Archive for October, 2008

And then go say them

Posted on 29. Oct, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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Cross baby

Posted on 24. Oct, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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the week that was

Posted on 24. Oct, 2008 by .

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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  [...]

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

Posted on 23. Oct, 2008 by .

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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, [...]

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the week that was

Posted on 18. Oct, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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A closer look at the 2009 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC)

Posted on 18. Oct, 2008 by .

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Earlier this week, USA Cycling announced the 2009 National Racing Calendar (NRC) topping off at 34 events, one more than last year, which includes 27 women’s races and 29 men’s races.  Gone from this year’s calendar are 8 races including Sequoia Cycling Classic, Garrett Lemire Memorial Grand Prix, Sea Otter Classic, Tour de Nez, ATT [...]

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Dominique Rollin Interview – it was a good year

Posted on 16. Oct, 2008 by .

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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, [...]

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Jayco Herald Sun Tour preview

Posted on 12. Oct, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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The week that was

Posted on 11. Oct, 2008 by .

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(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 [...]

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Team Type 1 brings in Escuela and Hanson and re-signs Jones and Aldape

Posted on 09. Oct, 2008 by .

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Earlier this week, Team Type 1 announced some of the riders that will be on the roster for 2009. Contrary to last year, when Team Type 1′s DS Ed Beamon started “putting the team together in November” which to Beamon “didn’t leave us a lot of opportunities to get the riders we wanted.”, this year, [...]

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