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…

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…

Ina Teutenberg sweeps Merco Cycling Classic

Deja vu all over again. In a repeat of last year’s results by Columbia-High Road,  German Ina Teutenberg swept the Merco Cycling Classic by winning the Foothills Road Race bunch sprint ahead of Brooke Miller (Tibco) and Laura Charameda (All Sport – Team Swift). “Tibco did a good leadout, they gapped Emilia [Fahlin] at the…