The Devil Wears USADA

So, is Travis Tygart the devil? Or is he just acting like he is? We may never know the answer to these questions, but I have some pretty strong ideas about him and his actions. So hear goes my rant. Tygart may not really be the devil, but damm if he is not acting like he is. His personal hyper vendetta against Lance Armstrong has gotten the best of him. He is a one man cycling wrecking machine … [Read more...]

Team BMC: Belgian Races Good Preparation For Flanders

Saturday’s E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke and Gent-Wevelgem provide the perfect final tests for the BMC Racing Team leading up to next weekend’s top Belgian Classic, the Tour of Flanders. Burghardt, Ballan Eye E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke Riders on the BMC Racing Team have had success before in the Belgium semi-classic E3 Prijs Vlaanderen-Harelbeke. Last year, Marcus Burghardt was 10th … [Read more...]

Tour of Battenkill Saved By PepsiCo

The Tour of Battenkill was very close to be canceled due to the withdrawal of former sponsor Global Foundaries. But with some quick work by Dieter Drake the race has been saved, and not a second too soon. Drake has secured PepsiCo as the new sponsor and the race will go on as planned in New York on April 18th. "I approached them back in January after we lost our presenting sponsor from last … [Read more...]

Tour of Qatar, Stage 6: Burghardt Finishes Fifth Overall For BMC

Marcus Burghardt said his fifth place finish on the final classification at the Tour of Qatar certainly bodes well for the BMC Racing Team and its prospects for the upcoming spring classics. A Team Effort Burghardt held onto the position he gained on Stage 2 during Friday’s final stage, a 77-mile (123.5 km) race through the picturesque streets of the seaside city of Al Wakra. The 26-year-old … [Read more...]

A Chat With The World Champion

Fresh off the BMC Racing Team’s training camp in California, Cadel Evans looks back on the start of his season and ahead to a year of racing alongside new teammates in the rainbow jersey. How did you feel about your performance at the Santos Tour Down Under? We didn’t win anything but that wasn’t our objective. The BMC Racing Team’s objectives were to go there and start working … [Read more...]

Downtown Bicycle-Theft Ring Busted by Undercover Cops via CraigsList

As downtown continues to grow as a dense residential neighborhood, so has bicycle usage, which in turn has had a downside: increased bicycle theft. 2009 saw a 63% increase in thefts in the neighborhood and 2010 was looking no different. But police this past weekend may have helped put a stop to that increasing neighborhood crime trend after arresting men involved in a theft ring. On Friday, … [Read more...]

Ritte Bosberg Photo Shoot Caught On Video

One of our riders flew over from Flanders to participate in a Bosberg photoshoot. We got a hot model and everything, so we took a little video. If you want to know more about Ritte Van Vlaanderen and the Bosberg, check out … [Read more...]

Let’s Just Chill Out And Kick The Crap Out Of Each Other

by Lanolin TRAINING CAMP: This past weekend was the Ritte Team training camp. All the categories were invited and we designed routes that would allow us to regroup without too much waiting. Saturday we hit the mountains off the coast in Malibu, logging 110 miles and about 8,000 feet of climbing. The first climb of the day was the 9 mile long Latigo Canyon, one of the most beautiful climbs in … [Read more...]

Ritte Rides Rapha

RITTE RIDES 34° 4'49.91"N 118°39'44.92"W Few riding locations on the planet earth are as elemental as Piuma Rd. Located between the primal landscape of Malibu and the majestic peaks of Topanga, the wind-lashed, sun-drenched, ever-chaging landscape continues to be shaped by the elements, like the bulldozers digging swimming pools for the weekend homes of plastic surgeons, for instance. … [Read more...]

What Were You Thinking?

Last weekend I went for a long training ride into the Santa Monica Mountains to not only get in some good hill climb miles, but escape the dirtiness of Los Angeles, the city I live in. On this ride I decided to go up Latigo as it is one of my favorites, as well as being a good nine mile slog. One of the most annoying things with living in a big city like Los Angeles is all the trash just thrown … [Read more...]