The DS Corner

Time to talk to some of the Directeur Sportif on the women’s teams in our second installment of the DS Corner: Lisa Hunt, DS of TIBCO/To The Top, Rachel Heal, DS of Colavita/Forno d’Asolo and Susannah Gordon, DS of Primal/MapMyRide answer our questions.

Bronzini Coming To the US To Race With Colavita

Giorgia Bronzini, 2011 World Champion in road racing, will join her teammates on the Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Women’s Pro Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light for Canada’s Tour de Gatineau, the TD Bank Philadelphia International Women’s Liberty Classic and other marquee events. Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal made the announcement. “We are thrilled to have…

Final Thoughts On Joe Martin

Who would have thought that the Joe Martin Stage Race would bring some of the best racing this year. Well it did, stage 3 saw the men’s field, shuffle and re-shuffle, explode and come back together, in an extremely dynamic race with non-stop attacking. “Just real knock’em, sock’em stage. It’s too bad the general public…

BMC Racing Team At Home In California

The BMC Racing Team will field a roster for the Amgen Tour of California that includes four Americans. The eight-day race in the team’s home state begins Sunday. Bookwalter Returns. Reigning U.S. national time trial champion Taylor Phinney will be joined by three-time U.S. national road champion George Hincapie and fellow Americans Brent Bookwalter and…

Success Breeds Success For Colavita

What a start of the season for the Colavita/Forno d’Asolo squad. By my calculation, the team has already racked 16 victories in 2011, with 13 of those coming in NRC events. Those wins include winning the overall at both the USA Crits Speedweek series and the overall at Joe Martin Stage Race at the same…

Figuring Out How To Win For BISSELL

It was a heated battle at the Joe Martin Stage Race, and this time the BISSELL came out on top. They finally won the overall at an NRC stage race, it’s been a long time coming. For DS Omer Kem, the win meant “the world.” He added, “We finally figured out how to win, that…

Hughes To Race At Gatineau

Clara Hughes will be racing for Team Canada at the only two UCI Category 1 races for women in Canada, the 2011 Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, held on May 19th and 21st 2011 in Gatineau, QC. Hughes is having a brilliant comeback to cycling, winning both the time trial and road races at the 2011…

Top Women’s Teams At Liberty Classic

The world’s premier women’s cycling teams will descend upon Philadelphia on June 5th to contest the 18th annual Liberty Classic, the longest-running, most prestigious race in the country. The big news this year is that in addition to the all-star cast of domestic teams, five of the top internationally-ranked (UCI) teams have confirmed they will be lining up to tackle the infamous Manayunk Wall and more. Current World Road Champion, Giorgina Bronzini, Will Race

Mancebo, Holcomb Top NRC

The race to the top of the NRC standings heated up after the Joe Martin Stage Race and USA Crits Speedweek, especially in the men’s standings. The battle between RealCyclist.com and BISSELL is reflected in the top 5 of the men’s individual standings. Francisco Mancebo of RealCyclist.com remains at the top with 555 pts with…

Jamis/Sutter Home For Tour of California

The Jamis/Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team has selected the riders that will represent the team at the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Directeur Sportif Sebastian Alexandre made the announcement. The Jamis/Sutter Home roster for the Amgen Tour of California includes Luis Amaran, Fernando Antogna, Alejandro Borrajo, Anibal Borrajo, Jamey Driscoll, Andy Guptill, Tyler Wren, and…

Bissell Prevails At Joe Martin

The onslaught of attacks continued in stage 4, the Downtown Fayetteville crit, of the Joe Martin Stage Race. After dominating the early NRC races, a chink in RealCyclist.com and yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo was seen in yesterday’s stage and everyone wanted it on it. With multiple riders in shouting distance of the top of the…