US Road Elite, U23, Jr Nationals to Augusta

After two years in Bend, Oregon, the USA Cycling Junior, U23, Elite Road Nationals will move to Augusta, Georgia for the next two years. The city, best known for the Masters Golf Tournament, also hosted stages during the now defunct Tour de Georgia. National titles will be awarded in each category for the road race,…

Colavita/Baci To Merge With Italian UCI Team

Some changes in the women’s cycling landscape. Today Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light announced a new partnership for the 2011 season with Italy’s UCI-registered, ASC Chirio Forno D’Asolo Professional Women’s Cycling Team. The team will be renamed Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Pro Cycling team and maintain its UCI status in 2011. The cooperation between…

CalGiant Ready For Cross

On a beautiful Northern California evening, Cal Giant/Specialized presented their 2010-11 Cyclocross team to a very enthusiastic crowd of fans and friends at Spokesman Bicycles in Santa Cruz. Team Director Anthony Gallino introduced each rider and Specialized representatives Matt Jespersen and Andrew Frasca talked about the Team issue SRAM Powered S-works Carbon Crux and Alloy…

PUR Ride With Kids @ 3 CX Events

The Kings CX Weekend on September 18 and 19 is kick-off weekend for the influential Zipp OVCX Cyclocross Tour. This year, the race in Deerfield Township in suburban Cincinnati will also be part of a new grass-roots ride series called the “PUR (pronounced “pure”) Ride With Kids Series” sponsored by PUR Water Filters. Designed as…

Longer Course & Call Up Changes for US Cross Nationals

Like the National Championship course from 2009, the new 2010 race course includes a staircase run-up, two barriers, and challenging technical sections. New for 2010, the championship course is approximately 500 yards longer and includes three straightaways, three off-camber sections, and a ride-over bridge that will also serve as a spectator underpass entrance to the…

Rollercoaster Week For Rollin

The high was his second place finish at Tour de Poitou-Charentes, the low was when Dominique Rollin found out that his Cervelo TestTeam would stop at the end of the year. “It was one of the best performances of the year. It proves that regardless that my team is ending and that I found myself…

UCI Cross Starts At T-Town

For the first time in history, the UCI cyclocross season will begin in the United States as the Nittany Lion Cross kicks-off both the UCI and Champion System MAC season on September 11 at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown, Pennsylvania.

Team TIBCO Forms Junior Women’s team

“For several years I’ve wanted to expand the reach of our women’s professional TIBCO/to the Top team,” said Linda Jackson, Founder of the TIBCO Women’s Professional Cycling Team. “This year, we added Team TIBCO II made up of Bay area Cat 3 and 4 women. The next logical step was to include juniors, and it’s…

6 New Riders To BMC

Riders from Belgium, France, Italy and Switzerland are among the six joining the BMC Racing Team that already includes current world road champion Cadel Evans, U.S. national road champion George Hincapie and past world road champion Alessandro Ballan. Stronger Team For 2011. The new riders signing on with the BMC Racing Team are Belgians Yannick…

Prize $ Equality in MAC Cross

The Champion System MAC Cyclocross Series has announced a radical increase of the Women’s prizes at every event of this year’s 11-race series. Effective immediately and starting with the UCI Nittany Lion Cross in Trexlertown Pennsylvania on September 11, every race in the Champion System MAC Series will pay equal prize money to the top…

Stacked Field For CrossVegas

CrossVegas organizer Brook Watts sounded like a Las Vegas odds maker as he described the field that he has managed to bring together for the September 22nd race. “The winners of the CrossVegas titles are going to come from the best field ever assembled in America. Whether you break it out by national champions attending…

Amaran On Track To Win NRC

It’s nearly official: Luis Amaran of the Jamis/Sutter Home Men’s Cycling Team presented by Colavita is set to finish the 2010 road racing season as the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) champion. While the NRC season officially concludes with the 27th annual Chris Thater Memorial on Sunday, August 29, Amaran holds such a wide…

Massive Purse for Cincy ‘Cross, $10K for women

Last year, the UCI3 ‘cross festival in Cincinnati offered a jaw-dropping $10,000 in prize money just for the women alone. This year, they’re doing it again as October’s Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival will feature the largest weekend prize purse for women cyclocross racers anywhere in the world, matching last year’s unprecedented $10,000 cash purse. It’s…

Big Names for Two Canadian ProTour Races

Preliminary roster for the two Canadian ProTour races includes Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Robert Gesink (Rabobank), Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo), Sylvain Chavanel (Team Quick Step), George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions). 12 riders to Canadian National Team includes Will Routley (Jelly Belly pb Kenda). Sprint Challenge event unveiled. TV Schedule.

Hincapie Injures Knee In Crash At Utah

U.S. national road champion George Hincapie of the BMC Racing Team needed 18 stitches to close a cut on his right knee and sustained abrasions to his right shoulder and face in a crash that knocked him out of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Thursday’s Stage 2.

the week that was

News from the week ending August 13: Last race for Mark Hekman (Mt Khakis). New course for Univest Grand Prix. More names added to Grand Prix Cyclistes Québec & Montréal, and one, Cadel Evans (BMC) removed.

Team USA for MTB World Championships

A total of 53 athletes were nominated to represent the United States at the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, September 1-5. Seven men and seven women will wear the red, white and blue while competing for world titles in the elite cross country races. As the reigning national champion,…