The NA male roadies for the Olympic Games

There doesn’t seem to be a completely accurate start list for the men’s road race (and time trial) but a few do exist in the blogosphere, starting with The Copasetic Olympic Cycling Startlist on PodiumCafe.com and CyclingStartlists.com. The USA will be fielding five men in the road discipline with two for the time trial. Of…

NRC Standings as of August 04

Two North Carolina races marked the 28th and 29th events on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita/Sutter Home) and Kat Carroll (Aaron’s)  came away with thevictory at the 1.1-rated Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in Charlotte on August 2. In the 1.4-rated Hanes Park Classic in Winston Salem,  Teddy King (Bissell) took the…

Teddy King and Brooke Miller win the Hanes Park Classic

Bissell’s Teddy King soloed away from  his breakaway companion Jonathan Cantwell (Jittery Joe’s) to win the 1.4-NRC rated Hanes Park Classic in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  Ricardo Escuela (Successful Living) won the bunch sprint for third. Tibco’s Brooke Miller avoided a crash and took the sprint ahead of USA Criterium Champion Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home) for…

Zirbelicious wins Elk Grove time trial

  Tom Zirbel (Bissell) set the fastest time for the first stage of the Tour of Elk Grove, the eponymous  Elk Grove Village Bank & Trust Pro Men Stage 1 Time Trial.  He stopped the clock at 08:36.37 for the 4.5 mile (7.2 km) course, 3 seconds faster than  Chris Horner (Astana). François Parisien (Team…

the week that was

Catching up on some of the news from the past 7 (or so) days The Bean Team  came out on top of the 18 races in 18 days extravaganza known as Superweek, a total of 1075 miles (1730 km) of racing.  It was a hard fought war between Rock Racing and Jittery Joe’s for both…

On tap this weekend – big money races

The best things in life are free But you can keep ’em for the birds and bees Now give me money (that’s what I want) …. The richest 3-day cycling prize purse of $225,000 is on the line in the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove in Illinois starting on Friday August 1st. No start…

Good luck Dougie

Last week, Doug Ollerenshaw announced on his blog that he was retiring from the professional peloton: “At 28, there’s no doubt I could have kept riding for a number of years yet, but I was always determined to move on when I felt that I’d stopped markedly improving. Plus, it seems best to leave while…

NRC Standings as of July 28

The 1.3-rated International Tour de ‘Toona marked the 28th race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar on July 27 in Altoona, Pa. Luis Amaran (Colavita/Sutter Home) came away with the pro men’s victory and Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) sprinted to first place in the women’s criterium contest. With 22 men’s races and 23 women’s…

Mt Evans Hillclimb

The 43rd Annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hillclimb, the highest finishing bicycle race in the United States, was held last Saturday. Kevin Nicol (Toyko Joe’s Pro Cycling) narrowly edged Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1) for the win, both setting a time of 1:53:21 for the 28-mile race. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Chipotle) was third, crossing the…

NRC Standings as of July 21

Only minor changes on top of the leaderboard of the NRC standings, as only one race was completed in the men’s competition since the last update. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) won the 27th race on the USA Cycling National Calendar, the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium in Boise, Idaho on July 19. No NRC races for the…

BC Superweek Recap

Billed as 8 sizzling races in 10 hot days, BC Superweek just ended in Bristish Columbia. The racing kicked off with the Tour de Delta from July 11 to 13, the famous Tour de Gastown was on July 16, Giro di Burnaby on July 17, and ended with Tour de White Rock on July 18…

NRC Standings as of July 14

Two races marked the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar over the July 12th weekend. Levi Leipheimer (Astana) rode to the overall win at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Oregon as Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce) earned the women’s title. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) rode to a victory in the pro men’s contest at the 1.5-rated Louisville Metro Police…