Wilcoxson Wins Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge

Neo-pro Jade Wilcoxson of the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies squad put in another impressive display in her breakthrough year yesterday taking the win at the  Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge in Aspen, Colorado yesterday. Alison Powers of NOW and Novartis for MS was second and Wilcoxson’s teammate Leah Kirchmann, third. “It was a fun race…

Lewis Is Getting Stronger Day by Day

Champion System Pro Cycling Team’s Craig Lewis was part of a nine-man breakaway that saw its hopes for success dashed in the final kilometers of Tuesday’s second stage of the USA Pro Challenge. But that’s not remarkable in itself, after all every day riders toil in the break hoping that the break makes it to the…

McCartney Solos to Win Stage 6 at Volta a Portugal

With a little more than 30 km to go, Jason McCartney (UnitedHealthcare) attacked his breakmates and was alone at the front, gaining time on the chase group with each passing kilometer. McCartney held on to take the second win for UHC at the Volta a Portugal following Jay Thomson‘s victory on stage 1. “For me…

Talking Break Tactics with Creed

What would you do if you found yourself in a 22-rider break that also included one teammate and four riders from the Garmin-Sharp team and a few more from other WorldTour teams? Would you work? When to work and how much to work are part of tactics 101 while in a breakaway. Mike Creed and…

Garmin-Sharp Smashes Stage 1 In their Faces

The Garmin-Sharp team came out swinging for the fences at stage 1 of the USA Pro Challenge when they stack the early break forcing the pace until the finish. “I’m pretty familiar with today’s stage, and I told everyone it would be hard start, with a lot of opportunity for us to mess it up.…

2013 Tour of California: From South to North?

It’s been talked about before but it does seem that the 2013 Amgen Tour of California will following a South to North route for the first time since its inception in 2006. The city of Escondido approved up to $475K expenditure in order to host the overall start next May. According to nctimes, the race…