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Smooth is the goal for Bissell at the TTT

Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by .

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Update: Bissell posted the fourth fastest time at the team time trial, 50 seconds from the winner Garmin-Barracuda. They were the highest placed Continental team. Stage 2 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is going to force the Continental teams to dust off a skilled rarely used, if ever, the team time trial. [...]

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The DS Corner – Post California

Posted on 25. May, 2011 by .

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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.

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Every Day Is Important For BISSELL in California

Posted on 14. May, 2011 by .

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Going into its fourth year in a row of racing at the Amgen Tour of California, as Priority Health in 2007, the BISSELL team wants more in 2011. “It’s kind of nice going into a race like that to be the underdog, it’s not an NRC race where we need to show up, figure how [...]

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Figuring Out How To Win For BISSELL

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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It was a heated battle at the Joe Martin Stage Race, and this time the BISSELL came out on top. They finally won the overall at an NRC stage race, it’s been a long time coming. For DS Omer Kem, the win meant “the world.” He added, “We finally figured out how to win, that [...]

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The DS Corner

Posted on 25. Apr, 2011 by .

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A month or so into the domestic road season and what did we see ? We saw Ben Day has not lost his fire and is still a threat and that his new team, Kenda/5-Hour Energy, was able to rally around him at San Dimas to defend the overall. Redlands came down to a duel [...]

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Mancebo Wins Redlands By One Second

Posted on 04. Apr, 2011 by .

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One second. So small yet so huge. One hard-fought, hotly contested second is what separates the overall winner, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) from second-place Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL). Tied on time going into the race, with Mancebo wearing the yellow jersey, all eyes were on the first sprint for the time bonus at the first KOM. The [...]

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Bennett Takes Biggest Victory Of His Career At Beaumont

Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by .

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Once again, the break stayed away in stage 1 of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the 120.5 miles (193.2 km) Beaumont Circuit Race. Youngster John Bennett (CalGiant), who got noticed at the MERCO Credit Union Classic Race, outsprinted the two remaining riders in the move to take the win. Lachlan Morton (Chipotle Development Team) was second [...]

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Mancebo Narrowly Wins Sun Time Trial

Posted on 31. Mar, 2011 by .

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Francisco Mancebo (Real Cyclist.com) narrowly won the Redlands Bicycle Classic’s Sun Time Trial this afternoon. Mancebo won the uphill prologue by less than one second ahead of Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL Pro Cycling), who finished in second. Two-time US Pro Time Trial Champion, Chris Baldwin (Juwi Solar-First Solar) was in third. Only four seconds separated the [...]

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Bissell Geared Towards Winning Races

Posted on 04. Nov, 2010 by .

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BISSELL Directeur Sportif Omer Kem talks about his three new recruits, the plan for the team next year, his take on being the boss and the NRC. Simply the team wants to win races.

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Life has completely changed for Omer Kem

Posted on 12. Feb, 2010 by .

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The last time we talked with Omer Kem, back in September 2009, he like many other professional cyclists was playing the contract game. The 27-year old faced multiple challenges in his quest to find a team including the economic impact to the cycling world, the age rule and also his own personal constraints. Fast forward [...]

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