• Roster: VuMedi Cycling Team Cultivates New Talent for 2015

    by  • February 14, 2015

    VuMedi returns in 2015 with new talent and new mentors to accelerate development, most notably, Kirk Carlsen. Photo: Alex Chiu (acaurora.smugmug.com)

    Editor’s Note: In 2014, VuMedi was a young inexperienced team which introduced a number of new faces to the races of NorCal. Over the course of the season, the squad gradually gained a foothold in the peloton, culminating with Garrett Hankins victory at Giro SF. In 2015, the team has brought on a group...

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    2015 Women’s Roster Summary

    by  • February 13, 2015

    Tetrick Leads the Women P/1/2/3 Up the Climbs

    With the dawn of each new season, local domestic teams undergo the same shuffling of riders and new sponsor affiliations that are seen at the international pro level. Sometimes, the changes are drastic and difficult to become accustomed for many a cycling fan. Occasionally, while always a few changes are seen, less change is...

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    Kirk Carlsen Retires from the Pro Peloton

    by  • February 11, 2015

    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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    Art’s Cyclery – Schnur Racing Team’s Neil Pryde BuraSL

    by  • February 10, 2015

    Photo Credit: Blake Anton

    This is a new feature from guest contributor Blake Anton.  Super stoked to get Blake in the contributor pool checking out different rides of the folks in our community. Ben Albracht and the Art’s Cyclery p/b Schnur Racing Team are on the Neil Pryde BuraSL for their second season.  The lightweight (772 gram 56cm...

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    Roster: ICE Sportswear – Pinnacle Racing Returns!

    by  • February 9, 2015

    ICE Sportswear – Pinnacle Racing return for their second season racing a full NRC schedule. The team will kick off the race season with the Chico Stage Race presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. When not racing, this talented group of women will be giving back to the sport by leading training rides for LinkedIn employees...

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    Paskenta: The Movie

    by  • February 6, 2015

    Paskenta is one of those races that holds a firm place in my psyche.  In my imagination it is the purest form of bike racing. A guy shows up at one end of town, a couple hundred cyclists find him, they agree on a route, and then the magic happens. They simultaneously start hammering. No starting...

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    Roster: Chronos Racing – Easton Cycling

    by  • February 3, 2015

    ROCKLIN, CA – Seventeen cyclists between the ages of 36 and 55 with more than 20 national titles to their credit have come together for a 2015 campaign in pursuit of joy and excitement. These men are all professionals at work who’ve found a recreational outlet for their competitive natures. At the team’s winter...

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    Racing Stanford Style – February 7 & 8th

    by  • February 2, 2015

    Straight from the office of the Stanford Cycling Team.  This might be the first contact we’ve had with them since Rand left town! I wonder if they even remember his name. That makes me feel old. Now go race with these nerds.  “Stanford Cycling is excited to be hosting our race weekend on Feb...

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