Archive for December, 2008

Happy Holidays

Posted on 24. Dec, 2008 by .

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2008 USA Cycling Clubs of the Year announced

Posted on 22. Dec, 2008 by .

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Today, USA Cycling announced the recipients of its annual Club of the Year awards. Ten USA Cycling-sanctioned clubs received recognition for outstanding programs throughout the 2008 season and will receive complimentary registration fees for the 2009 racing season. Clubs were judged on several key areas including race promotion, membership composition, instructional clinics and seminars, club [...]

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the week that was

Posted on 21. Dec, 2008 by .

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The year is winding down and so is podiuminsight.  Eggs mut be nogged, presents wrapped and parties attended, but still time for a final twtw. For the fourth time in five years, Velo Girls has been awarded by USA Cycling as the Women’s Club of the Year for 2008. Velo Girls has also received this [...]

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Meet Alex Howes of the U23 Slipstream squad

Posted on 19. Dec, 2008 by .

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After a year of racing as part of one of the best amateur teams in France, Alex Howes is returning to his roots, rejoining the Slipstream organization, as he will be racing with the U23 team VMG/Felt for the 2009 season. Through it all, Alex has chronicled his adventures through his blog sharing his ups [...]

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Triple Crown in serious jeopardy but Philadelphia International is still on

Posted on 18. Dec, 2008 by .

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The Triple Crown of Cycling aka Philly Week is in serious jeopardy as the first 2 races of the series, the  Lehigh Valley Classic held in Allentown and the Reading Classic, are without sponsors for the upcoming 2009 edition. The crown jewel, the  Philadelphia International Championship is not impacted by the sponsor loss. TD Bank [...]

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Help provide bicycles to Africa via DOUBLEbikeMATCH – only a few hours left

Posted on 18. Dec, 2008 by .

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DOUBLEbikeMATCH is an online social appeal to raise donations that will doubled by a generous supporter. All proceeds will go directly to World Bicycle Relief, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. One bike can help up to 20 people, which means 200 bikes will affect the lives of over 4,000. Right now the goal is to raise [...]

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First 8 teams, all ProTour, for the Tour of California

Posted on 18. Dec, 2008 by .

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This morning, the 2009 Amgen Tour of California organizers announced the first eight teams, all ProTour teams,  for the race to be held during nine days starting on February 14, 2009. The 8 ProTour teams are: Ag2r-La Mondiale (FRA) Astana (LUX) Garmin-Slipstream (USA) Liquigas (ITA) Quick Step (BEL) Rabobank (Netherlands) Columbia Highroad (USA) Team Saxo [...]

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Adam Myerson’s open letter to his new and returning teammates

Posted on 15. Dec, 2008 by .

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Cycle-Smart founder and president, pro cyclist Adam Myerson has written a powerful  open letter to his new and returning teammates.  In it, he states: “For me personally, bike racing has been everything. Everything. It’s my business, my life – it’s given me everything, and taken everything from me at the same time. I take an [...]

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Is Rock Racing folding? NO but…

Posted on 15. Dec, 2008 by .

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Andy Shen of VelocityNation claimed that “Rock Racing is folding ASAP. Rock and Republic is laying off 40 employees, and shutting down the cycling team immediately.”  Shen  went on to state that he got the information from a leaked internal memo. updated: Velonews confirmed that “an  email circulated within the company this week details layoffs [...]

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the week that was (the late late edition)

Posted on 14. Dec, 2008 by .

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I won’ try to recap everything that’s happened since the last TWTW postings but just hit a few of the highlights (and lowlights) of the news. The US team rosters have been pretty much set with the release of the men’s  UCI Continental and Pro Continental teams registered with USA Cycling.  And Rock Racing, once [...]

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