Two More Years For Mancebo With RealCyclist.com

Francisco “Paco” Mancebo (ESP) has signed a two-year contract extension with On The Rivet Management and will continue to captain the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team through 2013. This news comes on the heels of Mancebo’s General Classification  win at Tour de Beauce this past weekend – his fourth GC title this season. Mancebo also sits…

Final Thoughts On Joe Martin

Who would have thought that the Joe Martin Stage Race would bring some of the best racing this year. Well it did, stage 3 saw the men’s field, shuffle and re-shuffle, explode and come back together, in an extremely dynamic race with non-stop attacking. “Just real knock’em, sock’em stage. It’s too bad the general public…

Bissell Prevails At Joe Martin

The onslaught of attacks continued in stage 4, the Downtown Fayetteville crit, of the Joe Martin Stage Race. After dominating the early NRC races, a chink in RealCyclist.com and yellow jersey Francisco Mancebo was seen in yesterday’s stage and everyone wanted it on it. With multiple riders in shouting distance of the top of the…

Mancebo Claims Gila

Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) notched another NRC stage race with the overall at the SRAM Tour of the Gila.  After bridging up to the break, Mancebo upped the pace  to drop his breakmate on the second to last climb and soloed to victory. The pace was so high in today’s Queen Stage, that he crossed the…

Lewis Wins Chaotic Silver City Crit At Gila

The Trek-Livestrong kids did it again at stage 4 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Seventh out of the final corner, Australian Joe Lewis opened and sprinted to the line to take the bunch sprint, making two years in a row for Trek-Livestrong following Taylor Phinney‘s win last year.  Alejandro Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) took…

Pipp Wins Bunch Sprint At Gila Stage 2

Without the winds from previous year on the Inner Loop Road Race, stage of the Tour of the Gila, a bunch sprint was (almost) inevitable.  Though the remnants of the very early break, initiated at the end of the neutral section, raised a question in our minds, the pack was back together as they barreled…

Mancebo Wins Atop Mogollon

Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) did it again at stage 1 of the SRAM Tour of the Gila. He put in an attack with 2km to go on the steep climb to Mogollon and outclimbed everyone to win the stage and take over the GC and KOM lead. Continuing on his great start to the season, Tyler…

The DS Corner

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…

Mancebo Climbs Into Yellow At Sea Otter

RealCyclist.com’s Francisco Mancebo attacked on the steep climb to the finish line to win stage 2 of the Sea Otter Classic and take over the yellow jersey from his teammate Cole House. Andres Diaz (Team Exergy) was second and Jay Thomson (BISSELL) third.

House Wins Sea Otter Crit

Cole House (RealCyclist.com) outkicked the decimated field to win the Sea Otter Criterium, the first stage of the Sea Otter Classic Stage Race. Andres Diaz (Team Exergy) took second while House’s leadout Francisco Mancebo held on to third.

Mancebo Wins Redlands By One Second

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…

Mancebo Narrowly Wins Sun Time Trial

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…

A Point To Prove For RealCyclist.com

One of the new US-registered Continental teams, the RealCyclist.com Pro Cycling Team, has a point to prove in 2011. “We have a lot of riders who have a point to prove in a lot of different ways. Hopefully that will be channeled in the right direction and we’ll get the best out of everybody on…

RealCyclist.com Launches Men’s Pro Team for 2011

As cycling fanatics everywhere speculate on next year’s cycling season, RealCyclist.com, — an online retailer of premium road bikes, components, accessories and apparel — confirms: there will be a RealCyclist.com Professional Cycling Team in 2011. This UCI Continental pro cycling team will compete in National Racing Calendar events in North America. All UCI-required documents and…