Rachel Heal and her Optum-KBS team meet prior to a stage at the 2012 Tour of the Gila

Rachel Heal: Team Focused and Risk Taker

Bruce Bochy, the manager of the San Francisco Giants, had to make several risky moves on the road to two MLB World  Series Championships in three years. Three years ago, Bochy started a rookie, Buster Posey, in the critical catcher position. Posey went on to become Rookie of the Year. Last year Bochey gambled  again…

The DS Corner

Time to talk to some of the Directeur Sportif on the women’s teams in our second installment of the DS Corner: Lisa Hunt, DS of TIBCO/To The Top, Rachel Heal, DS of Colavita/Forno d’Asolo and Susannah Gordon, DS of Primal/MapMyRide answer our questions.

Success Breeds Success For Colavita

What a start of the season for the Colavita/Forno d’Asolo squad. By my calculation, the team has already racked 16 victories in 2011, with 13 of those coming in NRC events. Those wins include winning the overall at both the USA Crits Speedweek series and the overall at Joe Martin Stage Race at the same…

Pros talk about the radio ban

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.