Canadian Team for Road Worlds

Finally, Cycling Canada announced today – via twitter – the riders named to represent Canada at the 2012 UCI Road World Championships, set for September 15 to 23 in Limburg, Netherlands. The event starts on September 16 with the newly added Team Time Trial race for professional cycling teams, and closes on September 23 with…

A Surprise Win For Nordhaug In Montreal

It wasn’t a surprise to see a Sky Procycling rider on the top step of the podium today at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The surprise was that it was Sky’s Lars-Petter Nordhaug on the top step and not his teammate and pre-race favorite Edvald Boasson-Hagen taking the win at the end of the…

Gerrans Wins in Quebec

Once again, a late race attack delivered the win at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec. Two years ago, Thomas Voeckler (Europcar) made his move in the final kilometer on the false flat to the finish. Last year, Philippe Gilbert (then with Omega Pharma Lotto) attacked the break multiple times in the final two kilometers…

Transfer News Roundup

It’s that time of year again, the so-called silly season – though there really is nothing silly about it – when riders and teams announce transfer news  and contract renewals. Here’s a quick roundup of the info so far: Merger. The biggest news has to be the merger of the Inferno Racing and On The…

Small, Potent Cross Team For CalGiant/Specialized

California Giant Berry Farms has sponsored a cycling team for twelve years, starting with road and added cross a few seasons back with resounding success. And they are back. The California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized is back with a strong mix of youth and experience in their cross team to tackle what promises to be an…

Hall takes 2nd in Stage 2 of Giro della Toscana

With 40 km to go in stage 2 of the Giro della Toscana -Memorial Michela Fanini, the battle for the stage win and the leader’s jersey was to be decided in a break of 10 riders. The riders which included Team TIBCO’s Lauren Hall and Jamie Bookwalter of Team USA, escaped after seven kilometers into…

Catching With Huffman At l’Avenir

Six under-23 riders for the USA are contesting the seven-day Tour de l’Avenir, the final and toughest event of the UCI Under-23 Nations’ Cup, in France this week. The race started Sunday, August 26 and continues until Saturday, September 1. Four riders, Ian Boswell, Nathan Brown, U23 national road champion Rob Bush and Larry Warbasse…

Strong Team For Optum p/b KBS For Inaugural Cross Season

The Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies team is taking on cyclocross for the 2012/2013 season. In order to do so, they put together a strong cross squad  for its inaugural season which includes a mix of experience and up-and-coming talent.  National Racing Calendar (NRC) champion Carmen Small, Jade Wilcoxson, and Optum p/b…

Fans Say Goodbye to @GHincapie

After 19 years in the pro peloton, George Hincapie of the BMC Racing Team launched down a start ramp for the final time on Sunday. The final stage of the USA Pro Challenge was also the final race for the three-time USA National Champion. Fans took to twitter to thank him and say goodbye.