Archive for September, 2008

the week that was

Posted on 19. Sep, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Tom Zirbel wants to tackle the hard races in Europe

Posted on 18. Sep, 2008 by .

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The 2008 road season is coming to a close, and with it, comes time of looking back and thinking about the future. I caught up with 6′ 4″, 194-pound Tom Zirbel of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team on the eve of the Tour of Missouri where we chatted about his season and his wish to […]

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Shelley Olds and Dan Ramsey take the SF Twilight Crit

Posted on 18. Sep, 2008 by .

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The first annual (I hope) San Francisco Twilight Crit was held last Saturday evening over a 1km course in the Cow Hollow neighborhood. The race was the tneth in the 11-event  USA Crits Series which will finish with its finale in Vegas during Interbike next week. Every break that managed to establish even a momentary […]

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Pic, Sutherland claim 2008 NRC titles

Posted on 17. Sep, 2008 by .

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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. […]

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Tour of Missouri stage 7 photo gallery

Posted on 16. Sep, 2008 by .

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  (a lot) more photos here

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Christian Vande Velde – a big stepping stone for the team

Posted on 15. Sep, 2008 by .

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The consensus before the start of the Tour of Missouri was that the winner of the individual time trial would take the overall classification, and this is exactly what happened. But, Christian Vande Velde and his inexperienced Garmin-Chipotle team had to survive all attacks thrown at them by team Columbia and control a very aggrressive […]

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How hard was it?

Posted on 15. Sep, 2008 by .

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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 […]

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Chicchi takes final bunch sprint and Vande Velde wins overall at Tour of Missouri

Posted on 14. Sep, 2008 by .

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Liquigas’ Francesco Chicchi beat Mark Cavendish in the final bunch sprint in a shortened circuit race due to downed trees and flooding in St Louis after Hurricane Ike made its presence known overnight. Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle) was third. “I was behind the train of Columbia and I came around with 200 meters to go, I […]

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Tour of Missouri stage 6 photo gallery

Posted on 14. Sep, 2008 by .

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      More photos here

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Fastest man in cycling, Manxman Mark Cavendish

Posted on 14. Sep, 2008 by .

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The 23-year old from the Isle of Man, Mark Cavendish, did it again on Saturday evening.  He managed the last two tricky corners behind his leadout and bombed it the line to take his third win at the Tour of Missouri.  The ‘fastest man in racing’ in 2008 had 15 road wins to his credit, […]

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