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.
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.
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.
From four high school graduations to 100 Block Street Art Experience and two days of bicycle races, Albany, Georgia was buzzing this past weekend. More than 450 cyclists from around the southeast competed in 11 categorized races over two days for the Southeast Regional Series presented by Stan's NoTubes (SRS). It was the series' second year in Albany and the 10th year that the city has hosted bicycle races.
PEZ Photog Wei Yuet Wong rounded out his month-long Classics’s adventure by shooting Liège-Bastogne-Liège, the oldest of them all, as the finale of his trip. Here are some of his favorite photos of the day…
Photog's Report: Fleche Wallone is defined by its passages up the fearsome Mur de Huy - 1200m of the steepest climbing you can find. PEZ photog Wei Yuet Wong was at the top for the men's and women's races, and filed his favorite 15 pics of the day.
The Revolution Track cycling series in the UK is proof the Brits are serious about growing cycle sport, mixing Elite Championship racing, the UCI-sanctioned events and encouraging future growth with races for talented young riders. Photog David Pearce was trackside for a view of the racing you might not expect.
In the three years following its inception in 2010 the Quebec UCI World Tour weekend has quickly become a classic part of cycling’s late season schedule. Jordan Cheyne in Canada wraps up the action for us from what was a great 2 days of racing on two scenic but brutal circuits in Quebéc and Montréal.
The finale of the 7-day inaugural Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series was packed with great racing and changes in jersey ownership before an appreciative crowd at the Sammy’s Bike Shop/Dreyer St. Charles Criterium. Sammy’s Bike Shop, adjacent to the finish line and serving espresso and hand-rolled fresh sushi beneath their ceiling-mounted carbon wheels, was the perfect host for the fourth of four USA Cycling National Criterium (NCC) dates on the Series.
After a wild Friday night in Elmhurst when pigs flew and unicorns mated, the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series continued on Saturday at the Northwestern Medicine Lake Bluff Criterium where more mania ensued for the third of four USA Cycling National Criterium (NCC) dates of the Series.
Day 4 of the Intelligentsia Cup Prairie State Cycling Series took the two-wheeled road show to the 11th Annual Beverly Hills Cycling Classic in South Chicago, where the Mercury boasted 95 degrees at the start of the Pro Women’s race, for the first of four consecutive USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC) dates during the Series.