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Mt Hood Cycling Classic returns for 2010

Posted on 06. Feb, 2010 by .

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- Toughest Pro/Am Cycling Event in the Country Returns for 2010 – Hood River, Ore., February 5th, 2010– The Mt. Hood Cycling classic, renown for it’s challenging Columbia Gorge time trial and mountain top finishes, is pleased to announce the addition of a new title sponsor, Indie Hops, as well as two new stages in [...]

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Final thoughts about Hood

Posted on 22. May, 2008 by .

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Health Net-Maxxis’ Rory Sutherland is showing amazing form right now, and with two back-to-back wins, starting off with Joe Martin, he has taken a tremendous lead in the NRC standings. More importantly though, Sutherland hopes that these results with help in recruiting a sponsor for next year, as the team is on the final year [...]

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BMC did it the old-fashioned way – no team cars, no mechanics, no radios

Posted on 21. May, 2008 by .

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The BMC team came in under radar at Mt Hood Cycling Classic, as the race was not an official scheduled race for the team. Six riders decided to go to Oregon on their own to refine their form, and have some fun. Jonathan Garcia, Jackson Stewart, Darren Lill, Mike Sayers, Ian McKissick and Nathan Miller [...]

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Sprinters come out of hiding in the final stage in the Hood

Posted on 21. May, 2008 by .

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Barring disasters, the GC was set before the final stage of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic, the traditional technical criterium in Hood River. A final test for the fast twitch muscles, the 1-mile loop that starts off with a sharp right hand turn, quick descent into a left hand curve followed immediately by a sharp [...]

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A mountain runs through it – Mt Hood Queen stage

Posted on 20. May, 2008 by .

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The Queen stage of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic was the last opportunity for the contenders to shake up the GC but after all the attacks, no changes to the leader of the overall after Stage 4. In the men’s race, only 31 seconds divided the three men at the top of the classification before [...]

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Sutherland wins Hood TT and takes over lead, Goldstein win TT but Beveridge is still in command

Posted on 20. May, 2008 by .

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As expected, for the men’s race at least, the 18.5-mile time trial with 2 categorized climbs shuffled the GC once again. Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) won Mt Hood time trial in a decisive manner, stopping the clock with the fastest time of 37:29, with an average speed of 29.61 mph (47.64 kmph). Slotting into second [...]

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Kiesanowski & Lill win first climbing stage at Hood and take over GC (after stage 2)

Posted on 20. May, 2008 by .

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The first climbing stage at Mt Hood shuffled the general classification as expected but with no big time gaps, the race is still wide open for the contenders. The women started off extremely slow in the first of the 3.5 loops of the 18.7-mile circuit, and well it was boring in the caravan. Finally, after [...]

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The sprinters came out and played at Mt Hood Stage 1

Posted on 16. May, 2008 by .

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On an absolutely beautiful course in downtown Portland, the sprinters came out and had fun in the Mt Tabor Criterium, stage 1 in the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. The riders went around an extinct volcano surrounded by lush foliage on a 1.3 mile course with 135 feet of elevation. The riders hit the climb immediately [...]

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Value Act – ready for the Mt Hood Challenge

Posted on 15. May, 2008 by .

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The ValueAct Capital Professional Women’s Cycling Team came to Mt Hood Cycling Classic with the aim of getting rider Leah Goldstein on the top step of the podium for the fourth-time. In a row. Last year, while riding for the Symmetrics team, Goldstein along with one and only one teammate Marni Hambleton, took the yellow [...]

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A track runs through it…. the Mt Hood prologue

Posted on 14. May, 2008 by .

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Four of the top six in both the pro men’s and pro women’s races are track specialist or are using the track to help in their training. And no wonder, the riders faced a pancake-flat 1.7 mile course running through the downtown streets of Portland, in an out and back course alongside the Tom McCall [...]

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