On Tap: St Francis Tulsa Tough

A matter of heat this weekend in Tulsa, OK. Hot crit racing, loud enthusiastic crowds and big purse this weekend at the St Francis Tulsa Tough, $50K for the pro/1 men and $30K for the pro 1/2 women in the 3-day omnium event which is on the NRC for the men, as 2.5.1 race but…

Focus On the Road For Anthony

For many, 2011 was decision time, time to make a choice, cross or road, road or cross? Jesse Anthony of the Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth team, made the tough call and chose road. The 25-year old (soon to be 26)  has bot only a new focus this year but an increased motivation. After coming close, very…

Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Is Complete

The rosters are set for the 13 elite amateur bicycle racers who won spots – “American Idol” style – on the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams, earning the opportunity to compete against professionals next week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Jane Weakley of Kettering, Ohio, and Brandon Feehery of Homewood, Ill., were the final…

2011 Canadian Road Nationals Video Preview

2011 Canadian Road Nationals Video Preview

A closer look at the Elite Road Race course for the 2011 Immunity-FX Canadian National Road Championships. The 12-km circuit features the notorious Rattlesnake Point climb. Pro rider Andrew Randell of Team SpiderTech p/b C10 and race organizer Craig Fagan offer a preview of what to expect. ttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz4PoEdh04E Both the elite women’s and men’s road…

USA Pro Cycling Challenge Route

The route is now known for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, the UCI 2.1 stage race held in Colorado  on August 22-28, 2011. For its inaugural edition, the race starts off with a prologue, then adds a mountain-top finish, two 12,000-foot peaks – Independence Pass and Cottonwood Pass – in one stage, an uphill time…

World Champ Bronzini Wins Liberty Classic

The Liberty Classic had everything needed for a great bike race — a long solo breakaway, a calculated chase by the field and a dramatic field sprint seeing the current world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d’Asolo) winning ahead of Shelley Olds (Diadora Pasta Zara) and Jennifer Purcell (Team Danbury Audi) in two hours, 28…

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s Blue Train Rolls Into Philly With A Full Head Of Steam

The Blue Train rolls into this weekend’s TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship with a full head of steam following a series of recent podium-topping performances throughout May and early June. On Thursday, June 2, Robert Förster (GER) and Hilton Clarke (AUS) took first and second place respectively, in Northern New Jersey’s BaseCamp International in Basking…

HTC-Highroad Men and Women Light The Fuse For Philadelphia

Both the HTC-Highroad men and women’s teams are raring to go for the Philadelphia International and Liberty Classic this weekend. With a young and powerful men’s group this year, sports director Allan Peiper is confident in the potential of his line-up, particularly from a tactical standpoint. “Leigh [Howard] has been in the U.S. since the…

Excitement builds up for Spidertech for Philly

Excitement builds for the TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship for Canada’s only UCI Pro-Continental Team, SpiderTech powered by C10. “Coming off a successful month of racing, I’m really looking forward to Philly. As a race our team has done well in the past, I expect our growing team work and strength will put Team SpiderTech…

World Road Champion Bronzini and Cliff-Ryan to Lead Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Squad at Liberty Classic

The Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Pro Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light is aiming for victory at the TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship Women’s Liberty Classic on June 5th. “We have an unbelievable roster,” said Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal. “Between World Road Champion Giorgia Bronzini, NRC Champion Cath Cheatley, and riders like Theresa Cliff-Ryan and Andrea Dvorak,…

Veteran Line-Up Announced for KBS-OptmHealth At Philly

Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth Pro Cycling is fielding a veteran roster for this weekends Philadelphia International Championship. With a combined 60 years of professional racing experience split among the eight-man roster, the team will be making a push for the podium at the oldest and longest running one-day event in America. The roster features seven out…

Kowalski’s Markets Collegiate All-Star Team Loaded With Talent

Six riders with a combined seven podium finishes at the recent USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals make up the Kowalski’s Markets Collegiate All-Stars team for this month’s Nature Valley Grand Prix. Elle Anderson (Dartmouth College) and Kimberley Turner (Seattle Pacific University) are repeat selections to the team while Robin Bauer (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Missy Erickson…

16 Teams For 2011 Tour of Utah

A total of 16 teams will be racing at the 2011 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, which in its seventh edition is on the UCI America Tour calendar with a 2.1 ranking. Scheduled for August 9-14, the six-day stage race, is is one of just three 2.1-rated, or higher, stage races in the U.S.;…

US Pro Race Shape

Confession time: my inner geek likes data.  There are many ways to try and understand what happened where and when at a race, words and photos have come into play and now, straight from the mind of Paul Mach (BISSELL), comes Race Shape. Through Garmin files, Race Shape shows how a race developed by comparing…

Busche Wins US Pro In Photo Finish

In one of the most dynamic and active US Pro Road Races in, well maybe ever, Radioshack’s Matthew Busche outsprinted hometown favorite George Hincapie (BMC) to win the National title in a photo finish at the Greenville Hospital Systems USA Cycling Road National Championships. See more photos in the gallery. Tactics are always interesting at…