Jelly Belly p/b Kenda goes 1-2 at Brady Village Criterium with Brad Huff taking his second win of the series. Launching her sprint before the last corner, Cari Higgins (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) holds on for the win in the second event of the St Francis Tulsa Tough.
On a beautiful, sunny day, Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12), powered her way to an easy sprint finish in the inaugural Sacramento Grand Prix. The 1.4-mile (2.2-km) course circled the Capitol Building and duplicated portions of the Tour’s circuit.
Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.
The Colavita/Baci Women’s team blew away the field in one of the windiest stages on record at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Carmen Small took the stage win, Andrea Dvorak second and Cath Cheatley third. This time, Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home timed his move perfectly to win stage 2 ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL). Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Leipheimer retain GC lead.
Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) crushes stage 1 of Tour of the Gila and has over two minutes on GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) repeats his won on Mogollon to take the lead in the men’s race. Photos. Videos.
Video of the pre-race press conference at the Tour of the Gila with Levi Leipheimer (Mellw Johnny’s), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Ben Day and Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders), Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci), ALison Powers (Team VBF), Merdith miller (TIBCO/To The Top). Chat with Andrew Talansky (CalGiant)
Jonathan Cantwell (Fly V Australia) came out the victor of the physical and chaotic Dana Point Grand Prix earlier today. Brothers Alejandro and Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) were a close second and third in the final bunch sprint. Kendall Ryan (Now-MS Society) outsprinted Maria Lechuga (Helen’s) and Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) to win the women’s non-NRC crit. Post-race video interviews.
On a very difficult Sunset Road Race Stage, Evelyn Stevens, Ina-Yoko Teutenberg, and the HTC-Columbia team held off numerous attacks from the entire field. The battle ended with a stage win for Stevens and the overall leader’s jersey for her teammate, Teutenberg. Updated with photos
Amber Neben (dare to Be-BMW Bianchi) and Ben Day (Fly V Australia) repeated their wins at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the classic NRC opener in Southern California. The fight is on to defend the yellow jersey with three more stages to go.
Prior to the third and final stage of the San Dimas Stage Race, Kat Carroll (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Robin Farina (Team VBF), Meredith Miller (TIBCO/To The Top), Reid Mumford (Kelly Benefit Strategies) and Colavita/Baci Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal talk about the impact of the race radio ban on the previous day’s road race.
Kelly Benjamin (Colavita/Baci) outsprinted her breakmates for the win at the San Dimas Hospital Road Race. Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare) made his move on the final climb to take the win. Ben Day (Fly V Australia) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) retain the yellow jersey with one stage left. Updated with photos.
Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12) went into the Tour of New Zealand looking for some training and left the race with the overall leader’s jersey in her debut UCI stage race. “It went way better than expected. I went into it thinking it would be a great training race for me before Worlds,”…
In a close 2up sprint, Ina Teutenburg (HTC-Columbia) took the win ahead Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) in the Merco crit. Her teammate Chloe Hosking was third. Updated with photo gallery.
A new squad, the Peanut Butter & Co. TWENTY12 Professional Cycling Team, joined the women’s cycling world this year with a unique approach: a focus on preparing their riders for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. While the approach and the sponsor are new the brains behind it are not. After four years of running…