Stage 2 In Their Own Words

Stage 2 at the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah was supposed to be a fast stage for the sprinters that was supposed to be quiet for the GC contenders. While it did finish in a sprint, the winner Jack Bauer (Endura Racing) surprised all by launching early and before that, the field was split…

Van Uden On The Hunt For More Sprint Points

After making it into the early break on stage 1 at the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah, Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) easily won the first two intermediate sprints to ignite his quest for the sprinter’s jersey. “I jumped them on the first one, I got a good gap and they didn’t really…

Borrajo Wins Close Sprint At Joe Martin

Sprinter Anibal Borrajo (Jamis/Sutter Home) waited in the field, quietly resting as much as possible, while the field reeled in the break with 2 km to go. And then he hit the gas to overtake Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) and Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) at the line to win stage 2 of the Joe…

Mancebo Wins Joe Martin TT

Once again, Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) clocked the fastest time at a time trial, this time it was the opening stage of the Joe Martin Stage Race. His time was 8 minute flat on the 2.5-mile (4 km) uphill course in Devil’s Den State Park, in Northwest Arkansas. A beautiful lush park with an undulating course…

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…

Van Uden Wins Redlands Crit

Emerging from a late-race break, Kiwi Roman Van Uden (Pure Black Racing) won the Redlands criterium, the second stage of the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Going for the green sprint jersey, Van Uden made his way into break after break, on the hunt for the points. Van Uden was successful as he takes over the sprint…

Pure Black Racing Adds Color

Success is the only way that can describe Pure Black Racing’s first race in the USA, the San Dimas Stage Race. The Kiwi team added some color to its black kit with Roman Van Uden and Mike Northey winning the KOM polka-dot jersey and the Green Sprint jersey  respectively. After a week of training at…

So far so good for Roman van Uden

Roman van Uden of the Land Rover-ORBEA team, scored the biggest win of his young career at Saturday’s Silver City Downtown Criterium at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. The New Zealander avoided the numerous crashes in the final two laps and outkicked everyone to claim victory. “This is the biggest win of my career.…