Cliff-Ryan, Kersten Win At Somerville

The Colavita/Baci presented by Cooking Light continued to dominate the crit scene, this time it was Theresa Cliff-Ryan taking the win in the 20-mile Mildred Kugler Woman’s Open, part of the Tour of Somerville on Monday. It was the second time that Cliff-Ryan has won in Somerville NJ, her first came in 2007. Cliff-Ryan joined…

Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

This weekend’s Mt. Hamilton Classic Road Race/Memorial Day Criterium in California marks the end of the 2010 Nature Valley Pro Ride qualifiers. The final two riders selected will join the five men and five women who have already qualified. Sunday’s 63.5-mile point-to-point road race begins in San Jose and climbs 4,500 feet to the top…

Bahati Foundation Team Continuing On

The famous Mark Twain quote – “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated” – is quite appropriate for the Bahati Foundation Cycling Team today. Rumors have been swirling about the team folding following Floyd Landis statements but the team is continuing on without its co-sponsor.

Death Knell For Tour of Missouri

After months of fighting for survival which included a fan support campaign, the death knell was rung today when no money was set aside in the state budget for the race. AP reports that on Thursday, the Missouri Tourism Commission budget committee approved a $13.4 million spending plan that does not includes state money for…

Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita takes over NRC lead

In front of an estimated crowd  of more than 15,000 in downtown Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday, Jamis/Sutter Home presented by Colavita teammates Alejandro Borrajo and Luis Amaran finished hand-in-hand to win the USA Cycling NRC‘s sixth event of the season. (Note: crowd estimate is from USA Cycling) The 35-mile crit held in Wilmington, Delaware is…

Rogers Survives Onslaught To Win Amgen Tour of California

They threw everything at him but Michael Rogers (HTC-Columbia) survived an onslaught of attacks on the final stage of the Amgen Tour of California to win the overall, in what he called the biggest stage race victory of his career.  David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) finished second overall at 9 seconds back and 3-time defending champion Levi…

HTC-Columbia goes 1-2 in Los Angeles TT

Australian Michael Rogers is one step closer to wining the overall at the Amgen Tour of California when he finished second in Saturday’s time trial, increasing his lead to 9 seconds over David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions), and 25 seconds on defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack). Making it even sweeter for the HTC-Columbia team was Tony Martin…

Big Bear Makes Five For Sagan

Over six hours in the saddle, 135.3 miles (217.7 km) of racing, 7 categorized climbs, more than 12,000 feet of climbing, headwinds, clear blue skies, enthusiastic crowds all could be used to describe stage 6, the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Another word could be tough. So tough that 17 riders pulled…

Fly V Australia In The Hunt For a Stage Win

The Fly V Australia team came into the Amgen Tour of California with a plan to showcase the team, to prove that they belong on the international cycling scene. The Continental team is on a trajectory to become the first Australian Pro Tour team. “We’ve shown that we’re the strongest team in the US this…

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) wins stage 5

Strong Sagan Sprints To Stage Win

Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia) called it before the start when he said that Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) was a favorite to take the stage with its tough finishing circuits. Best Young Rider Sagan, all of 20, had been knocking on the door  to finally took the win at the tough stage 5 of the Amgen…

Zabriskie Squeezes Into The Lead in California

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions) took the win in sunny Santa Cruz today in stage 3 of the Amgen Tour of California but he almost lost it to Mick Rodgers (HTC-Columbia) when he started celebrating before crossing the line.  Officials had to review the photo finish before the official winner could be called. Defending champion Levi Leipheimer…

Selection is made in the California rain

The rain, throroughly unexpected for California in May, turned the Trinity descent into a slip’n slide in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. Leadout man Brett Lancaster (Cervélo TestTeam), left without a man to leadout and no other teammates, took the win in the 109.5 miles (176.2 km) stage from Davis to Santa…