Stage 4 at the Amgen Tour of California followed the expected scenario to a T, the sprinter’s teams let the break dangle only to reel them in with 5 miles to go. What was unexpected today is how hard the stage was, from the start in San Jose to the finish in Modesto. The field…
On a beautiful, sunny day, Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12), powered her way to an easy sprint finish in the inaugural Sacramento Grand Prix. The 1.4-mile (2.2-km) course circled the Capitol Building and duplicated portions of the Tour’s circuit.
Solo attacks and crashes were the story of the day at the Fayetteville Criterium, the fourth and final stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race. In the end Alexi Rhodes (Team VBF) and Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis) emerged with the stage win and Alison Powers (Team VBF) and Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home) claimed the…
Saturday was a day of doubles at Joe Martin Stage Race which took the riders around a 23-mile loop with over 1,500 feet of climbing per lap. Once again, Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Colavita/Baci) bested all in the bunch sprint to the line to make it two consecutive wins for the Lithuanian sprinter. The men’s race also…
Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) and Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Colavita/Baci) win Friday Road Race at the Joe Martin Stage race. Both Luis Amaran (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Alison Powers (Team VBF) finished top 3 on the stage and take over the GC lead with time bonuses.
The only rider to break the 8-minute barrier Andrew Talansky (CalGiant) blitzed the Joe Martin Stage Race Time Trial and takes over the lead. Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor) wins TT and takes lead in tight battle.
Darren Lill (Fly V Australia) and Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) tamed the monster and the weather for the stage win. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) won the overall, making it two victories for each of them. Videos, Photos.
Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.
Jesse Sergeant (Trek-Livestong) drilled the SRAM Tour of the Gila TT beating GC leader Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) by 14 seconds. Alison Powers (Team VBF) broke the 40-minute barrier and surged up to second place on GC at just over one minute from GC leader Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12).
The Colavita/Baci Women’s team blew away the field in one of the windiest stages on record at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Carmen Small took the stage win, Andrea Dvorak second and Cath Cheatley third. This time, Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home timed his move perfectly to win stage 2 ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL). Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Leipheimer retain GC lead.
Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) crushes stage 1 of Tour of the Gila and has over two minutes on GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) repeats his won on Mogollon to take the lead in the men’s race. Photos. Videos.
For both the women’s and men’s 120-minute race on the Laguna Seca racetrack, the winner emerged from a break to claim victory at the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race p/b SRAM. Alison Powers (Team VBF) used her descending skills to attack a 3-rider break to win ahead of Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Katheryn Mattis (Webcor Builders). Taking his second win of the weekend, Paul Mach (BISSELL) attacked with 2 laps to go to solo to victory. Jared Barrilleaux (CalGiant) was second and Evan Huffman (Yahoo!) third. With videos and photos.
Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci) attacked to the break to win the Sea Otter Classic Road Race p/b SRAM. Paul Mach led another BISSELL sweep of the podium.
TIBCO’s Millers go 1-2. With their top sprinter racing in Europe, the TIBCO/To The Top team came in with a plan, to attack and attack some more to fatigue the sprinters on the other teams and go for a break win. And that’s exactly what they did at the Sea Otter Classic SRAM Criterium on…
Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) came out the victor of the physical and chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix earlier today. Brothers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) were a close second and third in the final bunch sprint. Kendall Ryan (Now-MS Society) outsprinted Maria Lechuga (Helen’s) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to win the women’s non-NRC crit. Post-race video interviews.
For the second weekend in a row, the Fly V Australia team defended the yellow jersey of Ben Day against all to win the overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the traditional NRC opener. Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinted to win the final stage, the Sunset Road Race. Updated with photos
On a very difficult Sunset Road Race Stage, Evelyn Stevens, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, and the HTC-Columbia team held off numerous attacks from the entire field. The battle ended with a stage win for Stevens and the overall leader’s jersey for her teammate, Teutenberg. Updated with photos
Hilton Clarke (Bahati Foundation) ousprinted UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis duo Jake Keough and Andrew Pinfold to win the Redlands Criterium. Fly V Australia’s Ben Day defended his six tenths of a second lead to keep the yellow jersey. Updated with photos
An eight rider break was instrumental in providing a stage win for Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita/Baci) and the GC leaders jersey for Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia). Updated with photos.
Not again. Both Ben Day of the Fly V Australia team and Will Routley of the Jelly Belly presented by Kenda squad were determined not to repeat the past at the Beaumont Circuit Race. “I was in that little break here last year and I lost it by a second. I knew it all year…