Archive for April, 2012

NRC: Mancebo Grows Lead in Men’s Standings

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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Francisco Mancebo (Competitive Cyclist) increased his lead in the NRC men’s standings while Megan Guarner (TIBCO/To The Top) is slimmed down to only 5 points in the women’s.

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JETCycling – Junior Women Development Team to Race in Italy this Summer

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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On a warm Monterey morning, three JETCycling junior riders; Milliegoat Tanner (15), Laurel Rathbun (16), Marta Morris (15) lined up to compete in this year’s Sea Otter Classic Junior Female Road Race. The fourth team member, Claire Van Ekdom was unable to make the trip. Rathbun finished 5th in a field full of talented 17-18 [...]

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Olympic Medalist Armstrong to Headline Women’s SRAM Tour of the Gila

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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For defending Olympic Time Trial gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, the 2011 SRAM Tour of the Gila presented an ideal, early-season opportunity to build upon her already substantial fitness. With its long, hilly stages, the SRAM Tour of the Gila has long been regarded as a race where the strong get stronger. The hitch: Armstrong got [...]

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Cyclocross In April – Good or Bad?

Posted on 30. Apr, 2012 by .

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Last weekend, for the first time ever in its 22 years, a cyclocross race was held at the Sea Otter Classic and the question that I asked a few of the competitors after the race was simply: was it good or bad to race cross in April? Does it make any sense? “It’s cross it’s [...]

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Routley Claims 10th At Tour of Turkey

Posted on 29. Apr, 2012 by .

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Will Routley of Team SpiderTech powered by C10 finished in tenth place as the eight-day 2012 Presidential Tour of Turkey came to an end. The last day of racing in Turkey was held in Istanbul, in one of the world’s most historically important cities. Routley rode conservatively and safely on this last day of competition [...]

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Wilcoxson, Mancebo Win Overall At Joe Martin

Posted on 29. Apr, 2012 by .

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There is nothing easy about the final crit of the Joe Martin Stage Race, the technical course in downtown Fayetteville with its uphill three-block climb to the finish has seen upsets in the past, the last one only last year in the men’s race. The Optum Pro Cycling-KBS women’s team dominated the Joe Martin Stage [...]

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BMC Racing Team’s Ballan Wins Giro della Toscana

Posted on 29. Apr, 2012 by .

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BMC Racing Team’s Alessandro Ballan outsprinted five others Sunday in the streets of Arezzo, Italy, to win the Giro della Toscana. Good Morale For The Giro. Ballan forced the final selection on the last of two trips up a climb on the 14-kilometer finishing circuit in the 199 km race. “I was feeling good and [...]

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Getting Air At Sea Otter

Posted on 29. Apr, 2012 by .

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Some of the fun at Sea Otter Classic is simply getting air. These photos were taken during the four-day festival as some were practicing their jumps.

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Schneider, Marcotte Win Stage 3. No GC changes At Joe Martin

Posted on 28. Apr, 2012 by .

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Though a few attacks were tried in the women’s 68-mile stage at the Joe Martin Stage Race, Optum Pro Cycling-KBS kept it all together to successfully protect all three jerseys including the yellow jersey held by Carmen Small. The field came into the finish together with Team TIBCO giving a 1-2 punch. Sam Schneider took [...]

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Small, Milne Take Joe Martin Stage 2

Posted on 27. Apr, 2012 by .

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Carmen Small sprinted into the leader’s jersey at stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race as her team Optum Pro Cycling-KBS takes hold of all the jerseys with two stages to go. Once again, Kathryn Donovan (FCS|Rouse) was second, two seconds back. Small’s teammate Jade Wilcoxson took third, 39 seconds later. With her 10-second [...]

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