Latham Wins Elk Grove TT

Only 19 hundreds of a second separate the winner from second place after the opening stage, the MTI Construction Time Trial at the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove. Kiwi Peter Latham (BISSELL) stopped the clock at 8:32.56 to take the win ahead of 2007 overall winner Mike Friedman (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda).  After leading…

On Tap: Alexian Bros Tour of Elk Grove

The Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove, the land of cash and turns, a purse of $50,000 and 565 turns – give or take a few – over three days of racing for the pro men. With flat as a pancake courses, a short time-trial and lots of bonus seconds, this is one for the…

Mardis Cyclistes Saputo de Lachine

Thirty-three years ago, using a rock to draw the start/finish line, seven friends got together on a Tuesday evening in Lachine, Québec, Canada to race their bikes. One of those riders was Joseph “Tino” Rossi, an immigrant from Supino, Italy. Friends still get together to race on Tuesday evenings in the balmy summer) but it’s…

Alison Starnes – A Force to Reckon With

“It will be okay, I’m trying to keep my strength up.” said Alison Starnes (TIBCO/To The Top) who went down hard on stage 1 of the Cascade Cycling Classic on July 21 2010. Two days after, while waiting for her flight to take her home in Northern California, Starnes described the crash. “It was a…

the week that was

News for the week ending July 23: Canada and South Africa name teams for 2010 Commonwealth Games. Canada and USA squad for Junior Road Worlds and Junior Track Worlds. Jesse Sergent to Radioshack as stagiaire.

SpectaCross Cancelled

The New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross races scheduled for August 6-7 have been cancelled due to lack of entries. The Fair’s management intends to replace the bike races, which were to have been a keystone of the entertainment program for the Fair’s opening weekend, with monster truck rides in the same arena where the races…

Day, Willock Fastest In Cascade TT

Australian Ben Day (Fly V Australia) and Canadian Erinne Willock (Webcor) clocked the fastest time in the Skyliners Time Trial p/b Hutch’s Bicycles, stage 2 of the Cascade Cycling Classic. Second in the TT Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) takes over lead. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) finished 3rd and holds on to the lead.

SpectaCross in Danger of Cancellation

With one week to go before the minimum entry deadline, organizers of the two-day New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross on August 6-7 are hoping racers start making some decisive moves quickly. The cyclocross races are meant to be one of the highlighted entertainment attractions for the opening weekend of this year’s New Jersey State Fair,…

Dramatic Finish on Tap for Women’s Prestige Cycling Series

The individual, sprint and team classifications remain up for grabs with one race remaining in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. The 30th edition of the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic begins Tuesday. The six-day event is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the United States. In the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series individual…

Cheatley, Amaran Maintain NRC Lead

The only NRC race – for men only – this weekend, the Boise Twilight Crit, brought no changes to the top of the NRC leaderboard. Luis Amaran, Alison Powers and their respective teams, Jamis/Sutter Home and Team VBF are still in the lead.