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Catching up with Omer Kem

Posted on 04. Sep, 2009 by .

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Omer Kem of the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team is facing a tougher end of season than ever before, as he is now being hit by the age rule as he pursues a contract for next year. “Oh man. No, I don’t know yet. I think that the real problem is the fact that the age […]

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Interview: Bissell’s Omer Kem – part 3

Posted on 25. Mar, 2009 by .

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Here we are, the final installment of my interview with Omer Kem of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team.  The 26 year-old Oregon native has been through his share of ups and downs but he has never diverged from his goal of being a professional cyclist.  Kem crashed violently at the Amgen Tour of California and […]

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Interview: Omer Kem – part 2

Posted on 22. Mar, 2009 by .

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In the first part on our interview with Bissell’s Omer Kem, we talked about his violent crash at the Amgen Tour of California and his road to recovery where he  shared the ups and downs of the healing process. Our conversation then turned to Kem’s past and his road to professional cycling. Or as he […]

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Interview: Bissell’s Omer Kem – part 1

Posted on 17. Mar, 2009 by .

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One of the work horses of the peloton, Omer Kem of the Bissell Pro Cycling Team crashed violently on the third stage of the Amgen Tour of Californa and fractured his pelvis. The 26 year-old Oregon native was out with one of the most painful injuries he’s ever faced in his career.

Ten days later, on a Friday afternoon, Kem took some time to share his feelings about his injury and recovery, his path to becoming a pro cyclist and his goals for 2009.

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Time trial, finishing speed and aggressivity for the Bissell team at Tour of California

Posted on 10. Feb, 2009 by .

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Time trial, finishing speed and aggressivity – the name of the game for the Bissell Pro Cycling team for the 2009 Amgen Tour of California. We met with the squad during the training camp in Santa Rosa where the team, under the leadership of Team Manager Glen Mitchell and new Team Director Eric Wohlberg, was […]

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Bissell’s Omer Kem on the Tour of Wellington – conclusion

Posted on 25. Jan, 2009 by .

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In Omer’s first report from New Zealand, two stages of the Tour of Wellington were completed and his teammate New Zealand TT Champion Jeremy Vennell was in third place on GC down by 8 seconds from the leader Australian Road Race Champion Peter McDonald (Drapac Porsche). The duo are racing as part of a 5-man […]

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Bissell’s Omer Kem on the Tour of Wellington

Posted on 21. Jan, 2009 by .

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Bissell‘s Omer Kem is training and racing in New Zealand to get ready for the 2009 season. Along with teammates Jeremy Vennell and Pete Latham,  he is currently racing in the 22nd edition of the Trust House Cycle Classic International Tour of Wellington, a 5-day, 7 stage race which one of New Zealand’s premier cycling […]

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