KBS’ Anderson and Jazz Apple’s Ellis win Tour de Delta

The first of BC Superweek, the Tour de Delta was held over the weekend in British Columbia with youngsters winning the overall with Canadian Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Kiwi Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple) winning the overall general classification, along with the Best Young Rider award for the 21-year old Anderson and 20-year old Ellis.

Rivera and Hanson win San Rafael Twilight Crit

The lineup promised to deliver exiting racing and the raucous and appreciative crowd was not disappointed last Saturday night at the 11th Annual San Rafael Twilight Criterium. Not only were they (and I) witness to aggressive riding under the fading sun and then stars but we also got a two rainbows and a fabulous sunset. What more can a girl ask for? With photos.

Superweek is here

One race completed in the extravaganza that is Superweek or officially the Point Premium Root Beer International Cycling Classic / SuperWeek Pro Tour. The longest-running multi-day bicycle race in the United States started yesterday July 10th and ends on July 26th with races throughout Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. The Superweek Pro Tour consists of…

Tour of Missouri in jeopardy

The 2009 Tour of Missouri, to be held 7-13 September,  could be canceled as the $1.5 million state subsidy is currently frozen by Governor Nixon’s administration. The $1.5 million allocation from the Division of Tourism to support the race was  mentioned in a memo, dated July 6, which listed $9.9 million in budget cuts recommended…

Zirbel and Powers lead NRC Standings

After a third-place overall finish and a stage win at Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Tom Zirbel (BISSELL) takes over the NRC overall men’s standings lead with 14 of 25 men’s events complete, moving from 3rd place last week to the top spot. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita/Sutter Home) drops down to second spot only 17 points down.…

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes talks about the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, his 2009 season past and future, the American Velodrome Challenge and shares his thoughts about moving the Tour of California to May. Apologies for the all the movement (jittery) in the videos – my fault completely and no reflection on Ben’s great comments. Will work…

the week that was

All but one team announced for Tour of Missouri. Tour of Utah looking for volunteers. Nature Valley Grand Prix recap on TV. Team Type 1’s Calabria and Hanley on the injured list. VAC’s Goldstein three-peats.

On tap: Canadian Road Championships

Canadian Elite cyclists, both men and women, are gathered in St-Georges, Beauce, Quebec for the Canadian Road Cycling Championships which will be held over the next three days, June 26 to June 28. Note that the National Titles for the other categories such as juniors, masters and paracyclists will be awarded the following weekend. Several champions…

BMC to field team at four NRC events in 2009

In the good news department, the BMC Racing Team has been granted an event-specific derogation to UCI article 2.1.009 allowing them to compete in the following National Racing Calendar (NRC) events: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Cascade Cycling Classic, Tour of Elk Grove and Tour of Utah. “This represents a strong show of support by the UCI,…