Quick recap – NRC and USA Pro Tour Standings

With 11 men’s races and 13 women’s events on the 2008 NRC completed, the top 5 are: Men’s Individual Standings 1. Rory Sutherland (AUS/Health Net-Maxxis) 976 2. Ted King (Brentwood, N.H./Bissell) 407 3. Darren Lill (RSA/BMC) 350 4. Ben Jacques-Maynes (Watsonville, Calif./Bissell) 338 5. Sebastian Haedo (ARG/Colavita-Sutter Home) 321 Men’s Team Standings 1. Health Net…

Tour of Somerville – Colavita/Sutter Home sweep

Tina Pic and Seba Haedo, both of Colavita/Sutter Home won the 65th annual Tour of Somerville, the oldest, continuous major bicycle race in the United States, in new Jersey today. The name of the game was the lead out train. The women raced aggressively on the 15-lap, 20-mile course of the ‘Kentucky Derby of Cycling’,…

Tolleson and Samplonius win at Tour de Leelanau

On Saturday, the 4th annual Tour de Leelanau was held in Michigan. BMC’s Taylor Tolleson came out victorious in the fifth race on the USA Pro Tour Calendar, oustprinting his breakaway companions, with Ben Jacques-Maynes and Teddy King, both of Bissell, rounding off the podium. As expected, the battle was fought between the three pro…

Spotlight on David Veilleux

In the cyclingnews report, Kelly Cup winner David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) states that he was an underdog because most of the other riders didn’t know him. But his win was not a surprise for those who follow the Quebec and Canadian cycling scene. The 20-year old Veilleux won the U23 Canadian Time Trial championships twice…

Kelly Cup

Brief results are coming in for the Kelly Cup Pro Race as part of the BikeJam Cycling Festival held Saturday in Baltimore, Maryland. For the women’s race 1. Shontell Gauthier (Colavita/Sutter Home) 2. Morgan Patton (Team Type 1) 3. Monique Hanley (Team Type 1) The Colavita/Sutter Home team put together its leadout train on the…

Wilmington Grand Prix and NRC standings

While the Mt Hood Cycling Classic was happening in Oregon, the Bank of America Wilmington Grand Prix was held last weekend in Delaware. On only its second year, the race was added to the NRC calendar in 2008. The course was a .9-mile rectangle in the heart of the city, 4 corner affair with slight…

Final thoughts about Hood

Health Net-Maxxis’ Rory Sutherland is showing amazing form right now, and with two back-to-back wins, starting off with Joe Martin, he has taken a tremendous lead in the NRC standings. More importantly though, Sutherland hopes that these results with help in recruiting a sponsor for next year, as the team is on the final year…

A mountain runs through it – Mt Hood Queen stage

The Queen stage of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic was the last opportunity for the contenders to shake up the GC but after all the attacks, no changes to the leader of the overall after Stage 4. In the men’s race, only 31 seconds divided the three men at the top of the classification before…

The sprinters came out and played at Mt Hood Stage 1

On an absolutely beautiful course in downtown Portland, the sprinters came out and had fun in the Mt Tabor Criterium, stage 1 in the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. The riders went around an extinct volcano surrounded by lush foliage on a 1.3 mile course with 135 feet of elevation. The riders hit the climb immediately…

Value Act – ready for the Mt Hood Challenge

The ValueAct Capital Professional Women’s Cycling Team came to Mt Hood Cycling Classic with the aim of getting rider Leah Goldstein on the top step of the podium for the fourth-time. In a row. Last year, while riding for the Symmetrics team, Goldstein along with one and only one teammate Marni Hambleton, took the yellow…

Mt Hood Cycling Classic Preview

The scenic 6th annual Mt Hood Cycling Classic returns bigger than ever as one of only three UCI women’s point races in the United States making it a very important stopping point for the women hoping to earn a selection for the Olympics. On the men’s side, the race also earned the highest ranking, a…