Zabriskie Squeezes Into The Lead in California

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) took the win in sunny Santa Cruz today in stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California but he almost lost it to Mick Rodgers (HTC-Columbia) when he started celebrating before crossing the line.  Officials had to review the photo finish before the official winner could be called. Defending champion Levi Leipheimer…

Selection is made in the California rain

The rain, throroughly unexpected for California in May, turned the Trinity descent into a slip’n slide in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. Leadout man Brett Lancaster (Cervélo TestTeam), left without a man to leadout and no other teammates, took the win in the 109.5 miles (176.2 km) stage from Davis to Santa…

Kiel Reijnen Wants To Make An Impact

With its revamped roster, new attitude and stage race wins under its belt, the Jelly Belly presented by Kenda squad wants to make a splash at the Amgen Tour of California. One such rider is overall winner at the Tour of Thailand, Kiel Reijnen, who wants to show that he can be competitive against the…

On Tap: Sacramento Grand Prix

When no women’s race was announced as part of this year’s Amgen Tour of California, ProjectSport, the people behind San Rafael Twilight Crit and San Francisco Twilight Crit, put together the Sacramento Grand Prix. While the pro men race from Nevada City to Sacramento on stage 1 of the 8-day stage race, fans will be…

the week that was

Paddy Bevin to BISSELL. Andy Williams to Rubicon-ORBEA. Danny Finneran retires. Kelly Cup no longer NRC, Chicago Criterium canceled. Amateur Time Trials opens Philly weekend.

The Party Is Just Starting For Jeff Louder

The roads are about to go up and up at the Giro d’Italia and Jeff Louder is ready to slay himself along with his BMC teammates to help leader Cadel Evans on his and the team’s  quest for the overall win. “My eleventh year as a pro, it’s been a long time coming.” said the…

BMC Racing Team Ready For Success In California

U.S. national champion George Hincapie and Norwegian sprinter Alexander Kristoff will hunt for stage wins while the BMC Racing Team will look to Hincapie and Swiss Steve Morabito for the overall at the Amgen Tour of California. Race Begins Sunday. BMC Racing Team Assistant Director Michael Sayers said the eight-day, 1,304-kilometer race suits Hincapie, a…

Frustration for CalGiant at Joe Martin

When talking with Anthony Gallino, Director of the California Giant Specialized squad, at the end of the Joe Martin Stage Race, one word came up time and again, frustration. The team went from defending Andrew Talansky‘s lead to having him in 40th place after being penalized one minute for “prolonged drafting off of a vehicle”…

Four More Added To Nature Valley Pro Ride Rosters

The rosters of the Nature Valley Pro Ride men’s and women’s teams are more than halfway filled, with another two riders to be selected this weekend. Sunday’s Bear Mountain Spring Classic in Harriman State Park in New York will be contested on a challenging 21-mile loop that includes a climb of more than two miles,…