On Tap: Joe Martin Stage Race

Next on the NRC schedule is the 33rd edition of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. The four stages, featuring two road races, one individual time trial and one crit – the same as last year – make the race suited well for power sprinters that can keep their own in the time…

Abbott and Team VBF take over Women NRC lead

Her overall win at the SRAM Tour of the Gila propelled Mara Abbot (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to the top of the NRC Individual Women Standings. Team VBF takes over the team classification. No changes on the men side, Ben Day and his Fly V Australia team still lead the standings.

Phinney and Evans Golden in Silver City

Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.

Colavita/Baci Blow Away Field; Amaran Sprints to Win at Gila

The Colavita/Baci Women’s team blew away the field in one of the windiest stages on record at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Carmen Small took the stage win, Andrea Dvorak second and Cath Cheatley third. This time, Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home timed his move perfectly to win stage 2 ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL). Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Leipheimer retain GC lead.

Tour of the Gila Press Conference

Video of the pre-race press conference at the Tour of the Gila with Levi Leipheimer (Mellw Johnny’s), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Ben Day and Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders), Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci), ALison Powers (Team VBF), Merdith miller (TIBCO/To The Top). Chat with Andrew Talansky (CalGiant)

Second Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Race Begins Today

The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series resumes this week when the 24th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila begins Wednesday in Silver City, N.M. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) leads the individual and sprint competition but is not among the 75 women registered for the five-day National Racing Calendar event. However, second-placed individual Katharine Carroll and her Peanut…

Getting to know Paul Mach

On his second year with the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team and only his fifth year on a bike, Paul Mach is on what he calls the best form of his life. After winning the Sea Otter Road Race and Circuit Race, he is set to tackle the tough SRAM Tour of the Gila with difficult…

On Tap: SRAM Tour of the Gila

The NRC goes up and up starting tomorrow at the 24th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila where 339 miles of racing, 25,231 feet of climbing will challenge the riders over five days. A who’s who from the North American cycling world is showing up to claim the prize and test themselves before the Amgen…

Strong start for UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis in Southeast

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis got off to a fast start in the opening weekend of the Southeast Criterium Series speed week. On Saturday, Karl Menzies of the UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis took the victory at the Terrapin Athens Twilight Criterium, besting five breakmates in a sprint finish. Andrew Pinfold of UnitedHealthcare…

Schneider starts strong in Southeast Crits week

With a squad in Europe and another heading to Gila this week, reigning U23 criterium champion Samantha Schneider is the lone representative of Team TIBCO/To the Top in the Southeast criterium series, which started this weekend in Georgia. But being on her own didn’t stop her from representing the team well to open the weekend.…