• Bariani Road Race Roundup

    by  • March 18, 2014

    Photos courtesy of Alex Chiu Photography. Much like last year’s weather, in striking contrast to the year prior, the first flight of the 2014 Bariani Road Race began already nearly warm enough to forgo arm warmers, with little wind. The P/1/2 men’s rolled out first for 70 miles, five laps of a flat to...

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    Land Park Criterium Recap

    by  • March 17, 2014

    Max Jenkins (Marc-Pro/Strava) leads the peloton into the right-hand curve after the finish line with Ryan Anderson (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) in tow.

    Report by Ellen Sherrill with photos by Alex Chiu. Full results on USA Cycling. Another iconic day of warm, sunny, calm California weather greeted and treated participants and spectators alike at the Land Park Criterium in Sacramento on Saturday, leaving the surprises of the day to be decided by the racers. In the women’s P/1/2/3...

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    Roster: Mike’s Bikes Womens Team

    by  • March 14, 2014

     San Rafael, CA March 12, 2014 Mike’s Bikes, locally owned and operated since 1964, announces the formation of a new women’s race team.Matt Adams, co-owner and President, said he is excited to expand the spirit and philosophy of Team Mike’s Bikes program to include a women’s team. “My interest in supporting this expansion to our program was simple,”...

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    Korina’s Euro Diary: La Samyn des Dames

    by  • March 14, 2014

    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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    Primetime Podcast: Jade Wilcoxson & Ronde van Drenthe

    by  • March 13, 2014

    Jade Wilcoxson Climbs to the Road Race Win

    Two weeks ago we caught up with Jade Wilcoxson (Optum Pro Cycling) before she flew to Europe to race with the U.S. National team. Wilcoxson, the current U.S. Road Race Champion and Individual Pursuit Champion, may be the best American woman on a domestic team.  Wilcoxson was supposed to line up at Saturday’s World...

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    Collegiate Crushers: The Animal House

    by  • March 13, 2014

    Welcome to the best racing you have never seen.  Photo by UCLA Cycling

    True, collegiate is a remarkable breeding ground for select riders to go on and become accomplished professionals, but mostly it is about fun.  The atmosphere at collegiate races is indisputably jovial and oftentimes hilarious, with die-hards chasing cookie primes as though it were equivalent to a race win, burrito feeds in road races, and...

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    Vankderkitten Updated From Vuelta Ciclistica El Salvador Prologue

    by  • March 12, 2014

    Directors Report – UCI 2.1 Vuelta Ciclistica El Salvador Prologue Vanderkitten is back in the Hotel Indes accommodations after a successful prologue at Vuelta El Salvador against some of the best teams in the world. Canadian Rhae Shaw powered to 8th place in the 4km Prologue behind Rusvelo Olympic medallist Olga Zabelinskaya. The positions of...

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    2014 NorCal Women’s Team Review

    by  • March 12, 2014

    Clarice Sayle (Threshold Sports p/b Leadout Endurance Coaching) holds the front position during an opening lap Sunday in the women's P/1/2/3 field.

    The annual team review by the numbers is back. The rankings below include several women’s teams that will vie for the top spot in 2014. This year we’ve included the 2013 Premier Series standings to help account for larger teams that will field a full roster throughout the long NorCal season. Teamwork and smart...

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