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Show of Strength for Tuft at Canadian National Championships

Posted on 29. Jun, 2014 by .

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A fantastic showcase of cycling took place Saturday at the 2014 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships with the presentation of the men’s road race. The powerful Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEDGE) raced to the victory of this grueling road race in dominating fashion. Tuft demonstrated his exceptional endurance, racing in a solo breakaway for more than […]

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Leah Kirchmann (Optum) racing at North Star Grand Prix

Kirchmann Makes It Two, Wins Canadian Road National Title

Posted on 28. Jun, 2014 by .

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Leah Kirchmann of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies triumphed in Road Race at Canadian Championships to win her second title at Global Relay Canadian Road Championships. Without its reigning champion and Kirchmann’s teammate Joëlle Numainville, the peloton of 57 women started the 119-km road race in downtown Lac Mégantic, then faced the Mont Morne circuit. […]

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Kris Dahl (SmartStop) and Svein Tuft (Orica-GREENEdge) crowned U23 and Elite Canadian Time Trial Champions - photo courtesy Team SmartStop

Tuft Takes Ninth Canadian Time Trial Title

Posted on 27. Jun, 2014 by .

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Once again, Svein Tuft was the fastest elite man at 2014 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships on Thursday, June 26. Tuft of Orica-GREENEdge took the ninth Time Trial title of his career. Tuft won all but one Canadian Championships Time Trial race in which he entered. Jocelyn Lovell holds the record with the most […]

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Leah Kirchmann (Optum) racing at North Star Grand Prix

Kirchmann Crowned Canadian Time Trial Champion

Posted on 27. Jun, 2014 by .

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Leah Kirchmann of Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies clocked the fastest time, winning the Canadian time trial title and the highly sought after Red and White jersey in the elite race at the 2014 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships on June 26. The events took place on a difficult and rolling 28.8-km course which […]

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Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) wins the overall at North Star Grand Prix

Small Seals Her Overall Win of the North Star Grand Prix as Williams Wins Stillwater Crit

Posted on 16. Jun, 2014 by .

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Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) made her bold solo move with six laps to go out of the 14-lap circuit and held her lead to win the Stillwater Criterium. Behind her was the battle for the general classification. Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum) and Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) were both 14 seconds behind Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) coming into the […]

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stage 5 podium (l-r): Leah Kirchmann (Optum), Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten), Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten)

Vanderkitten Shines With Carleton and Williams Taking First and Third at the Menomonie Road Race

Posted on 14. Jun, 2014 by .

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Gillian Carleton (Vanderkitten) swooped around the attacking teams in the rainy final laps in Menomonie to win by several bike lengths. Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) took second with Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) close on her wheel for third. The eight second time bonus Kirchmann received for second place was enough to move […]

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Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) wins Minneapolis Criterium

Rivera Wins Uptown Minneapolis Crit; Small Increases Her Overall Lead

Posted on 14. Jun, 2014 by .

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Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) won both sprint competitions and continued her sprint dominance by winning the race ahead of Leah Kirchmann and Lauren Hall (both Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies), who placed second and third respectively. The 28 lap race was neutralized at 13 laps to go due to a massive crash in turn four […]

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Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) wins Cannon Falls Road Race

Small Wins the Cannon Falls Road Race and Takes Over the Yellow Jersey

Posted on 13. Jun, 2014 by .

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Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) and her teammates put in a smart race on the long and wind-swept Cannon Falls course, letting the teams with greater numbers of riders battle it out for breakaways and hitting hard when it counted. Her decisive kick up the finishing hill to the finish line from five riders back gave her […]

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Coryn Rivera (UntedHealthcare) wins stage 2 in a tight sprint with Carmen Small (Specialized lululemon)

Rivera Wins Downtown St. Paul Criterium By A Bike Throw

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by .

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UnitedHealthcare kept the fast, crash-filled race controlled, allowing Coryn Rivera to maintain her position in the last few turns until she and Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) dueled down the finishing straight to Rivera’s photo finish victory. Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) captured third on the stage ahead of many of the dominant teams, leveraging her years of experience […]

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US National Time Trial Champion Powers Wins Opening Stage at North Star Grand Prix

Posted on 12. Jun, 2014 by .

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Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team) posted the only sub-11 minute time in the women’s field to win stage one of the North Star Grand Prix. Brianna Walle (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) and Tayler Wiles (Specialized-Lululemon) rounded out the podium at 14 and 21 seconds back respectively. Powers, who currently holds all three U.S. […]

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