Longsjo Classic cancels 2012 race

The 52nd Annual Longsjo Classic has been cancelled due to low rider registration numbers. “This is a heart wrenching decision,” said Ed Collier, race director for one of the oldest and largest stage races in North America. “I believe it was a perfect storm that contributed to anemic rider numbers.” After moving to a one-day…

Vennell, Shanks Win Longsjo TT

Jeremy Vennell (BISSELL) set the fastest time at the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Time Trial with David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) taking over the lead with one stage to go. In the women’s race, Alison Shanks (New Zealand National Team) was the fastest with Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) still leading the race.

Cheatley Solidies Lead, Passeron Takes Over In Fitchburg

Passeron attacks. Frenchman Aurélien Passeron (Garneau Club Chaussures) attacked a large breakaway group in the final mile and a half of the 98-mile Wachusett Mountain Road Race to solo to victory in stage 2 of the Fitchburg Lonsjo Classic. David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit) finished second at 16 seconds back and Paul Mach (BISSELL) was third…

Cheatley, Borrajo Take Fitchburg Longsjo Opener

By a whisker.   On one side you had Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinting out of a break, on the other Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) sprinting out of the pack that had chased down the break.  The location, the final uphill dash to the finish line of the 74-mile stage 1 of the Firtchburg-Longsjo Classic,…

On Tap: Fitchburg-Lonsjo

Even though the race is hurting for money, the 51st Fitchburg Longsjo Classic is back in its traditional spot, the Fourth of July weekend. In a break from tradition, the second oldest race on the NRC has changed the sequence of racing in the four-day stage race, which now gets under way with the challenging…

the week that was

Recap of some of the news for the week ending May 22 2009: Tour de Toona canceled, new TT course for Fitchburg Logsjo Classic. Rider news from Erica Allar, Carmen M. Small, Megan Guarnier, Meredith Miller, Shelley Olds, Dominique Rollin and Zach Bell. Canadian teams for U23 Nations Cup. In memoriam for Steve Larsen.

Chodroff and Mcgrath win opening TT at Fitchburg Longsjo

The only woman in a field of 66 riders to break the 19 minute barrier, Kristin McGrath (Colavita/Sutter Home) set the fastest time of 18:57.74 for the opening stage of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic. Stage 1 was a 6.55-mile (10.5 km) point-to-point time trial with over 500 feet of elevation over horrendous pavement. In second…

Fitchburg Longsjo Classic Preview

The 49th Annual  Fitchburg Longsjo Classic  is happening on  July 3-6 in in Fitchburg, Mass. The four-day stage race brings a close to the  New England Race Week, five races across four states, all within about an hour’s drive from Boston, MA. The Fitchburg Longsjo Classic serves as a legacy for the history of cycling…