Team TIBCO puts two on top at ‘Toona prologue

World Track Champion Tara Whitten and Jennifer Wheeler of Team TIBCO/To the Top powered their way to the top two spots in the opening prologue of the Tour de ‘Toona in Pennsylvania this evening. Whitten covered the roughly three-mile course in a shade under 5:40, averaging nearly 32 mph. Impressively, teammate Wheeler was less than…

Racing Returns to Evanston on July 17

For the fifth consecutive year, exciting bicycle racing returns to downtown Evanston on Sunday, July 17, 2011. The Evanston Grand Prix Presented by Turin Bicycle will host a full day of racing with amateur men and women’s categories starting at 9:00 am CT and culminating with the pro women’s race at 4:00 pm and the…

HTC-Highroad Heads Up Women’s Prestige Cycling Series

On the strength of a dominant performance at the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the HTC-Highroad women are atop the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series standings in three of four categories. Amber Neben (HTC-Highroad) regained the lead in the individual standings she previously had after the first Women’s Prestige Cycling Series event (Redlands Bicycle Classic) by winning…

Team Removes Quintero From Roster After Positive

Update (July 1, 2011) – From USADA Quintero, 29, tested positive for the anabolic agents, 19-norandrosterone and 19-noretiocholanolone, as a result of a sample collected at the Wilmington Grand Prix, on May 22, 2011, in Wilmington, Delaware. Anabolic Agents are prohibited under the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing and the rules of the International…

2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships

Can anyone beat Clara Hughes? Will the Spidertech p/b C10 numbers prevail this year? We’ll know after this weekend. An impressive field of over 200 cyclists from top cycling teams and provincial associations will be competing in the Elite road race and time Trial race at the 2011 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships held in the…

Two More Years For Mancebo With RealCyclist.com

Francisco “Paco” Mancebo (ESP) has signed a two-year contract extension with On The Rivet Management and will continue to captain the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team through 2013. This news comes on the heels of Mancebo’s General Classification  win at Tour de Beauce this past weekend – his fourth GC title this season. Mancebo also sits…

There’s An App For That: Drug Search 3.0

Version 3.0 of the iPhone/iPad DrugSearch Application, from James Mattis, engineer and rider with CalGiant, is now available. DrugSearch version 3.0 updates the app with the revised 2011 WADA (World Anti-Doping Authority) list of prohibited substances and methods, along with a new subscription service that allows users to remove advertisements from the app. The DrugSearch…

Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Is Complete

The rosters are set for the 13 elite amateur bicycle racers who won spots – “American Idol” style – on the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams, earning the opportunity to compete against professionals next week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Jane Weakley of Kettering, Ohio, and Brandon Feehery of Homewood, Ill., were the final…

World Champ Bronzini Wins Liberty Classic

The Liberty Classic had everything needed for a great bike race — a long solo breakaway, a calculated chase by the field and a dramatic field sprint seeing the current world champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno d’Asolo) winning ahead of Shelley Olds (Diadora Pasta Zara) and Jennifer Purcell (Team Danbury Audi) in two hours, 28…

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s Blue Train Rolls Into Philly With A Full Head Of Steam

The Blue Train rolls into this weekend’s TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship with a full head of steam following a series of recent podium-topping performances throughout May and early June. On Thursday, June 2, Robert Förster (GER) and Hilton Clarke (AUS) took first and second place respectively, in Northern New Jersey’s BaseCamp International in Basking…

HTC-Highroad Men and Women Light The Fuse For Philadelphia

Both the HTC-Highroad men and women’s teams are raring to go for the Philadelphia International and Liberty Classic this weekend. With a young and powerful men’s group this year, sports director Allan Peiper is confident in the potential of his line-up, particularly from a tactical standpoint. “Leigh [Howard] has been in the U.S. since the…

Excitement builds up for Spidertech for Philly

Excitement builds for the TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship for Canada’s only UCI Pro-Continental Team, SpiderTech powered by C10. “Coming off a successful month of racing, I’m really looking forward to Philly. As a race our team has done well in the past, I expect our growing team work and strength will put Team SpiderTech…