Confident Wamsley Aims For Philly

Before the start of the season, Kyle Wamsley (BISSELL) adjusted his training to peak in the May/June timeframe with his sights set on Philly. The TD Bank Philadelphia International Championship is a top priority for the Pennsylvania native. He seems to have timed it perfectly. After a tough day of racing in the heat in…

US Pro Race Shape

Confession time: my inner geek likes data.  There are many ways to try and understand what happened where and when at a race, words and photos have come into play and now, straight from the mind of Paul Mach (BISSELL), comes Race Shape. Through Garmin files, Race Shape shows how a race developed by comparing…

Busche Wins US Pro In Photo Finish

In one of the most dynamic and active US Pro Road Races in, well maybe ever, Radioshack’s Matthew Busche outsprinted hometown favorite George Hincapie (BMC) to win the National title in a photo finish at the Greenville Hospital Systems USA Cycling Road National Championships. See more photos in the gallery. Tactics are always interesting at…

Talking US Pro Tactics And Dreams With Candelario

Since the inaugural edition in 2006, the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championship has unfolded differently every year, with the winner emerging from a different move every time; from a long solo attack from a break, to a late attack from a select group in the finishing circuits, to an a blistering attack on…

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…

The Fittest Field Ever At US Pro

On the eve of the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, five ProTeam riders – BMC’s Taylor Phinney, George Hincapie and Brent Bookwalter, Tejay Van Garderen (HTC-Highroad) and Ben King (Radioshack) – met the media to answer questions. Joining them on the dais was Handcyclist Matt Updike, a six-time U.S. National Champion and currently…

On Tap: US Pro Championships

Here we are once again in Greenville SC for the sixth year in a row, for the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships, but this time it’s in May. For the first time ever the event will be contested over the Memorial Day holiday weekend to better align with the international calendar.  Also back…

King Crowned US Pro Champion

In an amazing show of grit and determination, after spending the whole race off the front, first in a 3-rider break then solo, Benjamin King of Trek-Livestrong, held off a chase group to win the US Pro Road Race in Greenville SC on Sunday.  Making that two titles for the U23 development team following Taylor…

Phinney Wins US Pro TT

A story almost as old as time itself, the young up-and-comer taking on and beating the veteran. In his first US Pro Time Trial, phenom Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong U23) beat veteran Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack) by hundreds of a second, a difference of only 0.14 seconds separated the two riders after 20.7 miles (33.3 km)…

US Pro Press Conference

Video from US Pro Press Conference with Taylor Phinney (Trek-Livestrong), defending champion George Hincapie (BMC Pro Racing Team), Levi Leipheimer (Team Radioshack), Teddy King (Cervelo TestTeam) and Scott Stewart (Team Type 1).

On Tap: US Pro Championships

Here we are once again in Greenville SC, for the fifth year in a row, for the Greenville Hospital System USA Cycling Professional Championships where two American (male) pros will claim the honor to win the Stars and Stripes next year in the time trial and road events. The questions were put forth in the…