Mancebo Climbs Into Yellow At Sea Otter

RealCyclist.com’s Francisco Mancebo attacked on the steep climb to the finish line to win stage 2 of the Sea Otter Classic and take over the yellow jersey from his teammate Cole House. Andres Diaz (Team Exergy) was second and Jay Thomson (BISSELL) third.

Armstrong Crushes Sea Otter Road Race

After her teammates softened up the field, Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12) attacked with less than 2 laps to go and simply flew away from the field at the Sea Otter Classic Road Race. By the time she crossed the finish line, she had over two minutes on the field and made it…

House Wins Sea Otter Crit

Cole House (RealCyclist.com) outkicked the decimated field to win the Sea Otter Criterium, the first stage of the Sea Otter Classic Stage Race. Andres Diaz (Team Exergy) took second while House’s leadout Francisco Mancebo held on to third.

Armstrong Returns To Her Winning Ways At Sea Otter

Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter Co Twenty12) took her first win since returning from her short retirement. Surprisingly it was not at a time trial where she excels but at a criterium. Armstrong won a 3-up sprint with Samantha Schneider (TIBCO/To The Top) taking second and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co Twenty12), third.

On Tap: Sea Otter Classic

In the cornucopia that is Sea Otter Classic with its mountain bike races and expo at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area  in Monterey CA, is a 4-stage omnium with a crit, road race, TT  and a final circuit race with the infamous corkscrew on Laguna Seca Raceway. Unfortunately, the crit is still using the lame…

A Closer Look At The NRC – The Teams

After taking a closer look at the races, it’s now time to examine the changes that impact Team Classification scoring on USA Cycling’s NRC. More specifically, the rules were modified this year to limit which riders and teams can accrue points throughout the year. As part of the changes, a new type of team targeted…

Mancebo, Neben Still Top NRC After Sunny King Criterium

The 2011 National Racing Calendar continued with Saturday night’s Sunny King Criterium on a .7-mile circuit along the streets of Anniston, Ala. Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia) won the top spot of the men’s podium ahead of Mike Northey (PureBlack Racing) and Rahsaan Bahati (SKLZ p/b Pista Place). On the women’s side, the Italian Colavita/Forno D’Asolo…

Holcomb, Cantwell Win Sunny King Criterium

Most men’s and women’s teams were not fielding full squads for the second race on the NRC, the Sunny King Criterium, and the results could not have been any different. Control in one and chaos in the other. And all under the darkness of night with only a few lights illuminating the course. In the…

A Closer Look At The NRC – The Races

It’s more than time to take a closer look at the races on the 2011 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar or NRC. The pro road season opened up in the USA with a stage race, the 27th annual Redlands Bicycle Classic last week in California and ends with a criterium, the CapCrit p/b WCSA in…

UCI Rules Crackdown: No Non-USAC Sanctioned Races For Pros

The UCI continues to crackdown on rules enforcement. In an e-mail obtained by podiuminsight, USA Cycling reminded teams and riders of the UCI rules that limit the races – and number of grand fondo events – that they can do. The bombshell this time is rule 1.2.019 which simply states that pro riders cannot race non-USAC sanctioned races. Updated with comment from OBRA Executive Director Kenji Sugahara.