• Manali-Khardungla Part 1:Race to the Top of the World

    by  • May 31, 2015


    Authors Note:  Flandria and her husband have moved from Nepal to Ladakh, India.  They are both training for the Manali-Khardungla Cycling Championship that will take place in Ladakh, India starting July 25 through August 4.  Flandria is also covering the 8-days adventure mountain bike stage race.  Now residing in Leh for two months, she will...

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    Full Day for the Mariposa Women’s Stage Race

    by  • May 16, 2015


    16 May 2015 Groveland Hillclimb – Music to the Ears Another spectacular day greeted competitors for this morning’s second stage of the 18th Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. The Groveland Hillclimb wends its way up from the graffiti-encrusted Wards Ferry Bridge. The climb is 640m (2,100′) over 11.1km (6.9 miles) along Wards Ferry and Deer...

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    Mariposa Women Underway at Basso Bridge

    by  • May 15, 2015


    15 May 2015 With the Women’s Tour of California complete, it is time for another unique competition and the 18th Mariposa Women’s Stage Race. Forty staunch and committed women started today’s first stage: the Basso Bridge Time Trial. The forecasted threat of thunder with a slight chance of rain never materialized; the day saw...

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    Women’s Tour of California Wrap-up

    by  • May 14, 2015

    While the Tour of California men’s first stage rolled out of Sacramento on their eight day trek through California, the women’s race finished with a circuit race around the Stage Capitol. Trixi Worrack (Velocio – SRAM) sprinted her way into the yellow leader’s jersey and overall win, taking all three intermediate sprints and their...

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    Circuit Race Shuffles Leaders Jerseys

    by  • May 10, 2015


    The second stage of the Tour of California women’s race, a circuit race around the South Lake Tahoe area, created a flurry of jersey and general classification changes. With a third place in stage 1 and second place in stage 2, and very slim time gaps separating top GC contenders, Lauren Komanski (Twenty 16)...

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    Hall Grabs Yellow

    by  • May 9, 2015

    Racing fans crowd under the finishing arch at Heavenly Mountain Resort to see the post-race podium awards.

    Local Northern California pro Katie Hall (United Health Care) sailed to the win in stage 1 of the inaugural Tour of California on Friday in South Lake Tahoe. The weather didn’t look particularly friendly as riders arrived to the race start area in the hours before rolling out, with fresh snow on the ground...

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    Women’s Tour of California Pregame Events Kick Off Midweek

    by  • May 5, 2015

    Excitement builds with the quickly-approaching first stage of the Amgen Tour of California Women’s race, presented this year for the first time in a three-stage actual stage race format, in addition to a stand-alone invitational time trial. The first two stages begin and end in South Lake Tahoe, with stage 3 moving to Sacramento...

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    Of Bikes and Bubbles

    by  • April 28, 2015

    Bikes and Bubbles

    Louisa, means ‘famed warrior’. My daughter’s name embodies the qualities I admire most in my wife; courage, humility, toughness, and resilience. At 2 ½, I doubt my daughter thinks much about what it means to be a warrior. For now, she’s all about bubbles. Bikes and Bubbles Louisa notices bubbles everywhere. Moments of life...

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