In a story published July 7, Jonathan Vaughters stated that he first noticed Andrew Talansky at the 2010 Tour of the Gila and that Talansky had no one feeding him, no mechanic, no teammates. In reality, Talansky had the full support of his California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized team.
We caught up with a few riders to get their thoughts at the start of stage 1 of the Amgen Tour of California in Santa Rosa, California.
Weather is always part of the conversation at bike races but, the upcoming snow storm that is predicted to hit on Sunday for stage 1 has captured everyone’s attention. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 90% chance of snow on Sunday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.…
The only rider to break the 8-minute barrier Andrew Talansky (CalGiant) blitzed the Joe Martin Stage Race Time Trial and takes over the lead. Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor) wins TT and takes lead in tight battle.
Darren Lill (Fly V Australia) and Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) tamed the monster and the weather for the stage win. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) won the overall, making it two victories for each of them. Videos, Photos.
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 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)
At the San Dimas Stage, CalGiant Specialized unleashed what Directeur Sportif Anthony Gallino called his “secret weapons” while at training camp earlier this year, Australian Mountain Bike National Champion Sid Taberlay and U23 rider Andrew Talansky. “I had fun, it was good.” said Taberlay who finished second overall at eight seconds from the overall winner…
With two of the top sprinters in North America, the Bahati Foundation Pro Cycling Team executed perfect tactics at the Merco Downtown Criterium and swept the podium putting Matty Rice on the top step. Rahsaan Bahati was second and Hilton Clarke third. Updated with photo gallery.
After a year with the Continental squad Amore e Vita, 21-year old Andrew Talansky is returning to basics for 2010, joining the California Giant/Specialized team, one of five U23 riders in the rejuvenated Elite Amateur squad. You might remember Talansky as the lone chaser behind Daniel Holloway at the Philadelphia International Championships for lap after…