Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 2

At more than 130 miles, Stage 2, the epic Queen Stage of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge, tested the riders strength and endurance as they traveled to unheard of heights on the route from Gunnison, Colo., to Aspen. The route, which included three KOMs and two sprint competitions, provided majestic views and tough competition…

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 2 – Preview

Stage 2 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Gunnison to Aspen The Queen Stage is the crown jewel of the seven stages. The journey from Gunnison to Aspen will be the hardest, longest and highest of the race, summiting two 12,000-foot peaks in one day. Starting in Gunnison, the stage travels through Gunnison National Forest…

Reactions – USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 1

Timing his counter-attack perfectly on the final kicker – at high altitude – to the finish line, Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack) won stage 1 at the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado. Leipheimer’s acceleration dropped everyone one giving a four second buffer on chaser Sergio Henao (Gobernacion Indeportes Antioquia). Franck Schleck (Leopard-Trek) took third, a further…

Tuft Makes History By Winning GP Stad Zottegem

Svein Tuft, of Spidertech p/b C10, delivered another great cycling performance on the European cycling tour, winning the 2011 Grand Prix Stad Zottegem in Belgium, a one-day professional cycling race in its 76th year of existence. In doing so, Tuft writes a new chapter in Canadian cycling history, becoming the first Canadian to win a…

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Stage 1 – Preview

Stage 1 of USA Pro Cycling Challenge from Salida to Crested Butte/Mt. Crested Butte With a start in Salida, Colorado’s cycling mecca and the race’s smallest start city, racers will take a circuit through downtown Salida before heading on their way on this 102-mile course to Mt. Crested Butte. The first KOM comes at 26.2…

USA Pro Crit Nationals

The final 2011 USA National road title, the USA Pro Criterium, will be awarded this Saturday, as past of the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The national championship race begins at 11:45 a.m. ET and will be streamed live. For the first time ever, only American riders will contest for the…

Summerhill Racing With The Big Boys

After three years of racing with the development arm of the organization, 22-year old Danny Summerhill got the call up to become a stagiaire with Garmin-Cervélo at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. “It’s anyone dream come true to be able to be invited to ride with some of the greatest guys in the…

When Gobernacion Indeportes Antioquia Attacks

“Attack” replied soft-spoken Janier Acevedo when asked what his team would do in the final stage of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Everyone smiled because that’s exactly what his team, the Gobernación de Antioquia – Indeportes Antioquia out of Colombia had been doing from the beginning of the race, attacking every time the…

Leipheimer Wins Challenging Utah

Radioshack’s Levi Leipheimer knew that he and his team would be challenged in their defense of the yellow jersey in the final two stages at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Vicious heat made a tough course brutal in Saturday’s circuit race in Salt Lake City when the field split apart of the first…

Bertogliati Hopes To Defend the Snowflake KOM Jersey

Wearer of the snowflake-adorned King of the Mountain jersey since the first road stage, Rubens Bertogliati (Team Type 1-Sanofi) fully intends to defend the jersey on the final day. But he knows that he’ll have his work cut out for him on the Queen Stage which culminates with the climb up to Snowbird. “For the…