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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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Peña – My Dream is to Race in Europe on a Colombian Team

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .

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A very familiar face joined the ranks of this year’s Amgen Tour of California. He raced four years with the US Postal Service Pro Cycling Team, Team Phonak for two years, Rock Racing for two years and wore the yellow jersey at the 2003 Tour de France for three days. Victor Hugo Peña returns to [...]

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Most Aggressive Rider Winner Ben Jacques-Maynes Feels Vindicated

Posted on 13. May, 2012 by .

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At about 25 minutes into the start the Santa Rosa Stage 1 start of the Amgen Tour of California, eight riders rode away from the main group. Ben Jacques-Maynes was joined by his Bissell team mate Andrew Dahlheim, Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondaile), Jeff Louder (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), David Boily (Team Spidertech p/b C10), Sebastian [...]

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Catching Up At The Start of AToC Stage 1

Posted on 13. May, 2012 by .

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We caught up with a few riders to get their thoughts at the start of stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Rosa, California.

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