Tour of the Gila Preview – with maps

Decisions have been made, riders are in Silver City ready to start the tough SRAM Tour of the Gila tomorrow. The UCI and USA Cycling played with  the rules to let the Astana trio of Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer and Chris Horner be able to race, which at the same time hit  the BMC Team…

Talking Gila with Burke Swindlehurst

One of the toughest stage races in North America, the SRAM Tour of the Gila kicks off on Wednesday where it challenges riders with five days of leg busting climbing, arrowing descents and often brutal winds in New Mexico. Who best to describe the race and the stages than the (only?) three-time winner BISSELL’s Burke Swindlehurst who also conquered the Gila Monster four times in his career … so far.

Interview: TIBCO’s Kat Carroll

Kat Carroll is embarking her fourth year as professional rider, and  once again in 2009 will race with the TIBCO team in North America and with the US National Team in Europe. As as member of the U.S. National Team, the 28-year old Carroll  has won sprint jersey titles at the Tour of New Zealand,…

On tap: USA Crits Speed Week

The racing calendar is heating up. This weekend, teams will have to make decisions as to where to send their squads as the USA Crits Speedweek starts with the Athens Twilight Crit on Saturday and  the NRC finally continues with  the  Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling on Sunday in California and the SRAM Tour…

Leipheimer wins Sea Otter Road Race

The Bissell team launched attack after attack but in the final two-mile long, eight percent grade to the finish, Levi Leipheimer (Astana) dropped Paul Mach (Bissell) in the final meters to win the Sea Otter Classic Road. Winner of yesterday’s criterium Morgan Schmitt (Bissell) was third. “This is home for me. I came up through…

Sea Otter Classic Preview

Over 50,000 spectators and 10,000 athletes are gathering at the Laguna Seca Recreation Area in Monterey, California for the 19th Annual Sea Otter Classic on April 16-19, 2009. The next 4 days, billed as the “Celebration of Sport”, is filled with a wide variety of bike races and fun rides for every kind, level and…

KBS’ Bajadali wins overall at Tour of Thailand

Successfully defending the leader’s jersey nabbed in the second to last stage of the Tour of Thailand, Andy Bajadali of the Kelly Benefit Strategies team won the overall of the 6-stage race also known as the Princess Mahachakri Sirindhorn’ Cup. The boys in green came out blazing in the first stage, where Canadian Zach Bell,…