Zabriskie takes over in Missouri

Four-time and reigning US Pro Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie crushed another time trial, this time at stage 5 of the Tour of Missouri, clocking a time of 36:30 with an average speed of 50.301km/h (31.255mph) over the flat 30.6 km (19 mi) course in Sedalia. Silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, Saxo Bank’s Gustav…

Deja vu in Missouri

In a deja vu from the previous day – or is it from last year – Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC team easily took the bunch sprint to claim stage 2 in back-to-back victories at the Tour of Missouri. The same three men were on the podium but with a flip as Thor Hushovd (Cervelo…

Cavendish opens his account in Missouri

And one for Mark Cavendish of the Columbia-HTC squad who outsprinted JJ Haedo (Saxo Bank) and Thor Huschovd (Cervelo Test Team) for the the win at stage one of the Tour of Missouri. “Like I said, I can’t do it alone. I have the best team around me,” Cavendish said about his 24th career victory…

Let’s get it on

Looking at the third edition of the Tour of Missouri, two questions come to my mind: How many stage wins for Cavendish? And will the overall winner be decided in a time trial or via a long break? In last year’s edition of the Tour of Missouri, Mark Cavendish (Columbia-HTC) won three stages, all after…

Rules, transfers and team news

Here we go, transfer season as started with news slowly trickling in of who is going where… or not.  As soon more information can be shared publicly, the 2010 Transfer-o-rama will be published. Why these rules? But before that, let’s take a look at the rules that impact team composition for UCI Continental Teams registered…

BMC’s Bookwalter books it in Utah

BMC’s Brent Bookwalter booked it at the opening act of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, clocking the fastest time of six minutes and twelve seconds in the 4.5 km (2.8 mi) prologue held at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Current US Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) was second at…

Meet the new boss, he’s the same as the old boss

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Chipotle) did it again for the third time in a row. On his third race back after his breaking his back at the Giro d’Italia, Zabriskie won the US US Pro championships Time Trial, again, setting the fastest time of 40’39″04 over the flat but billed-as technical 20.7- mile (33.3 km) course. (photo…

Jason Donald about the first stage at Utah

Jason Donald (Garmin-Chipotle) bridged to a lead trio early in the first stage at the Tour of Utah and with the field breathing down their necks, he outsprinted his 2 remaining break companions to win the stage, the KOM jersey and the yellow leader’s jersey. The 28-year old answered questions just after he won the…

Interview with Steven Cozzas

I had to chance to chat with Garmin/Chipotle’s Steven Cozza at Tour de Nez following the first stage where he had tried a few attacks, unsuccessfully. I first talked to Steven after US Pro last year where he was so happy with being back to racing after his serious head injury which could have stopped…