Cares and Blasi take over Pro XCT lead with silver at Bonelli

Colin Cares (Boulder, Colo./Kenda-Felt) and Zephanie Blasi (Vail, Ariz./WXC World Racing) took over the USA Cycling Pro Mountain Bike Cross Country Tour (Pro XCT) lead after finishing second in last weekend's US Cup Triple Crown - Bonelli Park. Both riders move into the top spots after combining silver with a 13th-place finish in last week's Mellow Johnny's Classic. With his absence Max … [Read more...]

USA Cycling partners with Chase BMX to support junior development efforts

Colorado Springs, Colo. (Jan. 19, 2012) – USA Cycling is pleased to introduce Chase BMX, a division of the Bicycle Racing Group (BRG), as an official sponsor of its BMX Junior Development Program (JDP). The two-year sponsorship, which began this month and ends in December of 2013, will see Chase supply BMX frames, as well as other BRG products, to USA Cycling’s JDP camps. The JDP camps, … [Read more...]

Jeroen Boelen confirms his supremacy and is the second Dutch Crocodile Trophy overall winner

He won five of the ten stages, he worked were needed and made himself popular with riders and race staff alike. There’s no doubt that the 33-year-old rider deserves to be the overall winner of the 17th Crocodile Trophy. After 1200 kilometers across the rainforests and outback of North Queensland he finished with almost an hour’s lead of Austrians Wofgang Krenn and Josef Benedseder. The result … [Read more...]

Jeroen Boelen King of Sandy Queen Stage

Not the longest but without any doubt the technically hardest stage had race leader Jeroen Boelen’s name written all over it. The Dutch Milka-Trek rider arrived in Starke some ten minutes earlier than the others. Riding through sand is a specialty on its own. Boelen mastered this perfectly. If there aren’t any serious incidents, Boelen will be crowned as the overall winner tomorrow in … [Read more...]

Former Slipstream/Garmin rider Huub Duyn stage winner in the midst of bush fires and crocodiles

Good that the Normanby River, in which the infamous Queensland’s saltwater crocodiles where sighted just a few days ago, separated the raging bush fires from the finish area or the stage would have had to be neutralized today. After a short but extremely hot stage Huub Duyn (Darrell Lee – Donckers Koffie) from the Netherlands won the stage in Kalpowar Camp, beating Austrian Josef Benedseder in … [Read more...]

Urs Huber strongest “rain man” in Koombooloomba

It took only the one terrible climb to Mount Baldy at the beginning of the stage that made the difference and Swiss marathon champion Urs Huber needed only 30 minutes to ride away from the others. For the rest of the stage, some 70 lonesome kilometers, he was able to keep and even to increase his advantage. After another day in the rain, he finished with a 4 minute lead ahead of Dutch rider Jeroen … [Read more...]

Crocodile Trophy – Stage 1

Apocalypse in Cairns: Stage 1 neutralized / Bart Brentjens out of the race before it even starts Dramatic day in North Queensland. For two months it hadn’t rain in Cairns. And then today, on day 1 of the 17th Crocodile Trophy, not only did it start to rain, but torrential downpours lashed across the Cairns and Tablelands Regions. With riders battling nature’s forces, Olympic Champion and … [Read more...]

Sea Otter Classic Releases 2012 Event Dates

More than 50,000 athletes and cycling fans will be marking their calendars for April 19-22, 2012 Event: Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM Date: Thursday - Sunday, April 19-22, 2012 Location: Laguna Seca Recreation Area, Monterey, California, USA Monterey, Calif. (October 12, 2011) - Cyclists and fans are invited to 'save the date' for the 22nd Annual Sea Otter Classic to be held … [Read more...]

Craig, Mata earn titles at 2011 Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships

Bend, Ore. (Sept. 17, 2011) – It was a day for the locals as Bend residents took Stars-and-Stripes jerseys in five of the 14 categories at the 2011 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Marathon National Championships. This included the men’s pro race, where Adam Craig (Bend, OR/ Rabobank-Giant Off-Road Team) edged another Bend resident, Carl Decker (Bend, OR/Giant Factory Off-Road Team), by just 12 … [Read more...]

Armstrong To Compete In Three-Sport Event

Seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong of the United States will be cycling competitively again next week as part of a three-sport all-terrain event in the Rocky Mountains. Armstrong will compete on September 24 in the US Xterra Championship at Snowbasin ski resort, an event that begins with a one-mile swim, continues with a 20-mile mountain bike ride and concludes with a six-mile … [Read more...]