End Of The Road For HTC-HighRoad

The bad news officially came out a few minutes ago from the HTC-HighRoad team. The most winning team in pro cycling was unable to secure sponsorship and will be no more after the 2011 season. The 25 male riders and 13 female riders, along with the staff, now face the tough task of finding a…

Amanda Miller Wins Stage 3 In Germany

American Amanda Miller attacked out of the breakaway on the final lap to win stage 3 of the Thüringen Rundfahrt der Frauen today. Swedish National Champion Emma Johansson (Hitec Products – UCK) remains in the yellow leader’s jersey with a seven second lead on Amber Neben (HTC-HighRoad). This marks Miller’s second individual international win this…

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 Takes Race Lead as Kirchmann Wins Stage

Tough Menomonie stage lived up to its billing. At the end of the 81-mile road race, the yellow jersey had changed shoulders, from Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) to Amber Neben (HTC-HighRoad). Decisive climbs all day. After lots of attacks, seven riders escaped on the first QOH, only 13 miles into the stage.…

HTC-Highroad Men and Women Light The Fuse For Philadelphia

Both the HTC-Highroad men and women’s teams are raring to go for the Philadelphia International and Liberty Classic this weekend. With a young and powerful men’s group this year, sports director Allan Peiper is confident in the potential of his line-up, particularly from a tactical standpoint. “Leigh [Howard] has been in the U.S. since the…

The Fittest Field Ever At US Pro

On the eve of the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, five ProTeam riders – BMC’s Taylor Phinney, George Hincapie and Brent Bookwalter, Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) and Ben King (Radioshack) – met the media to answer questions. Joining them on the dais was Handcyclist Matt Updike, a six-time U.S. National Champion and currently…

Contingency Plans In Place For Snow On Sunday

Weather is always part of the conversation at bike races but, the upcoming snow storm that is predicted to hit on Sunday for stage 1 has captured everyone’s attention. The current forecast from the National Weather Service calls for 90% chance of snow on Sunday, with new snow accumulations of 1 to 3 inches possible.…

Cliff-Ryan Easily Wins Sprint At Beaumont

With a brilliant lead out from teammate Cath Cheatley (Colavita Forno D’Asolo), Theresa Cliff-Ryan easily won the bunch sprint finish at the City of Beaumont Circuit Road Race. Today was stage one of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. She won ahead of Christina Gokey-Smith (Rouse Bicycles), who finished in second, and third place Jennifer Purcell (Danbury…

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…

Neben Still Has The Passion

Just as she was embarking on a road cycling career in 2000, Amber Neben won the overall at the San Dimas Stage Race. Two years later, she was racing on the T-Mobile Professional Women’s Team where she won the U.S. National Road Championships. Fast forward to now, where Neben is back to working for Bob…

Neben Leads 1-2 Punch at San Dimas Opener

Continuing where they left off last year, the HTC-High Road women took control of the San Dimas Stage Race by taking the top 2 in the opener, the Chaffey Auto Body Mountain Time Trial. Former Time Trial World Champion and 2000 overall SDSR winner, Amber Neben clocked the fastest time of 15:09 over the 6…

Teutenberg Wins Stage and Starnes Stays in Yellow

Ina Teutenberg (HTC-HighRoad) out sprinted Pascale Maria Schnider (RED Team) and Lauren Tamayo (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) on a rainy Almond Blossom Road Race, the final stage of the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic. Teutenberg attempted to break from the Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 controlled peloton in lap two but Tetrick Starnes took…

Miller Wins a Tough Uphill Sprint at MERCO

Amanda Miller (HTC-Highroad) sprinted to a win at Stage 1 of the MERCO Credit Union Cycling Classic. This new 58-mile Merced Immigration District Road Race  had challenging climbs and a very tough uphill finish. Miller’s teammate Ina Teutenberg attacked early on and stayed clear for almost the entire stage allowing Miller to remain fresh for…

Lewis Re-Ups At HTC-Highroad

Craig Lewis, who at the tender age of twenty five, has been a pro for six years, will ride his seventh, hopefully his lucky seventh, year, with his squad of the previous three, HTC-Highroad. Lewis, who has proven himself a rider who can support sprinters on the flats and still ride at the front in…