Making his Olympic debut, Mike “Meatball” Friedman (USA) will be competing today in the 50 km Madison race at the Laoshan Cycling Complex in Beijing, China. The race is scheduled to run from 17:30-18:25 Beijing Time.
Today’s final events at the Laoshan Cycling Complex in Beijing, China will decide who will reign as the 4K individual pursuit Olympic champion over the next four years. Taylor Phinney (USA) will be competing in today’s events. All times are local Beijing time: 16:30-16:50 – 1st Round 4000 meter individual pursuit 18:50-19:05 – 4000 meter [...]
Competing at the Laoshan Cycling Complex in Beijing, China, Taylor Phinney (USA) will make his Olympic debut during the qualifications for the 4000 meter individual pursuit. Qualifications run from 16:55-17:45 Beijing Time.
The Olympic time trial is 47.3 km long and consists of one circuit of a 23.5 km loop and one circuit of a 23.8 km loop. A total of 39 riders will participate with the first rider starting at 13:30 Beijing Time and the last finishing at 17:10. All the riders go off in 1’30″ [...]
Christian Vande Velde checks in from China with some answers to a few of your burning questions on the Olympic road race: What were the conditions like – hot and massively humid? I read that they had cooling jets or something along the course. CVV: Cooling jets? Hell no! They had some shower heads that [...]
Both scenic and challenging, the 245.4 km Olympic road race course begins at the Yongdingmen Gate and incorporates many of Beijing’s most notable and historic landmarks including the Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City, Yonghegong Palace and the Lama Temple before entering the Badaling Highway. After 78.8 relatively flat kilometers, the peloton reaches [...]
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette talks to Peters Township graduate Mike Friedman about his upcoming debut at the Beijing Olympics in the Madison track event. From the article: ” ‘In the Madison, the race is not just physical ability and how well prepared you are. There’s a lot of luck,” Friedman said. “A lot of times, there’s [...]
The Voice of America profiles Taylor Phinney and his quick rise to cycling stardom. From the article: “Cycling has been part of Taylor Phinney’s life for all of his 18 years. The son of former road racer Davis Phinney and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney, Taylor – known affectionately as Mini Phinney – has [...]
Well, this has certainly been the Year of Absolute Craziness. From the spring classics to the various track events that all hold unique qualifications for the Olympic Games. If there is one thing this sport certainly teaches its athletes, it’s how to get back up when you are down. How to look to the brighter [...]
The Salt Lake Tribune profiles David Zabriskie on his recovery from a crash in the Giro and his hopes for the Beijing Olympics. From the profile: “Like fellow Olympian and former Utahn Levi Leipheimer, he has been working with Max Testa, a doctor and coach who has created with speedskating legend Eric Heiden a performance-enhancement [...]
Check out the VeloNews Q&A with Taylor Phinney as the young cyclist prepares for his Olympic debut in August. From the article: “He will be the youngest American cyclist ever to compete in the Games, and while most Olympians take up their sport soon after learning to walk, Phinney has been racing bikes just three [...]