Hughes, Tuft Crowned Canadian TT Champions

Back from retirement and on her quest for another Olympic medal, Clara Hughes (Equipe de Québec) won the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Time Trial Championships earlier today. Hughes set a time of 30:25 on the 21.67-km course which included 7 turns. Tara Whitten (TIBCO/To The Top) took the silver at 20 seconds down with triathlete Rhae-Christine…

Team Removes Quintero From Roster After Positive

Update (July 1, 2011) – From USADA Quintero, 29, tested positive for the anabolic agents, 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone, as a result of a sample collected at the Wilmington Grand Prix, on May 22, 2011, in Wilmington, Delaware. Anabolic Agents are prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing and the rules of the International…

Stevens, Brown Crowned USA TT Champions

Evelyn Stevens (HTC-Highroad) successfully defended her Stars and Stripes, winning the USA Time Trial National Championships today in Augusta, GA. Stevens clocked 39:22.1 over the 30-km course featuring a few power climbs. She bested her teammate Amber Neben by a slim 2 hundreds of a second. Olympic Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co…

2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships

Can anyone beat Clara Hughes? Will the Spidertech p/b C10 numbers prevail this year? We’ll know after this weekend. An impressive field of over 200 cyclists from top cycling teams and provincial associations will be competing in the Elite road race and time Trial race at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships held in the…

Two More Years For Mancebo With RealCyclist.com

Francisco “Paco” Mancebo (ESP) has signed a two-year contract extension with On The Rivet Management and will continue to captain the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team through 2013. This news comes on the heels of Mancebo’s General Classification  win at Tour de Beauce this past weekend – his fourth GC title this season. Mancebo also sits…

Anthony Prevails; Sutherland Takes Stage Win At NVGP

Finally. After losing the overall on the final day of Nature Valley Grand Prix last year, the Kelly Benefit Strategies-Optumhealth team prevailed this year with Jesse Anthony winning the overall. Anthony was protected by his teammates who covered all the dangerous attacks by the Jamis/Sutter Home team until the final laps, and then it time…

Bronzini Wins Again; Neben Takes Overall At NVGP

Although known as a sprinter, Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) has no problems with short steep climbs as she showed in Geelong when she won the World Championship which ended in a climb. Bronzini waited patiently in the lead group, reduced to 12 riders by the tough tempo set by the HTC-Highoad squad and then launched…

Neben Takes Race Lead as Kirchmann Wins Stage

Tough Menomonie stage lived up to its billing. At the end of the 81-mile road race, the yellow jersey had changed shoulders, from Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) to Amber Neben (HTC-HighRoad). Decisive climbs all day. After lots of attacks, seven riders escaped on the first QOH, only 13 miles into the stage.…

Make That Four For UHC At NVGP

Another stage, another win for UnitedHealthcare at Nature Valley Grand Prix. But tonight at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, they had to work very hard to keep it under control. Stage 4, 40 laps around a 6-corner, flat course started off fast and aggressive and it stayed that way until the end. Nick Frey (Jamis/Sutter Home)…