the week that was

Recap of some of the news for the week ending May 22 2009: Tour de Toona canceled, new TT course for Fitchburg Logsjo Classic. Rider news from Erica Allar, Carmen M. Small, Megan Guarnier, Meredith Miller, Shelley Olds, Dominique Rollin and Zach Bell. Canadian teams for U23 Nations Cup. In memoriam for Steve Larsen.

On tap: Wilmington Grand Prix, Kelly Cup/BikeJam

On tap this weekend are two NRC crits, for the men: on Saturday, the Wilmington Grand Prix in Delaware and on Sunday, the KELLY Cup, part of BikeJam, Baltimore’s premier cycling event. Only the Wilmington race is a stop for the women’s NRC calendar. In both races last year the winner emerged from the break…

2009 National Racing Calendar – updated

Date Cat Men/ Women Race, Location 14-16 15 Feb 2.4 W Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race, California 26-29 Mar 2.2 M/W Redlands Bicycle Classic, Redlands CA 26 Apr 1.5 M/W Dana Point Grand Prix of Cycling, Dana Point CA 29 Apr–3 May 2.3 M/W Tour of the Gila, Silver City, NM 2 May…

Oregon Pro Cycling Classic canceled for 2009

Another tough blow for North American cycling. The organizers of the Oregon Pro Cycling Classic announced that they could not get the necessary funding for the inaugural edition of the  race.  Scheduled for May 11-17,  the 7-day race was created as a kicked up replacement for the Mt Hood Cycling Classic and was the highest…

Pic, Sutherland claim 2008 NRC titles

Australian Rory Sutherland of the Health Net Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis and Tina Pic of the Colavita/Sutter Home Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light are  the overall individual 2008 USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) champions. For Sutherland, it was his second consecutive title after finishing the 2007 season atop the standings.…

NRC Standings as of September 02

Bernard Van Ulden (Jelly Belly) rode to the win in the men’s race at the 100K Classic in downtown Atlanta on Sept. 1, while Lauren Franges (Tibco) took the victory in the women’s contest. With only one event remaining on the 2008 NRC series, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) is assured of taking the Men’s Individual…

NRC Standings as of August 25

Toyota-United’s Hilton Clarke and Colavita/Sutter Home’s Tina Pic   won the 25th Annual Chris Thater Memorial Criterium in Binghamton, N.Y. on Aug. 25. No changes on top of the leaderboards. With only two events remaining on the 2008 NRC, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side…

NRC Standings as of August 17

No changes in the top 5 of the National Racing Calendar since last update. Jeff Louder (BMC) won the general classification in front of his home crowd at the NRC’s 31st event, the Tour of Utah. Louder used a stage four win to boost him to the top of the standings in the 2.3-rated NRC…

NRC Standings as of August 04

Two North Carolina races marked the 28th and 29th events on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar. Alejandro Borrajo (Colavita/Sutter Home) and Kat Carroll (Aaron’s)  came away with thevictory at the 1.1-rated Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in Charlotte on August 2. In the 1.4-rated Hanes Park Classic in Winston Salem,  Teddy King (Bissell) took the…

NRC Standings as of July 28

The 1.3-rated International Tour de ‘Toona marked the 28th race on the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar on July 27 in Altoona, Pa. Luis Amaran (Colavita/Sutter Home) came away with the pro men’s victory and Laura Van Gilder (Cheerwine) sprinted to first place in the women’s criterium contest. With 22 men’s races and 23 women’s…

NRC Standings as of July 21

Only minor changes on top of the leaderboard of the NRC standings, as only one race was completed in the men’s competition since the last update. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) won the 27th race on the USA Cycling National Calendar, the Wells Fargo Twilight Criterium in Boise, Idaho on July 19. No NRC races for the…

NRC Standings as of July 14

Two races marked the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar over the July 12th weekend. Levi Leipheimer (Astana) rode to the overall win at the Cascade Cycling Classic in Oregon as Kristin Armstrong (Cervelo-Lifeforce) earned the women’s title. Hilton Clarke (Toyota-United) rode to a victory in the pro men’s contest at the 1.5-rated Louisville Metro Police…