BISSELL and HTC-Columbia fastest at Merco TTT

HTC-Columbia and BISSELL set the fastest time in the only scheduled Elite Team Time Trial in the USA today in Merced California. For the first time in its long history, the Merco Cycling Classic started with a 4-rider TTT on a  20-mile (32.2km) out-and-back course with the team time set by the third rider crossing…

Howes flies the stars and stripes on Snowbird

In a show of force and humor, young Alex Howes of the Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin team, the U23 development arm of the Slipstream organization, grabbed a hot dog and attacked the dwindling break at the bottom of the final brutal climb up to Snowbird and soloed away for the win at the Queen stage of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah. Rock Racing’s Francisco Mancebo solidifies the yellow jersey. Photos.

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes talks about the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, his 2009 season past and future, the American Velodrome Challenge and shares his thoughts about moving the Tour of California to May. Apologies for the all the movement (jittery) in the videos – my fault completely and no reflection on Ben’s great comments. Will work…

It all comes down to the final crit at Joe Martin

It all comes down to the final criterium and time bonuses at the Joe Martin Stage Race as stage 3 came down to a bunch sprint where Colavita-Sutter Home’s Haedo claimed his second stage and Laura Van Glider (Mellow Mushroom) outkicked everyone. Only 9 seconds separate OUCH’s Rory Sutherland and BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes, the top two men on GC. The women’s race is even tighter with 9 seconds between leader Alison Powers (Team Type 1), Katheryn Curi-Mattis (Webcor) and Kat Carroll (TIBCO).

Leipheimer wins Sea Otter Road Race

The Bissell team launched attack after attack but in the final two-mile long, eight percent grade to the finish, Levi Leipheimer (Astana) dropped Paul Mach (Bissell) in the final meters to win the Sea Otter Classic Road. Winner of yesterday’s criterium Morgan Schmitt (Bissell) was third. “This is home for me. I came up through…