the week that was

News for the week ending July 23: Canada and South Africa name teams for 2010 Commonwealth Games. Canada and USA squad for Junior Road Worlds and Junior Track Worlds. Jesse Sergent to Radioshack as stagiaire.

Mara Abbott 1st American to win overall Giro Donne

Mara Abbott (Boulder, Colo./Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY 12) riding for the USA Cycling Women’s National Development Program, won the overall Giro Donne today in Italy. The 25-year-old soloed to wins in stages 8 and 9 and finished in the main pack in Sunday’s final stage 10 to win the race’s general classification. The team…

Cheatley Takes Over NRC Lead

Overall winner of Fitchburg-Longsjo Classic, Cath Cheatley (Colavita/Baci) takes over the lead in the NRC women standings with Team VBF still lead the team competition. No changes on the men’s side, Luis Amaran and his Jamis/Sutter Home team still top the men’s standings.

Tour de New York Canceled

Another race bites the dust, unfortunately. The Tour de New York can now be added to the list of races canceled this year due to economic difficulties. The UCI 2.2 Men’s race originally scheduled from Aug 7 to 11 was to showcase the beautiful Western and Finger Lakes Regions of Upstate New York. Tour de…

Evans, King Claim USA Nats Crit Titles

Moving from its long-time home in Downers Grove, Ill. as a part of the USA Cycling Professional Criterium Championships, the elite women’s and men’s criterium contests highlighted the fourth day of competition at the USA Cycling Juniors, U23, Elite Road National Championships. Shelley Evans (Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12) topped the powerful elite women’s field,…

the week that was

Some of the happenings in the North American pro cycling scene for the week ending June 11 2010. Hilton Clarke to UHC. Sponsors bolster support for Bahati Foundation. Possible Tour of Maryland in 2012. Tour of Utah teams. USA Cycling, CCA news.

Independent panel issues two-year suspension to Clinger

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 19, 2010) – USADA announced today that an independent, three-member American Arbitration Association/Court of Arbitration for Sport (AAA/CAS) panel issued its decision that David Clinger, an athlete in the sport of cycling, receive a sanction for testing positive for two prohibited substances. Clinger, 32, of Sandy, Utah, tested positive for synthetic…

USA Cycling names eight-person roster for Track World Championships

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 5, 2010) – USA Cycling announced today the eight-person U.S. roster for the upcoming UCI Track World Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark, March 24-28. As the defending world champion in the individual pursuit, 19-year-old Taylor Phinney (Boulder, Colo./Trek-Livestrong) earned an automatic nomination to the men’s squad. The 2009 world championships in Poland…

Radios banned for NRC races

Earlier today, USA Cycling sent out a release that clearly stated that radios will now be banned in all USA Cycling road and track races which means all NRC races and most of the UCI races. Only 5 road races in North America will not be impacted by the ban: Amgen Tour of California, Philadelphia International Championships, Tour of Missouri, le Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal.

Elite Women, U23 and JR Men named for US Cross Worlds Team

USA Cycling has announced the first round of nominations to the United States National Team for the 2010 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships in Tabor, Czech Republic, Jan. 30-31. Five athletes were named to each of the elite women’s, U23 men’s and junior men’s squads based on competitive performances over the course of the last year.…

Cross Standings update: USAC, MAC and NECCS

Maureen Bruno-Roy (MM Racing/Seven) leads the USA Cycling cross standings and the MAC and NECCS Series in the UCI Elite Women’s category. As for the men, teammates Jamey Driscoll & Jeremy Powers are tied on the USAC standings, Dan Timmerman (Richard Sachs-RGM) leads tight NECCS race and Valentiz Scherz leads MAC.