Czech National Cyclo-cross Championship Race Report

On January 10, the Czech National Cyclo-cross Championship were held in Kolín, and  Ondřej Zelinka sent in this report (with small edits by yours truly): Zdeněk Štybar won his third national  Czech Republic cyclocross championship  title. The Fidea rider claimed victory over Radomír Šimůnek (BKCP PowerPlus) in Kolín. Third place was Petr Dlask (Fidea), fourth…

California Dreamin’

While we wait for the organizers to announce the remaining teams that will animate at the Amgen Tour of California 2009, teams and riders have started to announce their participation at the race. Here’s what we have so far. As a quick recap, the eight Pro Tour teams officially announced are Ag2r-La Mondiale, Astana, Garmin-Slipstream,…

2009 Tour of California route

This morning the Amgen Tour of California announced the expanded 2009 route for the cover more than 750 miles over nine days. As was earlier announced in the Press Democrat, the first stage is now a short, flat 2.4-mile (3.9 km) prologue in Sacramento. The route provides new challenges as it  includes 8 new host…

Jayco Herald Sun Tour preview

While the road season is finished in the Northern Hemisphere, the action is heating up down under with Australia’s oldest stage race, now in its 57th year,  the Jayco Herald Sun Tour which started today. For the next seven days, 14 professional cycling teams including ProTour teams and riders familiar to the North American Racing…

Repeat winners at Day 4 of USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships as Higgins makes it three, Pearce and Watkins make it two

Another National Title for Proman-Paradigm’s Cari Higgins on Saturday at the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships at the ADT Event Center veldorome at the Home Depot Center. The 32-year old Higgins beat Elizabeth Carlson (Verducci/Breakaway Racing) to win the  sprint national title, complementing her gold medals in the women’s keirin and elite women’s…

Third National title and new track record for Phinney; Proman adds two more golds at Day 3 of USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships

Taylor Phinney (Garmin-Chipotle) did it again and this time set a new track record in the men’s 4,000-meter individual pursuit.  The 18-year old  Phinney won his third national title of the week on Friday at the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships at the ADT Event Center veldorome at the Home Depot Center. Phinney…

Hilton Clarke wins ING Direct Capital Criterium

The duo of Australian Hilton Clarke and Canadian Dominique Rollin, the only two riders from the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team  present at the inaugural ING Direct Capital Criterium, waited until the final laps of the 85-lap crit in downtown Washington DC to make their move to come out on top of the podium. After avoiding…