Meet Utah All-Stars David Harward

One of the teams at the Tour of Utah, the Canyon Bicycles Utah All Stars,  is a composite team made up of the best amateurs cyclists in Utah including current Utah State Road Race Champion Todd Hageman. I chatted with David Harward at the start area prior to stage 2 where he told me that…

Jason Donald about the first stage at Utah

Jason Donald (Garmin-Chipotle) bridged to a lead trio early in the first stage at the Tour of Utah and with the field breathing down their necks, he outsprinted his 2 remaining break companions to win the stage, the KOM jersey and the yellow leader’s jersey. The 28-year old answered questions just after he won the…

A cold beer

What do you do after being pulled off a motorcycle 5 minutes before the start of a stage to be put into the media car that then has to stop for gas because the tank is empty. And you miss the photo op of the day when the peloton was neutralized to let the break…

Olympic Time Trial Schedule Reminder

The Time Trial for both the men and the women at the Olympic Games are tonight (well tomorrow in Beijing). Quick reminder for the online schedule: Road Date Pacific Time Channel Tue 12 20:30-22:05 nbcolympics.com Women’s individual time trial, medals are awarded. Tue 12 22:30-02:10 nbcolympics.com Men’s individual time trial, medals are awarded. Tue 12…

Talking Utah with Burke Swindlehurst

Billed as America’s Toughest Stage Race, after taking a hiatus in 2007, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is back in 2008, bigger than ever. From August 13 until August 17, the 17 teams will be challenged by the 5-day, 5-stage, 336 mile race with 30,000 feet of climbing will all take place within…

USA Cycling elections close Aug. 15… Vote Now!

The 2008 USA Cycling Election is currently underway and lasts just a couple more days  until Aug. 15. This is the chance to select the 20 trustees that will serve on the various  Boards of Trustees. The trustees are representatives of the USA Cycling membership whose mission is to help shape governance policy, association bylaws…

The NA female roadies for the Olympic Games

Today (tomorrow in Beijing) is the Women’s Road Race where the women compete on the same course as the men,  just fewer loops, 2 instead of 7,  of the closing circuits making it 126.34 km long. Startlists are available here, and gavia wrote up a preview over at PodiumCafe.com, and here’s a brief overview of…

Smog may delay Olympic road race

From cyclingnews.com: The media scheduled to broadcast the Olympics were notified on Friday that the men’s road race could be postponed due to thick smog in Beijing. According to Fox Sports, broadcasters were advised to make alternate plans just in case. The men’s road race is still scheduled for Saturday beginning at 11:00 am local…

Next up: Rochester Omnium

The next event on the USA Cycling Professional Tour, the 2.2-rated Rochester Omnium, takes place this weekend, August 8-10, in Rochester, N.Y. The race that used to be known as the Saturn Rochester Twilight Criterium, which began in 2004 and which last year drew 35,000 spectators, has grown into the 3-day Rochester Omnium. The first…