Hosking Takes First Pro Victory In St Paul

19-year old Chloe Hosking (HTC-Columbia) took her first victory as a pro on Wednesday in the St Paul Downtown Crit at Nature Valley Grand Prix. Hosking outsprinted Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Colavita/Baci p/b Cooking Light) and Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12). Alison Starnes (TIBCO/To The Top) remains in yellow with a slim lead of 2 seconds…

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…

HTC-Columbia goes 1-2 in Los Angeles TT

Australian Michael Rogers is one step closer to wining the overall at the Amgen Tour of California when he finished second in Saturday’s time trial, increasing his lead to 9 seconds over David Zabriskie (Garmin-Transitions), and 25 seconds on defending champion Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack). Making it even sweeter for the HTC-Columbia team was Tony Martin…

Big Bear Makes Five For Sagan

Over six hours in the saddle, 135.3 miles (217.7 km) of racing, 7 categorized climbs, more than 12,000 feet of climbing, headwinds, clear blue skies, enthusiastic crowds all could be used to describe stage 6, the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California. Another word could be tough. So tough that 17 riders pulled…

When Teutenberg attacks

Riveting. The final stage of the  San Dimas Stage Race, the women’s Grand Prix delivered fabulous racing. Until the end, no one knew who had won the overall as we all tried to do math calculations, looking at time bonuses and time gaps. It was clear from the start that we were going to be…

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…