Redlands Stage 3

Rock Racing did it. They controlled the stage from start to finish, with a little help from the Colombian Caico team, and kept the leader jersey’s in the hands of Santiago Botero. (Race Report). The tough Sunset loop stage was made even tougher by multiple crashes including one on the first time up sunset, on…

Redlands Stage 2

Fast and furious crit in downtown Redlands in front of a big local crowd. Always fun. A 4-man break got away early in the race and was never caught even with the Toyota-United train rolling full speed to try and catch them. Team Type 1’s bad luck continued with Shawn Milne, part of the break,…

Redlands Stage 1

Redlands Stage 1 was a new stage in Beaumont and most men seemed to be expecting a bunch sprint finish and an easier stage that previous year’s Oak Glen Road Race. They couldn’t have been more wrong. The pace was high from the start, and riders were being dropped on the first lap of the…

Neil Shirley interview

I remember watching Neil Shirley of the Jittery Joe’s team at the USPro Road Race podium where he finished third, behind Levi Leipheimer and George Hincapie. Amid the hoopla and chaos surrounding Levi, Neil was very quiet, beaming with an intense, inner joy. You could tell that he was starting to understand the significance of…

Redlands Prologue

The Redlands Classic started with off with the difficult 5km prologue under gray skies. While walking around and saying hi to the women, High Road’s Kim Anderson told me that Mara was flying. And she was right. Mara Abbott won the prologue with the enigmatics Kat Carroll (Aarons) in second, and the amazing Kim in…

Redlands Preview

photo galleries from 2007 The kickoff to the NRC season for the domestic men is just two days with the Redlands Bicycle Classic, a 4-day stage race. Teams have been ramping up their fitness through the March races which culminated in the San Dimas race where Rock Racing came out with all guns blasting. Even…