Roth Wins Univest Grand Prix In Three-Up Sprint

Canadian Ryan Roth of Team SpiderTech powered by C10 capped an aggressive team race at the Univest Grand Prix Saturday, winning from a three-man sprint after counter-attacking once teammate François Parisien was caught after a 75-mile breakaway. Roth flew up the right side of the downhill into an uphill finish, out-kicking Americans Frank Pipp (Bissell…

Breathing Through A Straw

The pain cave. Breathing through a straw. The deep dark red. Altitude is one of the difficulty presented by the two UCI races this month. Jay Thomson (BISSELL), Lucas Euser (Spidertech) and Max Jenkins (UnitedHealthcare) talk about their preparation and the impact of altitude.

Ramsey Solo’s To Win Tour de Nez

Taking advantage of a lull in the attacking, Daniel Ramsey (Full Circle) took a solo flyer on an unexpected portion of the course to win the Tour de Nez on Sunday, an NRC criterium. With a bit less than 30 minutes to go, Ramsey attacked on a somewhat unexpected spot on the course, right before…

Young, Mackie Win Glencoe Grand Prix

Neo-pro Eric Young (BISSELL) took the first NRC win of his career at the Glencoe Grand Prix, besting Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly) in the bunch sprint. Young stayed glued to his teammate David Williams‘ wheel  on the final lap before unleashing his sprint. “With one to go, Dave did awesome,…

Make That Four For UHC At NVGP

Another stage, another win for UnitedHealthcare at Nature Valley Grand Prix. But tonight at the Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, they had to work very hard to keep it under control. Stage 4, 40 laps around a 6-corner, flat course started off fast and aggressive and it stayed that way until the end. Nick Frey (Jamis/Sutter Home)…

Confident Wamsley Aims For Philly

Before the start of the season, Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL) adjusted his training to peak in the May/June timeframe with his sights set on Philly. The TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship is a top priority for the Pennsylvania native. He seems to have timed it perfectly. After a tough day of racing in the heat in…

The DS Corner – Post California

A simple question ‘Are you satisfied’ to four of the Continental teams DS on the last day of the Amgen Tour of California. See what Jonas Carney (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth), Frankie Andreu (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Danny Van Haute (Jelly Belly) and Omer Kem (BISSELL) had to say.

A Matter Of Survival On The Queen Stage

While a few were battling at the front for glory on the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California, for most, it was a matter of surviving the tough and hard stage to not be time cut and be able to fight one more day. With words from Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL)

Vennell Cracks Top 10 In Solvang

Jeremy Vennell of the BISSELL rode his way into 8th place, 59 seconds down from stage winner David Zabriskie (Garmin-Ceverlo), making him the only domestic rider on a Continental team to not only crack the top 20 but the top 10 on the Amgen Tour of California Time Trial. Does that prove that he is…

Climbers Test Themselves On Sierra Road

At the start of stage 3, all eyes were looking up the road, literally, with not only the first mountain-top finish of the race but the first KOM points attributed due to the canceled and shortened earlier stages. The climbers and GC contenders would now come out to the front of the race and at the end of 81-mile (131-km) stage some would be disappointed. With Canadian Champion Will Routley (Spidertech p/w C10), Tyler Wren (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Chris Baldwin (BISSELL).

Anatomy Of A Break

Stage 3 at the Amgen Tour of California played out as expected, the early break was reeled in by the charging peloton, ramping up the speed for the final bunch sprint. But there’s a lot more to it than that, let’s take a closer look at the tactics of the breakaway, with insights from Christian Meier (UnitedHealthcare) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL).

Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California  since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Ben Jacques-Maynes, of BISSELL Pro Cycling. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, BJM shared some memories of the previous years including his best…