Armstrong – “It’s a dream”

Defending champion Kristin Armstrong dominated from start to finish to win the gold medal in the women’s time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The American clocked a time of 37 minutes and 34 seconds on the 29-km course. Germany’s Judith Ardnt was second, 15 seconds slower and a further seven seconds back was…

Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series Returns for 2012

Powerhouse region in cross, New England has a total of 14 UCI races in the upcoming 2012/2013 cyclocross season, 28% of all the UCI races in the USA not counting the three championship races. The races were divided into two series the Verge New England Cyclo-Cross Series (NECX) and the Shimano New England Pro Cyclo-cross…

Twitterverse on Olympic women road race

Dynamic. Exciting. Thrilling. These are some of the words used to describe the women’s road race at the London 2012 Olympic Games.   Attacks flew early in the race with the aggressive Dutch team  launching moves and counter-moves. But they were not the only one, the Americans, British, Italians covered and also sent riders up the…

The Grand Fundo: A Resounding Success

With his Grand Fundo, Jeremy Powers, professional rider for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Kenda and the Rapha-Focus professional cyclocross team, wanted to create a perfect day on the bike. “It’s got everything Al, Mukunda and I want in a ride, from the route to the organization, the riders and even the food. When…

Neben – “It’s been a long time so I’m happy”

Though Amber Neben has won some of the biggest time trial races in her career, including the World Championships in 2008 she had never claimed the national time trial title. That is until this year. Neben clocked the fastest time of 39:27, beating her lululemon-Specialized teammate Evelyn Stevens by less than one second. A reversal…

USA Cycling Announces 2012 Olympic Team

USA Cycling announced today 21 of its 24 nominees to the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team, including 10 male and 11 female athletes across the disciplines of road cycling, track cycling, mountain biking and bicycle motocross (BMX). Six of these were automatic nominees and 15 were nominated to the Olympic Team via discretionary selection. All of…

Severe Weather Cancels NVGP Stage 3

Minutes after the Nature Valley Grand Prix stage 3 was canceled due to severe weather, the interwebs were abuzz with photos and videos showing why the decision was a good one. Teams driving back to Minneapolis/St-Paul were forced to the side of the road with white out conditions caused by the rain and wind. (See…

Longsjo Classic cancels 2012 race

The 52nd Annual Longsjo Classic has been cancelled due to low rider registration numbers. “This is a heart wrenching decision,” said Ed Collier, race director for one of the oldest and largest stage races in North America. “I believe it was a perfect storm that contributed to anemic rider numbers.” After moving to a one-day…