Murphy Takes Over Yellow, Alzate Wins Stage At NVGP

What threatened to be a straightforward stage ended with a shakeup in the GC at the Nature Valley Grand Prix.  John Murphy (Kenda/5hr Energy p/b Geargrinder) won one intermediate sprint to take over the general classification lead from Tom Zirbel (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) by just one second, the result of winning just…

Cliff-Ryan Sprints To Win NVGP Stage 2

Riders from Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies did the hardest work in Wednesday night’s St. Paul Criterium, the second stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. They chased down Loren Rowney of Specialized-lululemon on a late-race breakout and protected the overall yellow jersey for teammate Carmen Small, winner of Wednesday morning’s time trial. The only…

Kabush Shows Off His Shooting Skills

After racking up miles racing World Cups in Europe and South Africa, Geoff Kabush (Scott-3Rox) came back to Canada to solo to the win at the Canada Cup #3 at Hardwood Bike and Ski in Ontario. With rain falling, Kabush waited in the front group before catching and dropping a solo rider up the road…

It’s about respect at Specialized-lululemon

After grabbing the leader’s jersey following the time trial at the Exergy Tour, Amber Neben stated “really it doesn’t matter who goes up the road as long as it’s Specialized-lululemon.” Though sounding cliché, the sentiment, echoed by all the women on the Specialized-lululemon, was obviously heartfelt. On the final day, actions spoke louder than words…

Kamyshev Wins Overall At Coupe Des Nations Saguenay

After finishing second overall last year, Kazak Arman Kamyshev claimed to the top step at the Coupe des Nations U23 – Ville de Saguenay earlier today, defending strongly the yellow leader’s jersey for the past two days. Canadian David Boily finished fourth overall, at 17 seconds down and American Nathan Brown was 11th at 24…

Alaphilippe Wins Stage 2, GC Shuffled at Coupe Des Nations

Julian Alaphilippe, of France, sprinted from a 10-rider break to win stage 2 at the Coupe des Nations Saguenay. Argentinian Eduardo Sepulveda – riding for the UCI World Cycling Team – was second followed by Mark Christian, of Great Britain, in third. Also in the late race move, American Nathan Brown finished sixth followed by…

Glaesser Takes Over Best Young Rider at Exergy Tour

Young Canadian Jasmin Glaesser has been quietly impressive on the road this past four weeks, first at the SRAM Tour of the Gila where she held the white jersey for two days and then here at the Exergy Tour where she now leads the best young rider competition. Prior to that, Glaesser won two medals…

Exergy Tour Stage 4 Preview With Farina

Stage 4, the one that many have said will surprise, takes place in the downtown Boise neighborhoods today. “This stage is pretty tough.” US National Road Champion Robin Farina said. “It’s going to be a hard race but I think it’s also going one that’s going to be decisive, you have to be fit for…

Exergy Tour Stage 3 Preview With Farina

The Queen Stage. The battle for the GC heats up on Sunday’s stage at the Exergy Tour. “Definitely I think the hardest day of climbing, in the mountains.” said US Road National Champion Robin Farina (NOW and Novartis for MS) about stage 3. “It will definitely be a decisive day for the GC.” Farina shared…