Breakthrough season for Houle

Canadian Hugo Houle raced to the best performance of his career, so far, when he finished fourth at the under-23 road race at the UCI Road World Championships last Saturday. “Generally, I had a super season. That fourth place is my biggest result this season, even though I’m very proud of my second overall at…

Why I Love Cyclocross

Ever since The Inner Ring put out his ‘Why I hate cyclocross’ post, I’ve been toying with a response. But busy with travel to and from races, I shelved my thoughts on the subject to focus on other subjects. But today, a day of Thanks in the United States, it came back to the forefront.…

Meet the Eckmanns

Teammates on the Clif Bar Development team, brothers Yannick and Robin Eckmann turned heads in Colorado when they went 1-2 in the two NACT Junior races at the beginning of November. On the muddy Blue Sky Velo course on Saturday, Yannick caught and passed the entire Cat 3 field which had started two minutes earlier…

Mr consistency Tim Johnson

Hot and cold, those words or similar were uttered many times while describing  Tim Johnson‘s weekend at the USGP Mercy City Cup  but Johnson doesn’t see it that way. “I got second yesterday.” said  Johnson after his win on Sunday. In Saturday’s race, the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com rider finished second to KONA’s Ryan Trebon in a muddy…

PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team Establishes a New Junior Development Program

In April, the PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team formally established a new and very exciting junior development program. “We’re hoping to boost junior cycling at the national level by supporting young women who have already distinguished themselves at the regional and state levels,” stated founder and General Manager, Nicola Cranmer. The members of PROMAN’s inaugural…

Team Swift – Ride fast, ride smart, be swift!

Cycle with Champions. Support the Team Swift Junior Cycling Development Program and ride with (and watch the younguns try and drop the pros)  BMC’s Tony Cruz, Mike Sayers, and Scott Nydam and Swift alumni Steven Cozza of the Garmin-Chipotle team on a beautiful 30 mile or 50 mile ride through Sonoma Wine Country on Sunday,…

Good luck Dougie

Last week, Doug Ollerenshaw announced on his blog that he was retiring from the professional peloton: “At 28, there’s no doubt I could have kept riding for a number of years yet, but I was always determined to move on when I felt that I’d stopped markedly improving. Plus, it seems best to leave while…

Spotlight on David Veilleux

In the cyclingnews report, Kelly Cup winner David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) states that he was an underdog because most of the other riders didn’t know him. But his win was not a surprise for those who follow the Quebec and Canadian cycling scene. The 20-year old Veilleux won the U23 Canadian Time Trial championships twice…

Leah Goldstein – one tough broad

Leah Goldstein in Redlands ValueAct‘s Leah Goldstein is no stranger to the art of defending the leader’s jersey. After grabbing the leader’s jersey in the TT, stage 4 in last year’s Mt Hood Cycling Classic, she almost singlehandedly – with only one teammate – survived the onslaught thrown at her from the Aaron’s team to…