Holloway Down But Not Out

It’s been a tough year for Daniel Holloway with an injury,serious saddle sores and a staph infection. The combination of all these made it difficult to do his job with his Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team. “It’s hard, when you go to a race and you’re the go-to guy. Even if you’re not the go-to guy,…

USA Pro Crit Nationals

The final 2011 USA National road title, the USA Pro Criterium, will be awarded this Saturday, as past of the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The national championship race begins at 11:45 a.m. ET and will be streamed live. For the first time ever, only American riders will contest for the…

Powers Excited About Racing Again

It’s been a long road to get back to racing for Alison Powers (TIBCO/To The Top) following an elbow injury sustained at the Redlands Bicycle Classic at the beginning of the season. After a long recovery, Powers came back to racing in mid-July in a small Boulder race but due to UCI rules, was forced…

BMC Racing Team Signs Philippe Gilbert

Belgian national road and time trial champion Philippe Gilbert will join the BMC Racing Team for the 2012 season, further bolstering a roster that will include the reigning Tour de France champion and a number of past world road champions. Will Play Several Roles. BMC Racing Team President/General Manager Jim Ochowicz said Gilbert – currently…

Quotas For Canada and USA For Road Worlds

The USA will be able to field the maximum numbers of riders in almost all of the UCI Road World Championships, to be held in Copenhagen, on September 19-25, 2011. Canada also qualified but will be fielding a smaller squad. As usual, there are lots of UCI rules to determine the quotas (ie number of…

Summerhill Racing With The Big Boys

After three years of racing with the development arm of the organization, 22-year old Danny Summerhill got the call up to become a stagiaire with Garmin-Cervélo at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. “It’s anyone dream come true to be able to be invited to ride with some of the greatest guys in the…

When Gobernacion Indeportes Antioquia Attacks

“Attack” replied soft-spoken Janier Acevedo when asked what his team would do in the final stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Everyone smiled because that’s exactly what his team, the Gobernación de Antioquia – Indeportes Antioquia out of Colombia had been doing from the beginning of the race, attacking every time the…

Richey, Day Join Renner Custom Cyclocross Team

The 2011/12 cyclocross season will see Canada’s Craig Richey and Great Britain’s Gabby Day race for the Renner Custom Cyclocross Team. Building from the success of sponsoring Gabby Day last season team manager Gregg Germer has expanded his support to include Canada’s Craig Richey. “I’m really excited to build up from last years support of…

Leipheimer Wins Challenging Utah

Radioshack’s Levi Leipheimer knew that he and his team would be challenged in their defense of the yellow jersey in the final two stages at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Vicious heat made a tough course brutal in Saturday’s circuit race in Salt Lake City when the field split apart of the first…

Bertogliati Hopes To Defend the Snowflake KOM Jersey

Wearer of the snowflake-adorned King of the Mountain jersey since the first road stage, Rubens Bertogliati (Team Type 1-Sanofi) fully intends to defend the jersey on the final day. But he knows that he’ll have his work cut out for him on the Queen Stage which culminates with the climb up to Snowbird. “For the…

Tough Salt Lake City Circuit To Test Radioshack

Last year, Radioshack’s Levi Leipheimer was also in yellow going into the final weekend of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. With no teammates, he was able to successfully defend to win the overall but it’s a whole new ballgame in 2011. Salt Lake City residents Jeff Louder (BMC) and Tyler Wren (Jamis/Sutter Home) give insight on the course.