@JeremyPowers and 140 Characters

Jeremy Powers is that unique professional cyclist who competes both during the road season for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda and in the 2011 cyclocross season for the Rapha-Focus Cyclocross Team. Powers had a very successful 2010. Not only did he win the overall jersey at the Green Mountain Stage Race during…

Focus On the Road For Anthony (part two)

In part one of our interview Jesse Anthony, of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, explained his decision to focus on the road over cross racing with a long-term goal of racing full-time in Europe. Part two discusses his increased motivation to win and how he handles the stress and fatigue of his job.

Focus On the Road For Anthony

For many, 2011 was decision time, time to make a choice, cross or road, road or cross? Jesse Anthony of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, made the tough call and chose road. The 25-year old (soon to be 26)  has bot only a new focus this year but an increased motivation. After coming close, very…

Confident Wamsley Aims For Philly

Before the start of the season, Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL) adjusted his training to peak in the May/June timeframe with his sights set on Philly. The TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship is a top priority for the Pennsylvania native. He seems to have timed it perfectly. After a tough day of racing in the heat in…

@neilroad And 140 Characters

Neil Browne alerts all who follow him on Twitter, “WARNING: requires a sense of humor.” That is the essence of his Twitter feed. Browne, a former editorial director of a national cycling magazine, now a free lance journalist and founder of Carolina Cycling News, disseminates information and humor daily…if not hourly. “I got into Twitter really…

Talking US Pro Tactics And Dreams With Candelario

Since the inaugural edition in 2006, the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championship has unfolded differently every year, with the winner emerging from a different move every time; from a long solo attack from a break, to a late attack from a select group in the finishing circuits, to an a blistering attack on…

A Relaxed Zirbel Is Confident Prior To USPro

Two months since his return to racing, on the eve before the big test, the US Pro Time Trial, Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) was relaxed and ready.  Zirbel had been suspended for two years by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for the steroid DHEA. He accepted the ban but continues to maintain…

Mumford Talks About World Bicycle Relief

Mumford Talks About World Bicycle Relief

During the Amgen Tour of California, Reid Mumford, of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, took a few minutes to chat about World Bicycle Relief.  Starting in 2009, the team and riders made a commitment to support World Bicycle Relief in its mission to provide bicycles to those in need and at the end of the…

Horner Will Not be Denied

Chris Horner (RadioShack) began the Stage 4 ready to tackle the field. “It should be a really exciting day. Year’s past when we went over this pass it’s been quite exciting with a lot of destruction. There will be destruction not only on Sierra but also on Hamilton. Both should be very exciting. I prefer…

Talking California With Day

Talking California With Day

Australian Ben Day of the Kenda/5-Hour Energy p/b GearGrinder team, has raced all but one of the Amgen Tour of California since the inaugural race in 2006.  While the fans were celebrating the start of stage 3 in Auburn, Day shared some memories of the previous years including the best and worst, and more. Watch…

Friedman Frustrated By Lame Tactics

What started off as a story on a Continental team’s approach to the expected field sprint in stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California turned into something completely different. Hours after the end of the stage, Mike Friedman (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth) expressed his frustration with some of the tactics seen during the stage. His…

Riders Thoughts On The Weather Impact

Due to extreme weather conditions and potentially unsafe roads, Stage 1 of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California was cancelled just before the riders were about to begin the race. Stage 2 was shortened and the start moved to Nevada City. We caught up with a few riders to get their thoughts on the last 24 hours.

Talking California With Candelario

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Alex Candelario, of Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, Cando shared some memories of the previous years including his best…

Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California  since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Ben Jacques-Maynes, of BISSELL Pro Cycling. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, BJM shared some memories of the previous years including his best…

@BMCProTeam And 140 Characters

We last reported on Jonathan Vaughters’ (@Vaughters), CEO and Director Sportif, Garmin Cervelo, conversational use of Twitter. Vaughters uses Twitter as a communication tool. He is able to get his side of an issue directly to fans and the media. On the professional team side, BMC Racing Team is really the only professional team that…