Archive for June, 2008

Rahsaan Bahati wins Manhattan Beach Grand Prix – again

Posted on 30. Jun, 2008 by .

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On Sunday June 29, the 47th Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix was held in perfect weather for a bike race, sunny skies but not too hot. As the defending team with sprinter Rahsaan Bahati and presenting sponsor, the pressure was on the Rock Racing team.  And the squad delivered the goods. Bahati won the bunch […]

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Rock Racing Announces Creation of Catastrophic Injury Fund

Posted on 30. Jun, 2008 by .

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While I don’t typically post press releases, this one caught my eye. I will post any information that comes my way regarding this fund: Culver City, Calif. — Rock Racing today announced the creation of the “Professional Cycling Catastrophic Injury Fund,” a charitable entity to raise money for professional and elite amateur cyclists who suffer […]

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Holloway wins final stage; Veilleux takes overall at Tour of PA

Posted on 30. Jun, 2008 by .

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The current USA Elite Criterium Champion Daniel ‘Dholla’ Holloway (VMG/Felt) won the rain-drenched, slippery, stopped-for-tornado-warning, doesn’t-count-for-the-overall-GC, reduced-to-24-laps final stage in downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday to bring to an end the inaugural Tour of Pennsylvania. Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) finished second with Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic winner Erik Barlevav (TIME Pro Cycling) taking third place honors. […]

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The story behind the photo

Posted on 29. Jun, 2008 by .

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how to fit a bike in a small space Originally uploaded by monkey.wrench Not a domestic racing story, but a great read nonetheless from High Road’s er Team Columbia’s mechanic Benny aka GreaseMonkey. Tony Martin was in the yellow jersey at the Ster Elektrotoer in the Netherlands when disaster struck in the third stage. With […]

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Veilleux wins his second stage and takes over yellow jersey after stage 5 of Tour of PA

Posted on 28. Jun, 2008 by .

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Yesterday after winning Stage 4 and moving into the second spot in GC, just 1 second behind Christoff Van Heerden (Konica Minolta),  David Veilleux (Kelly  Benefit/Medifast) clearly stated that the race was following the team’s plan perfectly and that the squad would go for the yellow jersey in Saturday’s 83-mile (46km) stage ending in 3 […]

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Veilleux wins rainy Queen stage; Christoff Van Heerden in yellow at Tour of PA

Posted on 28. Jun, 2008 by .

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The field reduced to 91 riders faced rainstorms, 2 major climbs and wild descents in the Queen stage, the 60-mile (96 km) trek from Bedford to Latrobe. But stage winner David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) didn’t mind the weather. “I don’t mind the rain, it’s kind of good weather for me, I kind of like it. […]

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2 NRC races this weekend: Cox Charities Cycling Classic and Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

Posted on 27. Jun, 2008 by .

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The next race on the NRC is the 1.5-rated Cox Charities Cycling Classic, a men’s-only NRC event in Providence, RI on Saturday June 28, and the first event in New England Race Week, eight days of racing across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. In its seventh year, the race […]

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Jamie Driscoll sprints to win Tour of PA stage 3; Van Vooren sill in yellow

Posted on 26. Jun, 2008 by .

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After being on a solo break for 40 miles (64 km), gaining nearly 4 minutes to a dwindling  field, Peter Stetina (VMG/Felt) was caught in the final 100 meters in a dramatic finish to the 104-mile (168 km) Stage 5 in the Tour of Pennsylvania. “It was very tough out there on my own, but […]

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Keven Lacombe wins Tour of PA stage 2; Steven Van Vooren still in yellow

Posted on 25. Jun, 2008 by .

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As expected sprinters ruled at the Tour of PA stage 2, a mostly flat 91-mile (146.4 km) run from Downingtown to Carlisle, which took riders through the heart of Amish country. Outsprinting the other 19 riders from a breakaway, Canadian Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) won the second stage, ahead of the South African speedster Christoff […]

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Tour of PA TT Video

Posted on 25. Jun, 2008 by .

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From philly.com:

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