Interbike recap

Well after a weekend to recover from the Interbike show, it’s time to recap some of the news and photos from the Vegas extravaganza, as already posted on PodiumCafe.com. The crowd attending the show was smaller, less exhuberant, less free stuff given out and the number of ‘star’ riders available to sign autographs was also…

Interbike

It’s that time of year again, the serious-bike-retail-show-fans-seeking-autographs-free-schwag-contract-negociation-party-free-schwag-drinking-what-the-heck-lets-add-two-races-all-in-Vegas event known as Interbike. Love it or hate it, it’s the place to be at the end of the road season in the bike business in North America. And to make it even more interesting, two races will be held under the stars: Cross Vegas and the…

the week that was

With his overall victory at the Tour of Missouri last weekend, Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) won the 14-event USA Cycling Professional Tour with a total of 272 points over runner up and defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Astana), who finished the season with 244. Canadian Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United Pro) finished in the third spot with 144…

Pic, Sutherland claim 2008 NRC titles

Australian Rory Sutherland of the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis and Tina Pic of the Colavita/Sutter Home Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light are  the overall individual 2008 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) champions. For Sutherland, it was his second consecutive title after finishing the 2007 season atop the standings.…

The week that was – team news and rumors

The blogosphere was alive with news and rumors of new teams, disappearing teams and rider transfers. Let’s try and recap, but all rumors are just that, and should be taken with a grain of salt. The primary sponsor for both the Toyota-United and Health Net-Maxxis teams announced earlier this year that the sponsors would not…

Canada named its team for World Championships

Also, this week, the Canadian Cycling Assocation (CCA) named the team for the Worlds Championships to be held in Varese at the end of September. The men’s team will be headlined by two Olympians, Canadian TT Champion Svein Tuft who was the top North American at the TT at the Beijing Olympic Games with his…

NRC Standings as of September 02

Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly) rode to the win in the men’s race at the 100K Classic in downtown Atlanta on Sept. 1, while Lauren Franges (Tibco) took the victory in the women’s contest. With only one event remaining on the 2008 NRC series, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) is assured of taking the Men’s Individual…

US Pro Road Race streamed live – 10am PST (1pm EST)

The US Pro Championships Road Race will be streamed live, from 10-2:30pm PST (1-5:30pm EST) on justin.tv The 110-mile (177 km) road race course is quite similar to last year and still includes 4 times up Paris Mountain but has a new start/finish line in downtown Greenville.  The race will make a total of 10…

US Pro TT streamed live – 8am PST (11am EST)

The US Pro championships Time Trial will be streamed live, from 8-10:30am PST (11-1:30pm EST): on justin.tv New  20.7- mile (33.3 km) time trial course, 3 laps of a relatively flat 6.9-mile closed course with numerous turns. Start/Finish is at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR). At 8am PST/11am EST, staggered start …

The week that was

A sure sign that the North American road season is slowly coming to its end, as the news turns from racing to team sponsorships and signings, and rumors swirl. Changes at the top of the Bissell team. Chairman and CEO of the Bissell Company, Mark Bissell is taking over the ownership of the team, and…

NRC Standings as of August 25

Toyota-United’s Hilton Clarke and Colavita/Sutter Home’s Tina Pic   won the 25th Annual Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, N.Y. on Aug. 25. No changes on top of the leaderboards. With only two events remaining on the 2008 NRC, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side…

The week that was

The season is winding down, riders are busy looking for contracts especially with a few teams disbanding at the end of the season and only a few more races on the horizon. At the beginning of the week, history was made at the USA Cycling Professional Criterium Championship in Downer’s Grove, Illinois. It is believed…

USA Cycling election results are in

USA Cycling announced the results of the elections that ended on Aug. 15, after record voter turnout. USCF For the athlete representatives, three candidates ran for three positions. Anton Quist received the most votes (19) and was therefore elected to both the USCF Board of Trustees and the USA Cycling Board of Directors. Also elected…

NRC Standings as of August 17

No changes in the top 5 of the National Racing Calendar since last update. Jeff Louder (BMC) won the general classification in front of his home crowd at the NRC’s 31st event, the Tour of Utah. Louder used a stage four win to boost him to the top of the standings in the 2.3-rated NRC…

A cold beer

What do you do after being pulled off a motorcycle 5 minutes before the start of a stage to be put into the media car that then has to stop for gas because the tank is empty. And you miss the photo op of the day when the peloton was neutralized to let the break…

Olympic Time Trial Schedule Reminder

The Time Trial for both the men and the women at the Olympic Games are tonight (well tomorrow in Beijing). Quick reminder for the online schedule: Road Date Pacific Time Channel Tue 12 20:30-22:05 nbcolympics.com Women’s individual time trial, medals are awarded. Tue 12 22:30-02:10 nbcolympics.com Men’s individual time trial, medals are awarded. Tue 12…

USA Cycling elections close Aug. 15… Vote Now!

The 2008 USA Cycling Election is currently underway and lasts just a couple more days  until Aug. 15. This is the chance to select the 20 trustees that will serve on the various  Boards of Trustees. The trustees are representatives of the USA Cycling membership whose mission is to help shape governance policy, association bylaws…

The NA female roadies for the Olympic Games

Today (tomorrow in Beijing) is the Women’s Road Race where the women compete on the same course as the men,  just fewer loops, 2 instead of 7,  of the closing circuits making it 126.34 km long. Startlists are available here, and gavia wrote up a preview over at PodiumCafe.com, and here’s a brief overview of…

Smog may delay Olympic road race

From cyclingnews.com: The media scheduled to broadcast the Olympics were notified on Friday that the men’s road race could be postponed due to thick smog in Beijing. According to Fox Sports, broadcasters were advised to make alternate plans just in case. The men’s road race is still scheduled for Saturday beginning at 11:00 am local…