Meredith Miller is new USA Road Champ

The consummate teammate TIBCO’s Meredith Miller, who said at the beginning of 2008, “I have always been involved in team sports all my life. So for me, team will always come before my individual goal”, claimed her very first national title in the elite women’s contest after eleven years of racing. ValueAct’s Chrissy Ruiter was…

Brad Huff – back on track

After a tough start to the season, Brad Huff of the Jelly Belly Team seems to be back on track, racking up wins at the Superweek crit in Racine and the Chicago Criterium last Sunday. Just in time for crit season as the 30-year old ramps up for Downer’s Grove in two weekends where he…

On Tap: Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove

“The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees
I want money”

It’s time for the Tour of Elk Grove. Pancake-flat, lots of turns, time bonuses and a boatload of money is the best way to describe the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove which takes place on Friday July 31 to Sunday August 1.

Six USA national road titles awarded to juniors in Bend

Six Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were awarded in Bend on Tuesday as action got underway at the 2009 USA Cycling Junior, U23, Elite & Paralympic Road National Championships. The opening day schedule was a full one with junior cyclists in the 10-12, 13-14, and 15-16 age categories all toeing the line to duke it out for national…

Cantwell wins final Superweek race in Whitefish Bay; Sulzberger takes overall

After years of trying and winning the overall last year, Australian Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) finally won a race at Superweek on the last day, the Bravo Cucina Italiana Whitefish Bay Classic in Wisconsin. Along with his teammate and overall winner Bernie Sulzberger, Cantwell was part of a break that lapped the field making it a drag race to the finish. APC Sprints winner Jay Thomson (Team MTN) was second with Andreas Muller (No Radunion) coming in third. Photos.

Brad Huff flies to victory in Chicago

Jelly Belly’s Brad Huff took a solo flyer on the final lap to win the Chicago Crit ahead of Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto) and Karl Menzies (OUCH). Fresh off winning the Pan American Road race, Canadian Joëlle Numainville of Team Kenda outsprinted Laura van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) and Sarah Caravella (ALAN) for the win.

Veilleux takes Superweek’s Great Downer Avenue

Straight off the plane from racing at the Pan American Games, Canadian David Veilleux of the Kelly Benefit Stragies won the crown jewel of Superweek, the Great Downer Avenue Bike Race p/b Midwest Airlines on Saturday. After lapping the field as part of a 7-rider breakaway, KBS delivered the perfect leadout for the win as…

Clarke and Caravella win in Kenosha

On a break from his racing in Europe, Fuji-Servetto’s Hilton Clarke took the win at the Chase Food Folks & Spokes, on day 18 of Superweek 2009 in Kenosha Wisconsin. Australian  Clarke was part of a 4-rider break that lapped the field with 21 km to go in the 100 km criterium raced on a…

Zirbel and Phillips win Cascade TT

Zirbelicious did it again at the Bend Memorial Cascade Cycling Classic. BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel smoked another one, clocking 32:50.30 with an average speed of 29.24 mph (47.05 kmph) over the 16-mile (25 km) out-and-back Skyliner’s Time Trial.  Making it two stage wins for BISSELL after Ben Jacques-Maynes solo victory in stage 1. Just like the…

Catching up with Alex Howes

In our first conversation, back to December of last year, we met the then 20-year old (now 21) Alex Howes when he shared his adventures of racing in Europe as part of one of the best amateur teams in France. In 2009, Howes returned to his roots, rejoining the Slipstream organization to race with the…

Catching up with Cascade Cycling Classic

As expected by the depth in the field, the racing has been hot – in temperature too – at the 30th annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic. After two stages, Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla leads the overall with 27 seconds on his teammate Francisco Mancebo and 35 seconds on Chris Baldwin of the Ouch…

Cascade Cycling Classic Preview – with maps

The NRC continues today with the 30th annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic, the six-day, six-stage race that starts in Bend Oregon. A record 185 men are scheduled to compete in what should be one of the most competitive stage races on NRC this year. With maps.

KBS’ Anderson and Jazz Apple’s Ellis win Tour de Delta

The first of BC Superweek, the Tour de Delta was held over the weekend in British Columbia with youngsters winning the overall with Canadian Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Kiwi Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple) winning the overall general classification, along with the Best Young Rider award for the 21-year old Anderson and 20-year old Ellis.

Rivera and Hanson win San Rafael Twilight Crit

The lineup promised to deliver exiting racing and the raucous and appreciative crowd was not disappointed last Saturday night at the 11th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium. Not only were they (and I) witness to aggressive riding under the fading sun and then stars but we also got a two rainbows and a fabulous sunset. What more can a girl ask for? With photos.