Cascade Stage 6 – Escuela and Rais take the stage honors

For both the men’s and the women’s race, the battle was for second and third spot on the overall classification as the leader, Kristin Armtrong (Cevelo-Lifeforce) and Levi Leipheimer (Astana)  had an (almost) unassailable lead coming into the final stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic. The riders were faced by heat and humidity in stage…

Miller and Rollin win Bend Crit at Cascade

Astana’s Chris Horner talks about the crit with Bend Bulletin The GC contenders tried to stay safe in the fast, flat 6-corner twilight criterium in downtown Bend and the sprinters came to the forefront. After 90 minutes of racing, Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) pipped Kyle Gritters (Health Net-Maxxis) at the line in the bunch sprint to…

Cascade Cycling Classic Preview

The 29th annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic, a 2.3-rated NRC stage race, will be held July 9-13, 2008. As their team was not invited to the Tour de France, Oregonian Chris Horner and his Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer will be taking on the best of the North American squads and teams in the…

NRC Standings as of July 7

After winning the Cox Charities Cycling Classic, Kyle Wamsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) earned back-to-back USA Cycling NRC victories, earning the GC in the four-stage Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, July 3-6. Catherine Cheatley (Cheerwine) came away with the women’s victory. With 18 men’s races and 20 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, no major changes in…

Hekman and McCaughey win USA Crits Iron Hill Twilight

The fifth event of the USA Crits series, the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium was held last Saturday in West Chester PA. With leader Rahsaan Bahati (Rock Racing) not participating in the race, it left the door wide open to move up to the top of the heap, and the Toshiba-Santo team took full advantage of…