Bronzini Wins Again; Neben Takes Overall At NVGP

Although known as a sprinter, Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) has no problems with short steep climbs as she showed in Geelong when she won the World Championship which ended in a climb. Bronzini waited patiently in the lead group, reduced to 12 riders by the tough tempo set by the HTC-Highoad squad and then launched…

Bronzini Makes It Two At NVGP

The racing was fast in the first road race, stage 3, at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. With rolling terrain, it was time to test the mettle of the yellow jersey Kristin Armstrong and her Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12 on the 66.5-mile Cannon Falls Road Race. More photos in the gallery Attacks flew constantly…

Rainbow Shines In Wet St Paul

After a raining morning for the opening St Paul Riverfront Time Trial, the sun came out and everyone was hoping for a dry stage 2 at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. But once again mother nature decided to make hard racing even harder when a storm hit before the start of the Downtown St Paul…

World Road Champion Bronzini and Cliff-Ryan to Lead Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Squad at Liberty Classic

The Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Pro Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light is aiming for victory at the TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship Women’s Liberty Classic on June 5th. “We have an unbelievable roster,” said Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal. “Between World Road Champion Giorgia Bronzini, NRC Champion Cath Cheatley, and riders like Theresa Cliff-Ryan and Andrea Dvorak,…

The DS Corner

Time to talk to some of the Directeur Sportif on the women’s teams in our second installment of the DS Corner: Lisa Hunt, DS of TIBCO/To The Top, Rachel Heal, DS of Colavita/Forno d’Asolo and Susannah Gordon, DS of Primal/MapMyRide answer our questions.

Bronzini Coming To the US To Race With Colavita

Giorgia Bronzini, 2011 World Champion in road racing, will join her teammates on the Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Women’s Pro Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light for Canada’s Tour de Gatineau, the TD Bank Philadelphia International Women’s Liberty Classic and other marquee events. Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal made the announcement. “We are thrilled to have…

Success Breeds Success For Colavita

What a start of the season for the Colavita/Forno d’Asolo squad. By my calculation, the team has already racked 16 victories in 2011, with 13 of those coming in NRC events. Those wins include winning the overall at both the USA Crits Speedweek series and the overall at Joe Martin Stage Race at the same…

Holcomb Back In The Lead In 1-2 Punch At Joe Martin

The Colavita/Forno d’Asolo re-took the lead of the Joe Martin Stage Race from TIBCO/To The Top with a 1-2 punch finish with Janel Holcomb taking the win, crossing the line just before her teammate Modesta Vzesniauskaite in a bunch sprint. TIBCO’s Jo Kienasowski took third. The win and its associated 10-second time bonus puts Holcomb…

Guarnier Sprints Into The Lead At Joe Martin

Megan Guarnier (TIBCO/To The Top) kicked in her big engine up  the finishing uphill to take the bunch sprint victory at stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race – her first NRC win. With the ten seconds of time bonus, she takes over the GC lead, tied on time with Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo)…

Holcomb Fastest At Joe Martin TT

After a third-place finish at the SRAM Tour of the Gila TT. Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) was the fastest at the opener of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. Gunning for the riders in front of her, she clocked 9:41.77 and held an average speed of 15.49 mph (24.93 km/h) on the 2.5-mile…

Donovan Wins Stage; Hughes Takes Overall At Gila

Kathryn Donovan (Missing Link) attacked her breakmates at bottom of the final climb and not only soloed her way to the stage victory but climbed up to third on GC. Lex Albrecht (Juvederm/Specialized) tried to get across but never closed the gap and crossed the line over two minutes later to take second.  Heather Logan-Sprenger…

Hughes Smokes TT; Takes Over At Gila

Clara Hughes, riding for the composite Pactimo team, smoked the Tour of the Gila timetrial, stopped the clock at 39:33. In her first long time-trial since returning to racing, Hughes was the only woman to go under the 40-minute mark on the 16.15 miles (26km) out-and-back course with 1000 feet (305 m) of climbing. Hughes…

Logan-Sprenger Solos To Win Gila Stage 2

Do two solo wins make a pattern? Heather Logan-Sprenger (Colavita Forno d’Asolo) powered away from her late race breakmate to solo to victory at the Inner Loop Road Race, stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila. Not sure if that makes a pattern but Logan-Sprenger took another victory with a solo move earlier at…

Abbott Wins Mogollon At Gila

Current National US Road Champion Mara Abbott (Diaodora -Pasta Zara) showed that she had found her climbing legs on the way to Mogollon. After her team had lined up at the front to set a fast tempo to shell as many riders as possible, Abbott attacked just before the right turn to the final climb.…

Staying Hydrated With Logan-Sprenger

At the Redlands Bicycle Classic where the temperatures hovered in the high 90s under cloudless sunny days, staying hydrated became even more important for the racers. For most, it was the first hot spell of the year and the heat took a toll, some suffered from muscle cramps that forced to stop and drink during…

Cliff-Ryan Sprints to Second Win at Redlands

Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita Forno D’Asolo) won her second consecutive decisive sprint at the City of Redlands Criterium, stage 2 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, this afternoon. Jen Purcell (Danbury Audi) finished in second and Chloe Hosking (HTC-Highroad) in third. More photos in the gallery. The real race drama was happening in the GC race. At…

Cliff-Ryan Easily Wins Sprint At Beaumont

With a brilliant lead out from teammate Cath Cheatley (Colavita Forno D’Asolo), Theresa Cliff-Ryan easily won the bunch sprint finish at the City of Beaumont Circuit Road Race. Today was stage one of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. She won ahead of Christina Gokey-Smith (Rouse Bicycles), who finished in second, and third place Jennifer Purcell (Danbury…