Racing At Night

Riders darting in and out of the dark, sounds of gear changing, wheels flashing in the spotlights, yells, a blur of color and movement. All these and more at evening criteriums to the delight of the very often raucous crowds. Crits are already fast and furious affairs to start with with fields tackling city streets…

Team NoTubes Ready For Iron Hill Twilight Crit

Team NoTubes/ AXA Equitable picks up steam as they enter the second half of the USA Crit series with the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium this weekend in Westchester, PA. After 4 rounds of racing, Team NoTubes/ AXA Equitable’s Clayton Barrows is sitting in 3rd place overall in the USA Crits series following a strong 3rd…

On Tap: San Rafael Twilight Crit And Lodi Cycle Fest

Two crits are on-tap this weekend in Northern California. On Saturday, the San Rafael Twilight Crit in its 13th year is bringing out some of the top American sprinters to battle against the locals. Many of the same riders will migrate a couple of hours north for  the Lodi Cycle Fest p/b Michael David Winery…

Final USGP Weekend Moves To Bend

Officials from the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced today that they have accepted a bid from Visit Bend to host the final two races of the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross series presented by Greenware®. The 2011 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) is a four weekend, eight race series comprised of the Planet…

Team TIBCO puts two on top at ‘Toona prologue

World Track Champion Tara Whitten and Jennifer Wheeler of Team TIBCO/To the Top powered their way to the top two spots in the opening prologue of the Tour de ‘Toona in Pennsylvania this evening. Whitten covered the roughly three-mile course in a shade under 5:40, averaging nearly 32 mph. Impressively, teammate Wheeler was less than…

Racing Returns to Evanston on July 17

For the fifth consecutive year, exciting bicycle racing returns to downtown Evanston on Sunday, July 17, 2011. The Evanston Grand Prix Presented by Turin Bicycle will host a full day of racing with amateur men and women’s categories starting at 9:00 am CT and culminating with the pro women’s race at 4:00 pm and the…

HTC-Highroad Heads Up Women’s Prestige Cycling Series

On the strength of a dominant performance at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the HTC-Highroad women are atop the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series standings in three of four categories. Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) regained the lead in the individual standings she previously had after the first Women’s Prestige Cycling Series event (Redlands Bicycle Classic) by winning…

Mancebo, Neben Top NRC Standings Midway Through Calendar

Two events, only for the men, on the NRC last weekend, two crits on each side of the country, the Glencoe Grand Prix and the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. More than midway through 28-event calendar, no changes to the top of the NRC Standings. Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) has been on top the men’s individual standings…

Farina, Korus Crowned US Road Champions

Emerging from a late race break, Robin Farina (NOW & Novartis) outsprinted her breakmates to win the USA National Road Championships to close out the USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite & Para Road National Championships in scorching hot Augusta, Georgia. Alexey Vermeulen (Prochain) won the Men Jr 17.18 title and and Max Korus (BikeReg.com-Cannondale), the Elite Men.

Young, Mackie Win Glencoe Grand Prix

Neo-pro Eric Young (BISSELL) took the first NRC win of his career at the Glencoe Grand Prix, besting Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly) in the bunch sprint. Young stayed glued to his teammate David Williams‘ wheel  on the final lap before unleashing his sprint. “With one to go, Dave did awesome,…