Archive for September, 2008

Post ITT comments from Canadian TT Champ Svein Tuft

Posted on 11. Sep, 2008 by .

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What a year for Svein Tuft.  He won the Tour de Beauce, the Canadian TT championship and finished seventh in the TT at the Beijing Olympics. And last year, he and his team, the Symmetrics, pursused UCI points all over the Americas to win the overall individual classification of the UCI Americas Tour.  Tuft finished  [...]

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Vande Velde wins Tour of Missouri TT and takes over lead

Posted on 10. Sep, 2008 by .

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As expeced, the TT shuffled the general classification.  Over what is one of the toughest TT courses, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) was the only man to break the 40-minute barrier stopping the clock at 39:51 to win the third stage, the individual time trial at the Tour of Missouri.   Three-time TT world champion Australian [...]

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Post stage 2 comments from the Tour of Missouri

Posted on 10. Sep, 2008 by .

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Winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia), Most Aggressive rider Andy Guptill (Colavita/Sutter Home), local Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) who finished sixth, KOM Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) and Kelly Benefit/Medifast duo of David Veilleux and Keven Lacombe answered some questions following stage 2 at the Tour of Missouri Mark, is there anything different in today’s win compared to yesterday’s [...]

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Cavendish and Columbia take second win easily at Tour of Missouri

Posted on 09. Sep, 2008 by .

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The Man from the Isle of Man, Mark Cavendish (Columbia) won the second stage, and his second win at the Tour of Missouri. How many more? that is the question. “They keep me in contention, they kept me right at the front, they kept the pace so high that no one could challenge, when you [...]

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Zirbelicious’ mullet – yes or no?

Posted on 09. Sep, 2008 by .

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Zirbelicious is sporting a new haircut in honor of the Tour of Missouri, which he was gracious to model for us. yes or no?

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Two, three or five … a chat with the Bissell boys

Posted on 09. Sep, 2008 by .

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Before the start of stage 1 at the of Missouri, I caught up with the Bissell team in a cold morning in St Joseph. We chatted about Ben Jacques-Maynes‘ form, and then the conversation turned to the number of wins that Cavendish will have this year with both Jeremy Vennell and Omer Kem pipping in [...]

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Mark Cavendish and Tyler Farrar after Tour of Missouri stage 1

Posted on 08. Sep, 2008 by .

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Stage 1 winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia) and Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle) answered the media questions after the first stage at the Tour of Missouri. Mark, this is your first stage win in the US, multiple wins last week, it looked like of work for Columbia the team to get you into position after the breakaway, tell [...]

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Mark Cavendish wins the first stage at Tour of Missouri

Posted on 08. Sep, 2008 by .

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Well, he did it. Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish won the bunch sprint of the first stage at the Tour of Missouri.   Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Chipotle) was second and Roberto Chicchi (Liquigas) was third.   After going to the start to talk to the riders, I hightailed it to the finish in Kansas City, an hour drive [...]

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Brooke Miller wins Tour of Missouri Women’s Criterium

Posted on 08. Sep, 2008 by .

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In a brand stinking new Stars & Stripes jersey, US Crit (and Road) Champion Brooke Miller (Tibco) won the bunch sprint at the inaugural Women’s Criterium at the Tour of Missouri.  Erica Allar (Aaron’s) was second and Jen McRae (Advil/Chapstick) was third. The field might have been small with only thirty-something riders at the start [...]

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Tour of Missouri preview

Posted on 07. Sep, 2008 by .

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Tomorrow, the seven-day, seven-stage Tour of Missouri starts off in St Joseph Missouri showcasing professional cycling around the ‘Show Me’ State. Show me is right. All eyes will be on Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish as he skipped his home country’s Tour of Britain to take on the fast men of North America in this stage [...]

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