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.

Tour of the Gila Press Conference

Video of the pre-race press conference at the Tour of the Gila with Levi Leipheimer (Mellw Johnny’s), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Ben Day and Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders), Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci), ALison Powers (Team VBF), Merdith miller (TIBCO/To The Top). Chat with Andrew Talansky (CalGiant)

Fly V Australia take over men’s NRC lead

The Fly V Australia continued their winning ways last weekend, making it three out of three events in the NRC for the Australia Continental team. First it was Ben Day winning the overall at Redlands Bicycle Classic followed by Jonathan Cantwell taking the chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix, and now it’s Ben Kersten.

Cantwell wins chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix

Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) came out the victor of the physical and chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix earlier today. Brothers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) were a close second and third in the final bunch sprint. Kendall Ryan (Now-MS Society) outsprinted Maria Lechuga (Helen’s) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to win the women’s non-NRC crit. Post-race video interviews.

News roundup

News from Support The Tour of Missouri, the TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship and the Air Force Cycling Classic’s Crystal City Cup. Domestic teams, Kelly Benefits, Jelly Belly and Team Type 1, racing internationally. TIBCO/To The Top heading over to Europe for Flanders. And racing in the US should be ‘tight’ this year maybe as tight as ‘a bee’s dick’.

Fly V Delivers Redlands to Day

For the second weekend in a row, the Fly V Australia team defended the yellow jersey of Ben Day against all to win the overall at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the traditional NRC opener. Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) sprinted to win the final stage, the Sunset Road Race. Updated with photos

Journey to the ProTour for Ben Day

Australian Ben Day came out swinging at the San Dimas Stage Race, winning the opening time trial and successfully defending it until the end with the support of his teammates on the Fly V Australia team. We sat down a day after his victory to talk about his and his team’s future, where our conversation…

Clarke sprints and Day repeats

The third and final stage of the men’s San Dimas Stage Race, the 90-minute Incycle/Cannondale Old Town Grand Prix was a controlled affair,  well until the final lap that is. The Fly V Australia team of yellow jersey Ben Day kept a tight leash on things, keeping the pace high  making sure that nothing threatened their…

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.

Kersten clinches Singapore

Singapore – Fly V Australia fast man Ben Kersten won the prestigious OCBC cycle Singapore criterium  in emphatic fashion this past weekend. The stakes were high with big money on the line with a cool $12,500 for the criterium winner. Amongst the 65-rider field, BISSELL, Kelly Benefit Strategies, Team Type 1 and Fly V Australia…