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Rachel Heal and her Optum-KBS team meet prior to a stage at the 2012 Tour of the Gila

Rachel Heal: Team Focused and Risk Taker

Posted on 23. Apr, 2013 by .

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Bruce Bochy, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, had to make several risky moves on the road to two MLB World  Series Championships in three years. Three years ago, Bochy started a rookie, Buster Posey, in the critical catcher position. Posey went on to become Rookie of the Year. Last year Bochey gambled  again […]

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Wilcoxson – “My goals coming into the season was to have fun with racing and to be a great team mate.”

Posted on 15. Aug, 2012 by .

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Jade Wilcoxson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) has had a successful year for any professional rider, let alone a neo-pro rider. After only a couple of years racing in the amateur ranks, Wilcoxson signed with her very first professional team. She wasted little time in making her presence known.

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Tetrick Wins San Rafael Twilight Crit

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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Easily the most aggressive rider at the 2012 San Rafael Twilight Criterium was Alison Tetrick of Exergy TWENTY12. She was either off in a solo break attempt or chasing down the numerous break attempts by Vanderkitten-Focus riders. Tetrick was rewarded in her final solo attempt with an easy sprint win. Loren Rowney (Specialized-lululemon) finished in […]

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LUNA Pro Team’s Katerina Nash to Compete in her Fourth Olympics

Posted on 19. Jun, 2012 by .

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With her second place finish in May at the UCI World Cup in Bresse, France, Katerina Nash secured an automatic qualification to the 2012 London Olympic Games. She will be representing the Czech Republic in cross country mountain biking. “This is going to be my fourth Olympics,” Nash told podiuminsight. “This selection feels very different. […]

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Blast from the Past: Linda Jackson – From Investment Banker to Olympian

Posted on 08. Jun, 2012 by .

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Recently several stories about Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) leaving Wall Street to race her bike have been written. Stevens is headed to compete at the 2012 London Summer Olympics representing the USA. Though Stevens journey to London is amazing, she is not the first cyclist to leave high finance. Linda Jackson, Team TIBCO Founder and President, […]

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Joe Dombrowski – “This Stage Really Suited Me”

Posted on 19. May, 2012 by .

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Joe Dombrowski (Bontrager Livestrong Team), rode into 4th place in Mt. Baldy’s Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California behind stage winner Robert Gesink (Rabobank) and two Columbia-Coldeportes riders, Jhon Atapuma and Fabio Andres Duarte. Dombrowski was four seconds from the podium. See more photos in the gallery “I had high hopes because this […]

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Gesink Wins Stage and GC Leader’s Jersey on Mt. Baldy’s Steep Climb

Posted on 19. May, 2012 by .

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Q&A with Mt Baldy winner and leader of the Amgen Tour of California Robert Gesink (Rabobank)

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Kristin Armstrong Easily Defends Women’s Time Trial Invitational

Posted on 17. May, 2012 by .

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Defending Champion, Kristin Armstrong (Exergy TWENTY12), dominated the Bakersfield time trial course finishing in under 40 minutes. She easily won the Second Annual Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial Invitational. The women’s field raced the same course as the men’s Stage 5 time trial, 29.7 km with an 8% climb at the end on […]

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A Focused Kristin Armstrong Is Aiming to Repeat

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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AEG and SRAM will present the Second Annual Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial Invitational. Ten elite women time trial riders have been invited to race concurrently with the men’s time trial stage in Bakersfield. The women’s course will be the same course as the men’s race, 29.7 km with an 8% climb at […]

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Wilson Marentes Torres Awarded the Breakaway from Cancer’s Most Courageous Jersey

Posted on 15. May, 2012 by .

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Thirty minutes into today’s stage at the Amgen Tour of California, four riders managed to break from the main group. Sebastian Salas (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) was only a few points behind KOM jersey leader David Boily (Spidertech p/b C10), and was looking for points today. At the first KOM on Calaveras Road, Salas […]

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