The Grand Fundo: A Resounding Success

With his Grand Fundo, Jeremy Powers, professional rider for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team p/b Kenda and the Rapha-Focus professional cyclocross team, wanted to create a perfect day on the bike. “It’s got everything Al, Mukunda and I want in a ride, from the route to the organization, the riders and even the food. When…

Huff Wins NVGP Stage 4

Coincidence? A few hours after joining the twitterverse, Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) pulled out the win in a chaotic finale at  the  Uptown Minneapolis Criterium, stage 4 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. “This is all because of Jeremy Powers, I wouldn’t be able to be here without him and forcing me to do it…

Hanson’s Secret For Dollar Handups

For Ken Hanson, of the Jelly Belly p/b Kenda team, CrossVegas was about having fun and collecting dollar handups. With no UCI points, Hanson started in 83rd position and after his saddle came lose on the first lap, he decided that it was time to have a good time. For the next four laps, he…

Racing At Night

Riders darting in and out of the dark, sounds of gear changing, wheels flashing in the spotlights, yells, a blur of color and movement. All these and more at evening criteriums to the delight of the very often raucous crowds. Crits are already fast and furious affairs to start with with fields tackling city streets…

Three-For-Three For UHC At NVGP

Can anyone stop the UnitedHealthcare juggernaut at Nature Valley Grand Prix? Stage 3, the 66.5-mile (107-km) Cannon Falls Road Race was fast from the beginning with attacks flying. Race radio was constantly putting out ‘5 riders with slight advantage’ but everything was quickly brought back. Robert Forster made it 3-3 for the UHC team.

@JeremyPowers and 140 Characters

Jeremy Powers is that unique professional cyclist who competes both during the road season for the Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by Kenda and in the 2011 cyclocross season for the Rapha-Focus Cyclocross Team. Powers had a very successful 2010. Not only did he win the overall jersey at the Green Mountain Stage Race during…

UHC Sweep St Paul Crit

UnitedHealthcare really had a perfect race in stage 2 of the Nature Valley Grand Prix. The controlled the Downtown St Paul Criterium from start to finish, and topped it off by not only a win but a sweep of the podium. The earlier rain had stopped by the time the men lined up at the start…

Staying Upright in Tulsa

Last night’s men pro/1 Blue Dome Criterium was simply a crashfest. The riders went down on the second turn on the first lap and didn’t stop until the finale. It might be easier to say who didn’t go down than who did in the 135-rider field in the first race of the St Francis Tulsa…

The DS Corner – Post California

A simple question ‘Are you satisfied’ to four of the Continental teams DS on the last day of the Amgen Tour of California. See what Jonas Carney (Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth), Frankie Andreu (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Danny Van Haute (Jelly Belly) and Omer Kem (BISSELL) had to say.

Riders’ Final Thoughts

Radioshack’s Chris Horner & Levi Leipheimer, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Cervelo), Luca Damiani (Kenda/5-Hour Energy), Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) and Ken Hanson (Jelly Belly) share their final thoughts from the Amgen Tour of California that we found were too good not to share.

A Matter Of Survival On The Queen Stage

While a few were battling at the front for glory on the Queen Stage of the Amgen Tour of California, for most, it was a matter of surviving the tough and hard stage to not be time cut and be able to fight one more day. With words from Sergio Hernandez (Jelly Belly) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL)

Van Uden Wins Redlands Crit

Emerging from a late-race break, Kiwi Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) won the Redlands criterium, the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Going for the green sprint jersey, Van Uden made his way into break after break, on the hunt for the points. Van Uden was successful as he takes over the sprint…