Racing in Redlands
Pro cycling is a tough gig. The sport is filled with long days of training, crashes, life on the road, and often very little pay. But theres a reason that people do it, despite the hardship. Tim Rugg is one rider who has raced for a long list of amateur teams and one professional one. He’s reaching a point in his career where he has to ask himself: “Should I keep going, or move on?”
Redlands Bicycle Classic is the biggest pro-am race in America. Riders who win the race often go on to big teams and comfortable lives. That makes Redlands is the crucible of Tim Rugg’s decision process. A big win, and he’ll continue his career, but a bitter loss might mean the end.
REPORTER: Chris Harland-Dunaway
PHOTO CREDIT: Alex Chiu