On Tap: USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

The 2009 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships are taking place right now at the Home Depot Center Velodrome in Carson, Calif. on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills and will conclude on October 4th. More than 300 elite cyclists from across the United States, including rising stars, as well as 2012 Olympic…

Worlds Recap

A quick recap of how the North American cyclists fared at the 76th World Championships UCI Road World Championships which were held in Mendrisio, Switzerland, from Wednesday 23 September  in Mendrisio, Switzerland. The competition started with the 33.2 km Men U23 Time Trial won by Jack Bobridge of Australia earned the U23 men’s world title…

On Tap: USGP #1 – Planet Bike Cup cross

New to the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross in 2009, the Planet Bike Cup kicks off the Series today and tomorrow at one of the most popular venues of the Wisconsin Cycling Association Series: Angell Park Speedway in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. Cyclocross races have been held at Angell Park Speedway since 2003 and this year’s…

Jamey Driscoll Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld) wins CrossVegas

Sights and Sounds from CrossVegas

A crowd estimated, by the organizers, to be almost 10,000 spectators, filled the Desert Breeze Soccer Complex in Las Vegas for the third edition of CrossVegas. With the largest international field of cyclocross racers ever assembled in the U.S. competing, the anticipated international battle of America versus the world never developed. Jamey Driscoll (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld) captured…

On tap: World Championships

The 76th World Championships UCI Road World Championships are set to start Wednesday 23 September in Mendrisio, Switzerland. Over the next 5 days (4 days of racing), U23 and Elite men and women will compete in the time trial and the road race for the right to wear the rainbow stripes for the next year. Cheat sheet, online schedule and USA & Canada rosters.

Weekend cross recap

Break is over. Cross season started this weekend, with the first four UCI races on the 2009/2010 USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Calendar: Star-Crossed and Rad Racing in Washingston State and Nittany Lion and Charm City in the Mid-Atlantic.

Chicchi Claims Aggressive Stage

Non-stop attacking and  amazingly fast racing highlighted stage 6 of the Tour of Missouri, where the riders averaged speeds of  48 km/h (29 mi/hr)  on the 177 km (110 mi) roller coaster stage from Chillicothe to St Joseph. We had some hard, fast and aggressive racing out there.  Attacks flew until the end but in…

Zabriskie takes over in Missouri

Four-time and reigning US Pro Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie crushed another time trial, this time at stage 5 of the Tour of Missouri, clocking a time of 36:30 with an average speed of 50.301km/h (31.255mph) over the flat 30.6 km (19 mi) course in Sedalia. Silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, Saxo Bank’s Gustav…

High time for Haedo

After finishing on the podium every day, Saxo Bank’s JJ Haedo finally made it to the top step in Jefferson City. He surged to take the win in a chaotic sprint finish ahead of Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step). Though tied with Hushovd on time, Haedo became the new leader…

Thunder Strikes in Missouri

After two podium finishes this week, Thor Hushovd of the Cervelo Test Team finally got the better of  Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC team to take the win in a chaotic sprint in Rolla and claimed the yellow leader’s jersey after stage 3 at the Tour of Missouri. Once again, Saxo Bank’s JJ Haedo made…