Mara Abbott Takes Overall Win at Tour of the Gila

UnitedHealthcare Women's Squad Captures Overall Team Honors The Silver City Tour of the Gila concluded on Sunday with the Gila Monster Road Race. The UnitedHealthcare Professional Cycling Team's Mara Abbott claimed both the stage win and the overall victory with a well orchestrated attack on the stage’s final climb and the unwavering support of her teammates throughout the event. This … [Read more...]

UnitedHealth Pro Cycling Team’s Philip Deignan Wins Tour of the Gila

SILVER CITY, NM – On Sunday, May 5, the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team’s Philip Deignan won the 2013 Silver City’s Tour of the Gila with his 3rd place finish in the fifth and final stage of the race. Deignan finished the stage behind Stage 5 winner Francisco Mancebo of 5-Hour Energy p/b Kenda Racing Team and Matt Cooke of Team Champion Systems p/b Stan’s No Tubes, who took 2nd. Team … [Read more...]

BMC Development Team’s Arnaud Grand Wins Tour of the Gila Stage 2

Arnaud Grand of the BMC Development Team was awarded victory at the Inner Loop Road Race Thursday on Stage 2 of Silver City's Tour of the Gila after race officials relegated Jonny Clarke (UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team) for not holding his line in the final meters of the two-up sprint. First Career Win Grand and Clarke – along with Maxim Jenkins (5 Hour Energy presented by Kenda Pro … [Read more...]

Team TIBCO heads for the hills of New Mexico and the SRAM Tour of the Gila

Meredith Miller (l) and Carlee Taylor make up half of the strong four-rider squad starting the SRAM Tour of the Gila tomorrow. Taylor, Carmen Small and Serena Sheridan bring form from their recent European stint to the race. Photo by Larry Rosa. Pescadero, California – Team TIBCO/To the Top heads into one of the most challenging stage races on the calendar tomorrow with a four-rider roster … [Read more...]

Darren Lill Conquers Gila Monster Stage Solo

Silver City New Mexico, USA – Darren Lill has shown his climbing prowess to attack from the front group to ride to the finish solo and win the Monster stage. On ‘police’ duties Darren rode in the break today in defense of Phil’s GC position, but with 30 kilometers to go sensing that the break would not be caught and his fellow breakaway companions were faltering Darren seized the … [Read more...]

Leipheimer Wins Gila With Team Help

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PINOS ALTOS, New Mexico, May 2, 2010 (AFP) - Levi Leipheimer won the Tour of the Gila for the second straight year on Sunday as teammate Lance Armstrong finished 17th. Leipheimer held a 59-second lead heading into the final 105.7-mile stagethat began in Silver City and ended in Pinos Altos. He finished the stage in 10th place with the same time as Tom Danielson, who was the overall … [Read more...]

Leipheimer Keeps Gila Lead, Phinney Wins Stage

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SILVER CITY, New Mexico, May 1, 2010 (AFP) - Levi Leipheimer kept his 59-second lead entering Sunday's final stage of the Tour of the Gila with help from fellow American and Mellow Johnny's teammate Lance Armstrong. There were no changes atop the main classification after Saturday's fourth stage, so Leipheimer's lead over Dave Zabriske of DZ Nuts remained just under a minute entering the … [Read more...]

American Armstrong Finishes Third In Gila Stage 2

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SILVER CITY, New Mexico, April 29, 2010 - American Lance Armstrong finished in third place in the second stage of the Tour of the Gila on Thursday, helping teammate Levi Leipheimer preserve his overall lead. Luis Amaran beat out Leipheimer in the final sprint to win the 80-mile loop that started and ended in Fort Bayard. Seven-time Tour de France champion Armstrong finished in a group … [Read more...]

Armstrong – Gila Good Early Prep For Tour

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SILVER CITY, New Mexico, April 28, 2010 - Lance Armstrong made a low-key start at the Tour of the Gila Wednesday, but said the race was good early preparation for the Tour de France. Armstrong, the seven-time Tour de France champion, finished 22nd in the Tour of the Gila's opening stage, a 95-mile road race to Mogollon that was won by his RadioShack teammate and defending race champion … [Read more...]

Levi Leipheimer First Leader At Tour of the Gila

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Levi Leipheimer won the first stage of the 24th SRAM Tour of the Gila from Silver City to Mogollon (151 km/94.1 mi). With the start of the Tour of California two weeks away, Leipheimer is clearly doing more than a tune-up for California. Under the flag of Mellow Johnny’s, Leipheimer sprang from the pack on the final climb, just as he did last year. Second place went to Tom Danielson (DZ Nuts) … [Read more...]