Tag Archives: rock racing

the week that was

Posted on 25. Apr, 2009 by .

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Catching up with the news for the 2 weeks ending on 25 April 2009: Rock Racing, Fly V Australia, Philly and more

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Rock Racing sweeps Merco Cycling Classic

Posted on 03. Mar, 2009 by .

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Following the same scenario, Rock Racing won the second race in the Merco Cycling Classic, with a surprise win by 18-year old Iggy Silva in a bunch sprint ahead of Taylor Tolleson (BMC) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell). Taking advantage of the presence of teammate Freddie Rodriguez to force other teams to chase, Silva sat on […]

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Rock Racing goes 1-2 at Merco Cycling Classic Criterium

Posted on 02. Mar, 2009 by .

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With a 5-man roster, Rock Racing didn’t let their small number and aggressive racing by other teams deter them from going 1-2 at the Merco Credit Union Cycling Classic Grand Prix on Saturday.  Taking time to celebrate, National Crit Champ Rahsaan Bahati crossed the line first followed by teammate U23 National Crit Champ Justin Williams. […]

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Rock Racing squeaks in as a UCI Continental Team

Posted on 16. Jan, 2009 by .

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USA Cycling spokesman Andy Lee contacted Boulder Report‘s Joe Lindsay to say that Rock Racing had “fulfilled all of its obligations for registering as a UCI Contentinal Team in 2009.” One requirement of the UCI Continental license requirement for a team is a bank guarantee for 10% of the riders’ salaries to be provided  by […]

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A mid-week Rock Racing update

Posted on 13. Jan, 2009 by .

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Last we heard, Baden Cooke was contemplating suing Rock Racing owner Michael Ball for the promised money from his contract worth “many hundreds of thousands of dollars”.  Earlier today, Rock Racing issued a statement basically saying that the “rumors of Rock Racing’s untimely demise have been greatly exaggerated” and that the team is proceeding with […]

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Is Rock Racing folding? NO but…

Posted on 15. Dec, 2008 by .

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Andy Shen of VelocityNation claimed that “Rock Racing is folding ASAP. Rock and Republic is laying off 40 employees, and shutting down the cycling team immediately.”  Shen  went on to state that he got the information from a leaked internal memo. updated: Velonews confirmed that “an  email circulated within the company this week details layoffs […]

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Really, what the #$&% is Rock Racing doing? (updated)

Posted on 08. Dec, 2008 by .

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Back in mid-November, Rock Racing sent out a press release announcing its new 2009 roster which consisted  of 25 riders, and of those riders, 11 are under the magic age of 28.   As the UCI and USA Cycling rules clearly state a US Continental team must have at a maximum of 20 riders and that […]

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Leogrande suspended for 2 years – a closer look at the timeline (updated)

Posted on 03. Dec, 2008 by .

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As was reported in cyclingnews and velonews, Kayle Leogrande received a two-year suspension following hearing on Monday. A three-person AAA/CAS arbitration panel ruled unanimously in a 15-page decision that Leogrande had used the blood booster EPO. The panel ruled that Leogrande’s “clear and repeated admissions of doping, which in and of themselves may be sufficient […]

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The Rock Racing saga continues

Posted on 19. Nov, 2008 by .

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Well I was all set to move on to other stories, but I keep getting pulled back in the Rock Racing saga. First, on the question regarding the team following the UCI rules on the number and age of the riders for a Continental team, a spokesperson for the team reminded me that team registrations […]

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What is Rock Racing doing?

Posted on 16. Nov, 2008 by .

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The mystery continues. On November 9, 2008, USA Cycling confirmed to cyclingnews that Rock Racing applied to continue as a UCI Continental team for the 2009 season, which means that they must comply with all UCI and USACycling rules regarding Continental teams. Some of the interesting UCI regulations are: (in section 2.17.004): The national federation […]

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