Rock Racing takes control in Utah

The Rock Racing duo of Francisco Mancebo and Oscar Sevilla finished 1-2 on the 137 km (85 mi) Stage 1 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, putting the yellow leader’s jersey on Mancebo’s shoulders.   The pair attacked on the   climb to the second and last KOM, caught and passed the break…

BMC’s Bookwalter books it in Utah

BMC’s Brent Bookwalter booked it at the opening act of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, clocking the fastest time of six minutes and twelve seconds in the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) prologue held at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Current US Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) was second at…

Tour of Utah – cheat sheet

A quick review of the details for the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. But first, don’t forget to read ‘Talking Utah with Jeff Louder‘ where last year’s winner Jeff Louder of the BMC team talks about what the win meant for him but also a preview of all the stages. Team roster updated after stage 2.

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Downers Grove Recap – it’s all about the last corner

Yesterday, three riders were newly-crowned USA Crit Champions as part of the KIA Motors USA Cycling National Criterium Championships in Downers Grove, Illinois: Tina Pic of the Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light, Justin England of the California Giant and John Murphy of the OUCH p/b Maxxis. Once again it all came down to the last…

On Tap: Downers Grove

New US Pro Crit Champions will be crowned this Sunday in at the KIA Motors USA Cycling National Criterium Championships in Downers Grove, Illinois. Two things make the race interesting, first, the final turn, ask any rider about the race and they will tell you, ‘it’s all about the last corner’.  Second, the fact that…

TIBCO’s Brooke Miller does it again at Hanes Park

TIBCO’s Brooke Miller is on a roll, winning back-to-back NRC criteriums this weekend, starting off with the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Crit in Charlotte on Saturday followed by the Hanes Park Classic in Winston-Salem on Sunday. Miller won the bunch sprint on a very hot Sunday afternoon barely edging out Theresa Cliff-Ryan of Verducci-Breakaway for the…

KBS’s David Veilleux solos to victory in Charlotte

With two and a half laps to go on the 1.25-mile (2 km) course, in a great show of strength David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies) soloed away from his breakaway companions to take the win and the check for $12,500 at the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in Charlotte NC. Team Type 1’s Aldo Ino Ilesic…

TIBCO’s Brooke Miller wins bunch sprint in Charlotte

With her leadout train thrown for a loop by a last ditch attack,  Brooke Miller and her Tem TIBCO teammates improvised to win the bunch sprint in the 25-mile Women’s Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in Charlotte a few hours ago. Colavita/Sutter Home’s Tina Pic and Verducci-Breakaway’s Theresa Cliff-Ryan were second and third respectively. With the…

On Tap: Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium and Hanes Park Classic

The NRC continues, for both the men and the women, with two criteriums in North Carolina this weekend. First off on Saturday is the richest one-day crit, the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium (sometimes called Charlotte Crit) in Charlotte. Sunday brings the Hanes Park Classic in Winston-Salem. The Charlotte race is also part of the USA Crits Series currently led by Tom Soladay (Mt Khakis) and Laura van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom).

Haedo wins sprint; Menzies takes over lead in Elk Grove

With a whopping $11,000 on the line for the winner, the Chicago Blackhawks Pro Men Stage 2 of the Alexian Brothers Tour Elk Grove came down to a bunch sprint won by Colavita/Sutter Home’s Sebastian Haedo ahead of Karl Menzies (OUCH-Maxxis) and Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia). By picking up a 12 time bonus for finishing second, Menzies grabs the lead, with one stage to go, trailed by previous leader BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel at 8 seconds back, and BMC’s Brent Bookwalter at 9 seconds. Photos.