Race report: After yesterday's lemming-like ride into self-destruction, Etixx-QuickStep's riders would no doubt have taken to the road with Patrick Lefevre's team-talk thunder-clapping around their ears like a Pete Townsend power-chord from a 1970s Who concert. Today, they got it right in the end with a fine sprint win for Mark Cavendish.
The cobble season starts on Saturday with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and then rattles its way into Kuurne-Bruxelles-Kuurne on Sunday. These races are for the hard men of the roads. Ed Hood looks back at the last five years of the 'cobbles week-end' and forward to this year.
Stage three of the Santos Tour Down Under saw PEZ man in Australia, David Pearce, spend the day in the Drapac team car to get the full in race experience. From coffee to cycling heroes and the chance to see the day's race break up close. Did the break go all the way? Read on to find out.
Day three of David Pearce's Australian adventure takes in stage 2 of the Santos Tour Down Under. More big crowds were at the roadside to greet the riders as they battled towards the up-hill finish in Stirling. With all the Joey's around we are definitely in Australia, but it was a day for the Spanish.
After his lesurly start to the first WorldTour race of 2015, David Pearce is up and running and chasing the Santos Tour Down Under. David is hanging with the Drapac team and is using his backstage pass to bring you all the behind the scenes action. He's also loving the weather.
The 2015 Vuelta a España route was unveiled last week, so our most experienced Grand Tour watcher, Ed Hood took a close look at the route and some background on la Vuelta. From the deep south to Andorra in the north and then back to Madrid, Ed crosses the plains and mountains of España.
More than 450 men, women and juniors participated September 13-14 in 20 categorized bicycle races for the fifth and final weekend for the 2014 Southeast Regional Series presented by Stan's NoTubes (SRS). For the top men and women cyclists in the Southeast, champions were crowned in the summer-long series that spanned five states in five months.
Five-State Southeast Regional Series Concludes with Championship Cycling Weekend in Greenville, S.C. September 13-14.
Cyclists Complete Two-Day Competition in Knoxville at Southeast Regional Series; Overall Classification Leaders Taking Shape for September Championship.
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.