North Star Grand Prix Celebrates World Class Women’s Racing

By Cynthia Lou. North Star Grand Prix’s tradition of talent development and world class racing continues as racing starts June 15th, 2016. A proactive supporter of women’s racing, the North Star Grand Prix will once again welcome the women’s pro race. The women’s race went on hiatus in 2015 due to low registration numbers. The North Star Grand Prix organization used the opportunity … [Read more...]

London Says No To Hosting 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

London, Sept 28, 2015 (AFP) - London has rejected the chance to host the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2017, Transport for London revealed on Monday. The English capital was asked to host part of the world's most prestigious cycling race again after previous successful visits in the 2007 and 2014 editions. London hosted the 2007 Grand Depart and hosted the finish for the … [Read more...]

Anderson Wins Uptown Minneapolis Criterium; Hill Extends GC Lead

By Cynthia Lou The Uptown Minneapolis Criterium was all about the sprint for all jersey competitions, not just the K’ul Chocolate Sprint jersey competition. Ryan Anderson and teammate Jesse Anthony (Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies) took first and third on the stage as Ben Hill (Donkey Label Racing) took second. Hill secured eight seconds of time bonus for his second place finish and … [Read more...]

Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series Returns

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Second season of Women’s GP Series to run alongside The Halfords Tour Series Britain’s top female cyclists will once again have the opportunity to compete on the same closed road, city centre circuits as their male counterparts with confirmation that a second season of the Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series will take place this May and June. The Series will once again consist of … [Read more...]

Univest Ends 14-Year Race Title Sponsorship; UCI/NRC Grand Prix To Continue In 2012

New York City – Univest Corporation has declined to renew its title sponsorship of the Univest Grand Prix, saying it will focus on aiding local non-profits that are struggling in the economic downturn. However, the race will continue in 2012, under new sponsorship, and maintain its status as a UCI 1.2 and NRC 1.HC race. “Univest has been a strong and unwavering supporter of international … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Grand Prix Reduces Men’s Team Size

Minneapolis – The Nature Valley Grand Prix will continue its tradition as a leader in bringing innovations to U.S. stage racing by limiting men's teams to six riders in 2012. Nature Valley Grand Prix Executive Director David LaPorte said the decision was made after consulting with USA Cycling Managing Director of National Events Micah Rice, who says fielding smaller squads offers benefits for … [Read more...]

CLIF ® BAR Sponsors 2011 US Gran Prix of Cyclocross

Long-time Sponsor Supports Junior Initiatives Louisville, KY (September 19, 2011) Organizers of the US Gran Prix of Cyclocross announced that long-time sponsor CLIF® BAR is returning as a sponsor of the 20111 Series. CLIF Bar. CLIF® BAR will be present at all USGP events providing nourishment for racers and enthusiasts, including CLIF® BAR energy bars, CLIF SHOT® Energy Gel, CLIF … [Read more...]

Nature Valley Pro Ride Team Announced

Minneapolis – The rosters are set for the 13 elite amateur bicycle racers who won spots – "American Idol" style – on the Nature Valley Pro Ride teams, earning the opportunity to compete against professionals next week at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Jane Weakley of Kettering, Ohio, and Brandon Feehery of Homewood, Ill., were the final two qualifiers from the Quad Cities Memorial Weekend … [Read more...]

Landis Doping Probe Results In Subpoenas

NEW YORK, July 13, 2010 (AFP) - US authorities have issued grand jury subpoenas to witnesses in a probe of possible fraud and doping charges against cyclist Lance Armstrong and others, the New York Times reported Tuesday. In an article posted on its website, the newspaper cited several people briefed on the case who requested anonymity. According to the Times, the subpoenas demonstrate … [Read more...]

Falcon Takes A Flier At Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

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Written by: Cynthia Lou The Bahati Foundation’s Yosvany Falcon keeps the win in the family at the 49th Annual Manhattan Beach Grand Prix. Rounding out the podium are Bernie Sulzberger (Fly V Australia) and Diego Yepez (Bike Religion). The crowds were tame as a break of 10 riders slipped out at just two laps into the 75 minute, 1.4 mile course on rolling terrain that included a 7% rolling … [Read more...]