Fourth Impressions

After the first 20-day trip to Belgium to cover cross races, I really couldn’t pass up going to the Cyclocross World Championships now could I? So after a short rest at home in California,  I embarked on another – shorter – trip to Europe, starting with the final World Cup in Hoogerheide, Netherlands and culminating…

SpiderTech ready for Pro Continental Season

Team SpiderTech today unveiled Canada’s first ever professional cycling team to achieve UCI Professional Continental status, one level before the Tour de France. Never before has a Canadian team been in pursuit of the Tour de France, considered the highest level in pro cycling in the world. According to Team SpiderTech founder Steve Bauer, Olympic…

Get A Minor In Bicycling At Lees-McRae

Ten-time national champions! That’s the latest triumph the Lees-McRae College Bobcat Cycling Team can boast after a win at USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Nationals in December. But not for long… Next up for the national championship college is the January launch of a one-of-a-kind academic program in Bicycling Studies. This spring, Lees-McRae College is “bridging the…

Fast Freddie Rodriguez Joins Team Specialized Racing

Team Specialized Racing has announced its newest member, “Fast” Freddie Rodriguez, one of the United States’ most accomplished professional cyclists. Freddie will join the organization as a board member, mentor and racer, competing in select professional category races alongside his junior teammates to help achieve the goal of becoming the number one junior team in…

Tour Of Utah On UCI Calendar

Entering its seventh year in 2011, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah cycling race has been elevated by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) to one of the top three professional stage races for road cycling in North America. Organizers will invite 15 domestic and international professional cycling teams to participate and increase prize money…

Deeply Saddened By The Loss Of Carla Swart

Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Carla Swart who was killed during a training ride on Wednesday. Known as the ginger ninja by her teammates, Swart will be missed by all. According to reports, the 23-year-old Swart was hit by a truck while riding in the central Free State province…

Sydor, Goldstein Join Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes

Two of Canada’s top athletes Alison Sydor and Leah Goldstein joined the Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic Homes team. Committed to developing young cyclists, the Trek Red Truck Racing Team focused its busy race schedule primarily in the Pacific Northwest races such including BC Super Week,  the Canadian National Championships and selected NRC races in…

Tour of the Battenkill Withdraws from UCI

Due to difficulties in finding a title sponsor and a recent announcement by USA Cycling to allow Pro Continental teams at non-UCI, domestic races in the US, organizers of the Tour of the Battenkill Professional Invitational – originally scheduled for April 16 in New York as a men’s UCI 1.2 event – announce the withdrawal…

5 Elite Men Named To US Cross Worlds Team

In the not a surprise department, USA Cycling announced the Elite Men name to the U.S. National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. The Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com trio Jeremy Powers, Tim Johnson and Jamey Driscoll with Jonathan Page and Ryan Trebon will be racing in St. Wendel, Germany, January 29-30.  It is the…

Canada Names Team For Cross Worlds

The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced today the six cyclists who will be representing Canada at the 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, held January 29-30, 2011 in St. Wendel, Germany. (See USA Names Elite Women, U23 & Junior For Cross Worlds) Canada’s team at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships has two riders with previous participation…

Albasini To Head USA Cycling U23 Development Program

Sports Director with Cervelo TestTeam last year, Swiss Marcello Albasini takes over USA Cycling U23 Development Program. USA Cycling announced today the hiring of Alba Radsport to manage the national governing body’s men’s U23 division of the National Development Program. Led by Director Sportif Marcello Albasini, the Swiss company will direct USA Cycling’s U23 development…

UnitedHealthcare Name Algeri and Greene As Directors

In continuing its preparation toward its first season as a Pro Continental squad, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team officially announced today that it has named Eric Greene as its U.S. Team Director and Vittorio Algeri as its European Team Director. Both individuals will report to Mike Tamayo, the Team’s General Manager and Directeur Sportif. When…

Third Impressions

Final thoughts on my trip to the heart of cross racing, Flanders.  I’ve already talked about the size of the crowds but one thing to say is that the events are quite family-friendly. Yes, there is alcohol served, and yes the majority of the crowd is male but there are quite a lot of couples…