Hekman and McCaughey win USA Crits Iron Hill Twilight

The fifth event of the USA Crits series, the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium was held last Saturday in West Chester PA. With leader Rahsaan Bahati (Rock Racing) not participating in the race, it left the door wide open to move up to the top of the heap, and the Toshiba-Santo team took full advantage of…

Chodroff and Mcgrath win opening TT at Fitchburg Longsjo

The only woman in a field of 66 riders to break the 19 minute barrier, Kristin McGrath (Colavita/Sutter Home) set the fastest time of 18:57.74 for the opening stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. Stage 1 was a 6.55-mile (10.5 km) point-to-point time trial with over 500 feet of elevation over horrendous pavement. In second…

Closer look at New England Race Week

A new series is happening this week. Five of New England’s most energetic race promoters got together this past winter to bring New England Race Week: eight days of racing across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. It combines three popular races that cyclists have been enjoying for years (Providence,…

Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Preview

The 49th Annual  Fitchburg Longsjo Classic  is happening on  July 3-6 in in Fitchburg, Mass. The four-day stage race brings a close to the  New England Race Week, five races across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic serves as a legacy for the history of cycling…

Brooke Miller wins bunch sprint at Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

It came down to a bunch sprint at the women’s race at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix on Sunday June 29.  Tibco’s Brooke Miller outsprinted last year’s winner Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) and Jen McRae  (Advil/Chapstick) to take the win. Attacks were tried during the 40-minute criterium on the bent-paperclip-shaped course but nothing was allowed…

Holloway wins final stage; Veilleux takes overall at Tour of PA

The current USA Elite Criterium Champion Daniel ‘Dholla’ Holloway (VMG/Felt) won the rain-drenched, slippery, stopped-for-tornado-warning, doesn’t-count-for-the-overall-GC, reduced-to-24-laps final stage in downtown Pittsburgh on Sunday to bring to an end the inaugural Tour of Pennsylvania. Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) finished second with Skyscraper Harlem Cycling Classic winner Erik Barlevav (TIME Pro Cycling) taking third place honors.…

Tour of PA – stage 1

The first day of the Tour of Pennsylvania was a split-stage day, starting in the morning with a short 2.2-mile (3.5 km) prologue time trial, followed by an evening 25-mile criterium. Steven Van Vooren (Johan Brunyeel Cycling Academy) set the fastest time of 4:18, 3 seconds faster than second place Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) and…

Tour of Pennsylvania Preview

The 2008 American Eagle Outfitters Tour of Pennsylvania Presented by Highmark Healthy High 5 (wow that’s a mouthful) starts today. Wicked wind, steamy temperatures and plenty of challenging terrain during the 6-day, 420-mile (676 km) stage race across Pennsylvania provides a chance for elite international cyclists under age 25 to show themselves off. In his…