Roth Wins Univest Grand Prix In Three-Up Sprint

Canadian Ryan Roth of Team SpiderTech powered by C10 capped an aggressive team race at the Univest Grand Prix Saturday, winning from a three-man sprint after counter-attacking once teammate François Parisien was caught after a 75-mile breakaway. Roth flew up the right side of the downhill into an uphill finish, out-kicking Americans Frank Pipp (Bissell…

Zabriskie Flies To Sixth TT Title

David Zabriskie (Garmin-Cervelo) did it again in Greenville, SC. Coming off a strong Amgen Tour of California where he finally won the Solvang time trial, Zabriskie flew on the three 6.9-mile (11.1-km) loops, setting the fastest time at every split on his way to claiming his sixth National Time Trial title. Zabriskie kept an average…

A Relaxed Zirbel Is Confident Prior To USPro

Two months since his return to racing, on the eve before the big test, the US Pro Time Trial, Tom Zirbel (Jamis/Sutter Home) was relaxed and ready.  Zirbel had been suspended for two years by the US Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) after testing positive for the steroid DHEA. He accepted the ban but continues to maintain…

Zirbel Joins Jamis/Sutter Home

In the past years, Jamis/Sutter Home had some weakness in stage races with only one contender, Luis Amaran. This year, Tyler Wren has stepped up and is showing that he can also be a threat and now that team has added Tom Zirbel to their line-up. Stage racing in the US got more interesting. Here’s…

Zirbel’s Sanction Reduced

On December 27 2009, Tom Zirbel announced that his A sample from the USA Professional Time Trial Championships tested positive for exogenous DHEA. In April 2010, USADA handed down a 2-year suspension which began on November 17, 2009. He just announced that USADA reduced his sanction to end on March 21, 2011.

Monday News Roundup

Roundup of some of the news: Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec, le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal, La Chrono Gatineau. Rock Racing-Murcia. Chance to ride with the pros at training camps for Team TIBCO, UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis and Colavita/Baci. Amber Rais joins Austrian team, positive B Sample for Tom ZIrbel, Clara Hughes is flag bearer for Canada

Zirbel waits, riding the wave of support

On December 27, Tom Zirbel announced that his A sample from the USA Professional Time Trial Championships tested positive for exogenous DHEA.  Zirbel has proclaimed his innocence and is confident that he will find the answers. Following his notification, Zirbel hired Paul Scott to make sure that protocol was followed when his B sample was…

Zabriskie takes over in Missouri

Four-time and reigning US Pro Time Trial Champion David Zabriskie crushed another time trial, this time at stage 5 of the Tour of Missouri, clocking a time of 36:30 with an average speed of 50.301km/h (31.255mph) over the flat 30.6 km (19 mi) course in Sedalia. Silver medalist at the Beijing Olympics, Saxo Bank’s Gustav…

Zirbel is ready for the big race

Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team has won most of the time trials this year on the NRC circuit and today he faces his biggest race of the year, the US Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Time Trial Championship. Last year, Zirbel finished in second place,  less than five seconds from the…

On Tap: US Pro Championships

Two riders will win the right to wear the Stars and Stripes this weekend at the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships in South Carolina. The battle of the Zs. The time trial is shaping up to be a battle between 3-time TT Champion  David Zabriskie (Garmin-Slipstream) and Tom Zirbel (BISSELL). The two men…

Zirbel scorches time trial at Utah

While the temperature did not climb into the 3 digits as predicted by many, it was still a scorcher at stage 3 of the Larry H Miller Tour of Utah where last year’s winner  Tom Zirbel of the BISSELL team,  clocked the fastest time of seventeen minutes even on the 14.5 km (9.2 mi) course…

Zirbel smokes the Elk Grove TT

Zirbelicious did it again and got a nice check of $4,000 for his efforts in the ‘cashtastic’ Alexian Brothers Tour of Elk Grove.  BISSELL’s Tom Zirbel clocked the fastest time of 8:25 in the 4.5-mile (7.2-km) MTI Construction time trial. This new time bested his winning result last year by 11 seconds on the same…