Second Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Race Begins Today

The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series resumes this week when the 24th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila begins Wednesday in Silver City, N.M. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) leads the individual and sprint competition but is not among the 75 women registered for the five-day National Racing Calendar event. However, second-placed individual Katharine Carroll and her Peanut…

On Tap: SRAM Tour of the Gila

The NRC goes up and up starting tomorrow at the 24th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila where 339 miles of racing, 25,231 feet of climbing will challenge the riders over five days. A who’s who from the North American cycling world is showing up to claim the prize and test themselves before the Amgen…

Strong start for UnitedHealthcare-Maxxis in Southeast

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis got off to a fast start in the opening weekend of the Southeast Criterium Series speed week. On Saturday, Karl Menzies of the UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis took the victory at the Terrapin Athens Twilight Criterium, besting five breakmates in a sprint finish. Andrew Pinfold of UnitedHealthcare…

Schneider starts strong in Southeast Crits week

With a squad in Europe and another heading to Gila this week, reigning U23 criterium champion Samantha Schneider is the lone representative of Team TIBCO/To the Top in the Southeast criterium series, which started this weekend in Georgia. But being on her own didn’t stop her from representing the team well to open the weekend.…

On Tap: Road Runner Classic

Beep beep. Billed as High Altitude Racing, a new race makes its appearance this year, the RoadRunner Classic in Albuquerque on Saturday April 24. For both men and women, the race is an omnium and features a 6.3 mile time trial in the morning, followed by a circuit race in the afternoon on the same…

On Tap: Vuelta de Bisbee

The 32nd edition of La Vuelta de Bisbee, often used as lead-up to the NRC Tour of the Gila, is on this weekend in Arizona for the pro men. The 87 riders  face a prologue and 3 stages in three days filled with climbing and wind. To make it even more interesting, a cold front…

Fly V Australia take over men’s NRC lead

The Fly V Australia continued their winning ways last weekend, making it three out of three events in the NRC for the Australia Continental team. First it was Ben Day winning the overall at Redlands Bicycle Classic followed by Jonathan Cantwell taking the chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix, and now it’s Ben Kersten.

Mach and Powers Win Sea Otter Circuit Race

For both the women’s and men’s 120-minute race on the Laguna Seca racetrack, the winner emerged from a break to claim victory at the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race p/b SRAM. Alison Powers (Team VBF) used her descending skills to attack a 3-rider break to win ahead of Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Katheryn Mattis (Webcor Builders). Taking his second win of the weekend, Paul Mach (BISSELL) attacked with 2 laps to go to solo to victory. Jared Barrilleaux (CalGiant) was second and Evan Huffman (Yahoo!) third. With videos and photos.

Watch Sunny King Crit live

The sprinters of the top men’s and women’s pro teams will light up the night in Anniston, Alabama today at the eighth Sunny King Criterium, a NRC race for both the men and women. Last year’s men’s pro winner, Karl Menzies, will be back to defend his throne with full support from his UnitedHealthcare p/b…

Cantwell wins chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix

Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) came out the victor of the physical and chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix earlier today. Brothers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) were a close second and third in the final bunch sprint. Kendall Ryan (Now-MS Society) outsprinted Maria Lechuga (Helen’s) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to win the women’s non-NRC crit. Post-race video interviews.

Miller takes 6th in Drenthe World Cup

Brooke Miller of Team TIBCO/To the Top put in another strong performance today in the Ronde van Drenthe World Cup, finishing 6th out of a lead group of 13 that began to take shape just past the half-way point of the 135km race. The course featured three cobbled sections, all over 2 km long, as…

UnitedHealthcare sweeps Dana Point TT

The UnitedHealthcare presented by Maxxis took over the podium at the inaugural Killer Cove Time Trial today in Dana Point. Brad White was the only rider to break the 5-minute barrier with a time of 4:56 over the 2.25-mile (3.6km) course, mostly flat but with a 18% kicker above the Dana Point Harbor. “It went…