Archive for May, 2008

The sprinters came out and played at Mt Hood Stage 1

Posted on 16. May, 2008 by .

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On an absolutely beautiful course in downtown Portland, the sprinters came out and had fun in the Mt Tabor Criterium, stage 1 in the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. The riders went around an extinct volcano surrounded by lush foliage on a 1.3 mile course with 135 feet of elevation. The riders hit the climb immediately [...]

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Value Act – ready for the Mt Hood Challenge

Posted on 15. May, 2008 by .

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The ValueAct Capital Professional Women’s Cycling Team came to Mt Hood Cycling Classic with the aim of getting rider Leah Goldstein on the top step of the podium for the fourth-time. In a row. Last year, while riding for the Symmetrics team, Goldstein along with one and only one teammate Marni Hambleton, took the yellow [...]

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A track runs through it…. the Mt Hood prologue

Posted on 14. May, 2008 by .

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Four of the top six in both the pro men’s and pro women’s races are track specialist or are using the track to help in their training. And no wonder, the riders faced a pancake-flat 1.7 mile course running through the downtown streets of Portland, in an out and back course alongside the Tom McCall [...]

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Mt Hood Cycling Classic Preview

Posted on 12. May, 2008 by .

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The scenic 6th annual Mt Hood Cycling Classic returns bigger than ever as one of only three UCI women’s point races in the United States making it a very important stopping point for the women hoping to earn a selection for the Olympics. On the men’s side, the race also earned the highest ranking, a [...]

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Getting ready for Mt Hood Cycling Classic – Longo is in town

Posted on 12. May, 2008 by .

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Greetings from Troutdale, Oregon. The teams are starting to trickle in, bikes are being assembled in parking lots, and riders are limbering up their legs. I’ve just found out that the amazing Jeannie Longo – 4 Olympic medals, 9 Road World Championships, 4 Gold medal in World Track, ….. – is racing Mt Hood as [...]

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Sutherland repeats, Health Net four-peats and Cheerwine owns the podium at Joe Martin

Posted on 11. May, 2008 by .

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Health Net-Maxxis won the overall general classification of the Joe Martin Stage Race for the 4th year in a row, with Rory Sutherland successfully defending his title. The final stage, a criterium held in downtown Fayetteville, Arkansas, held on a technical 1.3-mile, 8-corner course concluded, as expected, with a bunch sprint to the line. Lucas [...]

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Teddy King wins Joe Martin stage 3; Robin Farina’s nine minute break shuffles the GC

Posted on 11. May, 2008 by .

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Going into the third stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race on Saturday, May 10, leader Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) only had 20 seconds buffer ahead of Anthony Colby (Colavita/Sutter Home). With 24 riders separated with less that one minute in the general classification, attacks came early to put pressure on the Health Net-Maxxis team, [...]

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Haedo and Van Gilder win Joe Martin stage 1; Sutherland & Cheatley in the lead

Posted on 09. May, 2008 by .

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After over four hours in the saddle and over 5,400 feet of climbing, Colavita/Sutter Home pulled out another bunch sprint, this time with Sebastian Haedo crossing the line first, with the Health Net-Maxxis duo Rory Sutherland and John Murphy breathing down his neck. By finishing second in Stage 2 of the Joe Martin stage race, [...]

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Sutherland and Woodring win Joe Martin prologue

Posted on 09. May, 2008 by .

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No major surprises after the Joe Martin prologue – a short, uphill time trial. Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continued showing his great form, winning another time trial, similar to the Redlands TT. He raced through the 2.5-mile course in 8:14, climber Anthony Colby (Colavita/Sutter Home) was 10 seconds slower, and Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly) [...]

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Donation Fund for Fausto Munoz Esparza

Posted on 08. May, 2008 by .

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The Tour of the Gila has set up a Donation Fund for Fausto Munoz Esparza who was seriously injured on the last stage of the 2008 race. Esparza 33, a former Mexican Nation Champion and father of three children, is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of El Paso’s Thomason Hospital [...]

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