• 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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    Gold Country Gran Fondo

    by  • March 11, 2014

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    EL DORADO HILLS, CA.  This March 29th, come join riders on 3 different routes (s) in El Dorado County for a day of amazing views, challenging climbs, and an epic experience. The distance will cover approximately 100 miles in total on a designated route. Riders will arrive at the finish back at Town Center...

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    Weekend Update: Madera Stage Race Daulton Road Race

    by  • March 11, 2014

    A Pinnacle Reactor p/b JL Velo and Holly Mathews (TIBCO/To The Top) maintain a solid lead over the field (background) going into the final lap.

    Photos courtesy Alex Chiu Photography. Results (when available) at USA Cycling. The Daulton road race, which was near Friday’s Ben Hur hill climb, could be compared similarly to Snelling and Merco’s courses. With a relatively long promenade out from the start, riders ride on mostly flat roads initially until they are faced with a...

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    Weekend Recap: Madera Stage Race Criterium

    by  • March 11, 2014

    The finish line - Owen Gillott (Hagens Berman U23) 1st, Kristofer Dahl (Team SmartStop) 2nd, and Colin Joyce (California Giant/Specialized) 3rd.

    Photos courtesy Alex Chiu Photography. Results (when available) at USA Cycling. Madera Criterium: Located in the heart of Madera (and only two blocks away from a Starbucks!), the criterium’s rectangular course featured two very wide streets for the start and backside with the other two sides being narrow by means of a concrete divider...

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    Roster: VuMedi Elite Cycling Announces Full 2014 Team

    by  • March 10, 2014

    10 U25 riders set to join after 2013 success The 2013 season launched the VuMedi Elite Cycling team, being recognized in the peloton and finishing the season long NCNCA Premier Series in the top-3 teams. In 2014 the team is expanding from 10 to 18 riders through the addition of U25 riders. Returning riders: AJ Kennedy...

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    2014-03-07 Madera Stage Race: Ben Hur Hill Climb

    by  • March 7, 2014

    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?

    MADERA, CA. – While the timing results are not yet available at the time of this writing, the Ben Hur Hill Climb went off today without a hitch. With 6 miles of rollers (including one VERY bumpy and torn up section of road as a prelude to the gravel sections of the upcoming Chico...

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    Weekend Movie: The Armstrong Lie

    by  • March 7, 2014

    Does partly cloudy weather get you down? Do you need something bike related over the weekend to stoke your fire? Is the little rain forecasted on Monday sending you to Netflix? Are you looking for something to watch in your creepy little Madera hotel room? Check out The Armstrong Lie and let us know...

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    Korina Huizar’s Euro Diary: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

    by  • March 6, 2014

    And so, "Block 1" begins.  Photo by Korina Huizar

    Editor’s Note:  Korina Huizar, who is a NorCal rider for Vanderkitten Pro Cycling, was kind enough to work on a Euro Diary series with us.  She is in Europe with the USA Cycling National Team for the foreboding “Block 1″ of racing.  The series begins with her  first race on the winding wet cobbled...

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