Archive for November, 2008

Happy Birthday Major Taylor

Posted on 26. Nov, 2008 by .

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On this day, in 1898, Marshall Taylor was born in rural Indiana to a black couple who moved north from Kentucky around the time of the Civil War. “It is my thought that clean living and a strict observance of the golden rule of true sportsmanship are foundation stones without which a championship structure cannot [...]

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The 2009 Canadian Road Calendar (updated)

Posted on 25. Nov, 2008 by .

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Last week, the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced the 2009 Canadian Road Calendar which includes events for paracyclists, junior, U23, masters, men and women pro cyclists. The calendar contains a total of 12 events of which 10 of are sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).   That makes it 2 less events than in 2008. [...]

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Transfer-o-rama XY edition or the 2008-2009 Women’s transfers (updated)

Posted on 24. Nov, 2008 by .

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Summary of the 2008-2009 women’s transfers for some of the teams that race in the USA. No women’s team registered as a  UCI team via USACycling this year as Webcor decided not to renew their UCI registration.  The ebb and flow of teams continues: three teams, Aaron’s, Cheerwine and Advil-Chapstick stopped at the end of [...]

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Bay Area Super Prestige #3 – Sierra Point

Posted on 20. Nov, 2008 by .

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The Rock Racing saga continues

Posted on 19. Nov, 2008 by .

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Well I was all set to move on to other stories, but I keep getting pulled back in the Rock Racing saga. First, on the question regarding the team following the UCI rules on the number and age of the riders for a Continental team, a spokesperson for the team reminded me that team registrations [...]

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What is Rock Racing doing?

Posted on 16. Nov, 2008 by .

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The mystery continues. On November 9, 2008, USA Cycling confirmed to cyclingnews that Rock Racing applied to continue as a UCI Continental team for the 2009 season, which means that they must comply with all UCI and USACycling rules regarding Continental teams. Some of the interesting UCI regulations are: (in section 2.17.004): The national federation [...]

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Is Rock Racing too old?

Posted on 12. Nov, 2008 by .

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A commenter on a previous post raised a very interesting question: Rock looks to be facing some difficulties though with ages and numbers. Can anyone figure out how their roster will work as a continental team? According to cyclingnews, Rock Racing is registering as a Continental team for 2009, which means that they must follow [...]

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Transfer-o-rama or the 2008-2009 Men’s transfers (updated)

Posted on 11. Nov, 2008 by .

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Summary of the 2008-2009 men’s transfers for the UCI Continental and Pro Continental teams registered in the USA and Canada. Information is by no means complete and will be updated when more is known – do let me know if you have more info. last update: 01/28/09 Amore e Vita-McDonald’s (USA) – Continental Arrivals Departures [...]

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Bay Area Super Prestige #2 – Candlestick

Posted on 10. Nov, 2008 by .

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Transfers and team news – part deux

Posted on 08. Nov, 2008 by .

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More news on the transfer front. As expected, Ivan Dominguez of the disbanded Toyota-United team will be joining Rock Racing for the 2009 season. He told cyclingnews that teammates Caleb Manion,  Chepe Garcia and Chris Baldwin will be joining him on the Michael Ball team.  According to the El Colombiano site, 36-year old Santiago Botero [...]

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