Archive for March, 2011

Broken Ribs But Spirit Whole For Holloway

Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by .

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Less than three weeks ago, US Criterium Champion Daniel Holloway of the Kelly Benefit Stategies-OptumHealth, crashed hard on stage 1 of  the 6-stage Jelajah Malaysia; at full speed, he went head first into a concrete trench. Broken ribs and a lung contusion forced him to stay  in  Malaysia for two weeks before it was safe […]

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Quebec Withdraws Bid For World Championships

Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by .

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Surprising news: Québec City has withdrawn its bid to host the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Race organizer Serge Arsenault told Radio Canada that, at a cost of 20 million dollars, the event was simply too expensive. With no assistance provided by the provincial and federal governments, Arsenault decided to withdraw the bid. The UCI […]

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Virginia’s Jefferson Cup Next Stop On Nature Valley Pro Ride

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by .

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The Jefferson Cup road race Sunday in Charlottesville, Va., is the next chance for amateur cyclists to secure a coveted spot on the Nature Valley Pro Ride team for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Updated: The race is postponed to May 8.

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New Road Cycling League in Southeastern PA

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by .

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The growing popularity of bicycle riding and racing throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania is the impetus behind the Road Cycling League Super Series, a six-weekend, eight-day series of bicycle road races in Chester and Lancaster County communities this spring, beginning March 26 and running through July 4. Each weekend event is sanctioned by USA Cycling, the national […]

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On Tap: San Dimas Stage Race

Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by .

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The final dress rehearsal before the NRC starts is upon us, the 3-day/3-stage San Dimas Stage Race in Southern California. For some it’s the first race with a new team, for others it’s their first race as a pro and for all, it’s the final tuning. podiuminsight will be there, providing live updates on @podium_live

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USA Cycling Reverses Radio Ban Decision

Posted on 22. Mar, 2011 by .

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Eleven days ago, USA Cycling has announced their decision to permit race radios at NRC race and reverse the ban instituted the previous year. That decision went  against UCI rule. Well it didn’t take long for the UCI to apply pressure and today, USA Cycling reversed  its decision  and race radios will once again be […]

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Trebon Talks New Team And Future

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

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After seven successful years with Kona, Ryan Trebon along with friend, mechanic and road manager Dusty Labarr have struck out on their own. Their goal is to create a long-term program to offer a viable option to racers that want to focus on cyclocross. “It is what I want to do because I think right […]

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A Motivated Wamsley Is Ready For 2011

Posted on 21. Mar, 2011 by .

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At the beginning of 2010, Kyle Wamsley stated that after his successes in crit racing, he was now going for results in stage races. In his first year with the BISSELL Pro Cycling, he seemed poised to achieve his goal with a strong start of the season that included a podium at SRAM Tour of […]

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What Would You Do To Revamp Cycling?

Posted on 19. Mar, 2011 by .

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In an interview with BBC Sport, Jonathan Vaughters, who is both  president of the Association of Pro Tour and Pro Continental teams (AIGCP) and director of the Garmin-Cervelo Pro Team, delivered a 10-point list to revamp cycling. (Read it here) I find that his list, perhaps understandingly, focuses on the Pro Teams and does not […]

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Youth Movement At CalGiant/Specialized

Posted on 19. Mar, 2011 by .

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Last year, a rejuvenation took place for the elite amateur squad California Giant/Specialized and what a success it was with breakthrough rider Andrew Talansky. For its tenth year of existence, the team has continued with the youth trend and has taken the mantle of being a development team. “That’s the whole transition over the last […]

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