Archive for April, 2008

Tour of the Gila Stage 1 – Tecos’ Ladino and Value Act’s Goldstein in the lead

Posted on 30. Apr, 2008 by .

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Dirth in Tour of the Gila race reports. And the race report currently available is um sketchy, as the velonews report doesn’t quite match the results. In the pro men race, the Tecos Cycling Team put their stamp on the 94.1 miles Silver City-Mogollon road race stage putting in 2 riders on the podium with […]

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Tour of the Gila Preview

Posted on 29. Apr, 2008 by .

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One of the tougher stage races in North America, the Ben D. Altamirano Memorial Tour of the Gila kicks off tomorrow, with five days of racing, leg busting climbing, arrowing descents and often brutal winds around Silver City, in New Mexico. For its 22nd edition, no major changes to the race except that the order […]

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Next up, the NRC stage races

Posted on 29. Apr, 2008 by .

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The NRC calendar heats up and teams have to decide which races to target. After taking a break from the early California races, the NRC swings into its back to back (to back) stage races, for both men and women – the Ben D. Altamirano Memorial Tour of the Gila, in New Mexico on April […]

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Tour de Georgia – the good, the bad and the…. beautiful

Posted on 28. Apr, 2008 by .

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the good High Road of course, who executed perfectly. On stage 3, Greg Henderson won his first stage in a bunch sprint with his teammate Andre Greipel coming into second, grabbed a hold of the points jersey which he never let go and the yellow jersey. While the team had to relinquish the yellow jersey […]

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Tour de Georgia Stage 7 – It was all High Road today: stage win, yellow jersey and points jersey

Posted on 27. Apr, 2008 by .

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High Road’s success continued in the seventh and final stage of the Tour de Georgia. Not only did the team successfully protect Kanstantin Sivtsov’s yellow jersey, but in the final chaotic dash to the line, Greg Henderson got his second win of the race. Photo by Ken Conley As expected, the final stage, a 101km […]

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Tour de Georgia Stage 6 – High Road’s Sivtsov surprises everyone to take the stage and the yellow jersey

Posted on 26. Apr, 2008 by .

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While the contenders, Trent Lowe (Slipstream-Chipotle) and Levi Leipheimer (Astana) , were busy marking each other up Brasstown Bald, High Road’s Kanstantin Sivtsov attacked in the final 500 meters to win the Queen Stage and take the yellow jersey by only four seconds going into the final stage. “I dream for this day,” said 2004 […]

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Tour de Georgia Stage 5 – Bissell’s Richard England sweeps competition and Trent Lowe is in yellow

Posted on 25. Apr, 2008 by .

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After his teammate Teddy King sucked up enough points to win the KOM jersey for the day… okay that was lame. But what wasn’t lame was the Bissell team in today’s longest stage in Georgia, a 214.7 kilometers stage with three Cat 3 climbs including a last tough kicker at the end with only 2 […]

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The man behind the wheel – Bissell’s DS Glen Mitchell

Posted on 25. Apr, 2008 by .

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The Bissell Pro Cycling Team executed perfectly in today’s stage at the Tour de Georgia. Stage Five was the Tour’s longest stage at 133.4 miles (214.7 kilometers), the first of two mountain stages with three Cat 3 climbs with the last one at only 4 miles to go launching the riders in a dive bomb […]

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Tour de Georgia Stage 4 – Slipstream just goes harder and wins the TTT and Hendy keeps the yellow

Posted on 24. Apr, 2008 by .

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Slipstream-Chipotle ‘just went harder’ (in honor of their teammate Timmy Duggan ) won the first even Team Time Trial (TTT) at the Tour de Georgia crossing the line with the minimum number of riders. Astana finished second at 4 seconds back with High Road in third a further 2 seconds back. Photo by Ken Conley […]

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A conversation with François Parisien

Posted on 24. Apr, 2008 by .

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François Parisien started racing his bike 14 years ago, and at the age of 19, he decided to head to Europe, leaving Canada in order to live out the dream and try to make it to the pro ranks. He raced for many years with French amateur squads and won the Canadian Road National Championship […]

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