Tour de Nez – 6 day festival with pro racing

Started 16 years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Reno’s first coffee house, Deux Gros Nez, the Tour de Nez has grown from a Masters Twilight Criterium to a six-day festival complete with pro, amateur and enthusiast events. After scaling back last year to just two days, with a new partnership with Northstar-at-Tahoe the cycling…

Tuft wins TT and takes yellow at Tour de Beauce

Three-time Canadian TT Champion (2004, 1005 & 2006), Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) was the only rider to put in a time of under 26 minutes in the 20km individual time trial in the fourth stage at the Tour de Beauce. Tuft set the fastest time at 25 minutes and 45 second. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)…

Metlushenko wins second stage in Beauce, no major changes to GC

(Photo TourDeBeauce.com) Ukrainian Yuriy Metlushenko (Amore e Vita-McDonald’s) showed that his win last week at Lehigh Classic was no fluke in the second stage in Vallée-Jonction of the Tour de Beauce. Metlushenko won the bunch sprint by a few bike lengths ahead of Ciaran Power (Penzula Racing) and Brazilian Kleber Ramos (Garneau-Crocs). Metlushenko got some…

Nature Valley Grand Prix Preview

Nature Valley Grand Prix Hi-Lite Reel by Spokes Production The next race on the USA Cycling NRC, for both the men and the women, is the 2.1-rated Nature Valley Grand Prix which takes place throughout Minnesota, June 11-15. The 5-day, 6-stage race culminates in what is known at the toughest crit in the US, the…

Tour de Beauce Preview

The 23rd edition of the Tour de Beauce, a 2.2-rated event in the UCI America’s Tour, is being held from June 10 until 15 in the Beauce region of Québec. Over 140 cyclists from 21 teams will face 6 stages (including a split day) which still include the grueling climb of Mont Mégantic during the…

CSC wins back-to-back Philly Race

The heat was the major factor at today’s Philadelphia International Championship, the culmination of the 3-race Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling series. With temperatures soaring to the low 100s and humidity hovering around 80 percent, riders had to combat heat strokes and make sure that they took in enough (but not too much) hydration…

The Wall

What is the Mayanunk Wall? A half-mile climb with a punishing 17-percent grade and a raucous party. During the Philly race, the riders will face the (in)famous Mayanunk Wall 10 times for the men and 4 times for the women, and each time, the impact is a bit more brutal, and the crowds bigger and…