Mancebo, Hughes top NRC standings

Two NRC events were completed last week, the SRAM Tour of the Gila for men and women and The Dana Point Grand Prix for men only. Francisco Mancebo (RealCyclist.com) and Clara Hughes (Pactimo Cycling) won the overall at the SRAM Tour of the Gila. Read all about it here. Brad Huff (Jelly Belly p/b Kenda)…

Team USA For Pan Am Games

Sixteen athletes will represent the United States at the UCI Pan American Road and Track Continental Championships held on May 1 – 8 in Bogota, Colombia. The track events will take place May 1-5 followed by the time trials on May 6th and the road race on May 8th. In the men’s events, a young…

Mancebo, Neben Still Top NRC After Sunny King Criterium

The 2011 National Racing Calendar continued with Saturday night’s Sunny King Criterium on a .7-mile circuit along the streets of Anniston, Ala. Jonathan Cantwell (V Australia) won the top spot of the men’s podium ahead of Mike Northey (PureBlack Racing) and Rahsaan Bahati (SKLZ p/b Pista Place). On the women’s side, the Italian Colavita/Forno D’Asolo…

UCI Rules Crackdown: No Non-USAC Sanctioned Races For Pros

The UCI continues to crackdown on rules enforcement. In an e-mail obtained by podiuminsight, USA Cycling reminded teams and riders of the UCI rules that limit the races – and number of grand fondo events – that they can do. The bombshell this time is rule 1.2.019 which simply states that pro riders cannot race non-USAC sanctioned races. Updated with comment from OBRA Executive Director Kenji Sugahara.

USA Cycling Reverses Radio Ban Decision

Eleven days ago, USA Cycling has announced their decision to permit race radios at NRC race and reverse the ban instituted the previous year. That decision went  against UCI rule. Well it didn’t take long for the UCI to apply pressure and today, USA Cycling reversed  its decision  and race radios will once again be…

5 Elite Men Named To US Cross Worlds Team

In the not a surprise department, USA Cycling announced the Elite Men name to the U.S. National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclocross World Championships. The Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com trio Jeremy Powers, Tim Johnson and Jamey Driscoll with Jonathan Page and Ryan Trebon will be racing in St. Wendel, Germany, January 29-30.  It is the…

Albasini To Head USA Cycling U23 Development Program

Sports Director with Cervelo TestTeam last year, Swiss Marcello Albasini takes over USA Cycling U23 Development Program. USA Cycling announced today the hiring of Alba Radsport to manage the national governing body’s men’s U23 division of the National Development Program. Led by Director Sportif Marcello Albasini, the Swiss company will direct USA Cycling’s U23 development…

USA Names Elite Women, U23 & Junior For Cross Worlds

USA Cycling announced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2011 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, slated for January 29-30 in St. Wendel, Germany. Thirteen athletes have been named to the elite women’s, U23 men’s, and junior men’s squads based on their performances over the last cyclo-cross season.  Nominations to…

Rule Changes From USA Cycling

The USCF Board of Trustees met Nov. 6 to discuss and vote on proposed rule changes for the 2011 road, track and cyclo-cross season. While numerous items were introduced by the Trustee representatives, the most significant legislation passed was the addition of a singlespeed national championship category for cyclo-cross and a rewrite of the rules…

US Cross Nationals Moves To January in 2012

It’s been talked about but it’s finally official. After this year, the US Cross National Championships will be held in the first week of January starting in 2012. Also, the event was awarded to Madison, Wisconsin for 2012 and 2013. The change of schedule is essential for the cross scene to continue to flourish and…

US Road Elite, U23, Jr Nationals to Augusta

After two years in Bend, Oregon, the USA Cycling Junior, U23, Elite Road Nationals will move to Augusta, Georgia for the next two years. The city, best known for the Masters Golf Tournament, also hosted stages during the now defunct Tour de Georgia. National titles will be awarded in each category for the road race,…

Team USA for MTB World Championships

A total of 53 athletes were nominated to represent the United States at the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, September 1-5. Seven men and seven women will wear the red, white and blue while competing for world titles in the elite cross country races. As the reigning national champion,…

2010 NRC to end with Chris Thater Memorial

The US 10K Classic, set for September 6, is no longer an official USA Cycling National Racing Calendar (NRC) event. Previously set as the women’s NRC finale, the race has been removed from the schedule due to a reduction in prize money below USA Cycling’s minimum requirement. The issue with the prize money was first…