Interbike recap

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…

Interbike

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…

Hilton Clarke wins ING Direct Capital Criterium

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…

the week that was

With his overall victory at the Tour of Missouri last weekend, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) won the 14-event USA Cycling Professional Tour with a total of 272 points over runner up and defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Astana), who finished the season with 244. Canadian Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United Pro) finished in the third spot with 144…

Pic, Sutherland claim 2008 NRC titles

Australian Rory Sutherland of the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis and Tina Pic of the Colavita/Sutter Home Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light are  the overall individual 2008 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) champions. For Sutherland, it was his second consecutive title after finishing the 2007 season atop the standings.…

How hard was it?

In the end, all the riders agreed that the 2008 Tour of Missouri was a hard race. “I think that everyone’s overall impression was that it was hard, a lot more than we expected.” said overall winner Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) about the Tour of Missouri. While no major climbs in the stages, there was…

Cavendish makes it three at the Tour of Missouri

Mark Cavendish (Columbia) does it again in Missouri. The Manx man won his third stage, the fourth for his Columbia team by winning the bunch sprint at the end of’ the 97-mile (156 k) stage 6 in St Charles, Missouri. Toyota-United’s Ivan Dominguez was second and Missouri native Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) was third. “When…