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…

Logan-Sprenger Solos To Win Gila Stage 2

Do two solo wins make a pattern? Heather Logan-Sprenger (Colavita Forno d’Asolo) powered away from her late race breakmate to solo to victory at the Inner Loop Road Race, stage 2 of the Tour of the Gila. Not sure if that makes a pattern but Logan-Sprenger took another victory with a solo move earlier at…

Abbott Wins Mogollon At Gila

Current National US Road Champion Mara Abbott (Diaodora -Pasta Zara) showed that she had found her climbing legs on the way to Mogollon. After her team had lined up at the front to set a fast tempo to shell as many riders as possible, Abbott attacked just before the right turn to the final climb.…

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…

Staying Hydrated With Logan-Sprenger

At the Redlands Bicycle Classic where the temperatures hovered in the high 90s under cloudless sunny days, staying hydrated became even more important for the racers. For most, it was the first hot spell of the year and the heat took a toll, some suffered from muscle cramps that forced to stop and drink during…

On Tap: SRAM Tour of the Gila

The NRC goes up and up starting Wednesday at the 25th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila where 339 miles of racing, 25,231 feet of climbing will challenge the riders over five days. Follow all the action on @podium_live and keep up with everything on the Tour of the Gila hub page. Can anyone beat…

Phinney and Evans Golden in Silver City

Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Taylor Phinney (Trek Livestrong) win the SRAM Tour of the Gila Silver City Criterium in bunch sprints. No changes to GC. Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) remain in the lead with one stage to go, the big one, the Gila Monster.

Colavita/Baci Blow Away Field; Amaran Sprints to Win at Gila

The Colavita/Baci Women’s team blew away the field in one of the windiest stages on record at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Carmen Small took the stage win, Andrea Dvorak second and Cath Cheatley third. This time, Luis Amaran of Jamis/Sutter Home timed his move perfectly to win stage 2 ahead of Levi Leipheimer (Mellow Johnny’s) and Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL). Mara Abbott (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12) and Leipheimer retain GC lead.

Tour of the Gila Press Conference

Video of the pre-race press conference at the Tour of the Gila with Levi Leipheimer (Mellw Johnny’s), Rory Sutherland (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), Ben Day and Phil Zajicek (Fly V Australia), Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter Co TWENTY12), Katheryn Curi Mattis (Webcor Builders), Carmen Small (Colavita/Baci), ALison Powers (Team VBF), Merdith miller (TIBCO/To The Top). Chat with Andrew Talansky (CalGiant)

Second Women’s Prestige Cycling Series Race Begins Today

The Women’s Prestige Cycling Series resumes this week when the 24th annual SRAM Tour of the Gila begins Wednesday in Silver City, N.M. Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (HTC-Columbia) leads the individual and sprint competition but is not among the 75 women registered for the five-day National Racing Calendar event. However, second-placed individual Katharine Carroll and her Peanut…

Getting to know Paul Mach

On his second year with the BISSELL Pro Cycling Team and only his fifth year on a bike, Paul Mach is on what he calls the best form of his life. After winning the Sea Otter Road Race and Circuit Race, he is set to tackle the tough SRAM Tour of the Gila with difficult…