Columbia-High Road’s Teutenberg and BMC’s Louder win overall in Redlands – brief report

Columbia-High Road’s Ina-Yoko Teutenberg and BMC’s Jeff Louder won the overall classification at the 2009 Redlands Bicycle Classic today. Alison Powers (Team Type 1) won the tough Sunset Road Race, outsprinting Jo Keisanowski (Tibco) and Nikki Butterfield (Webcor-Builders) for the win. Teutenberg chipped away at the lead of leader Amber Neben (Nurnberger Shoair) , time…

BMC’s Stewart wins Redlands crit and Louder still in the lead

BMC, BMC and more BMC. After his team controlled the 90-minute Redlands criterium, BMC’s Jackson Stewart came out of the crashed-marred final lap in fourth wheel around the last corner and outsprinted everyone for the win. Canadian Andrew Pinfold (Ouch) was second, and Stewart’s teammate Brent Bookwalter was third. “There was a bunch of crashes,…

Amber Neben and Ben Day take control at the Redlands’ opener

World Time Trial Champion Amber Neben (Nurnberger Shoair) blitzed the competition at the Redlands Bicycle Classic opener, the 3.1-mile (5 km) uphill Sun Time Trial, stopping the clock at 10:40.76, making it 27 seconds faster than second place Mara Abbott (Columbia-High Road). Ina-Yoko Teutenberg also of Columbia-High Road was third with almost the same time…

Interview: Bissell’s Omer Kem – part 3

Here we are, the final installment of my interview with Omer Kem of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team.  The 26 year-old Oregon native has been through his share of ups and downs but he has never diverged from his goal of being a professional cyclist.  Kem crashed violently at the Amgen Tour of California and…

Columbia’s Teutenberg wins final stage and overall; Fly V/Australias’s Cantwell wins crit and Day wins overall at San Dimas Stage Race

The Columbia-High Road juggernaut continued in the final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, the 50-minute Incycle/Cannondale Old Town San Dimas Classic as German sprinter Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won her second consecutive stage and claimed the overall classification of the 3-day stage race. Going into the final criterium, Teutenberg was in second spot, 17 seconds…

Interview: Omer Kem – part 2

In the first part on our interview with Bissell’s Omer Kem, we talked about his violent crash at the Amgen Tour of California and his road to recovery where he  shared the ups and downs of the healing process. Our conversation then turned to Kem’s past and his road to professional cycling. Or as he…

Photos from Ride the World Cups at Hellyer

On the evening of Thursday March 19, friends and Northern California cyclists congregated at the Hellyer Park Velodrome in San Jose to give Shelley Olds (Proman)  and Daniel Holloway (Garmin) a “proper Worlds tune up” at the Ride Worlds Event. Both riders  are  representing the US at  the World Championships in Poland on March 27-29th.…

Mara Abbott and Ben Day win the San Dimas Glendora Time Trial

Columbia-High Road’s Mara Abbott blitzed the twisty, uphill 3.8-mile (6.1 km) Glendora Chevrolet Mountain Time Trial,  stopping the clock at 15:01. Winner of last year’s time trial, she  beat her previous time by 20 seconds to claim the first stage of the San Dimas Stage Race. Second-placed Kristen LaSasso (Kahala-LaGrange) was 46 seconds back and…

San Dimas Stage Race Preview

Teams are gathering in Southern California for the 10th annual San Dimas Stage Race which runs from March 20 to 22. The precursor to the NRC opening race on the following weekend, the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the 3-day race held in the San Gabriel Foothills has become a hotly contested event. Last year Canadian Cam…