Talking US Pro Tactics And Dreams With Candelario

Since the inaugural edition in 2006, the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championship has unfolded differently every year, with the winner emerging from a different move every time; from a long solo attack from a break, to a late attack from a select group in the finishing circuits, to an a blistering attack on…

Zabriskie Flies To Sixth TT Title

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) did it again in Greenville, SC. Coming off a strong Amgen Tour of California where he finally won the Solvang time trial, Zabriskie flew on the three 6.9-mile (11.1-km) loops, setting the fastest time at every split on his way to claiming his sixth National Time Trial title. Zabriskie kept an average…

A Relaxed Zirbel Is Confident Prior To USPro

Two months since his return to racing, on the eve before the big test, the US Pro Time Trial, Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) was relaxed and ready.  Zirbel had been suspended for two years by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for the steroid DHEA. He accepted the ban but continues to maintain…

The Fittest Field Ever At US Pro

On the eve of the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, five ProTeam riders – BMC’s Taylor Phinney, George Hincapie and Brent Bookwalter, Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) and Ben King (Radioshack) – met the media to answer questions. Joining them on the dais was Handcyclist Matt Updike, a six-time U.S. National Champion and currently…

Tour of Utah To Be Broadcast Nationally

The 2011 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, held on August 9-14, will be shown nationally on FOX Sports Network (FSN) and regionally by ROOT Sports and KJZZ TV. All broadcast partners will air a one-hour recap show each evening and a two-hour feature and recap show following the final stage on Sunday August 14.…

On Tap: US Pro Championships

Here we are once again in Greenville SC for the sixth year in a row, for the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, but this time it’s in May. For the first time ever the event will be contested over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to better align with the international calendar.  Also back…

Final Nature Valley Pro Ride Qualifier This Weekend

Only two spots remain to be filled on the Nature Valley Pro Ride women’s and men’s teams for this year’s Nature Valley Grand Prix. Cycling’s version of “American Idol” wraps up with the Quad Cities Memorial Weekend Omnium, which consists of three long-standing criteriums in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. The top amateur man and…

The DS Corner – Post California

A simple question ‘Are you satisfied’ to four of the Continental teams DS on the last day of the Amgen Tour of California. See what Jonas Carney (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth), Frankie Andreu (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Danny Van Haute (Jelly Belly) and Omer Kem (BISSELL) had to say.

Riders’ Final Thoughts

Radioshack’s Chris Horner & Levi Leipheimer, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo), Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly) share their final thoughts from the Amgen Tour of California that we found were too good not to share.

Numainville 2nd at GP Gatineau

Joelle Numainville of Team TIBCO/To the Top narrowly missed out on repeating as champion of the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau on Saturday, losing a close sprint to World Champion Georgia Bronzini (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo). “The girls rode incredibly well,” said Team Directeur Sportif Lisa Hunt. “It was a hard race, and Joelle was a marked rider…

Horner Wins Tour Of California

Chris Horner (USA) of Team RadioShack crossed the finish line of the last stage of the 2011 Amgen Tour of California in Westlake Village with an overall time of 23 hours, 46 minutes and 41 seconds, capturing the Amgen Race Leader Jersey and solidifying his place at the top of the podium, while Matthew Goss…

McCarty officially crowned King of the Mountain

Stage 7 at the 2011 Tour of California was without a decisive stage for General classification. Starting in the college town of Claremont and ending 121km later at the top of Mt Baldy, riders had their work cut out. With a gigantic category HC Climb compared with some of the toughest climbs in European races,…

A Matter Of Survival On The Queen Stage

While a few were battling at the front for glory on the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California, for most, it was a matter of surviving the tough and hard stage to not be time cut and be able to fight one more day. With words from Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL)

Radioshack Go 1-2 In Queen Stage

Amid breathtaking vistas and challenging roads with continuous switchbacks leading to the top of Mt. Baldy (elevation 7,930 ft.), RadioShack teammates Levi Leipheimer (USA), three-time Amgen Tour of California champion, and Chris Horner (USA) crossed the Stage 7 finish line in first and second place respectively, thrilling fans with a picture-perfect victory. The second-place finish…