Lawrence pro cyclist rides in Tour of Utah

August 9, 2012


Lawrence native Joseph Schmalz finished Stage 2 of the 2012 Tour of Utah professional bike race in 98th place on Wednesday.

Schmalz, a rider with Bissell Pro Cycling, is six minutes and thirty-eight seconds off the overall lead and 74th in the general classification standings going into the third of six stages in the 545-mile event. The Bissell squad is in seventh place out of 17 teams.

Schmalz, 22, joined Bissell Pro Cycling at the end of July after competing with Elbowz Racing for two seasons.


repaste 5 years, 10 months ago

Yes, 6 min down in a race like that is very awesome, especially for a 22 year old. 22 is very young for a pro.

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