Tour de San Luis preview

Mas kilometros. Mas exigencia, Mas montaña. Mas desafios, Mas San Luis. The Tour de San Luis is the biggest race in Argentina and was awarded a 2.1 UCI ranking for its third edition. Starting Monday January 19, the riders will face three mountain top finishes, one 12-mile (19.8 km) time trial over seven stages in…

Czech National Cyclo-cross Championship Race Report

On January 10, the Czech National Cyclo-cross Championship were held in Kolín, and  Ondřej Zelinka sent in this report (with small edits by yours truly): Zdeněk Štybar won his third national  Czech Republic cyclocross championship  title. The Fidea rider claimed victory over Radomír Šimůnek (BKCP PowerPlus) in Kolín. Third place was Petr Dlask (Fidea), fourth…

the week that was

The two American Pro Tour teams unveiled their new jerseys with Columbia-High Road going for a completely new look and Garmin-Slipstream sticking with the argyle. The reaction from fans to the new Columbia yellow and white look has been somewhat negative, but at least the riders have the option of black shorts which hopefully they…

U23 Czech Road Champion Ondřej Zelinka

Holder of multiple Czech cross titles and current U23 Czech Road Champion Ondřej Zelinka has set some clear goals. The 20-year old wants to do well at the 2010 Cyclocross World Championship which will be held in his hometown of Tábor where he “has an opportunity from Richard Sachs and I want to be on…

Rock Racing squeaks in as a UCI Continental Team

USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee contacted Boulder Report‘s Joe Lindsay to say that Rock Racing had “fulfilled all of its obligations for registering as a UCI Contentinal Team in 2009.” One requirement of the UCI Continental license requirement for a team is a bank guarantee for 10% of the riders’ salaries to be provided  by…

California Dreamin’

While we wait for the organizers to announce the remaining teams that will animate at the Amgen Tour of California 2009, teams and riders have started to announce their participation at the race. Here’s what we have so far. As a quick recap, the eight Pro Tour teams officially announced are Ag2r-La Mondiale, Astana, Garmin-Slipstream,…

A mid-week Rock Racing update

Last we heard, Baden Cooke was contemplating suing Rock Racing owner Michael Ball for the promised money from his contract worth “many hundreds of thousands of dollars”.  Earlier today, Rock Racing issued a statement basically saying that the “rumors of Rock Racing’s untimely demise have been greatly exaggerated” and that the team is proceeding with…

the week that was

Both the Australian and New Zealand 2009 Road Championships are in progress. In Australia, Carla Ryan won the Women’s Time Trial, edging out Alexis Rhodes of Webcor by a mere six tenths of a second.  Columbia-HighRoad Michael Rogers won the Men’s ITT beating 20-year old Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Slipstream) by six seconds.  Only time will tell…

the week that was

And we are back. The presents have been unwrapped, the turkey roasted and eaten, the eggs nogged, the champagne fizzed, the new year welcomed, resolutions  already forgotten and it’s time to get back to work. What better way to start a new that with some news. Australian Baden Cooke who originally was announced with Rock…

Happy New Year! Bonne et Heureuse Année!

Wishing everyone a fabulous, healthy, happy and prosperous 2009. Thank you all for joining me on this adventure with podiuminsight. Back in March, I started the blog because I found that it was hard to find information about the teams, riders and races on the North American circuit, both in the United States and in…