the week that was

Both the Australian and New Zealand 2009 Road Championships are in progress. In Australia, Carla Ryan won the Women’s Time Trial, edging out Alexis Rhodes of Webcor by a mere six tenths of a second.  Columbia-HighRoad Michael Rogers won the Men’s ITT beating 20-year old Cameron Meyer (Garmin-Slipstream) by six seconds.  Only time will tell…

the week that was

And we are back. The presents have been unwrapped, the turkey roasted and eaten, the eggs nogged, the champagne fizzed, the new year welcomed, resolutions  already forgotten and it’s time to get back to work. What better way to start a new that with some news. Australian Baden Cooke who originally was announced with Rock…

Happy New Year! Bonne et Heureuse Année!

Wishing everyone a fabulous, healthy, happy and prosperous 2009. Thank you all for joining me on this adventure with podiuminsight. Back in March, I started the blog because I found that it was hard to find information about the teams, riders and races on the North American circuit, both in the United States and in…

2008 USA Cycling Clubs of the Year announced

Today, USA Cycling announced the recipients of its annual Club of the Year awards. Ten USA Cycling-sanctioned clubs received recognition for outstanding programs throughout the 2008 season and will receive complimentary registration fees for the 2009 racing season. Clubs were judged on several key areas including race promotion, membership composition, instructional clinics and seminars, club…

the week that was

The year is winding down and so is podiuminsight.  Eggs mut be nogged, presents wrapped and parties attended, but still time for a final twtw. For the fourth time in five years, Velo Girls has been awarded by USA Cycling as the Women’s Club of the Year for 2008. Velo Girls has also received this…

Is Rock Racing folding? NO but…

Andy Shen of VelocityNation claimed that “Rock Racing is folding ASAP. Rock and Republic is laying off 40 employees, and shutting down the cycling team immediately.”  Shen  went on to state that he got the information from a leaked internal memo. updated: Velonews confirmed that “an  email circulated within the company this week details layoffs…

the week that was (the late late edition)

I won’ try to recap everything that’s happened since the last TWTW postings but just hit a few of the highlights (and lowlights) of the news. The US team rosters have been pretty much set with the release of the men’s  UCI Continental and Pro Continental teams registered with USA Cycling.  And Rock Racing, once…

USA Cycling ProTour 2009 calendar

The USA Cycling Professional Tour comprises all of the men’s events in the U.S. that are included on the UCI America Tour calendar. The 2009 calendar, in its third year of existence, includes 13 events down from 16 in 2008. Gone are the Tour of Georgia, the American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania and the…

2009 Tour of California route

This morning the Amgen Tour of California announced the expanded 2009 route for the cover more than 750 miles over nine days. As was earlier announced in the Press Democrat, the first stage is now a short, flat 2.4-mile (3.9 km) prologue in Sacramento. The route provides new challenges as it  includes 8 new host…