the week that was

Some of the happenings in the North American pro cycling scene for the week ending June 11 2010. Hilton Clarke to UHC. Sponsors bolster support for Bahati Foundation. Possible Tour of Maryland in 2012. Tour of Utah teams. USA Cycling, CCA news.

Nature Valley Pro Ride Teams Finalized

The Nature Valley Pro Ride men’s and women’s teams have been selected for the Nature Valley Grand Prix, June 16-20 in East Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Mary Maroon of Sacramento, Calif., and Lucas Binder of San Diego qualified at the Mt. Hamilton Classic Road Race and Memorial Day Criterium to become the 11th and…

Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic: Day 1 Report

Youth Is Served As High-Schoolers Best Olympians and National Champions In unusually cool temperatures and under the threat of rain, the Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic began its three-day run at the National Sports Center Velodrome in Blaine with an evening of hot racing. In the men’s field, the surprise was the performance of Colton Barrett…

Course Unveiled for US Pro Crit Championships

For 23 years, the USA Pro Crit National Championships all came down to the final corner where position was key; everyone wanted to be the first one out of the corner which was at  only 150 meters from the finish line. In 2010, the riders will now face a new corner and new venue. For…

Fixed Gear Classic Returns in Minnesota

The Fixed Gear Classic returns as part of the Nature Valley Bicycle Festival after a one-year hiatus. U.S. Olympian Colby Pearce, multi-time U.S. national champion Kacey Manderfield and Pan American Games silver medalist Emile Abraham of Trinidad and Tobago headline the star-studded field for this weekend’s Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Action in the three-day event…

No Changes to NRC Lead

No changes to the top of the leaderboard for the USA Cycling NRC Standings after two events held this past weekend. Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home p/b Colavita) and Alison Powers (Team VBF) still lead the individual standings while Fly V Australia and Team VBF top the team classification.

Rivera, Jensen Win Final Race In Tulsa

The break finally stuck in the third and final race of the St Francis Tulsa Tough. Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Brian Jensen (Tradewind Energy/Trek Stores) took the win in the Riverview Criterium with its Cry Baby Hill. Brad Huff (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) and Jennifer Purcell (MSU Cycling) won the overall omnium.

Huff Does It Again In Tulsa

Jelly Belly p/b Kenda goes 1-2 at Brady Village Criterium with Brad Huff taking his second win of the series. Launching her sprint before the last corner, Cari Higgins (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) holds on for the win in the second event of the St Francis Tulsa Tough.

Hot Racing At St Francis Tulsa Tough

Amanda Miller (TIBCO/To The Top) soloed to victory after a late race attack at the Blue Dome Criterium. Last year’s omnium winner Brad Huff (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda) took the bunch win in the men’s race, the opener of St Francis Tulsa Tough.

Marsh Cooper to KBS

While guest-riding with the Rubicon-ORBEA team, Marsh Cooper got some attention this year at the SRAM Tour of the Gila, getting into breaks and riding aggressively in multiple stages. “I’m looking to sign a professional contract.” Cooper said at Gila, “so as much exposure as I can.” Well he did it.

On Tap: St Francis Tulsa Tough

The NRC continues this weekend – starting tonight – for both men and women, with the Saint Francis Tulsa Tough in downtown Tulsa OK. Not only does the race provide NRC points but we’re talking big money for the event in its fifth year. How much money? It is billed as ‘3 days, 3 intense…

Fly V Australia Retakes NRC Team Lead

With a win and two second places this past week, the Fly V Australia moves back to the top of the NRC men’s team standings. Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home) still tops the men’s individual standings. Alison Powers and her Team VBF still hold a strong lead in the women’s individual and team standings.