Stage 5: Downtown West Bend Concourse: Overall series leader Josie Talbott (ISCorp p/b Progress) won a thrilling sprint finish on a wet, slick course in West Bend for the fifth stage of the Tour of America’s Dairyland.
Carl Zach Cycling Classic: Skylar Schneider (ISCorp p/b Progress) won a close two-up spring over Aussie track cyclist Rebecca Wiasek (Fearless Femmes) in Women Pro1/2 in stage 4 at the Tour of America’s Dairyland Carl Zach Cycling Classic in Waukesha, WI.
The theme for tonight was money, money, money--culminating in a $1500 Belgianwerx Super Prime. Tonight's course was one of the longer crits at approximately .9 miles. Due to this longer and wider course none of the riders took over at the front for the majority of the race.
Two Papa John’s riders set the pace riding off the front from the gun. They tucked back in to the field where riders sat until Skylar Schneider made her move and attacked with 17 laps to go. Two riders soon joined her to form a three-woman breakaway, Scotti Lechuga (Hagen Berman-Supermint) and Rebecca Wiasak (Fearless Femmes).
The 11-day Tour of America’s Dairyland kicked off today in Kenosha, Wisconsin. This city with its deep history of cycling was thrilled to have racing back after a 5-year hiatus. Stage one saw a loaded Women’s Pro1/2 field with over 100 national champion wins represented. The start list included national stars Coryn Rivera and Katie Compton.
Giro Stage Report: Tom Dumoulin delivered a vintage performance in the Giro d'Italia's final episode, a last gasp time trial between Monza and Milan, to grab hold of the fabled Maglia Rosa and become the first Dutchman to win the Tour of Italy.
Giro Stage Report: Stage 20 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia was the last chance for Tom Dumoulin to save his race hopes and for Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali and Thibaut Pinot to distance them selves from the TT specialist. It may have worked, but the race is still wide open for the win on Sunday.
Giro Stage Report: Stage 18 could have been the end of Tom Dumoulin's dream of a Giro win, but the tall Dutchman covered every move and dominated the GC men. At the front of the race Mikel Landa lost again as Tejay van Garderen swooped past him for his first Grand Tour stage win.
Giro Stage Report: It has taken over two years and countless breakaways, but Pierre Rolland’s quest for his 10th victory finally came on the climb into Canazei where he soloed home to a popular win on Stage 17. Tom Dumoulin came in with all the other GC men - No change in the overall.
Giro Stage Report: Vincenzo Nibali strode back into contention with a stunning ride on the Giro's Queen stage as a natural break heavily penalized the pink jersey. Tom Dumoulin saved his overall lead, but a stomach upset may have upset his chances of the final win.
Roadside California'17: The final stage of the 2017 Amgen Tour of California was another successful day for the Rally team. Two men in 'The Break of the Day' and the stage win to top the whole race off. Add to that the blue jersey for 'Most Courageous Rider' and a tie for the KOM prize it was quite a finalé.
Giro Stage Report: Bob Jungels emerged from an elite group to take a wonderful stage victory in Bergamo after a punishingly quick day on stage 15 of the 2017 Giro d'Italia. The GC battle was reignited but ultimately ended all square.
Race Report: Tom Dumoulin showed he's more than just a pretty face with a powerful ride up the steep slopes to Oropa, first pulling back a dangerous attack from Nairo Quintana, attacking himself to win the stage and increase his gc lead.
Roadside California'17: The Amgen Tour of California hit Big Bear Lake for the crucial time trial stage 6 and Team Rally were there for the action. Today, Eric and George start their 'Behind the Scenes' report with some suggestion for the good people of Big Bear.
Giro Stage Report: With apologies to my PEZ colleague Sam Larner, I thought why bother thinking up a headline when yesterday’s will do! Fernando Gaviria repeats with a firestorm sprint. The manner of victory was even more impressive. It was a kick-twice finish to a stage that was straightforward.
Roadside California'17: Riding the crest of success from stage 4, the Rally team move on to Mount Baldy on their hunt for Amgen Tour of California gold. Eric and George gives us another look behind the curtain of Team Rally.
Giro Stage Report: Fernando Gaviria secured yet another stage win to all but seal the points jersey and stamp his position as the best sprinter here and at his age (22) he will be hitting the finish line first for quite some time. First Grand Tour and three stage wins, just to prove not all Colombians are climbers.
Roadside California'17: Stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California was a magnificent day for Team Rally. Not only did the team get two men in the break, but they went all the way to the line for 1st and 2nd place with Evan Huffman and Rob Britton. Eric and George were there to tell the tale.