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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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It’s finally coming together for Matt Cooke

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by .

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You know that moment of clarity when you know exactly what to do to achieve success? That moment where the angels sing? Matt Cooke of Team Exergy had such a moment yesterday on the Queen Stage at the Tour de Beauce when he climbed his way to victory after attacking the favorites.

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Jackson Stewart, the man behind USA Cycling’s Women’s National Development Program

Posted on 11. Jun, 2012 by .

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The USA Cycling’s Women’s National Development Program had a clear goal at the start of the year: accumulate UCI points to get a top 5 nation ranking to be able to field 4 riders, the maximum, at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Mission accomplished – as of May 31st, the USA was ranked third. The [...]

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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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It’s about respect at Specialized-lululemon

Posted on 05. Jun, 2012 by .

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After grabbing the leader’s jersey following the time trial at the Exergy Tour, Amber Neben stated “really it doesn’t matter who goes up the road as long as it’s Specialized-lululemon.” Though sounding cliché, the sentiment, echoed by all the women on the Specialized-lululemon, was obviously heartfelt. On the final day, actions spoke louder than words [...]

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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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You Can Still Call Me Fast Freddie

Posted on 12. May, 2012 by .

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One year ago, a then retired Fast Freddie Rodriguez was riding a fund-raiser with the Specialized Junior team when he “got the bug back”. Climbing on Sierra Road with the riders he was mentoring, his interest to return to professional cycling was re-kindled. A few months later, he was racing with his new squad, Team [...]

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Horner Targets Mt Baldy finish on Stage 7

Posted on 12. May, 2012 by .

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With his solo ride on the Sierra Rd. ascent, Chris Horner, of then Team RadioShack, won stage 4 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. His win by over a minute helped him take the leader’s jersey. Horner held the yellow jersey all the way to Stage 8 Thousand Oaks finish. He returns to the [...]

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Cari Higgins – Giving Back and A Call To Arms

Posted on 01. May, 2012 by .

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Cari Higgins talks about the Exergy TWENTY12 junior program and issues a challenge to all professional female cyclists.

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Trebon – “It seemed like a win-win all around”

Posted on 01. May, 2012 by .

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Lost in the mayhem that is the Sea Otter Classic was the announcement that two-time US National cyclocross champion Ryan Trebon had joined the Cannondale presented by Cyclocrossworld.com team for the 2012/2013 season. In the press release, Trebon stated that “It was kind of an offer I couldn’t refuse to pass up.” We had to [...]

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