Zabriskie takes over in Missouri

Four-time and reigning US Pro Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie crushed another time trial, this time at stage 5 of the Tour of Missouri, clocking a time of 36:30 with an average speed of 50.301km/h (31.255mph) over the flat 30.6 km (19 mi) course in Sedalia. Silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, Saxo Bank’s Gustav…

High time for Haedo

After finishing on the podium every day, Saxo Bank’s JJ Haedo finally made it to the top step in Jefferson City. He surged to take the win in a chaotic sprint finish ahead of Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step). Though tied with Hushovd on time, Haedo became the new leader…

Thunder Strikes in Missouri

After two podium finishes this week, Thor Hushovd of the Cervelo Test Team finally got the better of  Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC team to take the win in a chaotic sprint in Rolla and claimed the yellow leader’s jersey after stage 3 at the Tour of Missouri. Once again, Saxo Bank’s JJ Haedo made…

Deja vu in Missouri

In a deja vu from the previous day – or is it from last year – Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC team easily took the bunch sprint to claim stage 2 in back-to-back victories at the Tour of Missouri. The same three men were on the podium but with a flip as Thor Hushovd (Cervelo…

Colavita/Sutter Home is ready to mix it up

Argentinean sprinter Lucas Sebastian Haedo and his Colavita/Sutter Home team are not intimidated by the presence of top sprinters Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) and Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) at the Tour of Missouri. “They are very powerful, they are at a different level and they are used to these kinds of races,” said Haedo, “but…

Cavendish opens his account in Missouri

And one for Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC squad who outsprinted JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) and Thor Huschovd (Cervelo Test Team) for the the win at stage one of the Tour of Missouri. “Like I said, I can’t do it alone. I have the best team around me,” Cavendish said about his 24th career victory…

TIBCO’s Miller Sweeps

Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) made it a clean sweep this afternoon with her win at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series Stage 4 – St. Louis Criterium. In winning her fourth straight race of the Gateway Cup, she took home the omnium’s leader’s jersey. “It’s hard to win a bike race and the competition was…

Let’s get it on

Looking at the third edition of the Tour of Missouri, two questions come to my mind: How many stage wins for Cavendish? And will the overall winner be decided in a time trial or via a long break? In last year’s edition of the Tour of Missouri, Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) won three stages, all after…

Dramatic Win by TIBCO’s Miller

Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) out sprints Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Sutter Home) by mere inches at the finish in a dramatic win at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series Stage 3 – Giro Della Montagna. Despite several break attempts by Lip Smacker, Team Type 1 and Webcor, it all came down to Team TIBCO vs. Colavita/Sutter Home.…

Brooke Miller Makes it Two

Colavita/Sutter Home dominated most of the race today….controlling many of the attacks and maintaining a tight lead out in the final two laps. What was not expected by Colavita/Sutter Home was the 1-2 punch of Kat Carroll and Brooke Miller of Team TIBCO in the final lap. With the help of Carroll, Miller took the…

On tap: Tour of Missouri Women’s Series

Some of the best women cyclists will be competing over the Labor Day weekend in St. Louis, MO at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series. The women’s series will be featured at the THF Realty Gateway Cup, which is now a four day event. The last stage is being held on Monday, September 7th and…

Max Jenkins – from Berkeley to Denmark

Go down the top 15 of the US Pro Road Race results and every name has done the race multiple times, every one but one. 22-year old Max Jenkins of the UCI Continental Glud & Marstrand Horsens out of Denmark, finished fourteenth overall. On his first year on a professional team, the young Californian took…

Rules, transfers and team news

Here we go, transfer season as started with news slowly trickling in of who is going where… or not.  As soon more information can be shared publicly, the 2010 Transfer-o-rama will be published. Why these rules? But before that, let’s take a look at the rules that impact team composition for UCI Continental Teams registered…

Recap from Chris Thater and NRC Standings

While the US  Pros were fighting it out for the Stars and Stripes jersey this weekend in Greenville SC, another battle, this one for the individual NRC lead, was being waged in Binghamton, NY at the Chris Thater Memorial criterium. Going into the penultimate race in the series, only 97 points divided leader Tom Zirbel…