Powers Announces 2nd Annual GrandFUNdo

Cyclocross racer Jeremy Powers is leading cyclists through Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley with one goal in mind: fundraising. Powers and long-time friends Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman are hosting the second annual GrandFUNdo on July 30th to raise money for their J.A.M. Fund. This event covers 65 miles in one of the most scenic areas of…

Mancebo Wins Redlands By One Second

One second. So small yet so huge. One hard-fought, hotly contested second is what separates the overall winner, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) from second-place Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL). Tied on time going into the race, with Mancebo wearing the yellow jersey, all eyes were on the first sprint for the time bonus at the first KOM. The…

Van Uden Wins Redlands Crit

Emerging from a late-race break, Kiwi Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) won the Redlands criterium, the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Going for the green sprint jersey, Van Uden made his way into break after break, on the hunt for the points. Van Uden was successful as he takes over the sprint…

Blood, Sweat And Tears For Day

One year ago, Ben Day was sitting on the top of the moon. His long-time dream of racing in Europe at the top-level seemed to be within his grasp with the Pegasus Sports project. He had just won the overall at the San Dimas Stage Race and was about to embark on a very successful…

On Tap: Redlands Bicycle Classic

The official start of the NRC is here, and every team is sending its A squad to the 27th edition of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Lots of changes in the domestic field this year which, I think, will make the racing even more exciting. It will be the first time this year, that all the…

Neben Still Has The Passion

Just as she was embarking on a road cycling career in 2000, Amber Neben won the overall at the San Dimas Stage Race. Two years later, she was racing on the T-Mobile Professional Women’s Team where she won the U.S. National Road Championships. Fast forward to now, where Neben is back to working for Bob…

Pure Black Racing Adds Color

Success is the only way that can describe Pure Black Racing’s first race in the USA, the San Dimas Stage Race. The Kiwi team added some color to its black kit with Roman Van Uden and Mike Northey winning the KOM polka-dot jersey and the Green Sprint jersey  respectively. After a week of training at…

Zirbel’s Sanction Reduced

On December 27 2009, Tom Zirbel announced that his A sample from the USA Professional Time Trial Championships tested positive for exogenous DHEA. In April 2010, USADA handed down a 2-year suspension which began on November 17, 2009. He just announced that USADA reduced his sanction to end on March 21, 2011.