Johnson wins hometown race

When Rory Sutherland heard the news, he tweeted, “My life is complete.” Tim Johnson of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis had won a race, and it was a road race, not cyclocross. Wednesday, a day before his 33rd birthday, Johnson won the Fidelity Investments Gran Prix of Beverly presented by Beverly Hospital,…

SpectaCross Cancelled

The New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross races scheduled for August 6-7 have been cancelled due to lack of entries. The Fair’s management intends to replace the bike races, which were to have been a keystone of the entertainment program for the Fair’s opening weekend, with monster truck rides in the same arena where the races…

SpectaCross in Danger of Cancellation

With one week to go before the minimum entry deadline, organizers of the two-day New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross on August 6-7 are hoping racers start making some decisive moves quickly. The cyclocross races are meant to be one of the highlighted entertainment attractions for the opening weekend of this year’s New Jersey State Fair,…

Dramatic Finish on Tap for Women’s Prestige Cycling Series

The individual, sprint and team classifications remain up for grabs with one race remaining in the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series. The 30th edition of the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic begins Tuesday. The six-day event is the longest consecutively run elite stage race in the United States. In the Women’s Prestige Cycling Series individual…

Kiesanowski looks back at Grand victory

Joanne Kiesanowski of Team TIBCO/To the Top took her first NRC victory of the season last Saturday at the Grand Cycling Classic in Grand Rapids, Michigan. “It was a good race, and good to get my first NRC win of the year,” she said. In a repeat of her Sea Otter Circuit Race victory of…

Team Type 1 Ready For Tough Race in China

Team Type 1 will send a mix of proven climbers and the most successful rider with Type 1 diabetes in professional cycling to China for the Tour of Qinghai Lake. King of the Mountains champions Thomas Rabou (Amgen Tour of California) and Davide Frattini (Redlands Bicycle Classic) will be joined by Javier Megias, one of…

KBS Sweeps Tour de Delta

The Canadian branch of KBS Pro Cycling continued their hot streak in British Columbia on Sunday, with Zach Bell, David Veilleux, and Ryan Anderson forming an all-green podium at the White Spot Road Race to take the GC crown once and for all. Bell was part of an early 10-man breakaway, then rode away during…

Clarke sprints to 3rd at Grand Cycling Classic

Hilton Clarke of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis took 3rd place in the Grand Cycling Classic on Saturday, taking 2nd in a bunch sprint that just about caught race winner Patrick Bevin (Bissell) on the line. “We were really close to catching him,” said Karl Menzies of UnitedHealthcare Presented by Maxxis. “I…

Mara Abbott 1st American to win overall Giro Donne

Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) riding for the USA Cycling Women’s National Development Program, won the overall Giro Donne today in Italy. The 25-year-old soloed to wins in stages 8 and 9 and finished in the main pack in Sunday’s final stage 10 to win the race’s general classification. The team…

Team VBF Takes over USA Crit Series Lead

Allar sprints to 2nd at Iron Hill Twilight; Cash and Roettger contest NRC’s Grand Cycling Classic Erica Allar set her sights on the USA Crits Series overall leader’s jersey after finishing third at Athens Terrapin Twilights. Allar raced Athens, the first of the five races that make up the women’s series, in April. Three months…

SpectaCross Announces 3 Clinics

Organizers of the New Jersey State Fair SpectaCross have announced details of no fewer than three clinics that will take place in conjunction with the race on August 6-7. SpectaCross may take place in the middle of the summer, but organizers see the date as an important bridge to the traditional autumn cyclocross season. “For…

Universal Sports Televising Nature Valley Grand Prix

One of the most exciting editions in the history of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the top-ranked race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar, will be broadcast on Universal Sports, sharing nationally what fans in eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin enjoyed in person last month. The hour-long program will air on Universal Sports at…

Cycle-Smart Grassroots Cyclo-Cross Team

With cyclo-cross season close at hand, Cycle-Smart President Adam Myerson is opening up the doors to the Cycle-Smart’s grassroots cyclo-cross team. All of Adam’s personal cyclo-cross sponsors are on board to back the amateur program. For years Cycle-Smart has been an asset to aspiring cyclists’ training goals and racing preparation. The company has long been…

Fixed Gear Classic: Event Wrap

Two teenagers made their presence felt in a world-class men’s field at the 2010 Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Colton Barrett (Texas Roadhouse), a 19-year-old, and 17-year-old Matt Baranoski (Alliance Environmental), won the endurance and sprint omniums, respectively, defeating such luminaries as Emile Abraham (Aerocat), Austin Carroll (Adageo Energy Pro Cycling) and Colby Pearce (Big Shark…