Zirbel is ready for the big race

Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team has won most of the time trials this year on the NRC circuit and today he faces his biggest race of the year, the US Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship. Last year, Zirbel finished in second place,  less than five seconds from the…

Wrapping up Utah with Jeff Louder

I started off the Tour of Utah coverage with a chat with 2008 overall winner Jeff Louder of the BMC Racing Team, and who better to close out this year’s race than the Utah-son. Louder made no bones about it, he wanted to win but it wasn’t to be as he finished third overall behind…

Busche’s Breakout Performance

The field exploded at the bottom of Mt Nebo in the second stage at the Tour of Utah and who’s who of climbers were off the front, in the hunt for a stage win and the possibility of moving up in the GC. The select group included yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo and Rock Racing teammate…

Brad Huff – back on track

After a tough start to the season, Brad Huff of the Jelly Belly Team seems to be back on track, racking up wins at the Superweek crit in Racine and the Chicago Criterium last Sunday. Just in time for crit season as the 30-year old ramps up for Downer’s Grove in two weekends where he…

Catching up with Alex Howes

In our first conversation, back to December of last year, we met the then 20-year old (now 21) Alex Howes when he shared his adventures of racing in Europe as part of one of the best amateur teams in France. In 2009, Howes returned to his roots, rejoining the Slipstream organization to race with the…

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes talks about the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, his 2009 season past and future, the American Velodrome Challenge and shares his thoughts about moving the Tour of California to May. Apologies for the all the movement (jittery) in the videos – my fault completely and no reflection on Ben’s great comments. Will work…

How Scott Zwizanski tamed Beauce

Scott Zwizanski of the Kelly Benefit Strategies, finally believed he would win the overall classification of the Tour de Beauce on the last 10-km lap on the final stage  in St-Georges. “With ten laps to go, I didn’t know.” said Zwizanski who used up his teammates to chase down the incessant attacking by Team Type…

Catching up with Cam Evans

Canadian Cam Evans of the OUCH p/b Maxxis team suffered a violent crash on the final stage of Gila in early May. He was knocked out and airlifted out for medical treatment. He sustained facial lacerations but no broken bones and went home to Vancouver to recover. “I was off for two and half weeks…

PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team Establishes a New Junior Development Program

In April, the PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team formally established a new and very exciting junior development program. “We’re hoping to boost junior cycling at the national level by supporting young women who have already distinguished themselves at the regional and state levels,” stated founder and General Manager, Nicola Cranmer. The members of PROMAN’s inaugural…

Alex Candelario – sprinter and surfer

Alex Candelario has been cycling professionally for more than six years and is on his second season with the Kelly Benefit Strategies squad. The 34-year old sprinter started relatively late in the sport and feels that he has still many more years to contribute to his team. Candelario shares his thoughts on his team, the state of the US cycling, surfing and more.