Chris Baldwin – still living the dream

After a self-professed frustrating year, the 2-Time USPRO Time Trial Champion, in 2003 and 2005, Chris Baldwin (Toyota-United) is skipping the TT this year to focus on the road race in the upcoming US Professional Championships in Greenville. Combined with the lost of the team sponsor, 2008 has been a rough ride for the (almost)…

Meet Utah All-Stars David Harward

One of the teams at the Tour of Utah, the Canyon Bicycles Utah All Stars,  is a composite team made up of the best amateurs cyclists in Utah including current Utah State Road Race Champion Todd Hageman. I chatted with David Harward at the start area prior to stage 2 where he told me that…

Jason Donald about the first stage at Utah

Jason Donald (Garmin-Chipotle) bridged to a lead trio early in the first stage at the Tour of Utah and with the field breathing down their necks, he outsprinted his 2 remaining break companions to win the stage, the KOM jersey and the yellow leader’s jersey. The 28-year old answered questions just after he won the…

Talking Utah with Burke Swindlehurst

Billed as America’s Toughest Stage Race, after taking a hiatus in 2007, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is back in 2008, bigger than ever. From August 13 until August 17, the 17 teams will be challenged by the 5-day, 5-stage, 336 mile race with 30,000 feet of climbing will all take place within…

Interview with Steven Cozzas

I had to chance to chat with Garmin/Chipotle’s Steven Cozza at Tour de Nez following the first stage where he had tried a few attacks, unsuccessfully. I first talked to Steven after US Pro last year where he was so happy with being back to racing after his serious head injury which could have stopped…

Ed Beamon – Navigating Team Type 1

Ed Beamon is a familiar sight in the North American racing scene, and indeed in the global racing scene. For 14 years, he managed the Navigators Insurance squad that scored victories on six continents and included athletes from 15 nations, including National Champions of Canada, Russia, Ireland, Australia, Uzbekistan and New Zealand. The longest running…

Value Act – ready for the Mt Hood Challenge

The ValueAct Capital Professional Women’s Cycling Team came to Mt Hood Cycling Classic with the aim of getting rider Leah Goldstein on the top step of the podium for the fourth-time. In a row. Last year, while riding for the Symmetrics team, Goldstein along with one and only one teammate Marni Hambleton, took the yellow…

A conversation with François Parisien

François Parisien started racing his bike 14 years ago, and at the age of 19, he decided to head to Europe, leaving Canada in order to live out the dream and try to make it to the pro ranks. He raced for many years with French amateur squads and won the Canadian Road National Championship…

Interview: Eric Wohlberg – gnarly Canadian in Georgia

Canadian Eric Wohlberg is a three-time Olympian and has been racing for fifteen years for many well-known teams, including Magic Cuts, Seldane, Shaklee, Sierra Nevada and the powerhouse Saturn team for three years. He joined the all Canadian continental Symmetrics Pro Cycling Team in 2004. As part of his numerous accomplishments, the 43-year old Wohlberg…