In his regular Velonews.com Fresk Korn column, Will Frischkorn (left) rediscovers the reason he ever started riding a bike during his break at home in Boulder, CO. Said Frischkorn: “For somebody that does race their bike because I love the sport, the life, and all that it has to offer, I, like everybody, still sometimes [...]
Race report from TJ Grove Andrew Barker and Robin Eckmann raced men’s cat 2 and rode a very good race. Robin took one of the bonus sprints and finished 7th on the stage. They were pumped to see how well they will do for tomorrow’s two stage day. Yannick Eckmann and Danny Hiller raced men’s [...]
This week, 5280 Magazine’s Laurel Rathbun broke the Junior Women’s 10-12 record at the Cherry Creek Time Trial series. The previous record holder was none other than our own Danielle Haulman! Laurel broke Danielle’s record by 3 seconds, and beat the 2nd place rider by 5 ½ minutes with a time of 30:03.2. Congratulations Laurel!!
In a preview of the challenging Dragon Ride cyclo-sportive, CyclingWeekly.com put out a call for a 14-21 year-old, Welsh-speaking cyclist to be coached by Magnus Backstedt as part of a television series. Said race organizer: “The Dragon Ride Wales is one of the toughest single day challenges in the UK and it’s fantastic that someone [...]
CycleTo sat down and talked to the Slipsteam rider about all the bad luck he’s had over the past year. Steven gave us a laundry list of the aches and pains he’s had to endure in the last 12 months.
It has been quite a bummer missing all of April’s great races because of a wrecked collarbone. After going for quite a few check-ups back home, the doctors concluded that it was a non-unioned fracture which is presumably a collarbone crack that never really heals unless acted upon. Kevin, our team chiropractor, kindly sent me a bone stimulator which is [...]
Before the start of the final stage of the 2008 Tour de Georgia, Jonathan Vaughters and the entire Slipstream/Chipotle H3O team took a little detour to visit a young cyclist in his Atlanta hospital room. The visit was a surprise for Russell Tindol and also included the gift of a sweat and champagne soaked jersey [...]
AJC.com featured Slipstream/Chipotle H3O last week after their team time trial win. The article mentioned that the win was dedicated to Timmy Duggan who was recovering from a high-speed crash the day before. [Please note: The team is incorrectly identified as being California based and a correction has been requested.]
There were no real surprises during today’s final circuit race in downtown Atlanta. A breakaway that included Tom Danielson held about a one-minute gap on the peloton for most of the race. The break was overtaken in the final 10 km circuit with all the team’s lining up for their shot at a final stage [...]
First I have to explain something that you only really know if you have ridden Liege-Bastogne-Liege. By looking at the profile, you have the impression that all of climbing is in the last 100 km of the race. But no. This race is said to be one of the hardest races in the world. There [...]
Started in 1892, Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the oldest one day race and is often called the Doyenne (Senior). Taking place in the Ardennes region of Belgium, the 261 km course includes no less that 12 hills, from 1-4 km in length and varying in grade from 4.7% to 12%: The race is scheduled to start at [...]
The final stage of the 2008 Tour de Georgia is a 100.9 km circuit race through downtown Atlanta. Slipstream/Chipotle H3O fans will have loads of opportunities to cheer on the Argyle Armada during this ten-lap event. Stage 7 is scheduled to start at 13:00 and finish between 15:15-15:40. Slipstream Squad 61. Tom Danielson 62. Tyler [...]
Tour de Georgia, Stage 3 That was one of those race days I’d just as soon forget. Which, fortunately, is turning out to be pretty easy to do. All I know is I woke up sometime that night in a strange bed wondering what the heck happened, where I was, and why I was so [...]
One of the most beautiful stages of the Tour of Georgia, the 142.3 km stage 6 finishes atop the breathtaking Brasstown Bald Mountain. Before the riders tackle the nearly 5,000 ft climb, they will have to conquer Hogpen Gap and Unicoi Gap. Stage 6 is scheduled to start at 11:00 and finish between 14:15-15:10. Slipstream [...]
We just got back from the team presentation here which meant standing on a stage and waving at the crowd while an “interesting” choice of music played. YMCA in our case…I said interesting! Any way, we’ve all been resting up since the crashfest that was Fleche (Dan right at Fleche). Lots of work for DS [...]
This Wednesday, two of our junior racers broke the records in their respective categories during Colorado’s Cherry Creek time trial series. Danielle Haulman broke the previous record for Junior Women 17-18 by posting a time of 25:44.9, and Andrew Barker broke the old record for Junior Men 17-18 with a time of 22:16.0. The previous [...]
We’re happy to report that Timmy is recovering well tonight. This morning’s surgery was a success and he’s aware – and very proud – of the team’s TTT win and Trent’s yellow jersey! He will continue to rest in the hospital, and then stay in Georgia until he’s ready to fly home. Thank you again [...]
Finishing 9th on the stage with the front group, Trent Lowe moved up to first place in the general classification and took over the yellow leader’s jersey in today’s stage 5 of the 2008 Tour de Georgia. One of the pro peloton’s top climbing talents, the 5’6″, 140-pound Australian is perfectly poised to defend – [...]
Correction to the previous post that said that Tyler Farrar “took over” the sprint leader classification. Though Tyler is sporting that particular jersey, it is only because Greg Henderson, the actual sprint leader has the yellow leader’s jersey – and a rider can only wear one jersey. Tyler (30 points) is still second to Henderson [...]
As the longest stage of the 2008 Tour de Georgia, stage 5 also includes three KOMs – Burnt Mountain, Woody Gap and Crown Mountain. Today’s 214.7 km stage goes through no less than ten Georgia counties! Stage 5 is scheduled to start at 10:00 and finish between 14:50-16:10. Slipstream Squad 61. Tom Danielson 62. Tyler [...]
CyclisMAG.com talks to French Directeur Sportif Lionel Marie about his month in France managing the team and his preparations for the Giro d’Italia. He also talks about Martijn Maaskant’s amazing debut during Roubaix.
Tour de Georgia Stage 5 preview from DS Chann McRae Today is going to be a very key day at Tour de Georgia. The pure sprinters’ teams will not be riding for their sprinters. This will pave the way for a long break that sticks to the finish. On a stage like today’s, we will [...]
VeloDramatic.com features David Zabriskie’s Yield to Life non-profit organization’s efforts to advocate greater awareness and tolerance from motorists. The blog creator recommends that all readers make a $50 donation to the effort.
Overview: This mountainous ride connects the old mining towns of Jamestown and Ward, both popular cycling destinations, in a challenging loop which includes the scenic Peak to Peak Highway. It includes a killer climb past Jamestown, and a few miles of dirt roads. Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 40 miles. Total Elevation Gain: 5,065 ft. Description: Start [...]