High time for Haedo

After finishing on the podium every day, Saxo Bank’s JJ Haedo finally made it to the top step in Jefferson City. He surged to take the win in a chaotic sprint finish ahead of Thor Hushovd (Cervelo Test Team) and Dario Cataldo (Quick Step). Though tied with Hushovd on time, Haedo became the new leader…

Rock Racing takes control in Utah

The Rock Racing duo of Francisco Mancebo and Oscar Sevilla finished 1-2 on the 137 km (85 mi) Stage 1 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, putting the yellow leader’s jersey on Mancebo’s shoulders.   The pair attacked on the   climb to the second and last KOM, caught and passed the break…

Downers Grove Recap – it’s all about the last corner

Yesterday, three riders were newly-crowned USA Crit Champions as part of the KIA Motors USA Cycling National Criterium Championships in Downers Grove, Illinois: Tina Pic of the Colavita/Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light, Justin England of the California Giant and John Murphy of the OUCH p/b Maxxis. Once again it all came down to the last…

KBS’s David Veilleux solos to victory in Charlotte

With two and a half laps to go on the 1.25-mile (2 km) course, in a great show of strength David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit Strategies) soloed away from his breakaway companions to take the win and the check for $12,500 at the Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in Charlotte NC. Team Type 1’s Aldo Ino Ilesic…

Haedo wins sprint; Menzies takes over lead in Elk Grove

With a whopping $11,000 on the line for the winner, the Chicago Blackhawks Pro Men Stage 2 of the Alexian Brothers Tour Elk Grove came down to a bunch sprint won by Colavita/Sutter Home’s Sebastian Haedo ahead of Karl Menzies (OUCH-Maxxis) and Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia). By picking up a 12 time bonus for finishing second, Menzies grabs the lead, with one stage to go, trailed by previous leader BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel at 8 seconds back, and BMC’s Brent Bookwalter at 9 seconds. Photos.

Zirbel smokes the Elk Grove TT

Zirbelicious did it again and got a nice check of $4,000 for his efforts in the ‘cashtastic’ Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove.  BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel clocked the fastest time of 8:25 in the 4.5-mile (7.2-km) MTI Construction time trial. This new time bested his winning result last year by 11 seconds on the same…

Brad Huff flies to victory in Chicago

Jelly Belly’s Brad Huff took a solo flyer on the final lap to win the Chicago Crit ahead of Hilton Clarke (Fuji-Servetto) and Karl Menzies (OUCH). Fresh off winning the Pan American Road race, Canadian Joëlle Numainville of Team Kenda outsprinted Laura van Gilder (Mellow Mushroom) and Sarah Caravella (ALAN) for the win.

KBS’ Anderson and Jazz Apple’s Ellis win Tour de Delta

The first of BC Superweek, the Tour de Delta was held over the weekend in British Columbia with youngsters winning the overall with Canadian Ryan Anderson (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Kiwi Lauren Ellis (Jazz Apple) winning the overall general classification, along with the Best Young Rider award for the 21-year old Anderson and 20-year old Ellis.

Catching up with Cam Evans

Canadian Cam Evans of the OUCH p/b Maxxis team suffered a violent crash on the final stage of Gila in early May. He was knocked out and airlifted out for medical treatment. He sustained facial lacerations but no broken bones and went home to Vancouver to recover. “I was off for two and half weeks…

BMC’s Stewart wins Redlands crit and Louder still in the lead

BMC, BMC and more BMC. After his team controlled the 90-minute Redlands criterium, BMC’s Jackson Stewart came out of the crashed-marred final lap in fourth wheel around the last corner and outsprinted everyone for the win. Canadian Andrew Pinfold (Ouch) was second, and Stewart’s teammate Brent Bookwalter was third. “There was a bunch of crashes,…