Medical update on Jason Donald after his crash in the final kilometers of the final stage of the Vuelta a Chihuahua: “I talked with Jason who is on a layover at DFW from Chihuhua City to Denver. It sounds like a “hip fracture” that will be painful and annoying, but ultimately not a big deal. [...]
Jamie Wynne writes about the Tour of Missouri time trial: Standing on the side of the road in Branson for the time trial, I got to see the racers going both down the hill at lightening speeds and then climb back up. While speed is intoxicating and gets all the glory, the pace at which [...]
Special race report from DS Matt White Today at Paris-Tours we witnessed two very special things. One, Tyler Farrar (right) showed he is ready to step up to the top line of world sprinters. And then, we had the first man to race Paris-Tours in a skin suit?! Who else but our TT specialist, Captain [...]
The 102nd running of Paris-Tours will feature a strong international peloton. The mostly flat 252-kilometer course remains mostly unchanged this year with the two final climbs up the Cote de l’Epan and the Cote du Petit Pas d’Ane. The dramatic finish will unfold on the 2,600-meter long, straight final stretch on the infamous Avenue de [...]
The final stage of the Vuelta a Chihuahua is one for the spectators. The 14-lap circuit race is 84 km long and runs through the streets of Chihuahua. Today’s stages starts at 9:00 and will finish between 10:49-11:00.
Brief race report from DS Johnny Weltz Christophe Laurent (above) was in the main breakaway all day. The group held their lead all the way to the finish in Chihuahua and Christophe finished 7th on the stage. The Mexican national champion won the stage and the GC stayed the same. Team Garmin-Chipotle H3O still has [...]
Today’s 127.4 km stage is practically all down hill into Chihuahua. Stage 6 of the Vuelta a Chihuahua will be a fast one for the sprinters. Today’s stages starts at 10:04 and will finish between 13:03-13:22.
As one of their top picks for tomorrow’s 102nd edition of Paris-Tours, VeloNews taps Tyler Farrar as a favorite for the “sprinters’ classic.” From the article: “Tyler Farrar, who held the race leader’s jersey at Franco-Belge last week, will be looking to capitalize on his strong late-season strength for Garmin-Chipotle.”
Chihuahua Stages 4 & 5 The time trial Thursday was good and bad. Bad first. Pat (right in pink KOM jersey) started to have stomach trouble in the morning, and unfortunately, it got worse as he raced. He was still able to move up in GC even after a bad morning. Tom didn’t have the [...]
Stage 5 of the Vuelta a Chihuahua is rolling to downhill into the center of Cuauhtemoc. The 152.8 km stage includes three intermediate sprint and three mountain points lines. Today’s stages starts at 10:06 and will finish between 13:51-14:14.
Though the locals certainly ruled yesterday’s individual time trial in Chihuahua, Team Garmin-Chipotle H3O still left their mark. Jason Donald (above) rode to 10th place while young Tom Peterson finished 17th, maintaining his lead as the race’s Best Young Rider. Pat McCarty still leads the mountain classification, and will need to defend his pretty pink [...]
Today’s sharply rolling 18.9 km individual time trial along the Sierra Tarahumara range will test the riders’ already weary legs. The first rider starts at 12:00 and the last rider is expected to finish between 14:35 and 14:51.
From Chris Brianas of La Jolla, California: My interest in Team Slipstream started when I went to Long Beach in 2007 to see the final stage of the Tour of California. Of course, it was the outfits that were the initial draw… then it was the anti-doping message and program… then it was the signing [...]
Vuelta Chihuahua stage 3 Yesterday’s stage started with some big rollers and a break was established early. Tecos went to the front to control the pace immediately. Pat attempted to bridge but the guys in it were of no consequence to his jersey. We rolled through a couple KOMs, small ones, and the points were [...]
Angela Manancourt from Birmingham, UK talks about meeting David Millar during the 2008 Tour de France: I got a chance to meet David Millar before the start of the stage out of Le Bourg d’Oisans on this year’s Tour de France (2008). Having the chance to meet him in person, getting an autograph and having [...]
Erin Jameson from Belleville, Illinois writes about her tour of Missouri: Really, in retrospect, it had been a good day for a race so it was a good thing that the Tour of Missouri was in town. It had been a pretty interesting race, what with the switches from the country to the urban and [...]
As the ultimate mountain day, stage 3 of the Vuelta a Chihuahua will surely prove decisive. It is 155.9 km long and includes seven mountain points lines, finishing on high in Creel at 2,491 meters altitude. Today’s stages starts at 12:00 and will finish between 16:09-16:40.
The Mexicans were a little less motivated today, and I think, hope, they will continue to soften over the coming stages. We were business as usual. Pat (above) timed his first effort perfectly and got into a big group of probably eight guys. We went hard for a few minutes after they got away. Tom [...]
Short post-race summary from DS Johnny Weltz Today was good for us. Pat was in a long breakaway and took the mountain jersey. Tom Peterson was 4th on the stage (unofficially) and would normally take over the Best Young Rider classification. Please stay tuned for a full report, results and photos!
Stage 2 of the Vuelta a Chihuahua is 188.7 km long and includes no less than five mountain points lines as it crosses the Sierra Tarahumara mountain range. Today’s stages starts at 10:00 and will finish between 15:15-15:52.
Yesterday started as planned with lots of attacks! A big group of local guys got away in the first 30 km and this was not according to Team American Beef’s plan. So they rode hard, not to bring it back, but to bridge to the break. This made for a very fast race and we [...]
A special report on US Track Nationals from Ernest Holloway. Team Garmin-Chipotle H3O takes gold in all endurance events and one sprint event at the 2008 USA Cycling Elite Track National Championships that finished at the ADT Event Center velodrome at the Home Depot Center yesterday. Results from 2008 US Track Nationals Gold in Team [...]
Lining up for the Vuelta today will be Caleb Fairly, Tom Peterson, Pat McCarty, Christophe Laurent and Jason Donald. It’s funny how this country is right next door and yet some people, myself included, have a hard time conjuring up an image of the place past the drunken stupor of a border town. But don’t [...]
The opening stage of the 2008 Vuelta a Chihuahua is 147.8 km long and includes one mountain and three intermediate sprint lines. The organizers are predicting that this flat stage will be fast and furious, with average speeds up to 48 kph. Stage 1 starts at 10:05 am and will finish between 13:23-13:45. Team Garmin-Chipotle [...]