Journey to the ProTour for Ben Day

Australian Ben Day came out swinging at the San Dimas Stage Race, winning the opening time trial and successfully defending it until the end with the support of his teammates on the Fly V Australia team. We sat down a day after his victory to talk about his and his team’s future, where our conversation…

Rejuvenated CalGiant Ready for the Season

At the San Dimas Stage, CalGiant Specialized unleashed what Directeur Sportif Anthony Gallino called his “secret weapons” while at training camp earlier this year, Australian Mountain Bike National Champion Sid Taberlay and U23 rider Andrew Talansky. “I had fun, it was good.” said Taberlay who finished second overall at eight seconds from the overall winner…

Pros talk about the radio ban

Prior to the third and final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Robin Farina (Team VBF), Meredith Miller (TIBCO/To The Top), Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Colavita/Baci Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal talk about the impact of the race radio ban on the previous day’s road race.

A new approach for François Parisien

Same team but new approach this year for François Parisien of the Spidertech powered by Planet Energy team. Instead of putting in race days in South America early on, he “took it easy” training in Palm Springs California. His first race will be the San Dimas Stage Race this weekend. “Last year, at the Tour…

Building the train at Team VBF

Lisa Hunt, directeur sportif of Team Vera Bradley Foundation makes no bones about it, she wants to win this year. Her stated goals include both the Individual and Team Classifications for the NRC. One way to get victories is via sprints so she she beefed up the speed on the team, bringing on board a pure sprinter along with riders to create a lead out train.

A lot at play this year for David Veilleux

David Veilleux’s goals for this year are set, they include the Amgen Tour of California, followed by the Philadelphia International Championship, the Canadian National Championships and the two Pro Tour races held in Quebec. But the future is a bit murkier for the Kelly Benefit Strategies rider and it all depends how this year unfolds.

Kyle Wamsley is ready to battle

One of the cornerstones of the bolstered speed for the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team is criterium strongman Kyle Wamsley. “I’ve been very successful in the criteriums but this year I’m going to go for some stage race finishes.” said the 30-year old. Over the past two years, Wamsley won the Cox Charities Cycling Classic, a…

BISSELL speeds up

Well known as a time trialing and stage racing squad, the BISSELL Pro Cycling team added speed to their roster this year. “Obviously we’ve been very competitive in the past years and we’ve been known as a time-trialing and tour team, we’ve always performed beyond what our expectations were in some of the tours and…

It’s go time for John Murphy

American John Murphy had been looking to make the jump to be able to race the tough one-day races in Europe. The call came last September when the 25-year old signed a two-year contract with the BMC Racing Team and here he is on one of the best Classics team with Alessandro Ballan, Marcus Burghardt,…