And then go say them

I’ve been reading FatCyclist for many years, chortling, chuckling and moved to tears with laughing so hard at the world through Elden’s eyes.  But I’ve also been moved to the tears reading how his beloved wife Susan has been fighting with dignity the cancer that is ravaging her body. Elden has generously shared insights with…

Cross baby

On tap this weekend is the opener of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Crankbrothers, the Papa John’s Derby City Cup, in Louisville, KY. The US Gran Prix  of Cyclocross is a three weekend, six race series which also include The Mercer Cup presented by Knapp’s Cyclery in Mercer Co., NJ on November 15…

the week that was

Fairly quiet on the road cycling front as riders take some time off the skinny tires to either have fun on the cross circuit or just simply put aside the steed for a few weeks. On a sad note, Ed Farrar, a Wenatchee, Washington doctor and father of Garmin-Chipotle’s Tyler Farrar, was seriously injured  in …

Team Swift – Ride fast, ride smart, be swift!

Cycle with Champions. Support the Team Swift Junior Cycling Development Program and ride with (and watch the younguns try and drop the pros)  BMC’s Tony Cruz, Mike Sayers, and Scott Nydam and Swift alumni Steven Cozza of the Garmin-Chipotle team on a beautiful 30 mile or 50 mile ride through Sonoma Wine Country on Sunday,…

the week that was

It’s been awhile. Last weekend, the third edition of the UCI 2.2  Vuelta a Chihuahua concluded on Sunday October 12. Francisco Mancebo (Fercase–Rota dos Moveis) successfully defended to take the honors of the  7-stage, 875.5 km (544 mile) race ahead of Gregorio Ladino (Tecos-Trek) and Iker Camaño Ortuzar (Scott-American Beef). Mancebo grabbed the leader’s jersey…

Dominique Rollin Interview – it was a good year

Quite a year for Canadian Dominique Rollin. On his first year with the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team and his second year racing on the North American circuit, he caught everyone’s attention after the fourth stage at the Tour of California, the 135-mile (217 km) slog from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. In horrendous weather conditions,…

Jayco Herald Sun Tour preview

While the road season is finished in the Northern Hemisphere, the action is heating up down under with Australia’s oldest stage race, now in its 57th year,  the Jayco Herald Sun Tour which started today. For the next seven days, 14 professional cycling teams including ProTour teams and riders familiar to the North American Racing…

The week that was

(A belated) catching up with the news from the past week. On the team and rider front, Team Type 1 announced four riders for the 2009 roster, Chris Jones and Moises Aldape are returning and new to the team are Ricardo Escuela from Successful Living and Ken Hanson from California Giant Berry Farms. Philip Gaimon…

Your 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Champions

Over 5 days, the following National titles were awarded at the 2008  USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships held at at the ADT Event Center veldorome at the Home Depot Center: Taylor Phinney (Garmin-Chipotle) men’s kilometer time trial men’s 4,000-meter team pursuit with teammates Daniel Holloway, Colby Pearce  and David Koesel men’s 4,000-meter individual pursuit…

Repeat winners at Day 4 of USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships as Higgins makes it three, Pearce and Watkins make it two

Another National Title for Proman-Paradigm’s Cari Higgins on Saturday at the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships at the ADT Event Center veldorome at the Home Depot Center. The 32-year old Higgins beat Elizabeth Carlson (Verducci/Breakaway Racing) to win the  sprint national title, complementing her gold medals in the women’s keirin and elite women’s…

Third National title and new track record for Phinney; Proman adds two more golds at Day 3 of USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Taylor Phinney (Garmin-Chipotle) did it again and this time set a new track record in the men’s 4,000-meter individual pursuit.  The 18-year old  Phinney won his third national title of the week on Friday at the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships at the ADT Event Center veldorome at the Home Depot Center. Phinney…

the week that was

End of the season and end of an era in Canadian cycling during the past weeks. Some riders are recovering from the Interbike show last week, others are putting away the road bike for a few weeks, still others are picking up the cross bike and heading for the dirt and (hopefully) mud and  many…