Chip Timing for 2010 Eastern ‘Cross and MTB Races

January 8, 2010; Conshohocken, PA, USA: SpectaSport, the company behind the popular New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross races on August 6-7, has entered into an agreement with Innovative Timing Systems of Chesterfield, Missouri to provide digital chip timing and scoring services for cyclocross and mountain bike races starting in 2010. “People hear ‘chip timing’ and…

Rock Racing denied Pro Conti license

Earlier today, the UCI announced their ruling on the final three teams that had appealed after their initial registration for a Pro Continental license has been refused. After a hearing involving the teams, the Management Committee decided to reject the registration of the US team Rock Racing while it approved Androni Giocattoli (VEN) and Xacobeo…

Zirbel waits, riding the wave of support

On December 27, Tom Zirbel announced that his A sample from the USA Professional Time Trial Championships tested positive for exogenous DHEA.  Zirbel has proclaimed his innocence and is confident that he will find the answers. Following his notification, Zirbel hired Paul Scott to make sure that protocol was followed when his B sample was…

News recap

A quick news recap for the new year: US Continental teams, Rock Racing still waiting, Liz Hatch and Amber Rais to Europe, Cross news, Tim Johnson, Meredith Miller and Cody Kaiser to race in CA, MAC party

Webcor Builders Cycling Team Announces 2010 Roster

REDWOOD CITY, CA – January 3 – Webcor Builders Women’s Professional Cycling Team today announced its 2010 official roster headlined by three Olympians and Geelong World Cup winner Katheryn Curi Mattis. Olympians Gina Grain and Erinne Willock, Webcor teammates in 2009, will be joined by Alex Wrubleski, another 2008 Olympian who is rejoining Webcor after…

What a ride!

2009 – what a year!  Podium insight was started because I wanted to focus on the North American professional cycling road scene and give it the attention I felt it deserved.  No cookie cutter press release media-polished PR spin …. After working for other sites for a few years, I took the plunge to see…

Looking back at April

April brought a gap in the NRC calendar which left yours truly to enjoy some of the other races: Copperopolis, billed as “the Paris-Roubaix of California” and Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.

Fly V australia Unveils Powerful Roster

Brisbane, Australia – Fly V Australia’s roster for 2010 is loaded top to bottom with talent that stands ready to tackle an international racing schedule. Among the 15 riders on the UCI continental squad are 10 Australians, two South Africans and one rider each from Canada, Italy and the United States. Team Owner Chris White…

Looking back at March

March brought the start of the NRC, the Redlands Bicycle Classic but before that a race on its fifteenth year, the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic One of my favorite photos of 2009. It is so beautiful in March in  Merced county with the almond trees in bloom surrounding the hilly roads for the Merco…

Building skills at EuroCrossCamp

Discipline. Sportsmanship. Integrity. Leadership. Every day Director Geoff Proctor focuses on a character skill for the eighteen riders at the EuroCrossCamp house in Belgium. “Are you disciplined enough to be able to get your engine started before a race? Are you disciplined in how you eat? Are you disciplined in how you stick to your…

The Road to Worlds with Jeremy Powers #4

Episode #4 where Jeremy recalls fond memories of Christmas past including a sweet go-cart and his first bikes. We then move on to discuss his first race in Middelkerke, the Belgian kybosh, Sven Nys, his race day preparation and his approach to calories and beer, We finish up with his plan for the upcoming World Cup in Zolder.

Tour de Georgia Postponed for 2010

(Atlanta, GA) – The Board of Directors of the Tour de Georgia Foundation, Inc. announced today that the 2010 race, which had been scheduled to take place in the last week of April 2010, is officially cancelled, postponing the return of the Tour de Georgia until at least 2011. “This was not an easy decision,…