Jamis-Sutter Home p/b Colavita takes over NRC lead

In front of an estimated crowd  of more than 15,000 in downtown Wilmington, Delaware on Sunday, Jamis/Sutter Home presented by Colavita teammates Alejandro Borrajo and Luis Amaran finished hand-in-hand to win the USA Cycling NRC‘s sixth event of the season. (Note: crowd estimate is from USA Cycling) The 35-mile crit held in Wilmington, Delaware is…

Abbott and Team VBF take over Women NRC lead

Her overall win at the SRAM Tour of the Gila propelled Mara Abbot (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to the top of the NRC Individual Women Standings. Team VBF takes over the team classification. No changes on the men side, Ben Day and his Fly V Australia team still lead the standings.

Fly V Australia take over men’s NRC lead

The Fly V Australia continued their winning ways last weekend, making it three out of three events in the NRC for the Australia Continental team. First it was Ben Day winning the overall at Redlands Bicycle Classic followed by Jonathan Cantwell taking the chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix, and now it’s Ben Kersten.

No Changes to NRC Standings; Dan and Teutenberg still lead

No changes to the top of the NRC standings after the second event, for men, on Sunday in Dana Point California. Australian Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) took the win after crashed-filled finale after a very physical race in Dana Point Grand Prix ahead of the Jamis/Sutter Home brothers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo. Following the…

Day and Teutenberg lead NRC

With the first event, the Redlands Bicycle Classic on the NRC in the books, Day and Teutenberg have taken the early leads in the individual standings. Jelly Belly p/b Kenda sits atop the elite men’s team standings and HTC Columbia leads the women’s team standings.

A closer look at the 2010 NRC

Last week, USA Cycling published the 2010 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) with 27 events total, where 15 are criteriums and 8 are multi-day stage rages. Last year, the initial NRC had 34 events, but as races were canceled throughout the year, only 26 events were finally completed. The 2010 includes 8 men’s-only and 2 women’s-only events.

Recap from Chris Thater and NRC Standings

While the US  Pros were fighting it out for the Stars and Stripes jersey this weekend in Greenville SC, another battle, this one for the individual NRC lead, was being waged in Binghamton, NY at the Chris Thater Memorial criterium. Going into the penultimate race in the series, only 97 points divided leader Tom Zirbel…

TIBCO’s Brooke Miller does it again at Hanes Park

TIBCO’s Brooke Miller is on a roll, winning back-to-back NRC criteriums this weekend, starting off with the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Crit in Charlotte on Saturday followed by the Hanes Park Classic in Winston-Salem on Sunday. Miller won the bunch sprint on a very hot Sunday afternoon barely edging out Theresa Cliff-Ryan of Verducci-Breakaway for the…

On Tap: Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium and Hanes Park Classic

The NRC continues, for both the men and the women, with two criteriums in North Carolina this weekend. First off on Saturday is the richest one-day crit, the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium (sometimes called Charlotte Crit) in Charlotte. Sunday brings the Hanes Park Classic in Winston-Salem. The Charlotte race is also part of the USA Crits Series currently led by Tom Soladay (Mt Khakis) and Laura van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom).

On Tap: Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove

“The best things in life are free
But you can give them to the birds and bees
I want money”

It’s time for the Tour of Elk Grove. Pancake-flat, lots of turns, time bonuses and a boatload of money is the best way to describe the Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove which takes place on Friday July 31 to Sunday August 1.

Zirbel and Powers lead NRC Standings

After a third-place overall finish and a stage win at Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Tom Zirbel (BISSELL) takes over the NRC overall men’s standings lead with 14 of 25 men’s events complete, moving from 3rd place last week to the top spot. Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita/Sutter Home) drops down to second spot only 17 points down.…