Columbia’s Teutenberg wins final stage and overall; Fly V/Australias’s Cantwell wins crit and Day wins overall at San Dimas Stage Race

The Columbia-High Road juggernaut continued in the final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, the 50-minute Incycle/Cannondale Old Town San Dimas Classic as German sprinter Ina-Yoko Teutenberg won her second consecutive stage and claimed the overall classification of the 3-day stage race. Going into the final criterium, Teutenberg was in second spot, 17 seconds…

Mara Abbott and Ben Day win the San Dimas Glendora Time Trial

Columbia-High Road’s Mara Abbott blitzed the twisty, uphill 3.8-mile (6.1 km) Glendora Chevrolet Mountain Time Trial,  stopping the clock at 15:01. Winner of last year’s time trial, she  beat her previous time by 20 seconds to claim the first stage of the San Dimas Stage Race. Second-placed Kristen LaSasso (Kahala-LaGrange) was 46 seconds back and…

San Dimas Stage Race Preview

Teams are gathering in Southern California for the 10th annual San Dimas Stage Race which runs from March 20 to 22. The precursor to the NRC opening race on the following weekend, the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the 3-day race held in the San Gabriel Foothills has become a hotly contested event. Last year Canadian Cam…

Rock Racing sweeps Merco Cycling Classic

Following the same scenario, Rock Racing won the second race in the Merco Cycling Classic, with a surprise win by 18-year old Iggy Silva in a bunch sprint ahead of Taylor Tolleson (BMC) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell). Taking advantage of the presence of teammate Freddie Rodriguez to force other teams to chase, Silva sat on…

Ina Teutenberg sweeps Merco Cycling Classic

Deja vu all over again. In a repeat of last year’s results by Columbia-High Road,  German Ina Teutenberg swept the Merco Cycling Classic by winning the Foothills Road Race bunch sprint ahead of Brooke Miller (Tibco) and Laura Charameda (All Sport – Team Swift). “Tibco did a good leadout, they gapped Emilia [Fahlin] at the…

Rock Racing goes 1-2 at Merco Cycling Classic Criterium

With a 5-man roster, Rock Racing didn’t let their small number and aggressive racing by other teams deter them from going 1-2 at the Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic Grand Prix on Saturday.  Taking time to celebrate, National Crit Champ Rahsaan Bahati crossed the line first followed by teammate U23 National Crit Champ Justin Williams.…

Back to back wins for Mark Cavendish at the Tour of California

Mark Cavendish (Columbia-High Road) easily outsprinted Tom Boonen (Quick Step) and Pedro Horrillo (Rabobank) to win his second stage in two days at the Amgen Tour of California. The  134.3-mile stage 4, the longest stage of the race, was finally raced under ‘California’ weather which had everyone  smiling at the  start in Visalia.  Cavendish has…

Updates on yesterday’s crashes

The wet conditions and tough racing continue to take their toll as more riders crashed yesterday. Teddy King (Cervelo) crashed in the neutral section and suffered a broken left arm in a nasty fall and subsequently had to abandon the race. Omer Kem (Bissell) crashed in the sketchy downhill off Sierra Road and was diagnosed…