Philly Week antipasto – the Reading Classic

The Philly Week amuse-gueule, the Lehigh Classic exploded with speed and gave us a surprising finish. The second stop of the Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling series, the Reading Classic will be held for the third year in Reading PA on Thursday June 4th. The men will cover 74 miles riding 10 laps on…

Teutenberg wins Lehigh Valley Classic

The expected bunch sprint finish of the the Commerce Bank Lehigh Valley Classic did not happen, it all came down to a break sprint, and a solo sprinter, with no team support won the race. The amazing Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (High Road) picked up right where she left off a year ago when she won all…

Le Tour du Grand Montréal starts today

Following on the heels on the Montreal World Cup, held last Saturday, the seventh edition of the UCI-rated Tour du Grand Montréal starts today. Representing 20 international teams, the 115 women will start the 5-stage, 4-day race including last year’s winner Oenone Wood (High Road). High Road is coming in fully-loaded with World Cup leader…

CSC Invitational – breaks and lead out trains

The eleventh CSC Invitational was held today in Arlington, Virginia. The NRC race is held on an always fast 1 kilometer course that starts up with a tough uphill drag to the top of Wilson followed by sharp left and after fast turns on the back side, the riders round the last turn for a…

Tulsa Tough Brady Crit – deja vu all over again

Toyota-United did it again, taking the top 5 spots this time in the second race of the Tulsa Tough series, the Brady Village Criterium, a USA Crits Series event. World B Champion Ivan Stevic crossed the line first followed by Jonnie Clarke, Caleb Manion, Hilton Clarke and Henk Vogels. In the women’s race, the same…

Previewing CSC Invitational

The next race on the NRC schedule is the 1.2-rated CSC Invitational in Arlington Virginia on Sunday June 1. On its eleventh year, the riders will line-up to race the always fast 1 kilometer course that starts up with a tough uphill drag to the top of Wilson followed by sharp left and after fast…

Judith Arndt wins the Montreal World Cup

Last year, Judith Arndt (High Road) crashed at 300 meters from the finish line at the Montreal World Cup and finished in third place. This year, with the help of her teammates including Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, the current World Cup leader Arndt came through by outsprinting defending champion Fabiana Luperini (Menikini), after three hours, eleven minutes…

Tulsa Tough Blue Dome Results

As expected, the 9-man Toyota-United squad controlled the first crit of the Tulsa Tough series, the Blue Dome, and swept the podium. And managed an Australian sweep too. After lapping the 84-man field with 4 other riders, Hilton Clarke crossed the line first, followed by his teammates Caleb Manion and brother Jonnie Clarke. Dan Holloway…

Coupe du Monde Cycliste Féminine sur route UCI

For the eleventh year, Montreal is holding a Women’s World Cup event, on Saturday May 31. The seventh event in the World Cup series is the last race to be held before the Olympics selection rules kick in, as far as the number of riders that can represent their country. At midday, the women will…

Tulsa Tough – 3 days, 3 crits, $150K in cash prizes

The third edition of the Tulsa Tough starts tomorrow, Friday May 30th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa Tough is more that just a race, it’s a riding festival that includes a leisurely ride before the race, and the Children’s Hospital Tough Kids Challlenge & Bike Give-away. This year, the organization, with the assistance of the Children’s…