Mardis Cyclistes Saputo de Lachine

Thirty-three years ago, using a rock to draw the start/finish line, seven friends got together on a Tuesday evening in Lachine, Québec, Canada to race their bikes. One of those riders was Joseph “Tino” Rossi, an immigrant from Supino, Italy. Friends still get together to race on Tuesday evenings in the balmy summer) but it’s…

J.A.M.ming at the Gran Fundo

Photo gallery of the first annual Gran Fundo, a J.A.M. production.  J.A.M. is a fund created by good friends Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda), Alec Donahue and Mukunda Feldman with a mission to help motivated, young cyclists reach their potential both on and off the bike, all while not being limited by finances. Saturday…

Ride Of A Lifetime At Nature Valley

Every year,  a unique experience is provided to 12 amateur riders, 6 men and 6 women, to compete alongside against the country’s top men and women professional bicycle racers at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the premier race race on the 2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. “It’s been a great experience for me to…

Vennell, Shanks Win Longsjo TT

Jeremy Vennell (BISSELL) set the fastest time at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Time Trial with David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) taking over the lead with one stage to go. In the women’s race, Alison Shanks (New Zealand National Team) was the fastest with Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) still leading the race.

Aerocat’s Dotti Wins Hyde Park Blast

Aerocat’s Juan Pablo Dotti avoided a late race crash to win the Hyde Park Blast Criterium ahead of Clayton Barrows (AXA equitable-CRCA) and Chris Uberti (Team Panther p/b competitive cyclist). Though he went down in the crash, Isaac Howe (Mt Khakis f/b Jittery Joe’s) still leads the USACrits Series.

Howe, Buerkle Win Madeira Centennial Crit

It wasn’t billed as a twilight race but the Madeira Centennial Criterium finished in almost complete darkness with Issac Howe (Mountain Khakis) appearing out of the night to take an impressive sprint victory! The nations crit riders have been split this weekend between the Tour of Americas Dairyland, Manhattan Beach Grand Prix and this Ohio…

Team Type 1 Go 1-2 In Menomonie

What a difference a day makes for Ken Hanson at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Yesterday, the sprinter from Team Type 1 was disappointed from his second place behind repeat winner Hilton Clarke (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis). Today, Hanson waited patiently until the finale of the 95-mile Menomonie Road Race to launch his sprint and take…

Willock Wins, Villumsen Takes Over Lead in Menomonie

The new Menomonie Road Race shook up Nature Valley Grand Prix on Saturday. With the peloton split into multiple groups after numerous attacks and crosswinds, Erinne Willock (Webcor) jumped after the final Queen of the Hill (QOH) to get away solo. Seeing her chance, Linda Melanie Villumsen (HTC-Columbia) who sat second on GC bridged up…

HTC-Columbia goes 1-2 in Los Angeles TT

Australian Michael Rogers is one step closer to wining the overall at the Amgen Tour of California when he finished second in Saturday’s time trial, increasing his lead to 9 seconds over David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions), and 25 seconds on defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack). Making it even sweeter for the HTC-Columbia team was Tony Martin…

Big Bear Makes Five For Sagan

Over six hours in the saddle, 135.3 miles (217.7 km) of racing, 7 categorized climbs, more than 12,000 feet of climbing, headwinds, clear blue skies, enthusiastic crowds all could be used to describe stage 6, the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Another word could be tough. So tough that 17 riders pulled…

Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) wins stage 5

Strong Sagan Sprints To Stage Win

Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia) called it before the start when he said that Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Doimo) was a favorite to take the stage with its tough finishing circuits. Best Young Rider Sagan, all of 20, had been knocking on the door  to finally took the win at the tough stage 5 of the Amgen…