UCI Officially Denies Pro License to Rock Racing

The UCI has officially denied Rock Racing a professional license after the team has failed to meet the criteria for approval. Rock Racing was first denied a Pro Continetal license by the UCI back in January, and thus they tried to get just a Continental license, but were denied that also. Michael Ball is claiming that Rock Racing will not fold, but will continue as a amateur team. At this team … [Read more...]

Tony Cruz Signs With Rock Racing

We just got off the phone with Tony Cruz of BMC who has confirmed that he has signed with Rock Racing for the 2010 season. Cruz has proved that he is a true team rider and it makes sense that Michael Ball and Rock Racing would want him on the team. Cruz spent time racing in Europe at the 2005 Giro d'Italia and was the teammate of overall winner Paolo Savoldelli. In our interview with … [Read more...]

Michael Ball of Rock Racing Interview

Bicycle.net had the opportunity to interview Michael Ball of Rock Racing. We discussed the 2009 season, the upcoming 2010 season, and his current state of mind. This was a different Michael then the last time we interviewed him. Not better, not worse, just different. He has seemed to mellow a bit. Rock Racing is releasing their own branded bicycles and wheels and we discussed them also. We … [Read more...]

Sevilla Increases Lead At Vuelta a Chihuahua

Parral, Mexico — Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla increased his lead from three to six seconds with his third-place finish on Stage 4 at the Vuelta a Chihuahua. Sevilla finished 19 seconds behind Daniel Moreno (Caisse D'Epargne) in Thursday’s 119-mile (192 km) race from Guachochi to Parral. Previous race leader Michael Rasmussen (Tecos Trek) was second, two seconds behind Moreno. Sevilla … [Read more...]

Press Release – Rock Racing Reaction To No Missouri Invite

Statement from Team Owner Michael Ball in response to questions regarding Rock Racing's absence at the 2009 Tour of Missouri: “Rock Racing is not among the teams competing at the 2009 Tour of Missouri because we were not invited. We were told the exclusion was a direct consequence of Rock Racing’s inability to send our “A” squad to the 2008 Tour of Missouri, which at the time, … [Read more...]

Mancebo Wins Tour of Utah

FRANCISCO MANCEBO CLAIMS TOUR OF UTAH AND ROCK RACING TAKES TOP TEAM HONORS Salt Lake City, Utah — Following a monstrous effort on yesterday’s “queen stage” at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah which comfortably preserved his overall lead, Rock Racing’s Francisco Mancebo sealed the victory after today’s fifth and final stage. Mancebo maintained a 46 second advantage over second place … [Read more...]

Rock Racing’s Dominguez Dazzles Downtown Bend

Bend, Ore. — It took Rock Racing nearly the entire race to chase down a four-man breakaway Saturday night at the Downtown Bend Criterium at the Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic. But once the catch was made, there was little doubt who would be the man of the moment. Ivan Dominguez blazed down the long finishing stretch lined by a massive crowd to score Rock Racing’s second … [Read more...]

Sevilla Rocks Cascade With Victory And Race Lead

Bend, Ore. — Rock Racing’s Oscar Sevilla threw down an attack that only Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) could follow on the slopes leading to the Three Peaks Snow Park Wednesday. The result was a stage win and the overall lead for the Spaniard at the 30th annual Bend Memorial Clinic Cascade Cycling Classic. Rock Racing teammate Francisco Mancebo was third on the day and … [Read more...]

Three Time’s A Charm For Rahsaan Bahati and Rock Racing at the Manhattan Beach Grand Prix

By Cynthia Lou Manhattan Beach, CA – Rock Racing’s Rahsaan Bahati wins for the third year in a row, showcasing his and Rock Racing’s dominance in American NRC criterium racing. Rounding out the podium are Lucas Sebastian Haedo (Colavita/Sutter Home presented by Cooking Light) in second place and Ken Hanson (Team Type 1) in third place. The 2009 Manhattan Beach Grand Prix, the 13th stop … [Read more...]

Rock Racing Re-Signs Ivan Dominguez

Culver City, Calif. – Sprinter Ivan Dominguez has signed with Rock Racing after a five-month ProTour stint with Fuji-Servetto. Dominguez initially signed with Rock Racing before the 2009 season, but left the team in early January to accept a spot with the new ProTour squad. His return to domestic racing was a personal decision, he said, based on a desire to be closer to his family and the … [Read more...]