How hard was it?

In the end, all the riders agreed that the 2008 Tour of Missouri was a hard race. “I think that everyone’s overall impression was that it was hard, a lot more than we expected.” said overall winner Christian Vande Velde (Garmin-Chipotle) about the Tour of Missouri. While no major climbs in the stages, there was…

Cavendish makes it three at the Tour of Missouri

Mark Cavendish (Columbia) does it again in Missouri. The Manx man won his third stage, the fourth for his Columbia team by winning the bunch sprint at the end of’ the 97-mile (156 k) stage 6 in St Charles, Missouri. Toyota-United’s Ivan Dominguez was second and Missouri native Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) was third. “When…

Boy oh Boy

Rabobank’s Boy van Poppel won the bunch sprint to the line in Missouri’s state capital Jefferson City after the break was reeled in the final circuits. His teammate Michael van Stayen was second and Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) barely edged out Mark Cavendish (Columbia) for third. “There were maybe five in front of me and…

Post stage 2 comments from the Tour of Missouri

Winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia), Most Aggressive rider Andy Guptill (Colavita/Sutter Home), local Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) who finished sixth, KOM Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) and Kelly Benefit/Medifast duo of David Veilleux and Keven Lacombe answered some questions following stage 2 at the Tour of Missouri Mark, is there anything different in today’s win compared to yesterday’s…

Brooke Miller wins Tour of Missouri Women’s Criterium

In a brand stinking new Stars & Stripes jersey, US Crit (and Road) Champion Brooke Miller (Tibco) won the bunch sprint at the inaugural Women’s Criterium at the Tour of Missouri.  Erica Allar (Aaron’s) was second and Jen McRae (Advil/Chapstick) was third. The field might have been small with only thirty-something riders at the start…

Tour of Missouri preview

Tomorrow, the seven-day, seven-stage Tour of Missouri starts off in St Joseph Missouri showcasing professional cycling around the ‘Show Me’ State. Show me is right. All eyes will be on Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish as he skipped his home country’s Tour of Britain to take on the fast men of North America in this stage…

Van Ulden and Pic win the US 100K/US 10K

A bit more than 12 hours after the finish of the US Pro Road Race, after forgoing the obligatory post-race party (one assumes), Jelly Belly’s Bernard Van Ulden outsprinted his breakaway companions to win the US 100K Classic event, the penultimate race in the NRC series.  Seventh in the US Pro Road Raace Andy Bajadali…

It came down to two thousandths of a second

After 4 hours,  thirty-eight minutes and nineteen seconds, the 110-mile (177 km) US Pro Road Race came down to two thousandths of a second (0.002) or 2 milli-seconds.  That is the margin by which Tyler Hamilton (Rock Racing) beat Blake Caldwell (Garmin-Chipotle presented by H3O). For comparison-sake, on average an eye blink takes approximately 300…

Tyler Hamilton is the new US National Road Race Champion

In what is sure to re-ignite the discussions on cycling forums all over the world, in a photo finish, Rock Racing’s Tyler Hamilton won a 2-man sprint ahead of Garmin-Chipotle’s Blake Caldwell to win the US Pro Road Race Championship earlier today in Greenville, SC.  Danny Pate (Garmin-Chipotle) was third.  Many tried but no moves…

Meet the new boss, he’s the same as the old boss

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Chipotle) did it again for the third time in a row. On his third race back after his breaking his back at the Giro d’Italia, Zabriskie won the US US Pro championships Time Trial, again, setting the fastest time of 40’39″04 over the flat but billed-as technical 20.7- mile (33.3 km) course. (photo…

US Pro Preview

This weekend, the US Pro championships races (or the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships) will be held in Greenville, SC., starting with the time trial on Saturday followed immediately the day after by the road race. Only one returning champ to defend his jersey as current USPro Road Race Champ Levi Leipheimer (Astana)…

Clarke and Pic win Chris Thater Memorial Criterium

Repeat winners at the 25th Edition of the Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, NY., the ninth race in the 11-race USA Crits Series. Taking his second win in three years, Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) won the 40-lap crit ahead of Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita/Sutter Home) and Eric Boily (Volkswagen). Taking her third win with her first…