What a ride!

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…

Looking back at April

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.

Fly V australia Unveils Powerful Roster

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…

Looking back at March

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…

Building skills at EuroCrossCamp

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…

The Road to Worlds with Jeremy Powers #4

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.

Tour de Georgia Postponed for 2010

(Atlanta, GA) – The Board of Directors of the Tour de Georgia Foundation, Inc. announced today that the 2010 race, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of April 2010, is officially cancelled, postponing the return of the Tour de Georgia until at least 2011. “This was not an easy decision,…

Talking Team VBF with Lisa Hunt

A new women’s team is emerging from the structure established by the ValueAct Capital Women’s Pro Cycling Team, led by Team Director Lisa Hunt aka The Huntress. Team VBF will be racing their bikes to win races and raise funds for breast cancer research, and to also spread the word about cycling. “It’s almost a…

Road to Worlds with Jeremy Powers

In the third installment of the series recorded during a stopover on Jeremy Power’s trip to Belgium, we talk about his trip ninja-style, his busy season, his plan for the first few days in Belgium, his enjoyment of meeting and talking to fans and get answers to questions from fans.

Elite Women, U23 and JR Men named for US Cross Worlds Team

USA Cycling has announced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, Jan. 30-31. Five athletes were named to each of the elite women’s, U23 men’s and junior men’s squads based on competitive performances over the course of the last year.…

Compton and Johnson win Cross Nationals

Domination, wall of people, noise, drums, technical course, duels, light and shadows, triumph and heartbreak – all at the final races of the US Cyclocross National Championships. Planet Bike’s Katie Compton won her sixth consecutive National Championship and Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) his third. Photo Gallery of Elite Men and Elite/U23 Women’s races.