Archive for January, 2009

Interview: Andy Jacques-Maynes (part 2)

Posted on 29. Jan, 2009 by .

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In the first part of the interview, Bissell’s Andy Jacques-Maynes talked about his return to the pro ranks after years of a 9-5 job, a horrendous racing accident in 2007 and his return to full-time, albeit amateur, racing in 2008. The conclusion of our conversation covers many topics from the 2008  cross season,  to his [...]

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2009 National Racing Calendar – updated

Posted on 29. Jan, 2009 by .

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Date Cat Men/ Women Race, Location 14-16 15 Feb 2.4 W Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race, California 26-29 Mar 2.2 M/W Redlands Bicycle Classic, Redlands CA 26 Apr 1.5 M/W Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, Dana Point CA 29 Apr–3 May 2.3 M/W Tour of the Gila, Silver City, NM 2 May [...]

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Oregon Pro Cycling Classic canceled for 2009

Posted on 29. Jan, 2009 by .

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Another tough blow for North American cycling. The organizers of the Oregon Pro Cycling Classic announced that they could not get the necessary funding for the inaugural edition of the  race.  Scheduled for May 11-17,  the 7-day race was created as a kicked up replacement for the Mt Hood Cycling Classic and was the highest [...]

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Change of direction for the Tour of Missouri

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .

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The Tour of Missouri announced an overview of its 2009 route  and for the first time, the race reverse directions going east to west starting in St. Louis and finishing in Kansas City.  The 7-stage race which runs from Sept. 7-13 will bypass southwest Missouri and the riders will go through southeast Missouri for the [...]

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Santa Cruz post-race dinner at Tour of California to benefit USA Cycling Women’s National Team program

Posted on 28. Jan, 2009 by .

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Join special guest and winner of the 2008 Tour of California Women’s Criterium, Brooke Miller along with members of the USA Cycling Women’s National Team Kat Carroll, Alison Starnes and Amber Rais for a party and fundraiser in downtown Santa Cruz on the evening of February 16 after the conclusion of the Sausalito-to-Santa Cruz leg [...]

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Interview: Andy Jacques-Maynes (part 1)

Posted on 27. Jan, 2009 by .

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The name Jacques-Maynes is well known to the North American cycling scene with  30-year old Ben Jacques-Maynes being a force to be reckoned with, but twin brother Andy took a different road to the pro ranks. Andy followed on the weekend warrior working a ‘desk’ job as a product manager with Specialized and racing with [...]

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Tour of California countdown: TV schedule and KOM previews by Williams Cycling

Posted on 26. Jan, 2009 by .

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19 days until the Amgen Tour of California starts in Sacramento.  The  teams have been announced and now it’s time to plan. Get your DVRs ready (for USA-based fans). For the first time ever, the VERSUS TV channel will air all nine days of the event, including live coverage of the middle stages for the [...]

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Bissell’s Omer Kem on the Tour of Wellington – conclusion

Posted on 25. Jan, 2009 by .

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In Omer’s first report from New Zealand, two stages of the Tour of Wellington were completed and his teammate New Zealand TT Champion Jeremy Vennell was in third place on GC down by 8 seconds from the leader Australian Road Race Champion Peter McDonald (Drapac Porsche). The duo are racing as part of a 5-man [...]

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JJ Haedo wins final stage at Tour de San Luis

Posted on 25. Jan, 2009 by .

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For the second year, Argentinean JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) took the honors in the final stage of the Tour de San Luis in Argentina by easily winning the bunch sprint. Mattia Gavazzi (Diquigiovanni) was second and  Luis Mansilla (Chile), third. The 28-year old Alfredo Lucero (Argentina-A) safely crossed the line with the bunch to win [...]

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the week that was

Posted on 24. Jan, 2009 by .

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Training camp season continues for the teams getting ready for the Tour of California. Some teams have concluded their camps such as  BMC team in Santa Rosa, the Jelly Belly team  in Southern California and Garmin-Slipstream in New Mexico. Others are just starting, OUCH in Temecula, Team Type 1 in Solvang and Bissell and Astana [...]

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