It was a warm Friday as the Tucson Bicycle Classic kicked off at McCain Loop for stage 1’s 3.2-mile time trial prologue.

Riders showed off their climbing abilities with speedy times going into the road race on Saturday.

Full time trial results

Several top pro teams showed up such as SmartStop Pro Cycling, Pepper Palace, Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis and Visit Dallas.

SmartStop’s Travis McCabe from Prescott finished fifth in the time trial and his teammate and national champion Eric Marcotte placed sixth, just six seconds behind McCabe.

“I’m happy with it,” McCabe said. “It will make tomorrow a very tactical race.”

McCabe said he has been racing TBC since he started racing in 2009.

“I love it,” he said. “There are only 42 racers but all of them are stacked. Last year I finished third overall without a teammate, so with Eric doing it as well this year, we are looking to win. It’s just going to be a fun weekend of hard racing.”

Full time trial results

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Sarah Muench