Marcotte, Vetterlein Win Melon City Crit

The travelling bike circus that is the Memorial Day bike races moved on to Muscatine, IA for a challenging down then up crit. The unique feature of the Melon City Crit is a speed-bump taken at the antapex of the course at approximately 40mph! This allows the riders a little fun before commencing the climb…

Starchyk, Miller Win Snake Alley Criterium

Five cobbled uphill switchbacks on a tough technical course are the key components of the Snake Alley Criterium. This race acts as the centerpiece of the Memorial day weekend of races along the Iowa/Illinois border that bring out the best of Midwestern amateurs with a smattering of Continental Pro’s to mix things up! Most notably…

Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

This weekend’s Mt. Hamilton Classic Road Race/Memorial Day Criterium in California marks the end of the 2010 Nature Valley Pro Ride qualifiers. The final two riders selected will join the five men and five women who have already qualified. Sunday’s 63.5-mile point-to-point road race begins in San Jose and climbs 4,500 feet to the top…

Bahati Foundation Team Continuing On

The famous Mark Twain quote – “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” – is quite appropriate for the Bahati Foundation Cycling Team today. Rumors have been swirling about the team folding following Floyd Landis statements but the team is continuing on without its co-sponsor.

Death Knell For Tour of Missouri

After months of fighting for survival which included a fan support campaign, the death knell was rung today when no money was set aside in the state budget for the race. AP reports that on Thursday, the Missouri Tourism Commission budget committee approved a $13.4 million spending plan that does not includes state money for…

Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita takes over NRC lead

In front of an estimated crowd  of more than 15,000 in downtown Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday, Jamis/Sutter Home presented by Colavita teammates Alejandro Borrajo and Luis Amaran finished hand-in-hand to win the USA Cycling NRC‘s sixth event of the season. (Note: crowd estimate is from USA Cycling) The 35-mile crit held in Wilmington, Delaware is…

Rogers Survives Onslaught To Win Amgen Tour of California

They threw everything at him but Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) survived an onslaught of attacks on the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California to win the overall, in what he called the biggest stage race victory of his career.  David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) finished second overall at 9 seconds back and 3-time defending champion Levi…

HTC-Columbia goes 1-2 in Los Angeles TT

Australian Michael Rogers is one step closer to wining the overall at the Amgen Tour of California when he finished second in Saturday’s time trial, increasing his lead to 9 seconds over David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions), and 25 seconds on defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack). Making it even sweeter for the HTC-Columbia team was Tony Martin…

Big Bear Makes Five For Sagan

Over six hours in the saddle, 135.3 miles (217.7 km) of racing, 7 categorized climbs, more than 12,000 feet of climbing, headwinds, clear blue skies, enthusiastic crowds all could be used to describe stage 6, the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Another word could be tough. So tough that 17 riders pulled…

Fly V Australia In The Hunt For a Stage Win

The Fly V Australia team came into the Amgen Tour of California with a plan to showcase the team, to prove that they belong on the international cycling scene. The Continental team is on a trajectory to become the first Australian Pro Tour team. “We’ve shown that we’re the strongest team in the US this…

Armstrong Responds to Doping Allegations from Landis

Four years after Floyd Landis declared his innocence, and after being stripped of the 2006 Tour de France yellow jersey, Landis is now admitting to systematic doping. In several emails sent to cycling and anti-doping officials, he has also implicated several cyclists, including seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong. Read more about the allegations…

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) wins stage 5

Strong Sagan Sprints To Stage Win

Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia) called it before the start when he said that Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) was a favorite to take the stage with its tough finishing circuits. Best Young Rider Sagan, all of 20, had been knocking on the door  to finally took the win at the tough stage 5 of the Amgen…