Escuela Wins, BISSELL Dominates At Merco Downtown GP

Everyone knew that the BISSELL team would come to the front to try to take control the 100+ rider field in stage 3 of the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic, the Downtown Grand Prix. And that’s exactly what they did. The nine riders lined up with GC leader Ben Jacques-Maynes sitting seventh wheel right in…

BISSELL Sweeps Merco Opener

The BISSELL team dominated the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic opener, the 82-mile Merced Immigration District Road Race today. After scoping out the first two laps of the new 12.5-mile loop and grabbing KOM points, the team hit and stacked the 11-rider break with 6 riders. On the final lap, another surge and five riders,…

On Tap: MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic

Teams are gathering in the Central Valley, more precisely Merced California for the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic. This year, the race expanded into a 4-day stage race for the Men’s Pro 1/2 and Women’s Pro 1/2/3 fields and the battle should be fun to watch, a preview of the NRC season with four  men’s…

Grewal to Compete At MERCO

1984 Olympic gold medalist, Alexi Grewal’s comeback to elite level cycling will take its most difficult step on March 3 when he lines up at the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic pb McLane. The Merco-McLane event will be his first time against top national level competition since he retired from cycling in the mid 1990s,…

Adamson Went To School In Belgium

Living the dream. Pursuing your passion, it sounds perfect like wine and roses, or maybe beer and frites in this case. But living the dream is not easy, hard challenges must be faced and sometimes you are pushed to the limit physically and mentally. Canadian Shaun Adamson (Cycle-Smart) lived the dream, racing cross in Belgium…

Battenkill Adds Twilight Criterium to Weekend

Organizers of the 2011 Tour of the Battenkill announce their Professional race as part of the 7th annual event on Sunday, April 10 in Cambridge, NY. The professional race which drew an international field in 2010 will be held the same day as the popular amateur event where an expected 3,000 participants are expected to…

Tables Turned And Amazing Things

Tables were turned this week when Christopher T. Smith, PR Helmeteer at Lazer Helmets, interviewed yours truly for his blog. It was fun but Chris sort of stomped me when he asked ‘what’s the most amazing thing you have seen so far in a race?’ I couldn’t find just one thing. Well, the question stayed…

Mercy Cycling rolls into 2011

With new sponsors, a new look, and an improved roster, the Mercy Elite Cycling Team has begun its 2011 campaign like no other season in the storied 16 year history of the team. For the first time Mercy Cycling will be on the best bikes in the world, built by one of biggest manufacturers in…