On Tap: SRAM Tour of the Gila

The NRC goes up and up starting Wednesday at the 25th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila where 339 miles of racing, 25,231 feet of climbing will challenge the riders over five days. Follow all the action on @podium_live and keep up with everything on the Tour of the Gila hub page. Can anyone beat…

Tanner Takes Sprint, Dowsett Takes Yellow In Utah

After working hard in two breaks, David Tanner (Fly V Australia) outsprinted Alex Dowsett (Trek-Livestrong) for the win in the tough stage 1 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. The pair had flown away from a break on Emigration Canyon. “I had good legs, I was feeling really strong.” said Tanner. “I cooperated…

On Tap: Larry H Miller Tour of Utah with Swindlehurst

“America’s Toughest Stage Race”, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah p/b Zions Bank is about to start. Who better to give us the lowdown on the stages and a few insights on the peloton than Salt Lake City resident Burke Swindlehurst of TeamGive p/b Blackbottoms. “It’s very important to me on a variety of…

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.

Talking Gila with Burke Swindlehurst

One of the toughest stage races in North America, the SRAM Tour of the Gila kicks off on Wednesday where it challenges riders with five days of leg busting climbing, arrowing descents and often brutal winds in New Mexico. Who best to describe the race and the stages than the (only?) three-time winner BISSELL’s Burke Swindlehurst who also conquered the Gila Monster four times in his career … so far.

Talking Utah with Burke Swindlehurst

Billed as America’s Toughest Stage Race, after taking a hiatus in 2007, the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is back in 2008, bigger than ever. From August 13 until August 17, the 17 teams will be challenged by the 5-day, 5-stage, 336 mile race with 30,000 feet of climbing will all take place within…