and Colombia.

"Our objective is to have a good race and to try to win," Sevilla said. "But the trip is long. We will leave on Monday and arrive to the race on Tuesday, the flight ends up being 20 hours. The Cascade course is good for me and Mancebo because of the mountains."

Rock Racing's eight-man line up include Oscar Sevilla, Victor Hugo Pena, Francisco Mancebo, Cesar Grajales, Jose Enrique Gutierrez, Glen Chadwick, David Vitoria, Ivan Dominguez.

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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.