Archive for March, 2009

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

Posted on 20. Mar, 2009 by .

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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 [...]

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Teams and preliminary rosters for Redlands Bicycle Classic

Posted on 19. Mar, 2009 by .

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A who’s who of North American cycling is going to take to the streets for the 2009 edition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic when it gets underway on Thursday March 26th. A total of 26 men’s teams and 21 women’s team bringing more than 200 men and nearly 150 women, the NRC opener should be [...]

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San Dimas Stage Race Preview

Posted on 18. Mar, 2009 by .

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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 [...]

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Interview: Bissell’s Omer Kem – part 1

Posted on 17. Mar, 2009 by .

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One of the work horses of the peloton, Omer Kem of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team crashed violently on the third stage of the Amgen Tour of Californa and fractured his pelvis. The 26 year-old Oregon native was out with one of the most painful injuries he’s ever faced in his career.

Ten days later, on a Friday afternoon, Kem took some time to share his feelings about his injury and recovery, his path to becoming a pro cyclist and his goals for 2009.

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Team Type 1′s Jesse Anthony wins KOM at Tour de Taiwan

Posted on 16. Mar, 2009 by .

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Team Type 1′s Jesse Anthony won the King of the Mountain title at the seven-day, 497-mile (800 km) Tour de Taiwan, which ended Saturday with a criterium in Taipei. The 23-year old Anthony claimed the King of the Mountains jersey on the sixth stage after being first to crest the opening climb and adding a [...]

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Point Premium Root Beer – International Cycling Classic / SuperWeek 2009 Schedule

Posted on 13. Mar, 2009 by .

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The longest-running multi-day bicycle race in the United States, the 41st annual Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic / SuperWeek Pro Tour will take place from July 9th-26th, 2009 with races throughout Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

The Schlitz Park Cycling Classic is making a return and a new ‘old’ Elgin Cycling Classic is back.

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Twitter, facebook and blogs for riders on Men’s US & Canadian UCI teams

Posted on 11. Mar, 2009 by .

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There’s been a lot of buzz around the presence of cycling on twitter but there are other avenues to follow the cycling world: blogs (yes still) and facebook to start.

Here’s a start of a list for riders on Men’s Pro/Continental teams registered in the USA or Canada (as per the UCI). Leave a comment or tweet me if you know of any others and I will continue to maintain the list – and will put one together for women’s teams.

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Team TIBCO’s Brooke Miller Wins Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix

Posted on 09. Mar, 2009 by .

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On a beautiful, sunny California morning, a trio of Team TIBCO riders came out to play at the Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix. Brooke Miller, Alison Rosenthal, and Alison Starnes had to contend with a strong Northern California elite women’s field and a large SugarCRM squad.

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Tour of California return is iffy for San Diego

Posted on 09. Mar, 2009 by .

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According to the Union-Tribune paper, the return to the San Diego County next year is uncertain due to sponsorship, permitting issues cited by organizers. The organizers were quite pleased with the attendance but the support from the local government needs work, and Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, compared it to the San Francisco fiasco. [...]

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