8 years ago by Sam Wiebe

The Sounds of Rally Cycling

Music that Motivates the Team

Everyone moves to their own beat and it is no different with the riders of Rally Cycling. Before a time trial – the race of truth – one is likely to find riders warming up on trainers, headphones in and concentrating on the task at hand. Before stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California, we listened to the music that motivates the team. From rap to metal and everything in-between, these are the sounds of Rally Cycling. Images by Sam Wiebe and Casey Gibson

Evan Huffman’s Playlist

Spirit Breaker
August Burns Red

Time Changes Everything
The Plot In You

The Devil Wears Prada

I Have a Problem

Wolves Make Great Actors
Greeley Estates

In Regards to Myself

Architects UK


Heather Fischer's Playlist

Dolce & Gabbana
Riff Raff

All The Way Turnt Up
Roscoe Dash

I Like Tuh (feat. I LOVE MAKONNEN)

The New Workout Plan
Kanye West

Change Locations

She South Dallas Swag

Rookie of the Year 2013
Riff Raff

Emerson Oronte's Playlist

First I Look At the Purse
J. Geils Band

Memphis Soul Stew
King Curtis

Cut Chemist Suite

Folsom Prison Blues

Man in the Hall
State Radio

Guerrilla Radio
Rage Against the Machine

Foo Fighters

Hannah Ross's Playlist

My House
Flo Rida

Lay It All On Me
Rudimental (feat. Ed Sheeran )

The Fix
Nelly (feat. Jeremih)


Broken Arrows

Pitbull (feat. Kesha)

Fast Car
Jonas Blue (feat. Dakota)

Rob Britton's Playlist

0 To 100 / The Catch Up

The Documentary
The Game

Cinderella Man

I’m a Go Getta
Lil Wayne

Big Rings
Drake & Future

I’m Different
2 Chainz

Beast (feat. Busta Rhymes)
Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard

Jesse Anthony's Playlist

Welcome to the Jungle
Guns & Roses



The Kids Aren’t Alright

Turn the Page

Pardon Me

by Pastor Britt Merrick, Reality Church, Carpinteria, CA

Emma White's Playlist

Red White & You
Steven Tyler

Rock On
Tucker Beathard 

Don't Threaten Me With a Good Time
Panic! At The Disco

One Dance

Hands to Myself
Selena Gomez

America's Sweetheart
Elle King

Wasted Time
Keith Urban

The riders of Rally Cycling warm up prior to the start of the day's efforts. Warm up times vary with rider, but is usually between 30 minutes and an a hour.

With their warmups complete and favorite song on a continual loop in their heads, the riders and staff hit the start line. 

In was a tough day for the women of Rally Cycling. The National Team Time Trail Champions came into the women’s Amgen Tour of California stage 2 with high expectations. The squad started well but a touch of wheels 7-kilometers into the stage sent four riders to the ground. The worst off was Kirsti Lay who landed hard on her back - forcing her to abandon the race. Sara Poidevin also went down hard and finished outside the time limit.

Injured in the crash, the squad was force to leave Poidevin behind on the road.

Poidevin would eventually finish outside the time limit, ending her 2016 Amgen Tour of California.

Team doctor Kelby Bethards M.D. consults with Ross after the team's crash.

Powered by Drake, The Game and Eminem, Rob Britton gave his all to defend his top ten overall in the general classification. At the end of the day he slipped to 11th. Tomorrow is another day and another playlist will be written on the roads of California.