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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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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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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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Young – “getting a little bit stronger and experienced in the bigger races”

Posted on 27. Jul, 2012 by .

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Defending champion Eric Young (BISSELL) talks about his impressive last 15 months on the eve of the US Pro Criterium Championships.

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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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Huff Wins NVGP Stage 4

Posted on 15. Jun, 2012 by .

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Coincidence? A few hours after joining the twitterverse, Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) pulled out the win in a chaotic finale at  the  Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, stage 4 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. “This is all because of Jeremy Powers, I wouldn’t be able to be here without him and forcing me to do it [...]

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The Riders Make The Race At AToC

Posted on 22. May, 2012 by .

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Let’s face it, it became déjà vu all over again fairly quickly at the Amgen Tour of Califonia with Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) winning the first four stages in similar fashion. In all four stages, he took the sprint out of a diminished field after the early break had been reeled back in. Heck he would [...]

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Ride Along In The Tour of California Caravan On Stage 6

Posted on 21. May, 2012 by .

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See what happens from car #13 – the Bissell team car – in the caravan on stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California from Palmdale to Big Bear Lake.

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