Archive for August, 2012

Garmin-Sharp Smashes Stage 1 In their Faces

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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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. [...]

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Farrar Wins Stage 1 of the 2012 USA Pro Challenge

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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The 2012 USA Pro Challenge got off to an exciting start, as the riders traveled the 125.7-mile route from Durango to Telluride where Tyler Farrar (USA) of Garmin-Sharp-Barracuda ultimately took home the stage win after a battle to the finish. In a difficult first stage complete with two Waste Management sprints and three Nissan King [...]

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Guarnier takes 2nd in Stage 4 of Trophee d’Or

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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Megan Guarnier of Team TIBCO took 2nd in today’s hilly Stage 4 road race at the Trophee d’Or in central France. Guarnier now stands 4th overall, just 12 seconds behind the race leader. Lauren Hall took 10th place in today’s stage. “The riders have been fearless racing in this international peloton,” said the Team’s European [...]

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How to Follow USA Pro Challenge via Social Media, Web, TV

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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The USA Pro Challenge can be followed in many ways, via social media, web and television.  The 2012 edition of the race features 16 teams battling it out over 683-mile course with more than 42,000 ft. of vertical climbing through some of Utah’s most beautiful and challenging terrain over six days. In its second year, [...]

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Thomson Solos to Stage Win and Yellow Jersey at Stage 1 of Volta a Portugal

Posted on 16. Aug, 2012 by .

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After spending most of the 200-km stage in a two-man break, Jay Robert Thomson (UnitedHealthcare) accelerated on the penultimate climb and held off the chasing peloton to not only take the stage victory but the yellow jersey after stage 1 at the Volta a Portugal earlier today. “Today was one of the hardest days of [...]

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Extra Day and Possible Expansion South For 2013 Tour of Utah

Posted on 16. Aug, 2012 by .

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Less than one hour after the end of the 2012 edition of ‘America’s Toughest Race’ won by BMC’s Johann Tschopp, discussion had already shifted to next year’s race. The planning for the 2013 race started in April of this year, according to Steve Miller, president of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. “We’re trying [...]

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Wilcoxson – “My goals coming into the season was to have fun with racing and to be a great team mate.”

Posted on 15. Aug, 2012 by .

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Jade Wilcoxson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) has had a successful year for any professional rider, let alone a neo-pro rider. After only a couple of years racing in the amateur ranks, Wilcoxson signed with her very first professional team. She wasted little time in making her presence known.

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2013 Tour of California: From South to North?

Posted on 14. Aug, 2012 by .

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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 [...]

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Was the 2012 Tour of Utah Too Tough?

Posted on 13. Aug, 2012 by .

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Was the 2012 Tour of Utah too tough? Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) and Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) answer the question.

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Leipheimer Wins Stage Six; Tschopp Wins Overall 2012 Tour of Utah

Posted on 12. Aug, 2012 by .

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American Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-QuickStep) out-climbed the field on the final day of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah to win Stage Six presented by UnitedHealthcare in three hours, six minutes and 54 seconds. And with a fourth place finish on today’s 76.7-mile (123.5-kilometer) stage in Park City, Swiss rider Johann Tschopp of BMC [...]

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