Janier Acevedo sits on his Jamis-Hagens Berman teammates' wheel on stage 4 - photo by Jonathan Devich

Jamis-Hagens Berman Defending Yellow at Tour of California

Not only did Janier Acevedo outclimb everyone to claim the victory on stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California but his Team Jamis-Hagens Berman p/s Sutter Home has been able to successfully defend his yellow jersey for the past two days. A first for a UCI Continental team in the eight years of the…

English Called It, Stemper Gets Most Courageous Jersey

Nate English called it on Sunday when he tweeted ‘@Benjm1 @ajmiac @jimstemper pretty sure that if Jim gets in the break he’ll be the most aggressive rider for the day, pretty much any day.’ After a long brutal day in the break as the temperature crossed the 100 degrees F line, Jim Stemper of the…

Jade Wilcoxson (Optum-KBS) at Sea Otter Classic

Jade Wilcoxson – Year Two and Still Winning

Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategy’s Jade Wilcoxson is continuing her winning ways. Wilcoxson not only won the opening crit stage at the Sea Otter Classic but also the next day’s road race stage. She finished the Sea Otter Classic with a 3rd overall and the Sprint jersey. “Sea Otter is training for Gila,“…

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

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…

Rosskopf Going for the Podium

After a surprising ride in the opening time trial at the Redlands Bicycle Classic which placed him in fourth place, Joey Rosskopf‘s intent was clear as he told podiuminsight, the goal is the overall podium. His actions on stage 1 in the Beaumont Circuit stage, showed how determined he was when he want into two…

Alison Powers (Now and Novartis) blitzed her way to the win

The best defense is a good offense for Powers

Known to race aggressively, the NOW and Novartis for MS team will now have to switch gears and go on the defense to protect Alison Powers‘ yellow jersey at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. “That’s going to be interesting for us because we have the mentality of racing hard, going for stages but now we have…

Time to Focus on World Cup For Powers

Mid-way through the season and it’s time for American ‘cross champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) to “make some more decisions.” The 29-year old rider has had an amazing start to the season, winning decisively all the six C1 races that he entered and also claiming five C2 victories. But he did not get the desired finish…