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.

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…

Holcomb Back In The Lead In 1-2 Punch At Joe Martin

The Colavita/Forno d’Asolo re-took the lead of the Joe Martin Stage Race from TIBCO/To The Top with a 1-2 punch finish with Janel Holcomb taking the win, crossing the line just before her teammate Modesta Vzesniauskaite in a bunch sprint. TIBCO’s Jo Kienasowski took third. The win and its associated 10-second time bonus puts Holcomb…

Guarnier Sprints Into The Lead At Joe Martin

Megan Guarnier (TIBCO/To The Top) kicked in her big engine up  the finishing uphill to take the bunch sprint victory at stage 2 of the Joe Martin Stage Race – her first NRC win. With the ten seconds of time bonus, she takes over the GC lead, tied on time with Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo)…

Holcomb Fastest At Joe Martin TT

After a third-place finish at the SRAM Tour of the Gila TT. Janel Holcomb (Colavita/Forno d’Asolo) was the fastest at the opener of the Joe Martin Stage Race in Northwest Arkansas. Gunning for the riders in front of her, she clocked 9:41.77 and held an average speed of 15.49 mph (24.93 km/h) on the 2.5-mile…

Wilcoxson Wins Sea Otter Circuit Race

Jade Wilcoxson (Landshark/Flywheel) gave herself quite the birthday gift when she avoided a crash in the final sprint to the line to win the Sea Otter Circuit Race ahead of Sam Schneider (TIBCO/To The Top) and Flavia Oliveira (Project Cycling Women). Winner of the three previous stages, Kristin Armstrong (Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12) finished…

Lisa Hunt Honored by Redlands Bicycle Classic

First started in 2000 to honor Carole King, who helped establish the Redlands Bicycle Classic, the award highlights a member of the cycling community’s outstanding sportsmanship. This year the committee selected not a rider but a team Director Sportif. Lisa Hunt, DS, Team TIBCO-To the Top, was an easy choice for this year’s Carole King…

Team TIBCO Forms Junior Women’s team

“For several years I’ve wanted to expand the reach of our women’s professional TIBCO/to the Top team,” said Linda Jackson, Founder of the TIBCO Women’s Professional Cycling Team. “This year, we added Team TIBCO II made up of Bay area Cat 3 and 4 women. The next logical step was to include juniors, and it’s…

Schneider Gets First NRC Win At Chris Thater

Samantha Schneider (TIBCO/To The Top) won a two-up sprint over Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) to earn the win at the Chris Thater Memorial, making it the first NRC victory for the USA U23 National Crit Champion. After numerous attacks were nullified in the 35-mile criterium, the duo made it off the front of the pack with…

Cliff-Ryan Wins Glencoe GP

Although it as a small field in the pro/1/2 women’s race, the racing was aggressive with multiple breaks forming in the 60-minute crit. Straight from the start, riders from the three big teams, Colavita/Baci, TIBCO/To The Top and Team VBF, took turns at the front of the field upping the pace to try and get…

Talking About Glencoe GP & US Pro Crit

Clip from the hour-long Glencoe Grand Prix/US Pro Criterium (for men) press conference, held in Glencoe Village, Chicago on August 13, 2010. With defending champions Devon Haskell (TIBCO/To The Top) and Ben Kersten (Fly V Australia), Alison Powers (Team VBF), Kristen Meshberg (Flatlandia), Karl Menzies (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Rahsaan Bahati (Bahati Foundation) and Ivan Dominguez (Jamis/Sutter Home).

Alison Starnes – A Force to Reckon With

“It will be okay, I’m trying to keep my strength up.” said Alison Starnes (TIBCO/To The Top) who went down hard on stage 1 of the Cascade Cycling Classic on July 21 2010. Two days after, while waiting for her flight to take her home in Northern California, Starnes described the crash. “It was a…