Archive for December, 2009

What a ride!

Posted on 31. Dec, 2009 by .

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2009 – what a year!  Podium insight was started because I wanted to focus on the North American professional cycling road scene and give it the attention I felt it deserved.  No cookie cutter press release media-polished PR spin …. After working for other sites for a few years, I took the plunge to see [...]

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Looking back at April

Posted on 31. Dec, 2009 by .

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April brought a gap in the NRC calendar which left yours truly to enjoy some of the other races: Copperopolis, billed as “the Paris-Roubaix of California” and Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.

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Fly V australia Unveils Powerful Roster

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by .

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Brisbane, Australia – Fly V Australia’s roster for 2010 is loaded top to bottom with talent that stands ready to tackle an international racing schedule. Among the 15 riders on the UCI continental squad are 10 Australians, two South Africans and one rider each from Canada, Italy and the United States. Team Owner Chris White [...]

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Looking back at March

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by .

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March brought the start of the NRC, the Redlands Bicycle Classic but before that a race on its fifteenth year, the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic One of my favorite photos of 2009. It is so beautiful in March in  Merced county with the almond trees in bloom surrounding the hilly roads for the Merco [...]

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Looking back at February

Posted on 30. Dec, 2009 by .

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Here we are at the end of 2009 and boy what a year it’s been – so many races, so many stories A look back at the Amgen Tour of California in February 2009 through four photos.

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Chris Wallace – ready to race aggressively

Posted on 28. Dec, 2009 by .

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“Just to be prepared to do almost anything.” is the advice that Chris Wallace gave his KCCX/Verge teammate Joseph Schmalz to get him ready for his first racing experience in Europe. The 17-year old continued, “In a race, be prepared to throw elbows, to do some pushing and stuff like that. Don’t be afraid to [...]

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Nicola Cranmer on the state of women cycling in the US

Posted on 28. Dec, 2009 by .

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Earlier this month, Nicola Cranmer, Managing Director of the PROMAN Women’s Cycling Team, was invited to speak with Bay Area Women Cycling members about the state of women cycling in the US. The PROMAN Women’s Cycling Team is a Marin County, California based elite women’s cycling team comprised of race veterans and junior stars. Though [...]

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Zirbel’s A sample positive for exogenous DHEA

Posted on 27. Dec, 2009 by .

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After being announced on the team as early as September, one name was missing from the Team Garmin-Transitions 2010 roster announced a few days ago – and that was Tom Zirbel. Per Zirbel’s statement, his A sample from the USA Professional TT Championships tested positive for exogenous DHEA.

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Building skills at EuroCrossCamp

Posted on 26. Dec, 2009 by .

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Discipline. Sportsmanship. Integrity. Leadership. Every day Director Geoff Proctor focuses on a character skill for the eighteen riders at the EuroCrossCamp house in Belgium. “Are you disciplined enough to be able to get your engine started before a race? Are you disciplined in how you eat? Are you disciplined in how you stick to your [...]

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The Road to Worlds with Jeremy Powers #4

Posted on 25. Dec, 2009 by .

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Episode #4 where Jeremy recalls fond memories of Christmas past including a sweet go-cart and his first bikes. We then move on to discuss his first race in Middelkerke, the Belgian kybosh, Sven Nys, his race day preparation and his approach to calories and beer, We finish up with his plan for the upcoming World Cup in Zolder.

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