Cheatley, Borrajo Take Fitchburg Longsjo Opener

By a whisker.   On one side you had Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinting out of a break, on the other Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) sprinting out of the pack that had chased down the break.  The location, the final uphill dash to the finish line of the 74-mile stage 1 of the Firtchburg-Longsjo Classic,…

On Tap: Fitchburg-Lonsjo

Even though the race is hurting for money, the 51st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic is back in its traditional spot, the Fourth of July weekend. In a break from tradition, the second oldest race on the NRC has changed the sequence of racing in the four-day stage race, which now gets under way with the challenging…

10-Year Quest for Will Routley

When Will Routley won the Canadian National Road Championships last Sunday, it was the end of a 10-year quest for the rider on the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda team. “From age 17, 18 as a junior I started to think I had a shot at winning Nationals as a Junior Mountain Biker, but didn’t win.”…

Two for King, Hat Trick for Rivera at USA Road Nats

Saturday brought repeat winners at the USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite Road National Championships. Following his surprise win in the U23 Men Criterium yesterday, Benjamin King (Trek-Livestrong) made it two by soloing to win the U23 men’s road race. Hat trick for Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) who continued to dominate the junior 17-18…

Beveridge Wins 5th, Tuft 6th National TT Title

The first day of competition at the 2010 Canadian Road Cycling Championships saw Canada’s best road cyclists take-on the time trial course with force in Devon, Alberta, and the top riders didn’t disappoint as Julie Beveridge and Svein Tuft took home the ultimate Canadian Titles. Conditions for the women’s race were close to ideal, with…

Amaran, Powers Still Lead NRC

No changes to the top of the leaderboard after 13 of 24 events in the NRC. Luis Amaran and his Jamis/Sutter Home team still leads the men’s individual and team standings. Alison Powers and his Team Vera Bradle Foundation remain in the lead of the women’s individual and team standings.

King of the Hill Brad Huff

Meet the new King of the Hill, Brad Huff of Jelly Belly p/b Kenda. Yep sprinter Huff won the King of the Hill (KOH) competition at Nature Valley Grand Prix. While the climbs might not have been that long, he still had to contend with steep kickers and aggressive riding.

Northey Gets Most Aggressive

“A good accomplishment.” said Mike Northey of the Rubicon-ORBEA; Benefiting the Lance Armstrong Foundation team. “We walked away with something and Taylor was up there in the young rider and amateur as well, it’s good.” Northey was awarded the Most Aggressive jersey and his teammate Taylor Gunman, in his first race in the US, finished…

Sutherland Threepeats at Nature Valley Grand Prix

Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) did it again at the Stillwater Criterium, the nail-biting finish to the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Not only did the Australian overcome a 3-second deficit to leader Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit Strategies) but he also pulled out the stage win to claim his third consecutive overall victory at the race.…

Team Type 1 Go 1-2 In Menomonie

What a difference a day makes for Ken Hanson at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Yesterday, the sprinter from Team Type 1 was disappointed from his second place behind repeat winner Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis). Today, Hanson waited patiently until the finale of the 95-mile Menomonie Road Race to launch his sprint and take…

Willock Wins, Villumsen Takes Over Lead in Menomonie

The new Menomonie Road Race shook up Nature Valley Grand Prix on Saturday. With the peloton split into multiple groups after numerous attacks and crosswinds, Erinne Willock (Webcor) jumped after the final Queen of the Hill (QOH) to get away solo. Seeing her chance, Linda Melanie Villumsen (HTC-Columbia) who sat second on GC bridged up…