Cascade Cycling Classic Preview

The 29th annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic, a 2.3-rated NRC stage race, will be held July 9-13, 2008. As their team was not invited to the Tour de France, Oregonian Chris Horner and his Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer will be taking on the best of the North American squads and teams in the…

NRC Standings as of July 7

After winning the Cox Charities Cycling Classic, Kyle Wamsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) earned back-to-back USA Cycling NRC victories, earning the GC in the four-stage Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, July 3-6. Catherine Cheatley (Cheerwine) came away with the women’s victory. With 18 men’s races and 20 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, no major changes in…

Hekman and McCaughey win USA Crits Iron Hill Twilight

The fifth event of the USA Crits series, the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium was held last Saturday in West Chester PA. With leader Rahsaan Bahati (Rock Racing) not participating in the race, it left the door wide open to move up to the top of the heap, and the Toshiba-Santo team took full advantage of…

Chodroff and Mcgrath win opening TT at Fitchburg Longsjo

The only woman in a field of 66 riders to break the 19 minute barrier, Kristin McGrath (Colavita/Sutter Home) set the fastest time of 18:57.74 for the opening stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. Stage 1 was a 6.55-mile (10.5 km) point-to-point time trial with over 500 feet of elevation over horrendous pavement. In second…

Closer look at New England Race Week

A new series is happening this week. Five of New England’s most energetic race promoters got together this past winter to bring New England Race Week: eight days of racing across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. It combines three popular races that cyclists have been enjoying for years (Providence,…

Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Preview

The 49th Annual  Fitchburg Longsjo Classic  is happening on  July 3-6 in in Fitchburg, Mass. The four-day stage race brings a close to the  New England Race Week, five races across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic serves as a legacy for the history of cycling…

NRC Standings as of June 30

Kyle Wamsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) took home the victory in the 22nd race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, the Cox Charities Cycling Classic.  In the 23rd competition on the 2008 NRC, the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, Rashaan Bahati (Rock Racing) earned the win in the men’s criterium contest, while Brooke Miller (Tibco) won…

Catching up with Dan Ramsey post MBGP

Time Pro’s Dan Ramsey, racing solo at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix – as his team had sent a full squad to the Tour of Pennsylvania – pulled out a few attacks and escaped with Kayle Leogrande (Rock Racing) in the first half of the race. The duo was reeled in and Dan went for…

Brooke Miller wins bunch sprint at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

It came down to a bunch sprint at the women’s race at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday June 29.  Tibco’s Brooke Miller outsprinted last year’s winner Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) and Jen McRae  (Advil/Chapstick) to take the win. Attacks were tried during the 40-minute criterium on the bent-paperclip-shaped course but nothing was allowed…