It came down to two thousandths of a second

After 4 hours,  thirty-eight minutes and nineteen seconds, the 110-mile (177 km) US Pro Road Race came down to two thousandths of a second (0.002) or 2 milli-seconds.  That is the margin by which Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing) beat Blake Caldwell (Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O). For comparison-sake, on average an eye blink takes approximately 300…

Tyler Hamilton is the new US National Road Race Champion

In what is sure to re-ignite the discussions on cycling forums all over the world, in a photo finish, Rock Racing’s Tyler Hamilton won a 2-man sprint ahead of Garmin-Chipotle’s Blake Caldwell to win the US Pro Road Race Championship earlier today in Greenville, SC.  Danny Pate (Garmin-Chipotle) was third.  Many tried but no moves…

US Pro Road Race streamed live – 10am PST (1pm EST)

The US Pro Championships Road Race will be streamed live, from 10-2:30pm PST (1-5:30pm EST) on justin.tv The 110-mile (177 km) road race course is quite similar to last year and still includes 4 times up Paris Mountain but has a new start/finish line in downtown Greenville.  The race will make a total of 10…

Meet the new boss, he’s the same as the old boss

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Chipotle) did it again for the third time in a row. On his third race back after his breaking his back at the Giro d’Italia, Zabriskie won the US US Pro championships Time Trial, again, setting the fastest time of 40’39″04 over the flat but billed-as technical 20.7- mile (33.3 km) course. (photo…

US Pro TT streamed live – 8am PST (11am EST)

The US Pro championships Time Trial will be streamed live, from 8-10:30am PST (11-1:30pm EST): on justin.tv New  20.7- mile (33.3 km) time trial course, 3 laps of a relatively flat 6.9-mile closed course with numerous turns. Start/Finish is at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). At 8am PST/11am EST, staggered start …

Chris Baldwin – still living the dream

After a self-professed frustrating year, the 2-Time USPRO Time Trial Champion, in 2003 and 2005, Chris Baldwin (Toyota-United) is skipping the TT this year to focus on the road race in the upcoming US Professional Championships in Greenville. Combined with the lost of the team sponsor, 2008 has been a rough ride for the (almost)…

The week that was

A sure sign that the North American road season is slowly coming to its end, as the news turns from racing to team sponsorships and signings, and rumors swirl. Changes at the top of the Bissell team. Chairman and CEO of the Bissell Company, Mark Bissell is taking over the ownership of the team, and…

US Pro Preview

This weekend, the US Pro championships races (or the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships) will be held in Greenville, SC., starting with the time trial on Saturday followed immediately the day after by the road race. Only one returning champ to defend his jersey as current USPro Road Race Champ Levi Leipheimer (Astana)…

NRC Standings as of August 25

Toyota-United’s Hilton Clarke and Colavita/Sutter Home’s Tina Pic   won the 25th Annual Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, N.Y. on Aug. 25. No changes on top of the leaderboards. With only two events remaining on the 2008 NRC, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side…

Clarke and Pic win Chris Thater Memorial Criterium

Repeat winners at the 25th Edition of the Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, NY., the ninth race in the 11-race USA Crits Series. Taking his second win in three years, Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) won the 40-lap crit ahead of Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita/Sutter Home) and Eric Boily (Volkswagen). Taking her third win with her first…

Chris Thater Memorial up next in the USA CRITS and NRC

Both the National Race Calendar (NRC) and the USA Crits series are coming close to its final races for the 2008 season.  Next up on Sunday, August 24 in Binghamton, NY. is the Chris Thater Memorial, which is on both calendars. This year marks the Silver Anniversary of the Chris Thater Memorial, which  is dedicated…

The week that was

The season is winding down, riders are busy looking for contracts especially with a few teams disbanding at the end of the season and only a few more races on the horizon. At the beginning of the week, history was made at the USA Cycling Professional Criterium Championship in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. It is believed…

USA Cycling election results are in

USA Cycling announced the results of the elections that ended on Aug. 15, after record voter turnout. USCF For the athlete representatives, three candidates ran for three positions. Anton Quist received the most votes (19) and was therefore elected to both the USCF Board of Trustees and the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Also elected…

NRC Standings as of August 17

No changes in the top 5 of the National Racing Calendar since last update. Jeff Louder (BMC) won the general classification in front of his home crowd at the NRC’s 31st event, the Tour of Utah. Louder used a stage four win to boost him to the top of the standings in the 2.3-rated NRC…

Jeff Louder wins on his mountain at Utah

The contenders duked it out in the final climb of the Queen stage at the Tour of Utah. Before the stage, 13 riders were separated by 38 seconds in the general classification but after slogging it over 14,778 feet (4,504 m) of climbing over a 98-mile (159 km) road race, the race now comes down…

Two in a row for Garmin at Tour of Utah

sorry for the delay… took a short mental break The Garmin-Chipotle won its second stage at Tour of Utah, as again a small break made it to the finish line and this time Blake Caldwell outsprinted his two-man breakaway companion Darren Lill (BMC) to take the win. The Garmen boys set the stage early on…