Archive for July, 2008

On tap this weekend – big money races

Posted on 31. Jul, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Video: A look behind the scenes of how AP photographers cover the Tour

Posted on 29. Jul, 2008 by .

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This 5-minute  AP video  explains how photographers cover the Tour, how they move through the peloton and how the photogs work with the editor during the race. Interesting to see how it’s done in the big show.

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Good luck Dougie

Posted on 29. Jul, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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NRC Standings as of July 28

Posted on 28. Jul, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Amaran and Van Gilder win scaled down Tour de ‘Toona

Posted on 28. Jul, 2008 by .

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The 22nd Tour de ‘Toona was scaled back from seven days of racing to a one-day criterium held on Sunday July 27.   The riders raced, for both men and women, 40 laps of a 1-mile (1.6 km) course with six right turns and two left turns, all 90 degrees. The course includes one slight […]

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Mt Evans Hillclimb

Posted on 23. Jul, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Canadian Road Champ Christian Meier joining Garmin-Chipotle as a stagiaire

Posted on 23. Jul, 2008 by .

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The rumors were true. In an October 2007 interview with the The Province newspaper, Christian Meier talked about being recruited by European teams but choosing to stay with Symmetrics: “You try to do everything you can to ride clean and that’s one of the big things with Symmetrics, that push to be a clean team. […]

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NRC Standings as of July 21

Posted on 22. Jul, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Boise’s Kristin Armstrong shined at Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium

Posted on 21. Jul, 2008 by .

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Boise’s Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce) signed autographs and lead a ride for kids before putting the hammer down, once again, in her last race before the Olympic Games in Beijing where she is gunning for the gold medal in the time trial and a podium spot for her team in the road race. On a new […]

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BC Superweek Recap

Posted on 20. Jul, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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