Cyclocross In April – Good or Bad?

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…

Routley Claims 10th At Tour of Turkey

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…

Wilcoxson, Mancebo Win Overall At Joe Martin

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…

Small, Milne Take Joe Martin Stage 2

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…

Vanderkitten-Focus Turn Disappointing News into Motivating Force

Recently, Jono Coulter, Technical Director, Vanderkitten-Focus, received disappointing news. His team did not receive an invite to the inaugural Exergy Tour. Coulter and his Vanderkitten-Focus team reached out to their fans via Twitter and Facebook. The team acknowledged their disappointment and embraced the support of their fans. Twitter: “Grateful for amazing support from VK fans…

Miller, Mancebo Win Joe Martin TT

Back in the United States after a European racing stint, Amanda Miller (TIBCO) set the fastest time of 9:59 to claim the leader’s jersey at the Joe Martin Stage Race. Kathryn Donovan (FCS|Rouse) was in second, second down with Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Colombian National Team) in third at three seconds. The FCS|Rouse team put…

Stevens wins Stage One of Gracia Orlova

Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) won Stage One of Gracia Orlova on Thursday in a virtual repeat of her win at Fleche Wallone. Winning at the top of a steep one kilometer climb, she took enough time out of her team-mate Ellen Van Dijk to take the leaders jersey going into stage three. “I’m starting to really…

Longer TT Course for Nature Valley Grand Prix

Street construction is forcing a change in the opening time trial for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The five-day stage race, one of the top races on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, has often been decided by seconds, and team directors expect this new time trial course will have a huge effect on the…