There’s an app for that – DrugSearch

The DrugSearch 1.3 iPhone app is a free, advertising-supported app that puts the WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) prohibited substance list at their fingertips as they walk the aisle of their grocery store or drug store. The application allows users to quickly browse or search the prohibited substances list to insure that the foods, vitamins, supplements, and medications that they are taking are legal.

Tour of California starts with Women’s Racing

Project Sport, LLC – producers of the San Francisco and San Rafael Twilight Criterium cycling races – announced today an agreement with the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Amgen Tour of California to present a professional criterium-style cycling race in conjunction with Stage 1 of the 2010 Tour, to be contested on the morning of…

Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Announces 2010 Events

Minneapolis – The 2010 edition of the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series will feature four national-caliber stage races that promise to showcase the country’s top female cycling talent. The four events take place in four different states, beginning in March and running through to July: March 25-28 – Redlands Bicycle Classic (California) April 28-May 2 –…

Radios banned for NRC races

Earlier today, USA Cycling sent out a release that clearly stated that radios will now be banned in all USA Cycling road and track races which means all NRC races and most of the UCI races. Only 5 road races in North America will not be impacted by the ban: Amgen Tour of California, Philadelphia International Championships, Tour of Missouri, le Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.

Monday News Roundup

Roundup of some of the news: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, La Chrono Gatineau. Rock Racing-Murcia. Chance to ride with the pros at training camps for Team TIBCO, UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis and Colavita/Baci. Amber Rais joins Austrian team, positive B Sample for Tom ZIrbel, Clara Hughes is flag bearer for Canada

Cyclocross World Championships Roundup

Czech bookend. Four races were held this weekend for the  61st edition of the UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Tabor where the home country of the Czech Republic took home two victories, in the first race the Junior and the finale with Zdeněk Štybar riding flawlessly to win the Men Elite race. Cherry on the…

2013 Cross Worlds in Louisville

Earlier today, Louisville, Kentucky was awarded the 2013 Elite Cyclocross World Championships and the 2012 and 2013 Masters Cyclocross World Championships. For the first time ever, the UCI Cyclocross World Championships will be held outside of Europe in the 50 plus year history of the championships.   These events will mark the first Elite Cycling World…

Rock Racing denied Pro Conti license

Earlier today, the UCI announced their ruling on the final three teams that had appealed after their initial registration for a Pro Continental license has been refused. After a hearing involving the teams, the Management Committee decided to reject the registration of the US team Rock Racing while it approved Androni Giocattoli (VEN) and Xacobeo…

News recap

A quick news recap for the new year: US Continental teams, Rock Racing still waiting, Liz Hatch and Amber Rais to Europe, Cross news, Tim Johnson, Meredith Miller and Cody Kaiser to race in CA, MAC party

What a ride!

2009 – what a year!  Podium insight was started because I wanted to focus on the North American professional cycling road scene and give it the attention I felt it deserved.  No cookie cutter press release media-polished PR spin …. After working for other sites for a few years, I took the plunge to see…

Looking back at April

April brought a gap in the NRC calendar which left yours truly to enjoy some of the other races: Copperopolis, billed as “the Paris-Roubaix of California” and Sea Otter Classic in Monterey.