Figuring Out How To Win For BISSELL

It was a heated battle at the Joe Martin Stage Race, and this time the BISSELL came out on top. They finally won the overall at an NRC stage race, it’s been a long time coming. For DS Omer Kem, the win meant “the world.” He added, “We finally figured out how to win, that…

Bissell Prevails At Joe Martin

The onslaught of attacks continued in stage 4, the Downtown Fayetteville crit, of the Joe Martin Stage Race. After dominating the early NRC races, a chink in RealCyclist.com and yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo was seen in yesterday’s stage and everyone wanted it on it. With multiple riders in shouting distance of the top of the…

Jacques-Maynes Going For The Win At Joe Martin

The duel is on once again at the Joe Martin Stage Race between RealCyclist.com and the BISSELL Pro Cycling team. After the opening time trial, RealCyclist’s Francisco Mancebo is in the lead with BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes at three seconds down. Sounds familiar doesn’t it? It’s happened before this year. At the NRC opener, the Redlands…

Mancebo Wins Joe Martin TT

Once again, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) clocked the fastest time at a time trial, this time it was the opening stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race. His time was 8 minute flat on the 2.5-mile (4 km) uphill course in Devil’s Den State Park, in Northwest Arkansas. A beautiful lush park with an undulating course…

Parker Fastest At Gila TT

The Trek-Livestrong U23 team did it again at the SRAM Tour of the Gila time trial. Last year it was Jesse Sergent, and this time it was Dale Parker, the 18-year old Australian with a time of 34:39 on the 16.15 miles (26km) out-and-back course with 1000 feet (305 m) of climbing.  Coming back to…

Pipp Wins Bunch Sprint At Gila Stage 2

Without the winds from previous year on the Inner Loop Road Race, stage of the Tour of the Gila, a bunch sprint was (almost) inevitable.  Though the remnants of the very early break, initiated at the end of the neutral section, raised a question in our minds, the pack was back together as they barreled…

The DS Corner

A month or so into the domestic road season and what did we see ? We saw Ben Day has not lost his fire and is still a threat and that his new team, Kenda/5-Hour Energy, was able to rally around him at San Dimas to defend the overall. Redlands came down to a duel…

Baldwin Joins BISSELL

Not only was Chris Baldwin showing good form at the early season races but he was also having a good time racing his bike. Both were very obvious to see. Baldwin, racing for Team juwi solar/First Solar had a stellar start to the season where he finished 3rd overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Today,…

Cancado Surprises At Sea Otter Circuit Race

23 laps of non-stop aggression. The attacks kept on coming in the fourth and final stage of the men’s Sea Otter Classic Stage Race with BISSELL the main aggressor. In the end however, Brazilian Raul Cancado (Passion Bikes) was able to win the stage out of a splintering break. Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL) was second and…

Mancebo Climbs Into Yellow At Sea Otter

RealCyclist.com’s Francisco Mancebo attacked on the steep climb to the finish line to win stage 2 of the Sea Otter Classic and take over the yellow jersey from his teammate Cole House. Andres Diaz (Team Exergy) was second and Jay Thomson (BISSELL) third.

Mancebo Wins Redlands By One Second

One second. So small yet so huge. One hard-fought, hotly contested second is what separates the overall winner, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) from second-place Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL). Tied on time going into the race, with Mancebo wearing the yellow jersey, all eyes were on the first sprint for the time bonus at the first KOM. The…

Van Uden Wins Redlands Crit

Emerging from a late-race break, Kiwi Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) won the Redlands criterium, the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Going for the green sprint jersey, Van Uden made his way into break after break, on the hunt for the points. Van Uden was successful as he takes over the sprint…

Mancebo Narrowly Wins Sun Time Trial

Francisco Mancebo (Real Cyclist.com) narrowly won the Redlands Bicycle Classic’s Sun Time Trial this afternoon. Mancebo won the uphill prologue by less than one second ahead of Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL Pro Cycling), who finished in second. Two-time US Pro Time Trial Champion, Chris Baldwin (Juwi Solar-First Solar) was in third. Only four seconds separated the…

A Motivated Wamsley Is Ready For 2011

At the beginning of 2010, Kyle Wamsley stated that after his successes in crit racing, he was now going for results in stage races. In his first year with the BISSELL Pro Cycling, he seemed poised to achieve his goal with a strong start of the season that included a podium at SRAM Tour of…

Mission Accomplished For BISSELL At MERCO

“Absolutely” mission accomplished for BISSELL said MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic GC winner Ben Jacques-Maynes. “We had great outings all four days here, our hill climbers had a great outing on Thursday. The time trial crew performed spectacularly, just the entire really on the time trial, we got really good leadout practice in the crit…