• interviews

    Lael Wilcox Interview: Tour Divide Winner (Women)

    by  • August 11, 2015 • adventure mountain biking, global mountain bike event, interviews, mountain biking, mtb, rider, too random, womyn on weels

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    NCCN is fortunate to interview an amazing endurance rider and winner (women) of the Tour Divide, Lael Wilcox.  We would like to thank Lael Wilcox and Nicholas Carman for the interview. Follow Lael and Nicholas’  journey: www.gypsybytrade.wordpress.com Flandria:  Why did you decide to race Tour Divide?  What is appealing about the race to you?  ...

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    Nepal’s Queen of the Mountain

    by  • April 23, 2015 • interviews, mtb, rider, womyn on weels

    Authors Note:   Women who dream to be a professional bike racer or even amateur racing with teams require a lot of support from their families, sponsors and friends. It’s common that women who are professional cyclists still work and have families so balancing life, training and racing is challenging everyday.   In Nepal, there...

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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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    Year End Recap: Limitless Cycling Team

    by  • November 13, 2014 • interviews, norcal scene

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    It has been quite a year for the Limitless Cycling team. A newly developed team based in Folsom, California, the group continues into the 2015 year with more growth while retaining a majority of its original riders. Earlier this year, I caught up with the team during their team camp in Solvang to learn...

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    Post-Season Wrap With Tayler Wiles

    by  • September 30, 2014 • interviews, womyn on weels

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    NCCN: Congrats on a stellar season. You won a couple of stage races, including Redlands, a UCI time trial, podium steps all over the place at big events, and incredibly strong and gutsy riding at Nationals. What success of the year are you most proud? TW: Winning Redlands this year was a big turning...

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    Elle’s Journey

    by  • September 5, 2014 • cx, interviews, norcal scene

    5 September 2014 Over the past couple of years, Elle Anderson made a bright, rising star appearance in Northern California. She reached another high point recently by signing with KDL to race cyclocross in Belgium for 2014-16. A transplant to San Francisco from points east, Anderson hails from Stowe, Vermont and appeared on the...

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    Post Giro Rosa: An Interview With Megan Guarnier

    by  • July 31, 2014 • interviews, race coverage, womyn on weels

    Megan Guarnier digs hard to finish stage 8 of the Giro Rosa.

    The NorCal Cycling News was pleased to see several Northern California residents riding strong in what is possibly women’s cycling’s most prestigious stage race, the Giro Rosa, earlier in July. After nine stages of road racing through Italy, Megan Guarnier netted our region’s top placing, finishing seventh overall. Originally from New York, Guarnier now...

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    An Interview With Katie Hall

    by  • June 13, 2014 • interviews, norcal scene, womyn on weels

    Bay Area local Katie Hall ascends the brutal pitch of the Kent Street hill during her solo breakaway in last year's USA Pro Nationals road race. Hall, off a huge result at the Tour of GIla, will race again this weekend. Photo credit Jono Devich.

    Coming quickly through the ranks of the local road racing scene and into prominence last year, first-year professional road racer Katie Hall thrilled NorCal bike racing afficionados who spectated the women’s Pro National Championship road race on May 26th. Her move to solo away from the field on the Lookout Mountain climb and then...

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