Archive for December, 2008

USA Cycling ProTour 2009 calendar

Posted on 13. Dec, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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Ivan Dominguez is going to ProTour with Fuji-Servetto

Posted on 10. Dec, 2008 by .

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It’s official. Sprinter Ivan Dominguez is going to the ProTour after years of trying to making it over to Europe where is is joining  the Fuji-Servetto team. Following the demise of his Toyota-United team, the 32-year old Dominguez was originally announced as joining the Rock Racing squad, and was listed on the UCI roster.  But [...]

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Bay Area Super Prestige #5 – Coyote Point

Posted on 10. Dec, 2008 by .

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More photos here , Results

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Presenting the 13 US Continental Men’s Team for 2009

Posted on 09. Dec, 2008 by .

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USA Cycling announced the 13 Continental Men’s Teams registered in the USA for the 2009 season.  Our transfer-o-rama table  was pretty accurate with just a few new names to fill it out. The 13 teams are Amore e Vita/McDonalds/Velo Vie Pro Racing Team, Bissell Pro Cycling, Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light, DLP Racing, Jelly [...]

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Really, what the #$&% is Rock Racing doing? (updated)

Posted on 08. Dec, 2008 by .

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Back in mid-November, Rock Racing sent out a press release announcing its new 2009 roster which consisted  of 25 riders, and of those riders, 11 are under the magic age of 28.   As the UCI and USA Cycling rules clearly state a US Continental team must have at a maximum of 20 riders and that [...]

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2009 Tour of California route

Posted on 04. Dec, 2008 by .

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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 [...]

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Leogrande suspended for 2 years – a closer look at the timeline (updated)

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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As was reported in cyclingnews and velonews, Kayle Leogrande received a two-year suspension following hearing on Monday. A three-person AAA/CAS arbitration panel ruled unanimously in a 15-page decision that Leogrande had used the blood booster EPO. The panel ruled that Leogrande’s “clear and repeated admissions of doping, which in and of themselves may be sufficient [...]

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Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race down to one crit

Posted on 02. Dec, 2008 by .

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On Monday December 1st, the Press Democrat paper, based in Santa Rosa CA, reported that the previously announced 3-stage Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race is now down to only one race, a criterium in Santa Rosa. The other 2 cities, Sacramento and San Jose,  are no longer holding a women’s race. The Santa [...]

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US Pro Continental Teams: BMC in, Rock Racing out

Posted on 02. Dec, 2008 by .

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Today, the UCI announced the list of approved Professional Continental Teams for the 2009 season, and as earlier reported the BMC team was the only approved US team. Rock Racing also submitted its candidature but was refused due to one or more non-conformities, and has until Friday December 5, to appeal  the decision to the [...]

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