Sharon Laws updates us on the progress of the women’s team, this time with a huge win by Emma Pooley at the Tour of Ardeche! The Tour of Ardeche is one of my favourite stage races; it is held in a beautiful area of France, the weather is usually good and having done it 3 [...]
See USA Pro Cycling Challenge data from two riders: Daniel Lloyd’s Edge 800 and Dave Zabriskie’s Edge 500.
See Dave Zabriskie’s Garmin Edge 500 data from the Tour of Utah on Garmin Connect.
Garmin-Cervélo wrapped up a successful 2011 Vuelta a España with a bunch sprint into Madrid to conclude the season’s third Grand Tour, including a high overall finish for Dan Martin. With both of the team’s sprinters, Tyler Farrar and Murilo Fischer, crashing out early, the remaining seven team riders rode out the stage to put [...]
Sep Vanmarcke sprinted to fourth in Saturday’s penultimate stage at the Vuelta a España that saw Christophe Le Mével ride into the day’s main breakaway. Le Mével was part of a big escape that pulled clear early in the four-climb, 185km 20th stage from Bilbao to Vitoria. The profile suggested that a breakaway would stay [...]
Dan Martin rode to 13th in Friday’s stage into Spain’s Basque Country and climbed to 13th overall at the Vuelta a España. Martin finished with the main GC group at 1:33 behind the stage-winner. “I am little disappointed that it didn’t come back together for a sprint in the stage, because I think I would [...]
Sharon Laws continues her diary entries, this time from the GP de Plouay-Bretagne in France. After the Sweden World Cup I spent three days back in Girona before getting on a plane again for a race in Belgium. Carla was particularly excited with her Cervélo S5 making its debut. It failed not to disappoint and [...]
Heinrich Haussler rode into the winning breakaway during Thursday’s hilly 174.6km 18th stage from Solares to Noja at the Vuelta a España. Haussler lost contact with the front riders over a difficult, first-category climb late in the stage and was reabsorbed by the main pack. “This Vuelta is ridiculously fast and hard”, Haussler said. “I [...]
Dan Martin attacked at the base of the final summit finish of the 2011 Vuelta a España to finish fourth in the stage and climb to 14th overall. Martin surged clear with an impressive attack at the base of the final, 6km climb to the Peña Cabarga summit in the 211km 17th stage in northern [...]
Heinrich Haussler got caught behind riders who went the wrong way in a traffic circle within the final kilometer of Tuesday’s 16th stage at the Vuelta a España and could not challenge for victory. Argentine rider JJ Haedo turned left and won the stage while a handful of riders accidentally went the wrong way and [...]
Dan Martin attacked with panache up Spain’s steepest road at the Angliru summit in Sunday’s thrilling 142.2km 15th stage at the Vuelta a España. Martin joined an attack on the Cat. 1 Alto de Cordal with about 25km to go that included three other riders. They carved a slender, 20-second head-start going toward the base [...]
Dan Martin rode to a spot in the top-20 in Saturday’s three-climb stage in Asturias at the Vuelta a España’s 175.8km 14th stage. Martin rode with the elite group until the race-breaking attacks came in the final five kilometers of the new Farrapona climb and crossed the line 16th at 1:37 in a solid performance [...]
Dan Martin stayed with the GC favorites in Friday’s mountainous 13th stage that served as a preview for this weekend’s pair of summit finishes in the Vuelta a España. Martin crossed the line 49th at 1:33 back with the same time as race leader Bradley Wiggins to remain 23rd overall at 4:44 back. Michael Albasini [...]
Heinrich Haussler finished with a group five seconds back of the winner in Thursday’s hilly transition stage at the Vuelta a España. The pack split up on a rising finale into Pontevedra in the 167.3km 12th stage across the green hills of Spain’s Galicia region. Peter Sagan won his second stage and Bradley Wiggins retained [...]
Dan Martin lit up the late kilometers in Wednesday’s 167km 11th stage at the Vuelta a España in a solid outing to keep alive his GC ambitions. Racing in the King of the Mountains jersey, Martin pulled clear of the lead bunch of overall contenders with about 3km to go up the grinding, 19km final [...]