Chodroff and Mcgrath win opening TT at Fitchburg Longsjo

The only woman in a field of 66 riders to break the 19 minute barrier, Kristin McGrath (Colavita/Sutter Home) set the fastest time of 18:57.74 for the opening stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. Stage 1 was a 6.55-mile (10.5 km) point-to-point time trial with over 500 feet of elevation over horrendous pavement. In second…

Closer look at New England Race Week

A new series is happening this week. Five of New England’s most energetic race promoters got together this past winter to bring New England Race Week: eight days of racing across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. It combines three popular races that cyclists have been enjoying for years (Providence,…

Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Preview

The 49th Annual  Fitchburg Longsjo Classic  is happening on  July 3-6 in in Fitchburg, Mass. The four-day stage race brings a close to the  New England Race Week, five races across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic serves as a legacy for the history of cycling…

NRC Standings as of June 30

Kyle Wamsley (Colavita/Sutter Home) took home the victory in the 22nd race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, the Cox Charities Cycling Classic.  In the 23rd competition on the 2008 NRC, the Chevron Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, Rashaan Bahati (Rock Racing) earned the win in the men’s criterium contest, while Brooke Miller (Tibco) won…

Brooke Miller wins bunch sprint at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

It came down to a bunch sprint at the women’s race at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday June 29.  Tibco’s Brooke Miller outsprinted last year’s winner Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) and Jen McRae  (Advil/Chapstick) to take the win. Attacks were tried during the 40-minute criterium on the bent-paperclip-shaped course but nothing was allowed…

Rock Racing Announces Creation of Catastrophic Injury Fund

While I don’t typically post press releases, this one caught my eye. I will post any information that comes my way regarding this fund: Culver City, Calif. — Rock Racing today announced the creation of the “Professional Cycling Catastrophic Injury Fund,” a charitable entity to raise money for professional and elite amateur cyclists who suffer…

Holloway wins final stage; Veilleux takes overall at Tour of PA

The current USA Elite Criterium Champion Daniel ‘Dholla’ Holloway (VMG/Felt) won the rain-drenched, slippery, stopped-for-tornado-warning, doesn’t-count-for-the-overall-GC, reduced-to-24-laps final stage in downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday to bring to an end the inaugural Tour of Pennsylvania. Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) finished second with Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic winner Erik Barlevav (TIME Pro Cycling) taking third place honors.…

The story behind the photo

how to fit a bike in a small space Originally uploaded by monkey.wrench Not a domestic racing story, but a great read nonetheless from High Road’s er Team Columbia’s mechanic Benny aka GreaseMonkey. Tony Martin was in the yellow jersey at the Ster Elektrotoer in the Netherlands when disaster struck in the third stage. With…