2008 USA Cycling Clubs of the Year announced

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…

the week that was

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…

Meet Alex Howes of the U23 Slipstream squad

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…

Is Rock Racing folding? NO but…

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…

the week that was (the late late edition)

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…

USA Cycling ProTour 2009 calendar

The USA Cycling Professional Tour comprises all of the men’s events in the U.S. that are included on the UCI America Tour calendar. The 2009 calendar, in its third year of existence, includes 13 events down from 16 in 2008. Gone are the Tour of Georgia, the American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania and the…

2009 Tour of California route

This morning the Amgen Tour of California announced the expanded 2009 route for the cover more than 750 miles over nine days. As was earlier announced in the Press Democrat, the first stage is now a short, flat 2.4-mile (3.9 km) prologue in Sacramento. The route provides new challenges as it  includes 8 new host…