On tap this weekend – big money races

The best things in life are free But you can keep ‘em for the birds and bees Now give me money (that’s what I want) …. The richest 3-day cycling prize purse of $225,000 is on the line in the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove in Illinois starting on Friday August 1st. No start…

Good luck Dougie

Last week, Doug Ollerenshaw announced on his blog that he was retiring from the professional peloton: “At 28, there’s no doubt I could have kept riding for a number of years yet, but I was always determined to move on when I felt that I’d stopped markedly improving. Plus, it seems best to leave while…

NRC Standings as of July 28

The 1.3-rated International Tour de ‘Toona marked the 28th race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar on July 27 in Altoona, Pa. Luis Amaran (Colavita/Sutter Home) came away with the pro men’s victory and Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) sprinted to first place in the women’s criterium contest. With 22 men’s races and 23 women’s…

Mt Evans Hillclimb

The 43rd Annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hillclimb, the highest finishing bicycle race in the United States, was held last Saturday. Kevin Nicol (Toyko Joe’s Pro Cycling) narrowly edged Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1) for the win, both setting a time of 1:53:21 for the 28-mile race. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Chipotle) was third, crossing the…

NRC Standings as of July 21

Only minor changes on top of the leaderboard of the NRC standings, as only one race was completed in the men’s competition since the last update. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) won the 27th race on the USA Cycling National Calendar, the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium in Boise, Idaho on July 19. No NRC races for the…

BC Superweek Recap

Billed as 8 sizzling races in 10 hot days, BC Superweek just ended in Bristish Columbia. The racing kicked off with the Tour de Delta from July 11 to 13, the famous Tour de Gastown was on July 16, Giro di Burnaby on July 17, and ended with Tour de White Rock on July 18…

NRC Standings as of July 14

Two races marked the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar over the July 12th weekend. Levi Leipheimer (Astana) rode to the overall win at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Oregon as Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce) earned the women’s title. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) rode to a victory in the pro men’s contest at the 1.5-rated Louisville Metro Police…

Cascade Stage 6 – Escuela and Rais take the stage honors

For both the men’s and the women’s race, the battle was for second and third spot on the overall classification as the leader, Kristin Armtrong (Cevelo-Lifeforce) and Levi Leipheimer (Astana)  had an (almost) unassailable lead coming into the final stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic. The riders were faced by heat and humidity in stage…

Miller and Rollin win Bend Crit at Cascade

Astana’s Chris Horner talks about the crit with Bend Bulletin The GC contenders tried to stay safe in the fast, flat 6-corner twilight criterium in downtown Bend and the sprinters came to the forefront. After 90 minutes of racing, Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) pipped Kyle Gritters (Health Net-Maxxis) at the line in the bunch sprint to…