Archive for August, 2012

Defending Champion Leipheimer Takes the Overall Lead of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge Heading into Final Day of Racing

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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In a battle to the finish, Stage 6 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came to a close when Rory Sutherland (AUS) of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team crossed the line at the top of Flagstaff Mountain in Boulder first, followed by Fabio Aru (ITA) of Astana Pro Team and Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek. […]

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Champion System Learning From Top Riders In Colorado

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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On Friday’s stage at the USA Pro Challenge, Champion System Pro Cycling Team’s Biao Liu ignited the main break that stayed away for 175 of the 189.7-km stage. Going into the stage, Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said he wanted one of his three Chinese riders to get into the early break. Shortly after the […]

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Showdown On Flagstaff

Posted on 25. Aug, 2012 by .

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It’s here, the day that has been on the minds of many riders and fans, The Queen Stage of the USA Pro Challenge that not only finishes in Boulder, Colorado but on the Flagstaff climb. Tejay van Garderen, Chris Horner, Joe Dombrowski and more talk about stage 6.

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Creed Awarded Special Jersey for His Colorado Wildfire Fundraiser

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Mike Creed, of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies team, had a unique opportunity after the race in his hometown of Colorado Springs – he deservedly was awarded a special jersey for the fundraiser he recently spearheaded to benefit Pike’s Peak Red Cross. Creed single-handedly organized an auction of cycling memorabilia to raise money for […]

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Farrar – “once you have a bit of momentum, the wins keep on coming”

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Tyler Farrar (Garmin-Sharp) won stage 5 in a bunch sprint. Read what Farrar, Taylor Phinney (BMC), Alessandro Bazzana (Team Type 1-sanofi), Alex Candelario (Optum-KBS) and Hugo Houle (Spidertech) said about the final sprint.

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Farrar Claims Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge in Colorado Springs

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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With the riders reaching speeds of up to 42 mph, Stage 5 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge came to an exciting conclusion with Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda taking the win to the cheers of huge crowds. He was followed close behind by Taylor Phinney (USA) of BMC Racing Team in second and Alessandro […]

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Olympians Lead USA’s Elite Women, Junior Riders for 2012 Road Worlds

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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USA Cycling on Friday announced the elite women and juniors men and women riders who will compete in the 2012 UCI Road World Championships in Limburg, Netherlands from Sept. 16-23. The United States has qualified the maximum seven riders in the elite women’s road race. Shelley Olds (AA Drink-Leontien Cycling Team), Amber Neben and Evelyn […]

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Euser Learning To Be A Contender

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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Keeping under the radar, Lucas Euser of the Spidertech p/b C10 squad has been having a great ride so far at the USA Pro Challenge. He’s been keeping up with the pre-race favorites and sits in 11th place overall at only 17 seconds down from yellow jersey Tejay van Garderen (BMC). “I think at the […]

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Voigt Dominates Stage 4, van Garderen Re-Claims Overall Lead at USA Pro Challenge

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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In an impressive solo breakaway that began less than an hour into Stage 4 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge, Jens Voigt (GER) of RadioShack-Nissan-Trek powered through the 97.2-mile course to take home the win in front of massive crowds lining the uphill finish in Beaver Creek. Almost three  minutes later, the peloton crossed the […]

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Voigt – “I tried to make my own destiny today”

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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“Shut up legs.” “I get paid to make other people suffer.” “Oooh this is gonna hurt.” All these Jens Voigt‘ sayings were running in our mind as we watched him take the win – the hard way – on stage 4 at the USA Pro Challenge earlier today. The 40-, almost 41-, year old Radioshack-Nissan […]

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