Tour of the Depot Next Stop On Nature Valley Pro Ride

The first man and woman have been selected for the Nature Valley Pro Ride and two more riders will be set at this weekend’s Tour of the Depot in Utah, April 9-10. Louise Smyth, an elementary school teacher from Shreveport, La., and Scott Simmons, a senior technician at a communications company in Cleburne, Texas, are…

Powers Announces 2nd Annual GrandFUNdo

Cyclocross racer Jeremy Powers is leading cyclists through Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley with one goal in mind: fundraising. Powers and long-time friends Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman are hosting the second annual GrandFUNdo on July 30th to raise money for their J.A.M. Fund. This event covers 65 miles in one of the most scenic areas of…

Lisa Hunt Honored by Redlands Bicycle Classic

First started in 2000 to honor Carole King, who helped establish the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the award highlights a member of the cycling community’s outstanding sportsmanship. This year the committee selected not a rider but a team Director Sportif. Lisa Hunt, DS, Team TIBCO-To the Top, was an easy choice for this year’s Carole King…

New name, TV Coverage for Quiznos Pro Challenge

The race, formally known as the Quiznos Pro Challenge, made a few announcements earlier today. One, already known, was to announced their broadcast partners. The other one, a surprise, is the race’s new name, the USA Pro Cycling Challenge. Not to be confused with US Pro or USA Cycling Professional Road and Time Trial National…

Mancebo Wins Redlands By One Second

One second. So small yet so huge. One hard-fought, hotly contested second is what separates the overall winner, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) from second-place Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL). Tied on time going into the race, with Mancebo wearing the yellow jersey, all eyes were on the first sprint for the time bonus at the first KOM. The…

Van Uden Wins Redlands Crit

Emerging from a late-race break, Kiwi Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) won the Redlands criterium, the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Going for the green sprint jersey, Van Uden made his way into break after break, on the hunt for the points. Van Uden was successful as he takes over the sprint…

Cliff-Ryan Sprints to Second Win at Redlands

Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita Forno D’Asolo) won her second consecutive decisive sprint at the City of Redlands Criterium, stage 2 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, this afternoon. Jen Purcell (Danbury Audi) finished in second and Chloe Hosking (HTC-Highroad) in third. More photos in the gallery. The real race drama was happening in the GC race. At…

Bennett Takes Biggest Victory Of His Career At Beaumont

Once again, the break stayed away in stage 1 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the 120.5 miles (193.2 km) Beaumont Circuit Race. Youngster John Bennett (CalGiant), who got noticed at the MERCO Credit Union Classic Race, outsprinted the two remaining riders in the move to take the win. Lachlan Morton (Chipotle Development Team) was second…

Cliff-Ryan Easily Wins Sprint At Beaumont

With a brilliant lead out from teammate Cath Cheatley (Colavita Forno D’Asolo), Theresa Cliff-Ryan easily won the bunch sprint finish at the City of Beaumont Circuit Road Race. Today was stage one of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. She won ahead of Christina Gokey-Smith (Rouse Bicycles), who finished in second, and third place Jennifer Purcell (Danbury…