Archive for May, 2009

Olds and Huff win omnium at Tulsa Tough

Posted on 31. May, 2009 by .

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Hot weather, large crowds, fast racing and crashes – especially in the women’s races – over the weekend in Tulsa, Oklahoma as NRC points and big money were on the line at the 3 criteriums in 3 days of racing at the Tulsa Tough p/b The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis. Jelly Belly’s Brad Hiff and Proman’s Shelley Olds won the omnium title.

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Borrajo and Allar win USAF Clarendon Cup

Posted on 31. May, 2009 by .

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Colavita/Sutter Home’s Alejandro Borrajo almost celebrated too soon his victory at the U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup. As he raised his arms, Team Type 1′s Ken Hanson was coming in full speed ahead and might have won if the line had been a few meters away, but Hanson had to settle for second [...]

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Solo tour de force for Cervélo’s Emma Pooley at Montréal World Cup

Posted on 30. May, 2009 by .

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Emma Pooley, of the Cervélo TestTeam, did something that is very rarely seen at a World Cup Event. She attacked in the first 400 meters of the climb of the first lap and went off to claim victory riding solo in the wind for the next 110 kilometers at the 12th edition of the Montréal World Cup. Emma Johansson (Swedish National Team) won the sprint for second place over Trixie Worrack (Nürnberger).

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On tap: Tulsa Tough, AFCC Clarendon Cup, AFCC, Montreal World Cup, Junior World Championships Trials

Posted on 29. May, 2009 by .

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Both men’s and women’s teams have to make some hard decision this weekend with multiple NRC races going on at the same time: the 3-crits/3-day Tulsa Tough in Tulsa, Oklahoma and the U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic Clarendon Cup in Arlington VA. And then to complicate matter even more, the U.S. Air Force Cycling Classic also in Arlington, which is on the USA Pro Tour, is on for the men and the Montreal World Cup for the women. And for the Juniors, the Road World Championship Trials are being held in Nashville.

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Alex Candelario – sprinter and surfer

Posted on 28. May, 2009 by .

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Alex Candelario has been cycling professionally for more than six years and is on his second season with the Kelly Benefit Strategies squad. The 34-year old sprinter started relatively late in the sport and feels that he has still many more years to contribute to his team. Candelario shares his thoughts on his team, the state of the US cycling, surfing and more.

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Teams announced for Tour of Utah

Posted on 27. May, 2009 by .

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Earlier today, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah organizers announced the sixteen teams that have thus far committed to compete in the 2009 race billed as ‘America’s Toughest Stage Race’. These athletes will compete for a share of the $45,000 purse and NRC points. The 2009 Tour of Utah will take place August 18-23 [...]

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Colavita/Sutter Home sweeps Tour of Somerville

Posted on 26. May, 2009 by .

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Déjà vu at the 66th annual Tour of Somerville on Monday as not only did Colavita/Sutter Home once again do a clean sweep but managed to put the same riders, Tina Pic and Sebastian Haedo, on the top step as last year. Photos.

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Olds and Reaney win SugarCRM Memorial Day Crit

Posted on 26. May, 2009 by .

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Both the pro/1/2 men’s and women’s races at the SugarCRM Memorial Day Criterium came down to bunch sprints. Proman’s Shelley Olds won the bunch sprint crossed the line ahead of Ruth Corset (Jazz Apples) and Mary Ellen Ash (SugarCRM). Steve Reaney (California Giant-Specialized) claimed victory in the men’s race besting Kevin Klein (Klein Real Estate) and BMC’s Jackson Stewart in the final field sprint. Photos.

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Friday Night Lights at Hellyer Velodrome

Posted on 24. May, 2009 by .

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Last Friday, cyclists, friends and family gathered at the Hellyer Velodrome for a night of ‘glam rock’ racing under the lights and to support Ashleigh Jackson on her road to recovery. The 24-year old Ashleigh, a member of the Alto Velo cycling team, was the victim of a hit and run driver on Sunday April 19 2009.

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the week that was

Posted on 23. May, 2009 by .

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Recap of some of the news for the week ending May 22 2009: Tour de Toona canceled, new TT course for Fitchburg Logsjo Classic. Rider news from Erica Allar, Carmen M. Small, Megan Guarnier, Meredith Miller, Shelley Olds, Dominique Rollin and Zach Bell. Canadian teams for U23 Nations Cup. In memoriam for Steve Larsen.

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