the week that was

News from the week ending July 9. Bad news from Univest Grand Prix and Tour de Toona. Two new riders, Amaël Moinard and Greg Van Avermaet to BMC. CalGiant Cross Team. Canada’s long-list for Elite Women and U23 Men for Worlds.

SpectaCross Announces 3 Clinics

Organizers of the New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross have announced details of no fewer than three clinics that will take place in conjunction with the race on August 6-7. SpectaCross may take place in the middle of the summer, but organizers see the date as an important bridge to the traditional autumn cyclocross season. “For…

Universal Sports Televising Nature Valley Grand Prix

One of the most exciting editions in the history of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the top-ranked race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, will be broadcast on Universal Sports, sharing nationally what fans in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin enjoyed in person last month. The hour-long program will air on Universal Sports at…

Cycle-Smart Grassroots Cyclo-Cross Team

With cyclo-cross season close at hand, Cycle-Smart President Adam Myerson is opening up the doors to the Cycle-Smart’s grassroots cyclo-cross team. All of Adam’s personal cyclo-cross sponsors are on board to back the amateur program. For years Cycle-Smart has been an asset to aspiring cyclists’ training goals and racing preparation. The company has long been…

Cheatley Takes Over NRC Lead

Overall winner of Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic, Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) takes over the lead in the NRC women standings with Team VBF still lead the team competition. No changes on the men’s side, Luis Amaran and his Jamis/Sutter Home team still top the men’s standings.

Tour de New York Canceled

Another race bites the dust, unfortunately. The Tour de New York can now be added to the list of races canceled this year due to economic difficulties. The UCI 2.2 Men’s race originally scheduled from Aug 7 to 11 was to showcase the beautiful Western and Finger Lakes Regions of Upstate New York. Tour de…

USGP Dates and Venue Change

Early July means that it’s time for some cross news right? As it’s been rumored, the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) have moved the third race of the series to Fort Collins, Colorado in November. Katerina Nash (Luna) dominated the series last year, winning six of out the eight races on her way to…

Cheatley Solidies Lead, Passeron Takes Over In Fitchburg

Passeron attacks. Frenchman Aurélien Passeron (Garneau Club Chaussures) attacked a large breakaway group in the final mile and a half of the 98-mile Wachusett Mountain Road Race to solo to victory in stage 2 of the Fitchburg Lonsjo Classic. David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) finished second at 16 seconds back and Paul Mach (BISSELL) was third…

Stevens, Talansky win National TT Titles

Evelyn Stevens (New York, N.Y. HTC/Columbia), Mike Olheiser (Huntsville, Ala./TriStar Cycling) and Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Cal Giant Berry Farms) joined 13 others Thursday in slipping on the Stars-and-Stripes jersey after clocking the winning times in the elite and U23 time trials in Bend. In all sixteen national titles were awarded as riders in each category,…

Amaran, Powers Still Lead NRC

No changes to the top of the leaderboard after 13 of 24 events in the NRC. Luis Amaran and his Jamis/Sutter Home team still leads the men’s individual and team standings. Alison Powers and his Team Vera Bradle Foundation remain in the lead of the women’s individual and team standings.

On Tap: Nature Valley Grand Prix

The Nature Valley Grand Prix is returning to Minnesota, bigger and better than ever; the 6 stages in 5 days race is back starting tomorrow June 16 until Sunday June 20.  Some modification to the overall course this year but the race still ends with the hardest crit in North America, the Stillwater Criterium with…

the week that was

Some of the happenings in the North American pro cycling scene for the week ending June 11 2010. Hilton Clarke to UHC. Sponsors bolster support for Bahati Foundation. Possible Tour of Maryland in 2012. Tour of Utah teams. USA Cycling, CCA news.