Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.
Jesse Sergeant (Trek-Livestong) drilled the SRAM Tour of the Gila TT beating GC leader Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) by 14 seconds. Alison Powers (Team VBF) broke the 40-minute barrier and surged up to second place on GC at just over one minute from GC leader Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12).
Analysis of stage 2 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila with Burke Swindlehurst (TeamGive presented by BlackBottoms). Video.
The Colavita/Baci Women’s team blew away the field in one of the windiest stages on record at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Carmen Small took the stage win, Andrea Dvorak second and Cath Cheatley third. This time, Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home timed his move perfectly to win stage 2 ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL). Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Leipheimer retain GC lead.
Analysis of stage 1 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila with US National Road Champion Meredith Miller TIBCO/To The Top). Video.
Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) crushes stage 1 of Tour of the Gila and has over two minutes on GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) repeats his won on Mogollon to take the lead in the men’s race. Photos. Videos.
Video chat with Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders) on the eve of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Mattis finished third in last year’s edition.
Video of the pre-race press conference at the Tour of the Gila with Levi Leipheimer (Mellw Johnny’s), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Ben Day and Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders), Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci), ALison Powers (Team VBF), Merdith miller (TIBCO/To The Top). Chat with Andrew Talansky (CalGiant)
For both the women’s and men’s 120-minute race on the Laguna Seca racetrack, the winner emerged from a break to claim victory at the Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race p/b SRAM. Alison Powers (Team VBF) used her descending skills to attack a 3-rider break to win ahead of Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Katheryn Mattis (Webcor Builders). Taking his second win of the weekend, Paul Mach (BISSELL) attacked with 2 laps to go to solo to victory. Jared Barrilleaux (CalGiant) was second and Evan Huffman (Yahoo!) third. With videos and photos.
Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci) attacked to the break to win the Sea Otter Classic Road Race p/b SRAM. Paul Mach led another BISSELL sweep of the podium.
TIBCO’s Millers go 1-2. With their top sprinter racing in Europe, the TIBCO/To The Top team came in with a plan, to attack and attack some more to fatigue the sprinters on the other teams and go for a break win. And that’s exactly what they did at the Sea Otter Classic SRAM Criterium on…
Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) came out the victor of the physical and chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix earlier today. Brothers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) were a close second and third in the final bunch sprint. Kendall Ryan (Now-MS Society) outsprinted Maria Lechuga (Helen’s) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to win the women’s non-NRC crit. Post-race video interviews.
Time to look at the flip side of the race radio ban and answer the very important question: With the race radio ban in effect, what can be done to keep the Directeur Sportif from getting bored in the car? Brooke Miller (TIBCO/To The Top), Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL), Kristin Sanders (Team VBF), Will Routley (Jelly…
Prior to the third and final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Robin Farina (Team VBF), Meredith Miller (TIBCO/To The Top), Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Colavita/Baci Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal talk about the impact of the race radio ban on the previous day’s road race.
Highlights of the Cycle-Smart International I cyclocross race held in Northampton MA on Saturday November 7 2009. Mary McConneloug soloed to victory in Women’s Elite race and local Jeremy Powers dropped his teammate and the other member of lead group Jamey Driscoll in final meters to take the win in Men’s Elite.
Highlights of the Elite Men Derby City Cup, race #4 of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) in Louisville KY. Includes short interview with Tim Johnson, Jamey Driscoll and Jeremy Powers.
Video Highlights of the Elite Men Derby City Cup, race #3 of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) in Louisville KY won by KONA’s Ryan Trebon in a 2-up sprint.
Podium for Men U23 of Day 2 of Derby City Cup, race #4 of US Gran Prix of cyclocross (USGP). Winner Travis Livermon (Cannondale), 2nd Dave Hackworthy (Ridley), 3rd Jack Hinkens (Ridley). Hackworthy is U23 USGP leader with 4 races to go.
Men’s Elite podium ceremony of Day 2 of Derby City Cup of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross (USGP) in Louisville, KY. Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com sweeps podium with Tim Johnson soloing to the win, Jamey Driscoll in second and Jeremy Powers third. Driscoll is new leader in the USGP series with two weekends to go. Canadian Cross Champ Geoff Kabush (Rocky Mountain-Maxxis) gets Most Aggressive. Oh and a kiss too.
Video of day3 of the Cincinnati UCI3 Cyclocross Festival. While Katie Compton (Planet Bike/Stevens) continued her domination in the final race, the Cincinnati UCI3 Harbin Park presented by Biowheels and United Dairy Farmers, it was “battle royale” in the men’s race. Jeremy Powers (Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) and Ryan Trebon (KONA) went head to head, or is that…