Zirbelicious wins Elk Grove time trial

  Tom Zirbel (Bissell) set the fastest time for the first stage of the Tour of Elk Grove, the eponymous  Elk Grove Village Bank & Trust Pro Men Stage 1 Time Trial.  He stopped the clock at 08:36.37 for the 4.5 mile (7.2 km) course, 3 seconds faster than  Chris Horner (Astana). François Parisien (Team…

On tap this weekend – big money races

The best things in life are free But you can keep ’em for the birds and bees Now give me money (that’s what I want) …. The richest 3-day cycling prize purse of $225,000 is on the line in the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove in Illinois starting on Friday August 1st. No start…

Mt Evans Hillclimb

The 43rd Annual Bob Cook Memorial Mt. Evans Hillclimb, the highest finishing bicycle race in the United States, was held last Saturday. Kevin Nicol (Toyko Joe’s Pro Cycling) narrowly edged Ian MacGregor (Team Type 1) for the win, both setting a time of 1:53:21 for the 28-mile race. Peter Stetina (Garmin-Chipotle) was third, crossing the…

BC Superweek Recap

Billed as 8 sizzling races in 10 hot days, BC Superweek just ended in Bristish Columbia. The racing kicked off with the Tour de Delta from July 11 to 13, the famous Tour de Gastown was on July 16, Giro di Burnaby on July 17, and ended with Tour de White Rock on July 18…

Cascade Stage 6 – Escuela and Rais take the stage honors

For both the men’s and the women’s race, the battle was for second and third spot on the overall classification as the leader, Kristin Armtrong (Cevelo-Lifeforce) and Levi Leipheimer (Astana)  had an (almost) unassailable lead coming into the final stage of the Cascade Cycling Classic. The riders were faced by heat and humidity in stage…

Miller and Rollin win Bend Crit at Cascade

Astana’s Chris Horner talks about the crit with Bend Bulletin The GC contenders tried to stay safe in the fast, flat 6-corner twilight criterium in downtown Bend and the sprinters came to the forefront. After 90 minutes of racing, Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) pipped Kyle Gritters (Health Net-Maxxis) at the line in the bunch sprint to…

Cascade Cycling Classic Preview

The 29th annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic, a 2.3-rated NRC stage race, will be held July 9-13, 2008. As their team was not invited to the Tour de France, Oregonian Chris Horner and his Astana teammate Levi Leipheimer will be taking on the best of the North American squads and teams in the…