Longsjo Classic cancels 2012 race

The 52nd Annual Longsjo Classic has been cancelled due to low rider registration numbers. “This is a heart wrenching decision,” said Ed Collier, race director for one of the oldest and largest stage races in North America. “I believe it was a perfect storm that contributed to anemic rider numbers.” After moving to a one-day…

Higgins, Marvulli Win at Fixed Gear Classic

Franco Marvulli (SUI) and Cari Higgins (USA) added to their MN Fixed Gear Classic medal counts on Saturday.  Marvulli took his second consecutive Endurance Omnium win and Higgins earned her third in convincing fashion.  Tela Crane (USA) and Jonathan Fraley (USA) took top honors in the Men’s and Women’s Sprint Omnium competitions. 2012 Fixed Gear…

Optum-KBS Heads West to Boise for Exergy Tour

Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies sends eight members of the top-ranked women’s squad to Boise for the inaugural Exergy Tour. The five-day stage race is the only UCI 2.1 women’s race in North America this year and will see America’s top ranked Optum p/b KBS women’s team compete against a world-class field…

NCC: Clarke and Allar Still On Top After Wilmington GP

The USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) rolled into its seventh event as riders stormed the streets of Wilmington, Del. for the Wilmington Grand Prix. Thousands of cycling fans and local residents lined the downtown Wilmington streets, watching competitors turn laps on the figure-eight course. Men. After placing second to Demis Aleman (Jamis-Sutter Home) at…

Hesjedal Made Canadian History

Canadian road cyclist Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, British Columbia (Garmin-Barracuda) made Canadian sport history today by becoming the first Canadian cyclist to ever wear the famous Pink jersey, a distinction awarded to the overall leader of the general classification at the Giro d’Italia. Hesjedal finished fifth on the seventh stage at the Giro d’Italia, and…

Leipheimer to Race at California

Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the roster for the AMGEN Tour of California. Levi Leipheimer and Tom Boonen spoke at the race press conference on Friday about the upcoming race, from May 13 through the 20th. “First of all it’s a little special, this race,” Boonen said. “Coming back from a rest…

Tour de Grove Highlights MO PRO

The Missouri Professional Cycling Series (MO PRO) returns top level national and international professional cycling to the streets of Missouri today, on Friday May 11th, 2012. The men’s and women’s professional field promises to bring the fastest show on two wheels to three signature neighborhoods in St. Louis City and County; the Delmar LOOP, the…