Archive for August, 2012

Wilcoxson Wins Blue Ribbon Alpine Challenge

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Reus Makes It Three Stage Wins For UHC at Volta a Portugal

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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Kai Reus of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team outsprinted his breakmates to win a third stage for the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team at the Volta a Portugal earlier today. Teammates Jay Thomson and Jason McCartney soloed to victory in stage 1 and stage 6 respectively at the 10-stage race earlier this week. “It was very […]

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Twitterverse Responds To Sayers Comment On Women’s Racing

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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Twitterverse responds to BMC DS Mike Sayers comment about women’s race. Updated with apology from Sayers.

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Danielson – “I had to really grit it out”

Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by .

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Tom Danielson flies to stage win while his Garmin-Sharp teammate Christian Vande Velde takes over the yellow jersey in a tie breaker.

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Lewis Is Getting Stronger Day by Day

Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Van Garderen – “today was my first road stage win”

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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BMC’s Tejay van Garderen‘s palmares already includes some big results such as the best young rider jersey at the Tour de France, Paris-Nice, the Amgen Tour of California and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge but one thing has eluded him so far, a victory in a road race. That is until today at stage 2 […]

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Van Garderen Claims Stage 2 and Overall Lead in the 2012 USA Pro Challenge

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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Stage 2 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge featured a challenging ride under blue skies and saw an unexpected finish, with Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team pulling through to take the stage win and the overall lead. Following close behind were Christian Vande Velde (USA) of Garmin-Sharp in second and Ivan Rovny […]

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McCartney Solos to Win Stage 6 at Volta a Portugal

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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Cooke – “we want to put our name out there and show that we’re not dead”

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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For the second day in a row, Matt Cooke of Team Exergy battled his way into the break at the USA Pro Challenge. After spending most of 202-km stage one in the 22-rider break, Cooke is at it again on today’s stage from Montrose to Crested Butte. The goal going into the seven-day stage race […]

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Talking Break Tactics with Creed

Posted on 21. Aug, 2012 by .

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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 […]

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