Lewis Wins Chaotic Silver City Crit At Gila

The Trek-Livestrong kids did it again at stage 4 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Seventh out of the final corner, Australian Joe Lewis opened and sprinted to the line to take the bunch sprint, making two years in a row for Trek-Livestrong following Taylor Phinney‘s win last year.  Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) took…

Hughes Wins Sprint At Gila Crit

Following her coach’s advice, red jersey Clara Hughes (Pactimo) knew that she had to be second wheel into the final corner before the 400-meter dash to the finish line. And that’s exactly what she did. Hughes opened up her sprint and held it to the finish line to win the Silver City Criterium, stage 4…

Parker Fastest At Gila TT

The Trek-Livestrong U23 team did it again at the SRAM Tour of the Gila time trial. Last year it was Jesse Sergent, and this time it was Dale Parker, the 18-year old Australian with a time of 34:39 on the 16.15 miles (26km) out-and-back course with 1000 feet (305 m) of climbing.  Coming back to…

Hughes Smokes TT; Takes Over At Gila

Clara Hughes, riding for the composite Pactimo team, smoked the Tour of the Gila timetrial, stopped the clock at 39:33. In her first long time-trial since returning to racing, Hughes was the only woman to go under the 40-minute mark on the 16.15 miles (26km) out-and-back course with 1000 feet (305 m) of climbing. Hughes…

Zirbel Joins Jamis/Sutter Home

In the past years, Jamis/Sutter Home had some weakness in stage races with only one contender, Luis Amaran. This year, Tyler Wren has stepped up and is showing that he can also be a threat and now that team has added Tom Zirbel to their line-up. Stage racing in the US got more interesting. Here’s…

Pipp Wins Bunch Sprint At Gila Stage 2

Without the winds from previous year on the Inner Loop Road Race, stage of the Tour of the Gila, a bunch sprint was (almost) inevitable.  Though the remnants of the very early break, initiated at the end of the neutral section, raised a question in our minds, the pack was back together as they barreled…

Logan-Sprenger Solos To Win Gila Stage 2

Do two solo wins make a pattern? Heather Logan-Sprenger (Colavita Forno d’Asolo) powered away from her late race breakmate to solo to victory at the Inner Loop Road Race, stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila. Not sure if that makes a pattern but Logan-Sprenger took another victory with a solo move earlier at…

Abbott Wins Mogollon At Gila

Current National US Road Champion Mara Abbott (Diaodora -Pasta Zara) showed that she had found her climbing legs on the way to Mogollon. After her team had lined up at the front to set a fast tempo to shell as many riders as possible, Abbott attacked just before the right turn to the final climb.…

Mancebo Wins Atop Mogollon

Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) did it again at stage 1 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. He put in an attack with 2km to go on the steep climb to Mogollon and outclimbed everyone to win the stage and take over the GC and KOM lead. Continuing on his great start to the season, Tyler…

Staying Hydrated With Logan-Sprenger

At the Redlands Bicycle Classic where the temperatures hovered in the high 90s under cloudless sunny days, staying hydrated became even more important for the racers. For most, it was the first hot spell of the year and the heat took a toll, some suffered from muscle cramps that forced to stop and drink during…

Cross After Dark Series Shines

Four UCI cyclocross races have united to create a series that adds a unique twist to the U.S. cyclocross scene. These prominent race directors announced the Cross After Dark series that will be comprised of nighttime races in September and October. “We pioneered the idea of night cross in the US in 2002 with StarCrossed…

Team Canada For Pan Am Games

Fourteen athletes will represent Canada at the UCI Pan American Road and Track Continental Championships held on May 1 – 8 in Bogota, Colombia. The track events will take place May 1-5 followed by the time trials on May 6th and the road race on May 8th. Road Cycling Joëlle Numainville (Montréal, QC; TIBCO/To The…

Team USA For Pan Am Games

Sixteen athletes will represent the United States at the UCI Pan American Road and Track Continental Championships held on May 1 – 8 in Bogota, Colombia. The track events will take place May 1-5 followed by the time trials on May 6th and the road race on May 8th. In the men’s events, a young…