Will Dugan Withdraws from Tour of California

Team Type 1 – sanofi-aventis rider Will Dugan has withdrawn from the Amgen Tour of California following a crash during the final minutes of Stage 3 in Modesto, CA yesterday. Unable to avoid the crash after another rider went down in his path, Dugan got back on the bike and finished the final 8 kilometers.…

Decision For Stage 1 Tomorrow Morning

A snow storm is on its way to Lake Tahoe region just in time for the start of the Amgen Tour of California. Forecast are still calling for 90% chance of snow on Sunday with new snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible. The race organizer issued the following statement regarding the impact, if…

Contingency Plans In Place For Snow On Sunday

Weather is always part of the conversation at bike races but, the upcoming snow storm that is predicted to hit on Sunday for stage 1 has captured everyone’s attention. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 90% chance of snow on Sunday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.…

Bronzini Coming To the US To Race With Colavita

Giorgia Bronzini, 2011 World Champion in road racing, will join her teammates on the Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Women’s Pro Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light for Canada’s Tour de Gatineau, the TD Bank Philadelphia International Women’s Liberty Classic and other marquee events. Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal made the announcement. “We are thrilled to have…

Hughes To Race At Gatineau

Clara Hughes will be racing for Team Canada at the only two UCI Category 1 races for women in Canada, the 2011 Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, held on May 19th and 21st 2011 in Gatineau, QC. Hughes is having a brilliant comeback to cycling, winning both the time trial and road races at the 2011…

Mancebo, Holcomb Top NRC

The race to the top of the NRC standings heated up after the Joe Martin Stage Race and USA Crits Speedweek, especially in the men’s standings. The battle between RealCyclist.com and BISSELL is reflected in the top 5 of the men’s individual standings. Francisco Mancebo of RealCyclist.com remains at the top with 555 pts with…

Final Thoughts On The Tour Of The Gila

The 5-day of hard, tough racing at the SRAM Tour of the Gila is over and before we turn our attention to the next NRC stage race, a few thoughts and opinions on what we happened at Gila. Can Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) be beaten? Along with stage wins, he took the overall in the first…

Two Nature Valley Pro Ride Races This Weekend

A big weekend lies ahead for the Nature Valley Pro Ride, cycling’s version of “American Idol.” The Sterling Road Race in Boston on Saturday and Sunday’s Jefferson Cup in Charlottesville, Va., present the opportunity for four riders to gain roster spots on special men’s and women’s teams for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. A staple…

Registration Opened for Inaugural Tour of Galena

Registration has opened for the Tour of Galena, a three-stage omnium stage race to be held in the beautiful but challenging terrain of Galena, Ill., over the weekend of June 11-12. The inaugural event will include a time trial and road race on Saturday and a downtown criterium on Sunday. The time trial and road…

Mancebo, Hughes top NRC standings

Two NRC events were completed last week, the SRAM Tour of the Gila for men and women and The Dana Point Grand Prix for men only. Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) and Clara Hughes (Pactimo Cycling) won the overall at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Read all about it here. Brad Huff (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda)…

Zirbel Joins Jamis/Sutter Home

In the past years, Jamis/Sutter Home had some weakness in stage races with only one contender, Luis Amaran. This year, Tyler Wren has stepped up and is showing that he can also be a threat and now that team has added Tom Zirbel to their line-up. Stage racing in the US got more interesting. Here’s…

Cross After Dark Series Shines

Four UCI cyclocross races have united to create a series that adds a unique twist to the U.S. cyclocross scene. These prominent race directors announced the Cross After Dark series that will be comprised of nighttime races in September and October. “We pioneered the idea of night cross in the US in 2002 with StarCrossed…

Team Canada For Pan Am Games

Fourteen athletes will represent Canada at the UCI Pan American Road and Track Continental Championships held on May 1 – 8 in Bogota, Colombia. The track events will take place May 1-5 followed by the time trials on May 6th and the road race on May 8th. Road Cycling Joëlle Numainville (Montréal, QC; TIBCO/To The…

Team USA For Pan Am Games

Sixteen athletes will represent the United States at the UCI Pan American Road and Track Continental Championships held on May 1 – 8 in Bogota, Colombia. The track events will take place May 1-5 followed by the time trials on May 6th and the road race on May 8th. In the men’s events, a young…

The DS Corner

A month or so into the domestic road season and what did we see ? We saw Ben Day has not lost his fire and is still a threat and that his new team, Kenda/5-Hour Energy, was able to rally around him at San Dimas to defend the overall. Redlands came down to a duel…