The Rock Racing saga continues

Well I was all set to move on to other stories, but I keep getting pulled back in the Rock Racing saga. First, on the question regarding the team following the UCI rules on the number and age of the riders for a Continental team, a spokesperson for the team reminded me that team registrations…

What is Rock Racing doing?

The mystery continues. On November 9, 2008, USA Cycling confirmed to cyclingnews that Rock Racing applied to continue as a UCI Continental team for the 2009 season, which means that they must comply with all UCI and USACycling rules regarding Continental teams. Some of the interesting UCI regulations are: (in section 2.17.004): The national federation…

Is Rock Racing too old?

A commenter on a previous post raised a very interesting question: Rock looks to be facing some difficulties though with ages and numbers. Can anyone figure out how their roster will work as a continental team? According to cyclingnews, Rock Racing is registering as a Continental team for 2009, which means that they must follow…

Transfers and team news – part deux

More news on the transfer front. As expected, Ivan Dominguez of the disbanded Toyota-United team will be joining Rock Racing for the 2009 season. He told cyclingnews that teammates Caleb Manion,  Chepe Garcia and Chris Baldwin will be joining him on the Michael Ball team.  According to the El Colombiano site, 36-year old Santiago Botero…

Transfers and team news

Okay break’s over. Yes I know I’ve said that before but now I really mean it. The days are becoming shorter, training starts again and the 2009 team landscape is starting to take shape. As was rumored, Floyd Landis did bring a new sponsor to the team managed by the Momentum Sports Group, the California-based…

Interview – the creed of Creed

At just 27 years of age, American Mike Creed of the Rock Racing team finished up his ninth year as a professional with his last road race of the season, the Tour of Missouri back in September. While coming through the ranks, Creed was crowned U.S. national champion 20 times and was a member of…

And then go say them

I’ve been reading FatCyclist for many years, chortling, chuckling and moved to tears with laughing so hard at the world through Elden’s eyes.  But I’ve also been moved to the tears reading how his beloved wife Susan has been fighting with dignity the cancer that is ravaging her body. Elden has generously shared insights with…

Cross baby

On tap this weekend is the opener of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross p/b Crankbrothers, the Papa John’s Derby City Cup, in Louisville, KY. The US Gran Prix  of Cyclocross is a three weekend, six race series which also include The Mercer Cup presented by Knapp’s Cyclery in Mercer Co., NJ on November 15…

the week that was

Fairly quiet on the road cycling front as riders take some time off the skinny tires to either have fun on the cross circuit or just simply put aside the steed for a few weeks. On a sad note, Ed Farrar, a Wenatchee, Washington doctor and father of Garmin-Chipotle’s Tyler Farrar, was seriously injured  in …

Team Swift – Ride fast, ride smart, be swift!

Cycle with Champions. Support the Team Swift Junior Cycling Development Program and ride with (and watch the younguns try and drop the pros)  BMC’s Tony Cruz, Mike Sayers, and Scott Nydam and Swift alumni Steven Cozza of the Garmin-Chipotle team on a beautiful 30 mile or 50 mile ride through Sonoma Wine Country on Sunday,…

the week that was

It’s been awhile. Last weekend, the third edition of the UCI 2.2  Vuelta a Chihuahua concluded on Sunday October 12. Francisco Mancebo (Fercase–Rota dos Moveis) successfully defended to take the honors of the  7-stage, 875.5 km (544 mile) race ahead of Gregorio Ladino (Tecos-Trek) and Iker Camaño Ortuzar (Scott-American Beef). Mancebo grabbed the leader’s jersey…

Dominique Rollin Interview – it was a good year

Quite a year for Canadian Dominique Rollin. On his first year with the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team and his second year racing on the North American circuit, he caught everyone’s attention after the fourth stage at the Tour of California, the 135-mile (217 km) slog from Monterey to San Luis Obispo. In horrendous weather conditions,…

Jayco Herald Sun Tour preview

While the road season is finished in the Northern Hemisphere, the action is heating up down under with Australia’s oldest stage race, now in its 57th year,  the Jayco Herald Sun Tour which started today. For the next seven days, 14 professional cycling teams including ProTour teams and riders familiar to the North American Racing…

The week that was

(A belated) catching up with the news from the past week. On the team and rider front, Team Type 1 announced four riders for the 2009 roster, Chris Jones and Moises Aldape are returning and new to the team are Ricardo Escuela from Successful Living and Ken Hanson from California Giant Berry Farms. Philip Gaimon…