Pic: FraserFotog

You need to know Stephen Bassett better. “Hound Dog” has been getting on the podium lately and after racing at Saguenay and Beauce, he went to the US Pro Championships–which were held in his hometown of Knoxville, TN. He had some pretty solid results, but I’ll let him tell you about that.

Expect some exciting announcements about Stephen soon but in the meantime, check out his recap of a VERY busy June. It’s a good read so click HERE or on the pic above.

Also, local media were all over Stephen before the US Pro Champs. Here’s two short TV spots that Hound Dog did with both NBC and ABC affiliates:

Stephen featured on WBIR, an NBC affiliate

Knoxville man to compete in USA Cycling National Championships

 

 

 

Scott McFarlane

Written by Scott McFarlane

Scott is the GM and an owner of the team. With a rich history in Montreal cycling as a coach, trainer and owner of Toguri Training Systems he met Arthur Silber in 2008. The rest is history -so to speak. Scott and Arthur co-founded the team in 2014.

2 comments

  1. Just read Mr Frasiers comments on the Cascade Classic. Our town spent hundreds of thousands on the race, closed roads in the middle of tourist season, volunteered all sorts of free housing and time only to be disparaged by your team manager. We will be informing all your sponsors that we will avoid their products.

    1. Hi Doug,
      I think you are right to imply Gord’s comments should have reflected an awareness that the organizers and people of Bend invested money and time, plus opened their homes and experienced inconvenience for this race to happen. But his comments were directed at officials and NOT the people of Bend and their commitments to the race.

      In fact I believe Gord has the right to express frustration when two races finish at the same time. Gord is responsible for the safety of our riders and staff. Stephen-who won this race last year and trained for it this year-crashed while leading with 200m to go as the Men’s and Women’s pelotons collided. When Gord approached the people ultimately responsible for ensuring the safety of the race itself they shrugged him off.

      Gord turned from that dismissive context and should have taken a deep breath before the interview but I think your concern for how Gord reacted should be extended to those ultimately in charge of ensuring safety in the race. Shrugging off a heated director who cares for the safety and ambitions of his hard-working racers misses the mark and poorly represents all the investments the people of Bend have made to make the race happen.

      I think almost everyone involved would agree that the race is both important and historic. And I think everyone would agree the messy conclusion of the Men’s and Women’s UCI race was not handled well. If Gord could go back in time and temper his remarks, I’m sure he would do so but I believe he would rightfully defend the safety of his riders and the efforts/investments of all the other men and women involved in the race.

      Scott McFarlane, GM/Owner

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