Show of Strength for Tuft at Canadian National Champs

A fantastic showcase of cycling took place Saturday at the 2014 Global Relay Canadian Road Cycling Championships with the presentation of the men’s road race. The powerful Svein Tuft (Orica-GreenEDGE) raced to the victory of this grueling road race in dominating fashion. Tuft demonstrated his exceptional endurance, racing in a solo breakaway for more than…

Optum's Ryan Anderson finishes third on Stillwater Criterium and wins overall

McCabe Wins Stillwater Criterium, Anderson Takes Overall Title

The legendary Stillwater Criterium lived up to its reputation as one of the hardest races in the United States on Sunday. Attacks flew as the racers went up Chilkoot hill which features a 24 degree grade to the finish line. Put under pressure in the final laps, Canadian Ryan Anderson prevailed to win the overall…

Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) wins the overall at North Star Grand Prix

Small Seals Her Overall Win of the North Star Grand Prix as Williams Wins Stillwater Crit

Lizzie Williams (Vanderkitten) made her bold solo move with six laps to go out of the 14-lap circuit and held her lead to win the Stillwater Criterium. Behind her was the battle for the general classification. Leah Kirchmann (Team Optum) and Alison Powers (UnitedHealthcare) were both 14 seconds behind Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) coming into the…

stage 5 podium (l-r): Fabio Calabria (Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros), Tom Devriendt (Team3M) and Eric Marcotte (SmartStop)

Belgian Devriendt Wins Wet Menomonie Road Race

Belgian Tom Devriendt of Team 3M outsprinted his breakmates in the pouring rain to win the Menomonie Road Race, stage 5 of the North Star Grand Prix on Saturday afternoon. Australian Fabio Calabria of Horizon Organic/Einstein Bros was second and the reigning US National Champion Eric Marcotte of Team SmartStop was third. The three were…

Tobin Ortenblad wins Minneapolis Criteriu, stage 4 of North Star Grand Prix

Young Ortenblad Takes Biggest Win of his Career at Minneapolis Criterium

Tobin Ortenblad (California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized) outsprinted the reigning US National Road Champion Eric Marcotte (Team SmartStop) to win the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium tonight. Belgian Timothy Stevens (Team 3M) rounded off the podium on stage 4 of the North Star Grand Prix. The three riders were part of a five-man breakaway that escaped early in…

Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) wins Minneapolis Criterium

Rivera Wins Uptown Minneapolis Crit; Small Increases Her Overall Lead

Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) won both sprint competitions and continued her sprint dominance by winning the race ahead of Leah Kirchmann and Lauren Hall (both Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies), who placed second and third respectively. The 28 lap race was neutralized at 13 laps to go due to a massive crash in turn four…