US Pro Race Shape

Confession time: my inner geek likes data.  There are many ways to try and understand what happened where and when at a race, words and photos have come into play and now, straight from the mind of Paul Mach (BISSELL), comes Race Shape. Through Garmin files, Race Shape shows how a race developed by comparing…

Busche Wins US Pro In Photo Finish

In one of the most dynamic and active US Pro Road Races in, well maybe ever, Radioshack’s Matthew Busche outsprinted hometown favorite George Hincapie (BMC) to win the National title in a photo finish at the Greenville Hospital Systems USA Cycling Road National Championships. See more photos in the gallery. Tactics are always interesting at…

Talking US Pro Tactics And Dreams With Candelario

Since the inaugural edition in 2006, the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championship has unfolded differently every year, with the winner emerging from a different move every time; from a long solo attack from a break, to a late attack from a select group in the finishing circuits, to an a blistering attack on…

Zabriskie Flies To Sixth TT Title

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) did it again in Greenville, SC. Coming off a strong Amgen Tour of California where he finally won the Solvang time trial, Zabriskie flew on the three 6.9-mile (11.1-km) loops, setting the fastest time at every split on his way to claiming his sixth National Time Trial title. Zabriskie kept an average…

A Relaxed Zirbel Is Confident Prior To USPro

Two months since his return to racing, on the eve before the big test, the US Pro Time Trial, Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) was relaxed and ready.  Zirbel had been suspended for two years by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for the steroid DHEA. He accepted the ban but continues to maintain…

The Fittest Field Ever At US Pro

On the eve of the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, five ProTeam riders – BMC’s Taylor Phinney, George Hincapie and Brent Bookwalter, Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) and Ben King (Radioshack) – met the media to answer questions. Joining them on the dais was Handcyclist Matt Updike, a six-time U.S. National Champion and currently…

Tour of Utah To Be Broadcast Nationally

The 2011 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, held on August 9-14, will be shown nationally on FOX Sports Network (FSN) and regionally by ROOT Sports and KJZZ TV. All broadcast partners will air a one-hour recap show each evening and a two-hour feature and recap show following the final stage on Sunday August 14.…

On Tap: US Pro Championships

Here we are once again in Greenville SC for the sixth year in a row, for the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, but this time it’s in May. For the first time ever the event will be contested over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to better align with the international calendar.  Also back…

Telenet Fidea Cycling Team to Cross After Dark

Two-time cyclocross World Champion Bart Wellens will begin his 2011 cyclocross season in the U.S. by racing the opening two rounds of the new Cross After Dark national cyclocross series. Wellens and his Telenet Fidea teammate Rob Peeters, both of Belgium, will make U.S. cyclocross debuts at Cross After Dark Race 1, CrossVegas on September…

Mumford Talks About World Bicycle Relief

Mumford Talks About World Bicycle Relief

During the Amgen Tour of California, Reid Mumford, of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, took a few minutes to chat about World Bicycle Relief.  Starting in 2009, the team and riders made a commitment to support World Bicycle Relief in its mission to provide bicycles to those in need and at the end of the…

Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

Only two spots remain to be filled on the Nature Valley Pro Ride women’s and men’s teams for this year’s Nature Valley Grand Prix. Cycling’s version of “American Idol” wraps up with the Quad Cities Memorial Weekend Omnium, which consists of three long-standing criteriums in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The top amateur man and…

The DS Corner – Post California

A simple question ‘Are you satisfied’ to four of the Continental teams DS on the last day of the Amgen Tour of California. See what Jonas Carney (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth), Frankie Andreu (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Danny Van Haute (Jelly Belly) and Omer Kem (BISSELL) had to say.

Riders’ Final Thoughts

Radioshack’s Chris Horner & Levi Leipheimer, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo), Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly) share their final thoughts from the Amgen Tour of California that we found were too good not to share.