Twitter, facebook and blogs for riders on Men’s US & Canadian UCI teams

There’s been a lot of buzz around the presence of cycling on twitter but there are other avenues to follow the cycling world: blogs (yes still) and facebook to start.

Here’s a start of a list for riders on Men’s Pro/Continental teams registered in the USA or Canada (as per the UCI). Leave a comment or tweet me if you know of any others and I will continue to maintain the list – and will put one together for women’s teams.

Tour of California return is iffy for San Diego

According to the Union-Tribune paper, the return to the San Diego County next year is uncertain due to sponsorship, permitting issues cited by organizers. The organizers were quite pleased with the attendance but the support from the local government needs work, and Andrew Messick, president of AEG Sports, compared it to the San Francisco fiasco.…

Tour of California is almost here

In a bit more than twelve hours from now the Tour of California will start in Sacramento with a 2.4 miles (3.9 km) and the conversation today as the final preparations were being made often turned to the weather. Today it rained, it hailed, the thermometer dipped and the word epic was actually mentioned a…

Tour of California live on cycling.tv

You can watch the Amgen Tour of California live completely free on cycling.tv. Full highlights and as live from the event will also be available, for free. Martin McCrossan and the just retired Magnus Backstedt will provide the play by play. The event will be available to users in the United States, Australia and South…

Tour of California team rosters

Astana (KAZ) 1- Levi Leipheimer (USA) 2- Lance Armstrong (USA) 3- Janez Brajkovič (SLO) 4- Chris Horner (USA) 5- Steve Morabito (SUI) 6- Yaroslav Popovych (UKR) 7- José Luis Rubiera Vigil (ESP) 8- Gregory Rast (SUI) Saxo Bank (DEN) 11- Fabian Cancellara (SUI) 12- Andy Schleck (LUX) * 13- Fränk Schleck (LUX) 14- Gustav Larsson…

2009 National Racing Calendar – updated

Date Cat Men/ Women Race, Location 14-16 15 Feb 2.4 W Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race, California 26-29 Mar 2.2 M/W Redlands Bicycle Classic, Redlands CA 26 Apr 1.5 M/W Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, Dana Point CA 29 Apr–3 May 2.3 M/W Tour of the Gila, Silver City, NM 2 May…

Oregon Pro Cycling Classic canceled for 2009

Another tough blow for North American cycling. The organizers of the Oregon Pro Cycling Classic announced that they could not get the necessary funding for the inaugural edition of the  race.  Scheduled for May 11-17,  the 7-day race was created as a kicked up replacement for the Mt Hood Cycling Classic and was the highest…

Change of direction for the Tour of Missouri

The Tour of Missouri announced an overview of its 2009 route  and for the first time, the race reverse directions going east to west starting in St. Louis and finishing in Kansas City.  The 7-stage race which runs from Sept. 7-13 will bypass southwest Missouri and the riders will go through southeast Missouri for the…

the week that was

Training camp season continues for the teams getting ready for the Tour of California. Some teams have concluded their camps such as  BMC team in Santa Rosa, the Jelly Belly team  in Southern California and Garmin-Slipstream in New Mexico. Others are just starting, OUCH in Temecula, Team Type 1 in Solvang and Bissell and Astana…

the week that was

The two American Pro Tour teams unveiled their new jerseys with Columbia-High Road going for a completely new look and Garmin-Slipstream sticking with the argyle. The reaction from fans to the new Columbia yellow and white look has been somewhat negative, but at least the riders have the option of black shorts which hopefully they…

Rock Racing squeaks in as a UCI Continental Team

USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee contacted Boulder Report‘s Joe Lindsay to say that Rock Racing had “fulfilled all of its obligations for registering as a UCI Contentinal Team in 2009.” One requirement of the UCI Continental license requirement for a team is a bank guarantee for 10% of the riders’ salaries to be provided  by…

A mid-week Rock Racing update

Last we heard, Baden Cooke was contemplating suing Rock Racing owner Michael Ball for the promised money from his contract worth “many hundreds of thousands of dollars”.  Earlier today, Rock Racing issued a statement basically saying that the “rumors of Rock Racing’s untimely demise have been greatly exaggerated” and that the team is proceeding with…