Archive for August, 2009

Hincapie wins Stars and Stripes

Posted on 30. Aug, 2009 by .

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In front of his hometown, George Hincapie (Columbia-HTC) won the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Road Race Championship. Part of a late 8-rider break that formed that last time up Paris Mountain, Hincapie with his fast kick, outsprinted Andy Bajadali (Kelly Benefit) for the win. In third was BMC’s Jeff Louder who put in [...]

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Zabriskie does it again at US Pro TT

Posted on 29. Aug, 2009 by .

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David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) blitzed his way on the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships course clocking a time of 39:37 to win the US Pro Time Trial title for the fourth time  in a row. Zabriskie beat his time of last year, on the same course, by one minute and two seconds. “No, I [...]

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Zirbel is ready for the big race

Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by .

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Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team has won most of the time trials this year on the NRC circuit and today he faces his biggest race of the year, the US Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship. Last year, Zirbel finished in second place,  less than five seconds from the [...]

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On Tap: US Pro Championships

Posted on 28. Aug, 2009 by .

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Two riders will win the right to wear the Stars and Stripes this weekend at the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships in South Carolina. The battle of the Zs. The time trial is shaping up to be a battle between 3-time TT Champion  David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) and Tom Zirbel (BISSELL). The two men [...]

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Wrapping up Utah with Jeff Louder

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by .

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I started off the Tour of Utah coverage with a chat with 2008 overall winner Jeff Louder of the BMC Racing Team, and who better to close out this year’s race than the Utah-son. Louder made no bones about it, he wanted to win but it wasn’t to be as he finished third overall behind [...]

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Busche’s Breakout Performance

Posted on 27. Aug, 2009 by .

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The field exploded at the bottom of Mt Nebo in the second stage at the Tour of Utah and who’s who of climbers were off the front, in the hunt for a stage win and the possibility of moving up in the GC. The select group included yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo and Rock Racing teammate [...]

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Sulzberger wins final stage and Mancebo takes overall in Utah

Posted on 24. Aug, 2009 by .

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After slogging up and down the mountains, the sprinters finally had a chance to play at the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, on the final stage, the 90-minute criterium in Salt Lake City. As typically happens in the four-corner crit, positioning at the last corner was key, and Australian Crit Champion Bernie Sulzberger of [...]

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Howes flies the stars and stripes on Snowbird

Posted on 22. Aug, 2009 by .

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In a show of force and humor, young Alex Howes of the Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin team, the U23 development arm of the Slipstream organization, grabbed a hot dog and attacked the dwindling break at the bottom of the final brutal climb up to Snowbird and soloed away for the win at the Queen stage of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. Rock Racing’s Francisco Mancebo solidifies the yellow jersey. Photos.

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The road to Snowbird

Posted on 22. Aug, 2009 by .

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A closer look at the Queen Stage of the Tour of Utah

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Zirbel scorches time trial at Utah

Posted on 21. Aug, 2009 by .

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While the temperature did not climb into the 3 digits as predicted by many, it was still a scorcher at stage 3 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah where last year’s winner  Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL team,  clocked the fastest time of seventeen minutes even on the 14.5 km (9.2 mi) course [...]

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