Talansky and Team Support At Gila in 2010

In a story published July 7, Jonathan Vaughters stated that he first noticed Andrew Talansky at the 2010 Tour of the Gila and that Talansky had no one feeding him, no mechanic, no teammates. In reality, Talansky had the full support of his California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized team.

Butler Rides Off Into the Sunset

Sue Butler was forced to make the tough decision to retire from racing, a decision she announced in her blog today. “Someone was quoted once saying something like this, “Only Champions retire, the rest of us quit.” Well, today, I am officially ‘quitting’. I am making the decision for the love of the sport. What…

2014 UCI Road Race Calendar Released

This week the UCI released their road race calendar for the 2014 season with no major changes compared to last year’s schedule for races in the United States and Canada.  In the United States, the men have eight UCI races for a total of 33 days of racing  and the women have two days of…

Twitter and Viewing the Tour de France

Watching sports has changed forever. Social media has done this. I no longer need to run to the box scores for baseball game details or turn to ESPN for game updates. I simply pop open Twitter for updates and sporting tidbits. Watching live sporting events with Twitter is now the norm. All of the cycling…

Veilleux Going to The Tour de France

The rumors have been circulating for the past week but today the news was made official, David Veilleux will be racing at the Tour de France with his Europcar team. The 25-year old rider will be the first Québécois to race in La Grande Boucle. “I am extremely pleased with this news. This is a…

A Closer Look At UCI Standings

Yesterday, the UCI issued the first Cyclocross Rankings of the 2012/13 season. These rankings are of prime importance as they dictate the position of rider on the start grid of UCI races. Time to take a close look (once again) at how they are calculated. Last season, the UCI not only returned to a 12-month…

CalGiant/Specialized's Meredith Miller in all pink at 2011 Boulder Cup

Miller’s pink! Raffle

Meredith Miller‘s pink! online raffle kicked off this week, the grand finale to her fundraising efforts. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Cyclocross Team was garbed in head-to-toe pink kit in October. Miller also works to raise funds as she did previously to support her favorite breast cancer organization,…

Compton, Powers Top Americans In UCI Standings

The first UCI Ranking of the 2012/2013 cyclocross season was released today. Strong off his win at the first World Cup Belgian Kevin Pauwels (Sunweb-Revor) remains on top of the elite men’s ranking while World Champion Marianne Vos (Rabobank) is still on top of the elite women’s classification. The UCI is using a rolling 12-month…

A Closer Look at 2013 NRC and NCC

The 2013  USA Cycling domestic road calendar, divided into the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and National Criterium Calendar (NCC) include an additional ten events next year for a grand total of 38 events that take place from early March to end of September 2013. Riders will compete for standings points tabulated for individual riders as…

Miller Is Pretty In Pink In October

For the third consecutive year, Meredith Miller will race on the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Cyclocross Team in head-to-toe pink garb in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month in October. In all started in 2010 when team director Anthony Gallino proposed the idea to Miller and then teammate Teal Stetson-Lee. “It’s been very cool wearing…

Can Powers crack top 5 at a World Cup?

Reigning USA cyclocross champion Jeremy Powers (Rapha-Focus) started off his cross season with back-to-back decisive victories at CrossVegas and the first day of USGP Planet Bike Cup. Not only did he power away from a stacked field but he did it at C1 races. Those races matter because they not only offer more money but…