Evelyn Stevens Wins Tough Uphill Time Trial

The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial was a battle between Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) and Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) who started 30 seconds behind Stevens. Powers made her move on the technical descent and was able to catch Stevens mid way through the course. Stevens was able to ride away from…

It’s about respect at Specialized-lululemon

After grabbing the leader’s jersey following the time trial at the Exergy Tour, Amber Neben stated “really it doesn’t matter who goes up the road as long as it’s Specialized-lululemon.” Though sounding cliché, the sentiment, echoed by all the women on the Specialized-lululemon, was obviously heartfelt. On the final day, actions spoke louder than words…

Stevens wins Stage One of Gracia Orlova

Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) won Stage One of Gracia Orlova on Thursday in a virtual repeat of her win at Fleche Wallone. Winning at the top of a steep one kilometer climb, she took enough time out of her team-mate Ellen Van Dijk to take the leaders jersey going into stage three. “I’m starting to really…

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…

Neben Wins Tough Uphill Redlands Prologue

On a tough a five-kilometer uphill Sun Time Trial, former UCI World Time Trial Champion, Amber Neben (HTC Highroad) threw down the gauntlet with a solid win. This was her 5th career Redlands Prologue win. Teammate and current US Time Trial Champion, Evelyn Stevens was eight seconds behind in second. Team TIBCO-To The Top’s Erinne…

Starnes Fastest At St Paul Time Trial

Alison Starnes (TIBCO/To The Top) continues to prove that she is a serious threat in time trials, clocking the best time at the St Paul Time Trial, the opening stage for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Starnes set 14:38, with an average speed of 24.599 mph over the 6.1-mile course with its finishing kicker, a…

BISSELL and HTC-Columbia fastest at Merco TTT

HTC-Columbia and BISSELL set the fastest time in the only scheduled Elite Team Time Trial in the USA today in Merced California. For the first time in its long history, the Merco Cycling Classic started with a 4-rider TTT on a  20-mile (32.2km) out-and-back course with the team time set by the third rider crossing…