Rules, transfers and team news

Here we go, transfer season as started with news slowly trickling in of who is going where… or not.  As soon more information can be shared publicly, the 2010 Transfer-o-rama will be published. Why these rules? But before that, let’s take a look at the rules that impact team composition for UCI Continental Teams registered…

Recap from Chris Thater and NRC Standings

While the US  Pros were fighting it out for the Stars and Stripes jersey this weekend in Greenville SC, another battle, this one for the individual NRC lead, was being waged in Binghamton, NY at the Chris Thater Memorial criterium. Going into the penultimate race in the series, only 97 points divided leader Tom Zirbel…

BISSELL fires Kirk O’Bee for contract violation

A few hours ago, the BISSELL Pro Cycling team sent out a release stating that rider Kirk O’Bee had been removed from the team – immediately – due to a violation of its no-tolerance policy in his contract, seemingly related to doping. See below for complete statement. In 2002, O’Bee received a one-year suspension from…

Six USA national road titles awarded to juniors in Bend

Six Stars-and-Stripes jerseys were awarded in Bend on Tuesday as action got underway at the 2009 USA Cycling Junior, U23, Elite & Paralympic Road National Championships. The opening day schedule was a full one with junior cyclists in the 10-12, 13-14, and 15-16 age categories all toeing the line to duke it out for national…

KBS’ Anderson and Jazz Apple’s Ellis win Tour de Delta

The first of BC Superweek, the Tour de Delta was held over the weekend in British Columbia with youngsters winning the overall with Canadian Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Kiwi Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple) winning the overall general classification, along with the Best Young Rider award for the 21-year old Anderson and 20-year old Ellis.

Tour of Missouri in jeopardy

The 2009 Tour of Missouri, to be held 7-13 September,  could be canceled as the $1.5 million state subsidy is currently frozen by Governor Nixon’s administration. The $1.5 million allocation from the Division of Tourism to support the race was  mentioned in a memo, dated July 6, which listed $9.9 million in budget cuts recommended…

Zirbel and Powers lead NRC Standings

After a third-place overall finish and a stage win at Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Tom Zirbel (BISSELL) takes over the NRC overall men’s standings lead with 14 of 25 men’s events complete, moving from 3rd place last week to the top spot. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita/Sutter Home) drops down to second spot only 17 points down.…

the week that was

All but one team announced for Tour of Missouri. Tour of Utah looking for volunteers. Nature Valley Grand Prix recap on TV. Team Type 1’s Calabria and Hanley on the injured list. VAC’s Goldstein three-peats.

BMC to field team at four NRC events in 2009

In the good news department, the BMC Racing Team has been granted an event-specific derogation to UCI article 2.1.009 allowing them to compete in the following National Racing Calendar (NRC) events: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Cascade Cycling Classic, Tour of Elk Grove and Tour of Utah. “This represents a strong show of support by the UCI,…