Michal Kwiatkowski Becomes Poland’s First World Champion


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PONFERRADA, Spain, Sept 28, 2014 (AFP) - Michal Kwiatkowski timed his breakaway to perfection to make history as the first Polish rider to win the men's road race world title on Sunday. Following a 254km race in torrid, wet conditions, Australia's Simon Gerrans won a six-man sprint for second ahead of Spain's Alejandro Valverde, third for the third year in … [Read more...]

The 2014 San Dimas Stage Race Starts The US Season

San Dimas Stage Race 2014 logo

San Dimas, California (March 24, 2014) - The dates for the San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR) are almost here. The SDSR is a premier race which attracts top flight riders and teams in all categories and provides great entertainment for spectators of all ages. Now in its 15th year, the race is hosted by Southern California Velo (SC Velo), presented by MRI Endurance, supported by terrific sponsors, and … [Read more...]

Rui Costa Makes Rainbow Jersey History For Portugal


by Justin DAVIS FLORENCE, Italy, Sept 29, 2013 (AFP) - Alberto Rui Costa stunned Spanish rival Joaquin Rodriguez at the finish line of the world championships' road race to become the first Portuguese winner of the coveted rainbow jersey on Sunday. Rodriguez took an unwelcome silver with compatriot Alejandro Valverde winning bronze at the end of the rain-hit 272.2 km epic that … [Read more...]

Amgen Tour of California Reveals 2013 Race Jerseys From Champion Systems

Custom Jerseys from Champion System Will Carry Leader Names for Each Stage, Including Amgen Breakaway from Cancer® Most Courageous Rider Jersey Designed by Northern California Resident LOS ANGELES (April 23, 2013) – The leader jersey lineup for the upcoming 2013 Amgen Tour of California professional road cycling race has been unveiled by race operator AEG. A long-standing tradition in … [Read more...]

Crash Test Dummies Bicycle Blog

Orange Cone Attack

Why do I cycle? (Marathon crash race) By Bryan Arita (Crash Test Dummies Blog) Five crashes and three totaled bikes in just the first year of starting my cycling career. That is not what you would call a great way to start a sport in which you find yourself wanting to accomplish so many things. And yet after being hit by a car in February, I find myself injured once again questioning the … [Read more...]

Death Last To Top 20


FIRST RACE Race day, the day that I have been looking forward to for so long has finally arrived. I have trained, dieted, shaved my legs and even washed my kit. My Bicycle.Net kit looks sick, and bike is riding well. How do I feel, sick to my stomach, I have been sick all week with a cold that does not want to go away. It also doesn’t help that I was drinking the night before. I gather … [Read more...]

2012 San Dimas Stage Race Registration Opens


San Dimas, California (January 23, 2012) - World class professional, talented amateur, and Junior (15-16 & 17-18) cyclists from around the world are signing up to compete in the 13th annual San Dimas Stage Race (SDSR). The highly regarded SDSR, hosted by local bike club SC Velo, is scheduled for March 16th, 17th, and 18th. Three exciting stages of racing are scheduled as well as Kids Races on the … [Read more...]

World Road Race Championships Schedule

Race schedule for the world road race championships in Copenhagen from September 19-25: September 19 Time trial Junior Women, 13,9 km Time trial Under 23 Men, 35,2 km (2x17,6 km) September 20 Time trial Junior Men, 27,8 km (2x13,9 km) Time trial Elite Women, 27,8 km (2x13,9 km) September 21 Time trial Elite Men, 46,4 km (2x23,2 km) September 23 … [Read more...]

India Approves Pakistani Cyclists To Race


LAHORE, Pakistan, Sept 5, 2011 (AFP) - India has given Pakistani cyclists clearance to participate in an international race, a Pakistani cycling official said Monday, leading to hopes other sporting fixtures might be revived. India froze ties -- including sporting ones -- with Pakistan after the terrorist attacks on Mumbai in 2008, which New Delhi blamed on militants based across the … [Read more...]

Sprinting For 19th Is A Hard Habit To Break

Pack Fodder In Full Sprint For 19th Place

So I am not known for my Cavendish like finishing sprint, in fact I am not known for much more than a pack finish. But this season I have changed all that. I know what you are thinking. It goes something like this – What The Hell!!!!! How can Mr. Pack Fodder be anything else? It all happened when a Mr. Chris Lotts (of CBR glory) decided to create the Master 40+ 4/5 race category. Not only … [Read more...]