Archive for April, 2008

Tour de Georgia Stage 3 – Hendy makes it to the top step

Posted on 23. Apr, 2008 by .

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A great day for High Road. Kim Kirchen won the Fleche Wallone in Europe, and Greg Henderson won the third stage and took over the GC lead in the Tour de Georgia. Adding the cherry on top, teammate Greipel finished second on the stage. Photo by Ken Conley After finishing second in yesterday’s bunch sprint, [...]

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Tour de Geogia Stage 2 – JJ Haedo pips it on the line

Posted on 22. Apr, 2008 by .

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CSC’s JJ Haedo pipped Greg Henderson and yellow jersey Ivan Dominguez to win the bunch sprint in the second stage in the Tour de Georgia. Haedo is recovering from a broken wrist and riding with a taped up hand. He took it gingerly in yesterday’s stage, but felt good today and let’er rip. Photo by [...]

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Interview: Eric Wohlberg – gnarly Canadian in Georgia

Posted on 22. Apr, 2008 by .

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Canadian Eric Wohlberg is a three-time Olympian and has been racing for fifteen years for many well-known teams, including Magic Cuts, Seldane, Shaklee, Sierra Nevada and the powerhouse Saturn team for three years. He joined the all Canadian continental Symmetrics Pro Cycling Team in 2004. As part of his numerous accomplishments, the 43-year old Wohlberg [...]

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The art of the sprint with Henk Vogels

Posted on 21. Apr, 2008 by .

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Earlier this year during the Tour of California, I had a chance to talk with Toyota-United’s Henk Vogels about the art of the sprint. The black magic known as the leadout train was demonstrated in today’s Tour de Georgia stage where Vogels, and Dominique Rollin led out Ivan Dominguez with Hilton Clarke sweeping behind Ivan. [...]

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Tour de Georgia Stage 1 – Dominguez does it again

Posted on 21. Apr, 2008 by .

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Toyota-United’s Ivan Dominguez won the sprint in the first stage of the Tour de Georgia 2008. This makes Toyota-United the only domestic team to win a stage in every American stage race (California, Georgia and Missouri). Photo by Ken Conley With 1000 meters to go, team captain and tough guy, Henk Vogels led the charge [...]

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Tour de Georgia – looking at the teams

Posted on 21. Apr, 2008 by .

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Well, the Tour de Georgia starts today, and unfortunately I can’t make it this year, but that won’t stop me from giving my opinions on the race. The course is very different to prevent last year’s results when a break went up the road, the field stopped chasing, and the GC was limited to the [...]

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Sea Otter Men’s NRC Circuit Race – Successful Living takes charge and never lets go

Posted on 20. Apr, 2008 by .

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The 3rd race of the Men’s NRC Calendar was held Saturday during the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, CA. Again this year the weather was a factor in the race, last year the riders faced raiun and deluge of water with a river running down the corkscrew. This year it was howling winds, so much [...]

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Downhill Practice – full flight

Posted on 18. Apr, 2008 by .

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No mud today at Sea Otter, just dry and dusty. Under sunny skies, the downhillers showed off their moves in the morning practice session.

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Sea Otter

Posted on 17. Apr, 2008 by .

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In the middle of the cornucopia of (hopefully) mud, mountain bikers, single speeders, and overall party atmosphere of Sea Otter, an NRC-rated circuit race is being held this coming Saturday. The circuit course is raced on the Laguna-Seca International raceway where each 2.25-mile loop includes a 300ft climb with a corkscrew S descent. The women [...]

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1989 World Championship in Chambery, France

Posted on 16. Apr, 2008 by .

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Listen carefully to the names. Steve Bauer, Laurent Fignon, Pedro Delgado and Gianni Bugno, Greg Lemond. A lesson in cycling history, found in the youtube attic by Cycling Weekly For many, Greg Lemond is only a name bandied about in the press covering the numerous doping scandals in the past few years. And the mere [...]

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