• 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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    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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