Archive for June, 2008

Tour de Nez Reno Crit – Sights and Sounds

Posted on 18. Jun, 2008 by .

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First stage of the Tour de Nez – the Reno Crit is in the books. Neo-pro Steven Howard (aka Sven) won the field sprint ahead of Ricardo Escuela (Successful Living) and Eric Wohlberg (Symmetrics). Howard is the overall leader in GC, and takes the sprint jersey. Roman Kilun (Health Net-Maxxis) and Mike Sayers (BMC) tried […]

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Tour de Nez – 6 day festival with pro racing

Posted on 18. Jun, 2008 by .

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Started 16 years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Reno’s first coffee house, Deux Gros Nez, the Tour de Nez has grown from a Masters Twilight Criterium to a six-day festival complete with pro, amateur and enthusiast events. After scaling back last year to just two days, with a new partnership with Northstar-at-Tahoe the cycling […]

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Ed Beamon – Navigating Team Type 1

Posted on 16. Jun, 2008 by .

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Ed Beamon is a familiar sight in the North American racing scene, and indeed in the global racing scene. For 14 years, he managed the Navigators Insurance squad that scored victories on six continents and included athletes from 15 nations, including National Champions of Canada, Russia, Ireland, Australia, Uzbekistan and New Zealand. The longest running […]

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NRC standings as of June 16

Posted on 16. Jun, 2008 by .

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With 13 men’s races and 17 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Rory Sutherland (AUS) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side while Leah Goldstein (CAN) is the current women’s leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented […]

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White wins the last stage in Beauce; Tuft shines in yellow

Posted on 16. Jun, 2008 by .

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Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) was crown champion of the Tour de Beauce. The 31-year old Canadian has finished second twice and finally realized his dream of winning the toughest stage race in Canada and maybe North America. “‘I participated in my first Tour de Beauce in 2001, and since then, I’ve won a few stages. That […]

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Sutherland and Armstrong take overall; Veilleux wins last stage

Posted on 15. Jun, 2008 by .

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Stillwater Criterium. Billed as the toughest crit in the Nation. Some riders like it, some not so much. But it always provides a great show for the spectators. Each lap of this brutal crit starts off on Chilkoot Hill, an eighth-mile uphill climb at a grade of more than 20 percent, and then a descent […]

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Sutherland wins Mancato, takes over lead; it’s all Armstrong

Posted on 15. Jun, 2008 by .

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With only a 7 seconds lead for Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) into Saturday’s penultimate stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, attacks from the Health Net-Maxxis team were expected, and the team delivered to win the stage and put Rory Sutherland in yellow. The 91.5-mile (147 km) Mancato Road Race is the longest stage of the […]

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Sparkasse duo take stage; one more day in yellow for Tuft

Posted on 14. Jun, 2008 by .

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Symmetrics’ Svein Tuft is on the cusp on winning the Tour de Beauce, a feat that has evaded a Canadian cyclist for more than a decade. The last time it happened was in 1995 when Eric Wohlberg, then with Saturn and now a member of the Symmetrics team, won the overall classification. Wohlberg did not […]

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Miller and O’Bee win the Minneapolis Downtown Crit; BJM and Armstrong retain yellow

Posted on 14. Jun, 2008 by .

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The Nature Valley Grand Prix continued with its second stage of the day, on Friday June 14, the Minneapolis Downtown Criterium. A flat 1.2-kilometer course with 6 corners that the men would do 40 times, and 25 laps for the women. Brooke Miller (Tibco) outsprinted Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home) and Kathy Bates (High Road) to […]

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Evan Elken wins stage, Tuft retains yellow in Beauce

Posted on 13. Jun, 2008 by .

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Wonder if there’s something in the air, but another WTF moment from race officials occurred during the St Georges Criterium at the Tour de Beauce. After the chaos in the first stage at the Nature Valley Grand Prix in Minnesota, another set of unusual incidents happened in Quebec – hopefully the magic rule of three […]

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