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    Kirk Carlsen Retires from the Pro Peloton

    by  • February 11, 2015 • euroNews, interviews, norcal scene

    Kirk Carlsen has chosen to leave pro cycling behind. Here, he wins the KOM at Mt. Hamilton Road Race in 2014, where he ultimately placed 2nd. Photo by Alex Chiu (http://acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Kirk Carlsen has quietly retired from professional cycling, but it was not for lack of talent and determination. The former Jelly Belly rider was the subject of much speculation during the autumn transfer season.  In November, Jelly Belly announced its list of extensions and new signees, but Carlsen’s name was glaringly absent. With a number of...

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    Adrien Costa Medals At World TT Championships

    by  • September 23, 2014 • euroNews

    In the full stars and stripes of the USA Cycling team, Adrien Costa had previously gotten 2nd place behind Kirk Carlsen Jr. last year. With Carlsen not competing this year, who would win the TT?

    Local boy Adrien Costa (Hagens Berman U-23) finished second at the Junior World TT Championships today in Ponferrada, Spain. Costa took a few minutes out of his post race celebration night to answer a few questions for NCCN. How does it feel to medal in the biggest TT in the world? It’s definitely a...

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    NorCal’s Worlds Team Shapes Up

    by  • September 4, 2014 • euroNews

    USAC’s much anticipated worlds announcement is finally out. This years race in Ponferrada, Spain will be a good route for riders who came up through the ranks in NorCal. Several of our local riders including Guarnier, Olds, and Stevens were all automatic picks for the women’s team. Earning automatic nominations were Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./Specialized-lululemon), Shelley Olds (Gilroy, Calif./Ale-Cipollini), Megan Guarnier (Mountain...

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    Korina’s Euro Diary: La Samyn des Dames

    by  • March 14, 2014 • euroNews, womyn on weels

    Omloop cobbles.  Photo by Yuzuru Sunada

    Being in Europe for my first block with the National team I find myself fighting in every race. Continually working on positioning, aggressiveness, and the ‘pop’ it requires for each time up a berg or cobbled section. I’ve gone from being an amatuer to being on the National Team very quickly and skipped a...

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    #TDF Ditty: If I Were a Gamblin Man

    by  • July 8, 2013 • euroNews

    The first week of LeTour is behind us, and most fans were left not knowing what to do with their Monday off. The pro peloton had a nice long breakfast, a leisurely 2-3 hour recovery ride, maybe popped into a team meeting, and then retired to lounge by some cool European pool. If you were one...

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    TDF Musings and Thoughts

    by  • June 29, 2013 • euroNews

    Ed. Note: Some big bike race gets going today.  I used to bet on it until I lost some money on “The Chicken.”  I had him to win and he got his old self DQ’d.  That sucked. I went an looked for odd’s on the Giro Rosa but couldn’t find any.  That totally bummed...

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