NRC standings as of June 16

With 13 men’s races and 17 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Rory Sutherland (AUS) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side while Leah Goldstein (CAN) is the current women’s leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented…

Now that’s a cool dude

Kiwi Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1) took full advantage of the Mayanunk Wall and grabbed a beer from a spectator on the 9th and second-to-last time up the climb – from his cyclingnews diary: “Out from the crowd came this shiny freshly cracked icy cold can of beer and I grabbed that sucker, which obviously…

NRC and USA Cycling Pro Tour Standings

With 12 men’s races and 16 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side while Leah Goldstein (ValueAct) is the current women’s leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team…

Quick recap – NRC and USA Pro Tour Standings

With 11 men’s races and 13 women’s events on the 2008 NRC completed, the top 5 are: Men’s Individual Standings 1. Rory Sutherland (AUS/Health Net-Maxxis) 976 2. Ted King (Brentwood, N.H./Bissell) 407 3. Darren Lill (RSA/BMC) 350 4. Ben Jacques-Maynes (Watsonville, Calif./Bissell) 338 5. Sebastian Haedo (ARG/Colavita-Sutter Home) 321 Men’s Team Standings 1. Health Net…

Wilmington Grand Prix and NRC standings

While the Mt Hood Cycling Classic was happening in Oregon, the Bank of America Wilmington Grand Prix was held last weekend in Delaware. On only its second year, the race was added to the NRC calendar in 2008. The course was a .9-mile rectangle in the heart of the city, 4 corner affair with slight…

Donation Fund for Fausto Munoz Esparza

The Tour of the Gila has set up a Donation Fund for Fausto Munoz Esparza who was seriously injured on the last stage of the 2008 race. Esparza 33, a former Mexican Nation Champion and father of three children, is in critical but stable condition in the intensive care unit of El Paso’s Thomason Hospital…

Kickass

Number of criteriums: 8Number of crits held on the same day: 2Number of days: 9Number of cities: 8 cities in 3 StatesTime spent racing: 429 minutes Distance spent racing: 192 miles (estimated)Distance driven race to race: 888 miles Who: the women professional cyclists who raced in the USA Crits Speed Week series, and two 2…

Weekend Recap and NRC standings

It was quite the busy weekend in the professional domestic cycling world this past weekend, as the Tour of Gila concluded on Sunday in New Mexico, and the USA Crits Speed Week finished in the Southeast. To top it off, two NRC races, the Sunny King Criterium and the Nalley Historic Roswell Criterium, and the…

Next up, the NRC stage races

The NRC calendar heats up and teams have to decide which races to target. After taking a break from the early California races, the NRC swings into its back to back (to back) stage races, for both men and women – the Ben D. Altamirano Memorial Tour of the Gila, in New Mexico on April…

1989 World Championship in Chambery, France

Listen carefully to the names. Steve Bauer, Laurent Fignon, Pedro Delgado and Gianni Bugno, Greg Lemond. A lesson in cycling history, found in the youtube attic by Cycling Weekly For many, Greg Lemond is only a name bandied about in the press covering the numerous doping scandals in the past few years. And the mere…

Dear Michael

So you got into the Tour de Georgia, I wish I could celebrate with you but I just don’t see how your participation is good for the sport of cycling. You see, Michael, I love this sport. I love the emotion of the riders fighting to get their last grasp of air, the elegance of…

Redlands Preview

photo galleries from 2007 The kickoff to the NRC season for the domestic men is just two days with the Redlands Bicycle Classic, a 4-day stage race. Teams have been ramping up their fitness through the March races which culminated in the San Dimas race where Rock Racing came out with all guns blasting. Even…

Interview Archives

2008 Interviews published on RoadBikeReview.com: Two years ago, Scott Nydam quit his job and gave pro cycling a go. It worked, March 2008 Successful Living p/b Parkpre team – it’s all about winning NRC races, March 2008 João Miguel da Silva Correia – tale of a fat man who decided that being a pro again…

Not another blog on cycling? why?

Because the North American road cycling scene is still overshadowed by the European races and riders. While I appreciate these races tremendously, this blog will focus on the North American road cycling races and people that inhabit that world, viewed through my eyes as an aspiring freelance sportswriter and occasional photographer. I do not intend…