Tour of PA – stage 1

The first day of the Tour of Pennsylvania was a split-stage day, starting in the morning with a short 2.2-mile (3.5 km) prologue time trial, followed by an evening 25-mile criterium. Steven Van Vooren (Johan Brunyeel Cycling Academy) set the fastest time of 4:18, 3 seconds faster than second place Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) and…

Interview with Steven Cozzas

I had to chance to chat with Garmin/Chipotle’s Steven Cozza at Tour de Nez following the first stage where he had tried a few attacks, unsuccessfully. I first talked to Steven after US Pro last year where he was so happy with being back to racing after his serious head injury which could have stopped…

Tour of Pennsylvania Preview

The 2008 American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania Presented by Highmark Healthy High 5 (wow that’s a mouthful) starts today. Wicked wind, steamy temperatures and plenty of challenging terrain during the 6-day, 420-mile (676 km) stage race across Pennsylvania provides a chance for elite international cyclists under age 25 to show themselves off. In his…

Le ouch at the Northstar Road Race


Stop or continue?


BMC’s Ian McKissick, ill from intestinal issues, got dropped in the second lap and suffered by himself


An exhausted McKissick made it to the finish after his lonely ride. Amazingly, McKissick worked for his teammate in the final stage and finished the race.

Sights from Tour de Nez Time Trial

The second stage of the Tour de Nez, the time trial at the Northstar at Tahoe resort was held this morning under sunny skies and hot temperature (note to self: sunscreen!). Ian McKissick (BMC) set the fastest time and took over the general classification, Matt Cooke and Corey Collier, both on the Health Net-Maxxis squad…

Tour de Nez – 6 day festival with pro racing

Started 16 years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Reno’s first coffee house, Deux Gros Nez, the Tour de Nez has grown from a Masters Twilight Criterium to a six-day festival complete with pro, amateur and enthusiast events. After scaling back last year to just two days, with a new partnership with Northstar-at-Tahoe the cycling…

Ed Beamon – Navigating Team Type 1

Ed Beamon is a familiar sight in the North American racing scene, and indeed in the global racing scene. For 14 years, he managed the Navigators Insurance squad that scored victories on six continents and included athletes from 15 nations, including National Champions of Canada, Russia, Ireland, Australia, Uzbekistan and New Zealand. The longest running…

NRC standings as of June 16

With 13 men’s races and 17 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Rory Sutherland (AUS) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side while Leah Goldstein (CAN) is the current women’s leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented…