Deja vu in Missouri

In a deja vu from the previous day – or is it from last year – Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC team easily took the bunch sprint to claim stage 2 in back-to-back victories at the Tour of Missouri. The same three men were on the podium but with a flip as Thor Hushovd (Cervelo…

Cavendish opens his account in Missouri

And one for Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC squad who outsprinted JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) and Thor Huschovd (Cervelo Test Team) for the the win at stage one of the Tour of Missouri. “Like I said, I can’t do it alone. I have the best team around me,” Cavendish said about his 24th career victory…

TIBCO’s Miller Sweeps

Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) made it a clean sweep this afternoon with her win at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series Stage 4 – St. Louis Criterium. In winning her fourth straight race of the Gateway Cup, she took home the omnium’s leader’s jersey. “It’s hard to win a bike race and the competition was…

Dramatic Win by TIBCO’s Miller

Brooke Miller (Team TIBCO) out sprints Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Sutter Home) by mere inches at the finish in a dramatic win at the Tour of Missouri Women’s Series Stage 3 – Giro Della Montagna. Despite several break attempts by Lip Smacker, Team Type 1 and Webcor, it all came down to Team TIBCO vs. Colavita/Sutter Home.…

Brooke Miller Makes it Two

Colavita/Sutter Home dominated most of the race today….controlling many of the attacks and maintaining a tight lead out in the final two laps. What was not expected by Colavita/Sutter Home was the 1-2 punch of Kat Carroll and Brooke Miller of Team TIBCO in the final lap. With the help of Carroll, Miller took the…

Zabriskie does it again at US Pro TT

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) blitzed his way on the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships course clocking a time of 39:37 to win the US Pro Time Trial title for the fourth time  in a row. Zabriskie beat his time of last year, on the same course, by one minute and two seconds. “No, I…

Howes flies the stars and stripes on Snowbird

In a show of force and humor, young Alex Howes of the Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin team, the U23 development arm of the Slipstream organization, grabbed a hot dog and attacked the dwindling break at the bottom of the final brutal climb up to Snowbird and soloed away for the win at the Queen stage of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. Rock Racing’s Francisco Mancebo solidifies the yellow jersey. Photos.

Zirbel scorches time trial at Utah

While the temperature did not climb into the 3 digits as predicted by many, it was still a scorcher at stage 3 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah where last year’s winner  Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL team,  clocked the fastest time of seventeen minutes even on the 14.5 km (9.2 mi) course…

Rock Racing takes control in Utah

The Rock Racing duo of Francisco Mancebo and Oscar Sevilla finished 1-2 on the 137 km (85 mi) Stage 1 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, putting the yellow leader’s jersey on Mancebo’s shoulders.   The pair attacked on the   climb to the second and last KOM, caught and passed the break…

BMC’s Bookwalter books it in Utah

BMC’s Brent Bookwalter booked it at the opening act of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, clocking the fastest time of six minutes and twelve seconds in the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) prologue held at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Current US Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) was second at…

Haedo wins sprint; Menzies takes over lead in Elk Grove

With a whopping $11,000 on the line for the winner, the Chicago Blackhawks Pro Men Stage 2 of the Alexian Brothers Tour Elk Grove came down to a bunch sprint won by Colavita/Sutter Home’s Sebastian Haedo ahead of Karl Menzies (OUCH-Maxxis) and Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia). By picking up a 12 time bonus for finishing second, Menzies grabs the lead, with one stage to go, trailed by previous leader BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel at 8 seconds back, and BMC’s Brent Bookwalter at 9 seconds. Photos.

Zirbel smokes the Elk Grove TT

Zirbelicious did it again and got a nice check of $4,000 for his efforts in the ‘cashtastic’ Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove.  BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel clocked the fastest time of 8:25 in the 4.5-mile (7.2-km) MTI Construction time trial. This new time bested his winning result last year by 11 seconds on the same…

Cantwell wins final Superweek race in Whitefish Bay; Sulzberger takes overall

After years of trying and winning the overall last year, Australian Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) finally won a race at Superweek on the last day, the Bravo Cucina Italiana Whitefish Bay Classic in Wisconsin. Along with his teammate and overall winner Bernie Sulzberger, Cantwell was part of a break that lapped the field making it a drag race to the finish. APC Sprints winner Jay Thomson (Team MTN) was second with Andreas Muller (No Radunion) coming in third. Photos.

Brad Huff flies to victory in Chicago

Jelly Belly’s Brad Huff took a solo flyer on the final lap to win the Chicago Crit ahead of Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto) and Karl Menzies (OUCH). Fresh off winning the Pan American Road race, Canadian Joëlle Numainville of Team Kenda outsprinted Laura van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) and Sarah Caravella (ALAN) for the win.

Veilleux takes Superweek’s Great Downer Avenue

Straight off the plane from racing at the Pan American Games, Canadian David Veilleux of the Kelly Benefit Stragies won the crown jewel of Superweek, the Great Downer Avenue Bike Race p/b Midwest Airlines on Saturday. After lapping the field as part of a 7-rider breakaway, KBS delivered the perfect leadout for the win as…