Race Preview: Fresh back from the Tour de France; Ed Hood gives us his thoughts on this Saturday’s San Sebastian Classic. The winner could be a rider with fitness from the Tour or one building up for the Vuelta. Whichever, there is always a tough fight in the Basque Country.
The Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board concluded Sunday night at the East Tosa Gran Prix, a neighborhood overfloweth with fans’ physical and emotional presence from Start/Finish to house parties all around the four-corner rectangular course.
The penultimate race day of the 11-venue Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was celebrated Saturday on Milwaukee’s Eastside for the highly anticipated ISCorp Downer Classic presented by Intelligentsia.
The 11-day Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board continued Friday in Downtown Fond du Lac with the fan-friendly Commonwealth Classic.
Sunshine showered riders throughout Day 8 of the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. A new venue, the Oshkosh Criterium de Titan was a flat, 4-corner course across the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh campus and along the tranquil Fox River.
Day 7 of the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board is reminiscent of the Annual Family Reunion. Racers show up in maxx-field force then hang out all day, catching up with old friends in the parking lot, throwing a dance party in the Feed Zone, and picnicking in the grass atop the hill. A day of rest for many.
The super technical Schlitz Park Criterium, Day 6 of the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, brought forth some new faces on the podium, interesting figurative and literal twists along the course, and an exchanging of Overall jerseys.
Day 5 of the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board took riders south along the Fox River for a new ToAD race venue, the Beloit Bike Classic presented by Beloit Health System.
Downtown Waukesha, Wisconsin, was the backdrop for Day 4 of the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Salt of the Earth fans and incredibly generous support from the City and title sponsor are mainstays of the Carl Zach Cycling Classic presented by Couri Insurance. Waukesha did not disappoint and was a cordial host to ToAD’s second of two USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) dates.
Race Analysis: The Tour de Suisse finished with a bang yesterday as the GC got turned inside out on the very last stage. Attacking riding, a brave GC defense and some simply spectacular scenery - the 2014 Tour de Suisse sure put on a good show. Lee Rodgers takes a look back at the action.
Passionate cycling fans in Grafton lined the streets early then poured into the streets late for photographs and autographs at the Giro d' Grafton, Day 3 of the Tour of America's Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Historically, they have donated their heart, soul and vocal cords to the racers, and Saturday night, the Pro Men and Women USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) contests were a way of giving back. A phenomenal show was put on, and it was standing room only, nearly ten deep in sections along the boards.
Sheer power dominated Day 2 of the Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. In between raindrops falling prior to the day’s first race and resuming post-Pro Men podium, racers throughout the day exhibited true grit and determination ‘til the Finish. Whether or not $4,500 in primes served as a motivator, spectators were treated to a solid day of athletics.
Whereas just a day prior when some rain-blanketed streets were better suited for canoes than bikes, Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board got off to a thunderous start Thursday evening, thanks to the loud boom of applause and board banging.
Race Analysis: After the fireworks of the GC battle at the Dauphiné of last week the Tour de Suisse has so far been dominated by the sprinters. It's been a far from boring affair though as Lee Rodgers explains in his latest look at the action before the expected GC showdown this weekend.
Race Analysis: With more action than most GrandTours squeeze into 3 weeks this year's Dauphiné was an absolute cracker. Lee Rodgers looks back at the big events of Froome imploding, the resurgence of Alberto Contador and the simply superb performance of Andrew Talansky. What a race!
Photo Report: After the action of the 2014 Clarendon Cup was over on Saturday it was time for the men's and women's peloton to roll into Arlington and on to the demanding Crystal Cup the very next day. Darrell Parks was there once again for PEZ to capture all the best images.
The Air Force Cycling Classic’s Clarendon Cup is part of USA Cycling's National Criterium Circuit and has been one of the Washington DC region's premier Pro/Am races since 1998. It's known as one of the most difficult criterium races in the U.S. due to the technical course and big fields and always provides a great show for spectators. Ace photographer Darrell Parks was there for PEZ to take it all in.
Photo Report: The Philadelphia Cycling Classic is always one of the best races of the year on the North American Cycling Calendar. The sights, sounds and party atmosphere of the famous Manayunk wall have given the race legendary status amongst riders and fans alike and once again ace photographer Darrell Parks was in the middle of it all taking the best pics for PEZ.
Pro Cyclist and Cancer Survivor Jackie Crowell Returns to Cycling as Race Announcer. Huntsville, Alabama is renowned for the high-velocity missiles and space orbiters that are part of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center®, the official NASA Visitor Information Center for the Marshall Space Flight Center. The weekend of June 14-15, the Rocket City will be the showcase for high-velocity, two-wheeled vehicles on the ground.
Photo Report: Just over a week ago Bradley Wiggins wrapped up the GC title at the 2014 Tour of California but for our photographer Angelica Dixon the memories are still very fresh. Here's a look back at her fave photos and experiences from the startlines, finishlines, on the moto and more.