Cooke Keeps On Fighting

Almost one year ago, after climbing his way to the biggest win of his career on the Queen Stage at the Tour de Beauce, Matt Cooke thought that finally everything was coming together for him. On his second year with the UCI Continental squad, Team Exergy, his future looked bright. A few months later, the…

Champion System Learning From Top Riders In Colorado

On Friday’s stage at the USA Pro Challenge, Champion System Pro Cycling Team’s Biao Liu ignited the main break that stayed away for 175 of the 189.7-km stage. Going into the stage, Champion System General Manager Ed Beamon said he wanted one of his three Chinese riders to get into the early break. Shortly after the…

Lewis Is Getting Stronger Day by Day

Champion System Pro Cycling Team’s Craig Lewis was part of a nine-man breakaway that saw its hopes for success dashed in the final kilometers of Tuesday’s second stage of the USA Pro Challenge. But that’s not remarkable in itself, after all every day riders toil in the break hoping that the break makes it to the…

Champion System Ready for U.S. Debut

The Champion System Pro Cycling Team makes its U.S. debut Wednesday at the 26th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila with a pair of Americans, Chris Butler and Craig Lewis, on its five-rider roster. General Manager Ed Beamon said the mountainous, five-day race in New Mexico is an ideal event to launch the first Asian…

Keough – Next year Is Going To Be Huge

Luke Keough (Champion System p/b Keough cyclocross) did it again at the Cycle-Smart International this past weekend. The 20-year old picked his first and second UCI wins of the cross season to sweep, for the second year in a row, the races in Northampton, MA. The victories put him on top of the Shimano New…

A Tough Two Years For Nick Keough

Two years ago, a then 19-year old Nick Keough won the U23 overall at the 2008 Verge New England Championship Cyclo-Cross and seemed to be poised to take the world by storm. Then, the second-oldest of the five New England Keough brothers was challenged by crashes, injuries, an illness and bad luck. Fast forward to…