Aug 29, 2014
Category: Races  Stage 1  Stage 8 

This year’s Amgen Tour of California was bookended by electrifying 1-2 finishes by fastmen Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick-Step) and John Degenkolb (Giant-Shimano). On Tuesday in two different stage races taking place in two different countries, both sprinters posted up to celebrate victory and amazingly they managed to repeat the feat Wednesday. What are the odds of that?!?!?

Aug 25, 2014
Category: Races 

An inspired Tejay van Garderen came home to Colorado this week to defend his 2013 title at the USA Pro Challenge. Climbing to victory on stage 3 atop Monarch Mountain and setting a new course record in the stage 6 Vail time trial were the key moments that propelled the BMC Racing captain to overall victory in Denver on Sunday (August 24) at what doubled as Jens Voigt’s (Trek Factory Racing) retirement party. Fellow Coloradoan Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) and breakout rider Serghei Tvetcov (Jelly Belly presented by Maxxis) completed the final podium at the fourth edition of the 7-day stage race held at altitude.

Aug 14, 2014
Category: Races  Stage 6 

In a battle of American climbers, Tom Danielson (Garmin-Sharp) bested Chris Horner (Lampre-Merida) to win his second consecutive Tour of Utah. Danielson used a solo stage 4 victory atop Powder Mountain as the launching pad to overall victory in the tenth edition of the 7-day stage race that concluded last Sunday (August 10). Horner’s teammate, Colombian climber Winner Anacona, was third.

Jun 27, 2014
Category: Races  Tour de France 

After collecting a drawer full of yellow Amgen Tour of California jerseys last month, Sir Bradley Wiggins added a red, white and blue skinsuit to his wardrobe Thursday evening by winning his third British National Time Trial Championship. In cool and wet conditions, the reigning King of California covered the technical 26 miles of rolling roads in 53:56, 1:08 faster than his Team Sky teammate and runner-up Geraint Thomas.

Jun 25, 2014
Category: Races 

Apparently the only thing that can slow the fastest man on two wheels is bronchitis. Reigning British champion and two-time 2014 Amgen Tour of California stage winner Mark Cavendish (Omega Pharma Quick-Step) will not defend his throne at this Sunday’s British National Road Championship due to the virus in his chest that he picked up during the Tour de Suisse. Instead, Cav will rest and recover to make sure he is healthy ahead of the Tour de France Grand Depart on July 5 on UK soil.

Jun 23, 2014
Category: Races  Stage 6 

Esteban Chaves announced his arrival to the world last month when the Orica GreenEDGE rider won Stage 6 of Amgen Tour of California and he did it again on Saturday. The 24-year-old Colombian used his ability to climb like an angel to win Stage 8 of the Tour de Suisse much like he did atop California’s Mountain High. This time, Chaves used the final kilometers of the hors categorie Alpine climb of the Verbier to claim his first WorldTour victory.

previous  next