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To swap bikes or not swap bikes at Tour of California TT

Posted on 17. May, 2013 by .

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The final three-kilometer wall with several pitches over a 10% grade at the end of the individual time trial, stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California is making many riders think of switching bikes, going from their time trial to lighter road bikes. “The idea of switching bikes is interesting to me, it all […]

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Janier Acevedo sits on his Jamis-Hagens Berman teammates' wheel on stage 4 - photo by Jonathan Devich

Jamis-Hagens Berman Defending Yellow at Tour of California

Posted on 16. May, 2013 by .

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Not only did Janier Acevedo outclimb everyone to claim the victory on stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California but his Team Jamis-Hagens Berman p/s Sutter Home has been able to successfully defend his yellow jersey for the past two days. A first for a UCI Continental team in the eight years of the […]

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Transfer News Roundup

Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by .

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It’s that time of year again, the so-called silly season – though there really is nothing silly about it – when riders and teams announce transfer news  and contract renewals. Here’s a quick roundup of the info so far: Merger. The biggest news has to be the merger of the Inferno Racing and On The […]

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Ben Jacques-Maynes and Janier Acevedo To Jamis/Sutter Home

Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by .

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After a successful 2012 racing season with victories and podiums at stage races such as the Tour of the Gila, Cascade Cycling Classic, and Vuelta Ciclista de Chile, the Jamis-Sutter Home Professional Cycling Team is back and ready to race in 2013. Jamis Bicycles and Sutter Home Family Vineyards will team up for the 4th […]

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Was the 2012 Tour of Utah Too Tough?

Posted on 13. Aug, 2012 by .

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Was the 2012 Tour of Utah too tough? Levi Leipheimer (Omega Pharma-Quick Step), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) and Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) answer the question.

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Jacques-Maynes – “Getting the KOM is one of those things that just pops out”

Posted on 12. Aug, 2012 by .

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It was somewhat fitting that the Alpine Loop climb was a major factor in Ben Jacques-Maynes fight to reclaim the KOM jersey on Saturday’s Queen Stage at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Not only does he love it but he knows the intricacy of the final sprint to the top. “I love the […]

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Smooth is the goal for Bissell at the TTT

Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by .

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Update: Bissell posted the fourth fastest time at the team time trial, 50 seconds from the winner Garmin-Barracuda. They were the highest placed Continental team. Stage 2 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is going to force the Continental teams to dust off a skilled rarely used, if ever, the team time trial. […]

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Riggs Wins San Rafael Twilight Crit In Duel Against Barrilleaux

Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by .

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The San Rafael Twilight Criterium quickly came down to a story of two men, Jared Barrilleaux (CalGiant/Specialized) and Eric Riggs (Mike’s Bikes). The two, allies for most of the race, become enemies once again after they lapped the field with 12 laps to go in the 75-minute race. The first 30 minutes were non stop […]

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AToC Stage 7 Preview with BJM

Posted on 19. May, 2012 by .

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The Queen Stage. This is it, this is the stage where the overall winner of the Amgen Tour of California will be decided with three tough KOMs. “if you’re racing up there, you’re prepared, you’re there for a reason. If you’re fit enough to be in the front group, it’s the micromanagement and that half […]

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AToC Stage 6 Preview with BJM

Posted on 18. May, 2012 by .

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Stage 6 at the Amgen Tour of California marks a return of the Big Bear finish, first seen in 2010 – however this year, the stage includes less climbs before the final ascent to the Snow Summit ski area at over 7,000-foot elevation. “It’s a big fitness test and this is designed to tire out […]

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