Post stage 2 comments from the Tour of Missouri

Winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia), Most Aggressive rider Andy Guptill (Colavita/Sutter Home), local Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) who finished sixth, KOM Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) and Kelly Benefit/Medifast duo of David Veilleux and Keven Lacombe answered some questions following stage 2 at the Tour of Missouri Mark, is there anything different in today’s win compared to yesterday’s…

Brooke Miller wins Tour of Missouri Women’s Criterium

In a brand stinking new Stars & Stripes jersey, US Crit (and Road) Champion Brooke Miller (Tibco) won the bunch sprint at the inaugural Women’s Criterium at the Tour of Missouri.  Erica Allar (Aaron’s) was second and Jen McRae (Advil/Chapstick) was third. The field might have been small with only thirty-something riders at the start…

Tour of Missouri preview

Tomorrow, the seven-day, seven-stage Tour of Missouri starts off in St Joseph Missouri showcasing professional cycling around the ‘Show Me’ State. Show me is right. All eyes will be on Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish as he skipped his home country’s Tour of Britain to take on the fast men of North America in this stage…

The week that was – team news and rumors

The blogosphere was alive with news and rumors of new teams, disappearing teams and rider transfers. Let’s try and recap, but all rumors are just that, and should be taken with a grain of salt. The primary sponsor for both the Toyota-United and Health Net-Maxxis teams announced earlier this year that the sponsors would not…

Canada named its team for World Championships

Also, this week, the Canadian Cycling Assocation (CCA) named the team for the Worlds Championships to be held in Varese at the end of September. The men’s team will be headlined by two Olympians, Canadian TT Champion Svein Tuft who was the top North American at the TT at the Beijing Olympic Games with his…

Giro di San Francisco

The Metromint Giro di San Francisco was held last Monday, Labor Day on the streets around Levi Strauss Plaza on a perfect day in San Francisco. The weather was hot and the racing even hotter. The future looks bright.    US National Road and Criterium Champion Brooke Miller (Tibco); Liz Hatch (Vander Kitten) who crashed…

NRC Standings as of September 02

Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly) rode to the win in the men’s race at the 100K Classic in downtown Atlanta on Sept. 1, while Lauren Franges (Tibco) took the victory in the women’s contest. With only one event remaining on the 2008 NRC series, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) is assured of taking the Men’s Individual…

Van Ulden and Pic win the US 100K/US 10K

A bit more than 12 hours after the finish of the US Pro Road Race, after forgoing the obligatory post-race party (one assumes), Jelly Belly’s Bernard Van Ulden outsprinted his breakaway companions to win the US 100K Classic event, the penultimate race in the NRC series.  Seventh in the US Pro Road Raace Andy Bajadali…

It came down to two thousandths of a second

After 4 hours,  thirty-eight minutes and nineteen seconds, the 110-mile (177 km) US Pro Road Race came down to two thousandths of a second (0.002) or 2 milli-seconds.  That is the margin by which Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing) beat Blake Caldwell (Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O). For comparison-sake, on average an eye blink takes approximately 300…

Tyler Hamilton is the new US National Road Race Champion

In what is sure to re-ignite the discussions on cycling forums all over the world, in a photo finish, Rock Racing’s Tyler Hamilton won a 2-man sprint ahead of Garmin-Chipotle’s Blake Caldwell to win the US Pro Road Race Championship earlier today in Greenville, SC.  Danny Pate (Garmin-Chipotle) was third.  Many tried but no moves…

US Pro Road Race streamed live – 10am PST (1pm EST)

The US Pro Championships Road Race will be streamed live, from 10-2:30pm PST (1-5:30pm EST) on justin.tv The 110-mile (177 km) road race course is quite similar to last year and still includes 4 times up Paris Mountain but has a new start/finish line in downtown Greenville.  The race will make a total of 10…

Meet the new boss, he’s the same as the old boss

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Chipotle) did it again for the third time in a row. On his third race back after his breaking his back at the Giro d’Italia, Zabriskie won the US US Pro championships Time Trial, again, setting the fastest time of 40’39″04 over the flat but billed-as technical 20.7- mile (33.3 km) course. (photo…

US Pro TT streamed live – 8am PST (11am EST)

The US Pro championships Time Trial will be streamed live, from 8-10:30am PST (11-1:30pm EST): on justin.tv New  20.7- mile (33.3 km) time trial course, 3 laps of a relatively flat 6.9-mile closed course with numerous turns. Start/Finish is at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). At 8am PST/11am EST, staggered start …