On Tap: Grand Cycling Classic

Interesting battle is shaping up in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday for the 4th Grand Cycling Classic presented by Herman Miller. One team, the defending team, is sponsored by Grand Rapids-based BISSELL. Another team includes a Tasmanian who won in 2007 and now resides in Grand Rapids. They will meet on a 1.2-km 6-corner circuit…

Vennell, Shanks Win Longsjo TT

Jeremy Vennell (BISSELL) set the fastest time at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Time Trial with David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) taking over the lead with one stage to go. In the women’s race, Alison Shanks (New Zealand National Team) was the fastest with Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) still leading the race.

Cheatley, Borrajo Take Fitchburg Longsjo Opener

By a whisker.   On one side you had Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinting out of a break, on the other Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) sprinting out of the pack that had chased down the break.  The location, the final uphill dash to the finish line of the 74-mile stage 1 of the Firtchburg-Longsjo Classic,…

On Tap: Fitchburg-Lonsjo

Even though the race is hurting for money, the 51st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic is back in its traditional spot, the Fourth of July weekend. In a break from tradition, the second oldest race on the NRC has changed the sequence of racing in the four-day stage race, which now gets under way with the challenging…

Abbott Is New USA Road Champion

The final three Stars-and-Stripes of the 2010 USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite Road National Championships were awarded on Sunday as Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) used a late-race attack to grab her second elite women’s road race national title. Lawson Craddock (Hot Tubes) completed the sweep winning the junior men’s 17-18 road race after earning the time trial and criterium titles earlier in the week. Michael Olheiser (TriStar Cycling Team) won the elite men’s road race to cap off the week’s action in Bend.

Aerocat’s Dotti Wins Hyde Park Blast

Aerocat’s Juan Pablo Dotti avoided a late race crash to win the Hyde Park Blast Criterium ahead of Clayton Barrows (AXA equitable-CRCA) and Chris Uberti (Team Panther p/b competitive cyclist). Though he went down in the crash, Isaac Howe (Mt Khakis f/b Jittery Joe’s) still leads the USACrits Series.

Two for King, Hat Trick for Rivera at USA Road Nats

Saturday brought repeat winners at the USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite Road National Championships. Following his surprise win in the U23 Men Criterium yesterday, Benjamin King (Trek-Livestrong) made it two by soloing to win the U23 men’s road race. Hat trick for Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) who continued to dominate the junior 17-18…

Howe, Buerkle Win Madeira Centennial Crit

It wasn’t billed as a twilight race but the Madeira Centennial Criterium finished in almost complete darkness with Issac Howe (Mountain Khakis) appearing out of the night to take an impressive sprint victory! The nations crit riders have been split this weekend between the Tour of Americas Dairyland, Manhattan Beach Grand Prix and this Ohio…

Evans, King Claim USA Nats Crit Titles

Moving from its long-time home in Downers Grove, Ill. as a part of the USA Cycling Professional Criterium Championships, the elite women’s and men’s criterium contests highlighted the fourth day of competition at the USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite Road National Championships. Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) topped the powerful elite women’s field,…

Beveridge Wins 5th, Tuft 6th National TT Title

The first day of competition at the 2010 Canadian Road Cycling Championships saw Canada’s best road cyclists take-on the time trial course with force in Devon, Alberta, and the top riders didn’t disappoint as Julie Beveridge and Svein Tuft took home the ultimate Canadian Titles. Conditions for the women’s race were close to ideal, with…

Stevens, Talansky win National TT Titles

Evelyn Stevens (New York, N.Y. HTC/Columbia), Mike Olheiser (Huntsville, Ala./TriStar Cycling) and Andrew Talansky (Napa, Calif./Cal Giant Berry Farms) joined 13 others Thursday in slipping on the Stars-and-Stripes jersey after clocking the winning times in the elite and U23 time trials in Bend. In all sixteen national titles were awarded as riders in each category,…