Archive for September, 2008

Keep an eye out for Shelley Olds’ BMC Trackmaster stolen in Gilroy – Found!

Posted on 30. Sep, 2008 by .

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Breaking news: Bike has been found. From Nicola: “The 92″ gear and no brakes foiled robber! He tried for a quick getaway and didnt get far!” Read Shelley’s account.   Thieves made off with everything PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team and UCI Professional Track Team member Shelley Olds needed to compete in this weekend’s USA [...]

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Hilton Clarke wins USA Crits Finals, Yosvany Falcon wins the overall by a mere 3 points

Posted on 29. Sep, 2008 by .

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The men lined up for at 9:30pm to race the 37-mile (60-km) USA Crits Finals criterium on a technical 1-kilometer course in a parking lot at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, held at the same time as the Interbike trade show. The racing was aggressive and fast as only 38 points separated Toshiba‐Santo’s Yosvany [...]

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Jen McRae wins the USA Crits Finals in Vegas; Kelly Benjamin wins overall

Posted on 29. Sep, 2008 by .

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(still catching up…) As part of the Las Vegas Interbike extravangaza, last Thursday’s night was held the final race of the USA Crits Series.  on a technical, some might say sketchy, 1-kilometer course in a parking lot at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. With bad lighting. The overall winner of the USA Crits Series [...]

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Ryan Trebon wins CrossVegas for the second time

Posted on 28. Sep, 2008 by .

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The crowds were bigger and rowdier by the time the men’s CrossVegas race started at 9pm. The presence of Lance Armstrong brought out a lot of media and the scrum at the start/finish line was unbelievable (see pic below). It was so bad that when I was talking to the winner Ryan Trebon (Kona) after [...]

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Katie Compton wins Women’s CrossVegas 2008crossvegas, ryan trebon, kona, interbike, cross, cyclocross

Posted on 28. Sep, 2008 by .

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The  Men’s and Women’s CrossVegas 2008 races were a blast. While there was no mud and the course was considered ‘easy’, the racing was fast and aggressive, the crowds big and enthusiastic (and beered up as it should be in a cross race) and the organizers had set up plenty of flood lights to help [...]

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Interbike photos

Posted on 28. Sep, 2008 by .

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        More photos here and here

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Interbike recap

Posted on 28. Sep, 2008 by .

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Well after a weekend to recover from the Interbike show, it’s time to recap some of the news and photos from the Vegas extravaganza, as already posted on PodiumCafe.com. The crowd attending the show was smaller, less exhuberant, less free stuff given out and the number of ‘star’ riders available to sign autographs was also [...]

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Interbike

Posted on 23. Sep, 2008 by .

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It’s that time of year again, the serious-bike-retail-show-fans-seeking-autographs-free-schwag-contract-negociation-party-free-schwag-drinking-what-the-heck-lets-add-two-races-all-in-Vegas event known as Interbike. Love it or hate it, it’s the place to be at the end of the road season in the bike business in North America. And to make it even more interesting, two races will be held under the stars: Cross Vegas and the [...]

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Hilton Clarke wins ING Direct Capital Criterium

Posted on 21. Sep, 2008 by .

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The duo of Australian Hilton Clarke and Canadian Dominique Rollin, the only two riders from the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team  present at the inaugural ING Direct Capital Criterium, waited until the final laps of the 85-lap crit in downtown Washington DC to make their move to come out on top of the podium. After avoiding [...]

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On tap this weekend: ING Direct Capital Criterium in DC – streamed live

Posted on 20. Sep, 2008 by .

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On Sunday September 21, the first ever ING Direct Capital Criterium will be held in downtown Washington DC. A surprisingly strong field  including Tour of Missouri winner Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) is showing up at the end of the North American road season to compete for the $50,000+ purse with $10,000  earmarked for the pro [...]

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