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.
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…
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).
On tap: Tulsa Tough, AFCC Clarendon Cup, AFCC, Montreal World Cup, Junior World Championships Trials
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Today, the organizers announced the Men’s teams that will race at the Philadelphia International Cycling Championship, aka Philly Race, on June 7 2009. Pros from 26 countries and 24 teams will be on the start line of the majestic Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
While only 21 years of age, Daniel Holloway is working towards a very clear goal, the track events – namely the Madison and Scratch races – at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. As part of his preparation, Holloway also races on the road, a member of the U23 development squad Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin team.
Zach Bell (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Laura Van Gilder (C3 Sollay) win Wilmington Grand Prix. Kirk O’Bee (BISSELL) and Bridie O’Donnell (Australia) take the honors at Bike Jam/Kelly Cup. NRC Standings update.
On tap this weekend are two NRC crits, for the men: on Saturday, the Wilmington Grand Prix in Delaware and on Sunday, the KELLY Cup, part of BikeJam, Baltimore’s premier cycling event. Only the Wilmington race is a stop for the women’s NRC calendar. In both races last year the winner emerged from the break…
A pro since 2002, and a familiar figure in the US racing scene, BMC’s Jackson Stewart has been having a good start to the year, winning a stage at Redlands and helping his teammate Jeff Louder win the overall and then going over to Europe to race the Queen, Paris-Roubaix.
How about a news update for hump day? Mike Creed to Team Type 1, NRC Standings
Team Type 1 was founded in 2004 by two collegiate cyclists, Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge, living with Type 1 diabetes. Their aim was to instill hope for people who are affected by diabetes. They wanted to prove to the world that athletes with Type 1 diabetes could not only manage their condition but also…
The organizers of the San Francisco Twilight Criterium announced that the event will be postponed until September of 2010, due to a lack of adequate sponsorship. Four NRC races canceled so far this year and 2 USA Pro Tour races.
One year ago, then riding for the BISSELL team, Teddy King unleashed a late attack to win a stage at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, AR. Fast forward to now, and the 26-year old King is racing in his first Grand Tour, the Giro d’Italia with his Cervélo TestTeam.
In the end, 9 seconds was enough at the Joe Martin Stage Race. OUCH’s Rory Sutherland wins the overall for the third year in a row and Team Type 1’s Alison Powers soloed to the stage win and the overall title. Team Type 1’s Chris Jones won the 2-up sprint for the men’s crit.
It all comes down to the final criterium and time bonuses at the Joe Martin Stage Race as stage 3 came down to a bunch sprint where Colavita-Sutter Home’s Haedo claimed his second stage and Laura Van Glider (Mellow Mushroom) outkicked everyone. Only 9 seconds separate OUCH’s Rory Sutherland and BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes, the top two men on GC. The women’s race is even tighter with 9 seconds between leader Alison Powers (Team Type 1), Katheryn Curi-Mattis (Webcor) and Kat Carroll (TIBCO).