Archive for June, 2008

Tour of PA – stage 1

Posted on 25. Jun, 2008 by .

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The first day of the Tour of Pennsylvania was a split-stage day, starting in the morning with a short 2.2-mile (3.5 km) prologue time trial, followed by an evening 25-mile criterium. Steven Van Vooren (Johan Brunyeel Cycling Academy) set the fastest time of 4:18, 3 seconds faster than second place Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) and [...]

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Interview with Steven Cozzas

Posted on 24. Jun, 2008 by .

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I had to chance to chat with Garmin/Chipotle’s Steven Cozza at Tour de Nez following the first stage where he had tried a few attacks, unsuccessfully. I first talked to Steven after US Pro last year where he was so happy with being back to racing after his serious head injury which could have stopped [...]

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Tour of Pennsylvania Preview

Posted on 24. Jun, 2008 by .

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The 2008 American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania Presented by Highmark Healthy High 5 (wow that’s a mouthful) starts today. Wicked wind, steamy temperatures and plenty of challenging terrain during the 6-day, 420-mile (676 km) stage race across Pennsylvania provides a chance for elite international cyclists under age 25 to show themselves off. In his [...]

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Le ouch at the Northstar Road Race

Posted on 23. Jun, 2008 by .

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Stop or continue? BMC’s Ian McKissick, ill from intestinal issues, got dropped in the second lap and suffered by himself An exhausted McKissick made it to the finish after his lonely ride. Amazingly, McKissick worked for his teammate in the final stage and finished the race.

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Tour de Nez’ final stage – Bissell takes Northstar at Tahoe Circuit race

Posted on 22. Jun, 2008 by .

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Well, it all came down the final stage at the mighty Tour de Nez to decide the overall winner in the general classification. After a brutal day on Friday, the men faced the 44-mile (70 km) Northstar-at-Tahoe Village Circuit Race. The race course is a hilly, difficult 2-mile loop that includes a passage over the [...]

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Sights and sounds from the women’s circuit race at Tour de Nez

Posted on 22. Jun, 2008 by .

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For the first time in his history, the Tour de Nez put on a women’s race on Saturday. Due to conflicts with other races, such as the NRC Austin Crit, a small but strong field of 17 riders lined up to tackle the 22-mile (35 km) circuit race in the Northstar at Tahoe village. Sarah [...]

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Sights and sounds from Tour de Nez’ Northstar road race

Posted on 21. Jun, 2008 by .

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The stage was set for an explosion with hot temperatures and tight GC for the fourth stage, the tough Northstar at Tahoe Road Race, of the Tour de Nez. On the second lap of the 10 laps around a 6.5-mile course, the 65-man field exploded on the 15% grade climb. For the rest of the [...]

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Sights and sounds from Truckee Crit at Tour de Nez

Posted on 20. Jun, 2008 by .

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On Thursday evening, the 70 (or so) riders lined up in front of an enthusiastic crowd in historic Downtown Truckee, for the fast 75-minute Truckee Criterium. Ian McKissick and his 3 BMC teammates had their hands full trying to control the attacks. BMC’s Taylor Tolleson crashed out in Wednesday’s Reno Criterium, and broke his collarbone. [...]

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Fun before the Truckee Crit at the Tour de Nez

Posted on 20. Jun, 2008 by .

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Before the pros started their race in the fun Truckee Criterium at the Tour de Nez, the local folks had to chance to show off, starting off with the clunker’s race and then the kids race. Fast and stylin’ Hydration is important after a race

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Sights from Tour de Nez Time Trial

Posted on 19. Jun, 2008 by .

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The second stage of the Tour de Nez, the time trial at the Northstar at Tahoe resort was held this morning under sunny skies and hot temperature (note to self: sunscreen!). Ian McKissick (BMC) set the fastest time and took over the general classification, Matt Cooke and Corey Collier, both on the Health Net-Maxxis squad [...]

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