Colavita/Baci To Merge With Italian UCI Team

Some changes in the women’s cycling landscape. Today Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light announced a new partnership for the 2011 season with Italy’s UCI-registered, ASC Chirio Forno D’Asolo Professional Women’s Cycling Team. The team will be renamed Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Pro Cycling team and maintain its UCI status in 2011. The cooperation between…

Schneider Gets First NRC Win At Chris Thater

Samantha Schneider (TIBCO/To The Top) won a two-up sprint over Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) to earn the win at the Chris Thater Memorial, making it the first NRC victory for the USA U23 National Crit Champion. After numerous attacks were nullified in the 35-mile criterium, the duo made it off the front of the pack with…

Cliff-Ryan Wins Glencoe GP

Although it as a small field in the pro/1/2 women’s race, the racing was aggressive with multiple breaks forming in the 60-minute crit. Straight from the start, riders from the three big teams, Colavita/Baci, TIBCO/To The Top and Team VBF, took turns at the front of the field upping the pace to try and get…

Phinney and Evans Golden in Silver City

Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.

Colavita/Baci Blow Away Field; Amaran Sprints to Win at Gila

The Colavita/Baci Women’s team blew away the field in one of the windiest stages on record at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Carmen Small took the stage win, Andrea Dvorak second and Cath Cheatley third. This time, Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home timed his move perfectly to win stage 2 ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL). Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Leipheimer retain GC lead.

Pros talk about the radio ban

Prior to the third and final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Robin Farina (Team VBF), Meredith Miller (TIBCO/To The Top), Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Colavita/Baci Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal talk about the impact of the race radio ban on the previous day’s road race.

Benjamin and Sutherland sprint to the win in San Dimas

Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Baci) outsprinted her breakmates for the win at the San Dimas Hospital Road Race. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) made his move on the final climb to take the win. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) retain the yellow jersey with one stage left. Updated with photos.

Monday News Roundup

Roundup of some of the news: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, La Chrono Gatineau. Rock Racing-Murcia. Chance to ride with the pros at training camps for Team TIBCO, UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis and Colavita/Baci. Amber Rais joins Austrian team, positive B Sample for Tom ZIrbel, Clara Hughes is flag bearer for Canada