On Tap: St Francis Tulsa Tough

A matter of heat this weekend in Tulsa, OK. Hot crit racing, loud enthusiastic crowds and big purse this weekend at the St Francis Tulsa Tough, $50K for the pro/1 men and $30K for the pro 1/2 women in the 3-day omnium event which is on the NRC for the men, as 2.5.1 race but…

Focus On the Road For Anthony

For many, 2011 was decision time, time to make a choice, cross or road, road or cross? Jesse Anthony of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, made the tough call and chose road. The 25-year old (soon to be 26)  has bot only a new focus this year but an increased motivation. After coming close, very…

There’s An App For That: Drug Search 3.0

Version 3.0 of the iPhone/iPad DrugSearch Application, from James Mattis, engineer and rider with CalGiant, is now available. DrugSearch version 3.0 updates the app with the revised 2011 WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) list of prohibited substances and methods, along with a new subscription service that allows users to remove advertisements from the app. The DrugSearch…

Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Is Complete

The rosters are set for the 13 elite amateur bicycle racers who won spots – “American Idol” style – on the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams, earning the opportunity to compete against professionals next week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Jane Weakley of Kettering, Ohio, and Brandon Feehery of Homewood, Ill., were the final…

2011 Canadian Road Nationals Video Preview

2011 Canadian Road Nationals Video Preview

A closer look at the Elite Road Race course for the 2011 Immunity-FX Canadian National Road Championships. The 12-km circuit features the notorious Rattlesnake Point climb. Pro rider Andrew Randell of Team SpiderTech p/b C10 and race organizer Craig Fagan offer a preview of what to expect. ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz4PoEdh04E Both the elite women’s and men’s road…

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Route

The route is now known for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the UCI 2.1 stage race held in Colorado  on August 22-28, 2011. For its inaugural edition, the race starts off with a prologue, then adds a mountain-top finish, two 12,000-foot peaks – Independence Pass and Cottonwood Pass – in one stage, an uphill time…

World Champ Bronzini Wins Liberty Classic

The Liberty Classic had everything needed for a great bike race — a long solo breakaway, a calculated chase by the field and a dramatic field sprint seeing the current world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d’Asolo) winning ahead of Shelley Olds (Diadora Pasta Zara) and Jennifer Purcell (Team Danbury Audi) in two hours, 28…

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s Blue Train Rolls Into Philly With A Full Head Of Steam

The Blue Train rolls into this weekend’s TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship with a full head of steam following a series of recent podium-topping performances throughout May and early June. On Thursday, June 2, Robert Förster (GER) and Hilton Clarke (AUS) took first and second place respectively, in Northern New Jersey’s BaseCamp International in Basking…

HTC-Highroad Men and Women Light The Fuse For Philadelphia

Both the HTC-Highroad men and women’s teams are raring to go for the Philadelphia International and Liberty Classic this weekend. With a young and powerful men’s group this year, sports director Allan Peiper is confident in the potential of his line-up, particularly from a tactical standpoint. “Leigh [Howard] has been in the U.S. since the…

Excitement builds up for Spidertech for Philly

Excitement builds for the TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship for Canada’s only UCI Pro-Continental Team, SpiderTech powered by C10. “Coming off a successful month of racing, I’m really looking forward to Philly. As a race our team has done well in the past, I expect our growing team work and strength will put Team SpiderTech…