Team S&M CX
DISCIPLINE: Cyclocross – Preferably when there’s mud.
HOMEBASE: Portland, OR
Team S&M CX is an all-women, professional cyclocross team borne from the ethos and community of Sellwood Cycle Repair. Both the team and the business call Portland, Oregon home.
The team aims to perpetuate Team S&M’s long-standing tradition of top-level racing and rider development, guided by the blue-collar, familial culture of Sellwood Cycle Repair and Team S&M.
2018 U23 Pan Am Cyclocross Champion Clara Honsinger (“Baby C,” “Lil Clara”) grew up riding bikes on the picturesque gravel roads of southern Oregon. She debuted her talent as the 2015 USA Cycling D2 collegiate cyclocross champion in the greasy mud of Asheville, North Carolina. Clara has multiple top-5 UCI C1 & C2 cyclocross finishes to her credit and an amazing depth of talent and character. She is a talented bike handler with a bright future in cyclocross. When not racing, she works at Sellwood Cycle Repair and on her BS in Biochemistry.
Honsinger rides Stages Power for Ultegra
STAGES DASH SCREEN:
“Power 3s” and “Time of Day” so I can see if I’m late for work.
MOST FAVORITE WORKOUT:
Off-road, off-camber VO2 Max intervals.
HARDEST THING IN THE WORLD:
Clipping in at the start.
Beth Ann Orton
YEARS ON STAGES: 5
Athlete Beth Ann Orton (“BAO”) was introduced to bike racing in Portland by the good folks at Sellwood Cycle Repair after spending many years in endurance mountain sports. She began racing the American professional cyclocross circuit in 2013, and has multiple UCI C2 podium finishes and C1 top-10 finishes to her name. Beth Ann will be returning to cyclocross after three years cutting her teeth on the UCI road calendar as a domestique, break-away rider, and top-tier time trialist. She is well known in the racing community for her easy-going smile, humor, and respectful yet competitive nature. When she’s not training and racing Beth Ann works part time as a Physician Assistant in the Family Medicine department at Oregon Health & Science University.
FAVORITE POWER WORKOUT:
For cyclocross, my favorite workouts involve tempo skills intervals on mixed terrain, often course-specific. Better with friends who will push the limits of my bike handling comfort and fitness. Best in the mud.
WHAT’S ON YOUR STAGES DASH SCREEN:
Happy-o-meter, heart rate, power.