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- Americaand#39;s top endurance mountain bikers will head to the Zuni Mountains of New Mexico this weekend to vie for Stars-and-Stripes jerseys at the 2013 USA Cycling 24-Hour Mountain Bike National Championships.
- 1. Sean Mazich, Jelly Belly-Kenda, in 3:24:59
- 2. Michael Friedman, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at :03
- 3. Cole House, Cashcall Mortgage, at :03
- 4. Freddie Rodriguez, Jelly Belly-Kenda, at :03
- 5. Alexander Ray, Iscorp Cycling Team-Intelligentsia Coffee, at :03
- 6. Eric Marcotte, Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project, at :03
- 7. Nicolai Brochner, Bissell-Abg-Giant, at :03
- 8. Scott Zwizanski, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at :03
- 9. Ricardo Van Der Velde, Jelly Belly-Kenda, at :03
- 10. Kennett Peterson, Full Circle-Pure Gear, at :03
- 11. Andres Diaz, Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project, at :03
- 12. Andrew McCullough, Mt Borah-Minerva Design-Basso, at :03
- 13. Janier Acevedo, Jamis Hagens Berman-Sutter Home, at :03
- 14. Michael Weicht, Cashcall Mortgage, at :03
- 15. Jesse Anthony, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at :03
- 16. Joseph Schmalz, Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project, at :09
- 17. Kevin Gottlieb, Kelly Benefit Strategies-lsv, at 1:26
- 18. Gabriel Varela, Jamis Hagens Berman-Sutter Home, at 2:36
- 19. Tyler Brandt, Get Crackin, at 2:36
- 20. Colton Jarisch, Think Finance-Trek Bike Stores, at 2:36
- 21. David Novak, Kelly Benefit Strategies-lsv, at 2:36
- 22. Morgan Schmitt, Jelly Belly-Kenda, at 2:36
- 23. David Santos, Cashcall Mortgage, at 2:36
- 24. Michael Creed, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at 2:36
- 25. Caleb Fuchs, Think Finance-Trek Bike Stores, at 2:36
- 26. Austin Vinton, Think Finance-Trek Bike Stores, at 2:44
- 27. Alex Vanias, Bissell-Abg-Giant, at 3:59
- 28. Jonathan Toftoy, Twin Six Metal, at 3:59
- 29. Justin Mauch, Kelly Benefit Strategies-lsv, at 3:59
- 30. Josh Yeaton, Horizon Organic-panache Elite Cycling, at 3:59
- 31. Stephen Bedford, Nature Valley Cycling Team, at 3:59
- 32. Chris Barton, Cashcall Mortgage, at 3:59
- 33. Dylan Pudiak, Mt Borah-Minerva Design-Basso, at 3:59
- 34. Logan Hutchings, Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project, at 3:59
- 35. Marcos Lazzarotto, Nature Valley Cycling Team, at 9:40
- 36. Tom Zirbel, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at 10:44
- 37. Chad Haga, Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, at 10:44
- 38. Ruben Companioni, Jamis Hagens Berman-Sutter Home, at 10:44
- 39. Juan Jose Haedo, Jamis Hagens Berman-Sutter Home, at 10:44
- 40. Guido Palma, Jamis Hagens Berman-Sutter Home, at 10:44
- 41. Brad Huff, Jelly Belly-Kenda, at 10:44
- 42. Serghei Tvetcov, Jelly Belly-Kenda, at 10:44
- 43. Michael Olheiser, Cashcall Mortgage, at 10:44
- 44. Fabrizio Von Nacher, Cashcall Mortgage, at 10:44
- 45. Ruud Cremers, Team Novo Nordisk Development, at 10:44
- 46. Michael Dalterio, Team Novo Nordisk Development, at 10:44
- 47. Zac Noonan, D3devo-Airgas, at 10:44
- 48. Tommy Schubert, D3devo-Airgas, at 10:44
- 49. Griffin Easter, D3devo-Airgas, at 10:44
- 50. Patrick Kos, D3devo-Airgas, at 10:44
- 51. Jared Barrilleaux, California Giant-Specialized, at 10:44
- 52. Jesse Goodrich, California Giant-Specialized, at 10:44
- 53. Sam Bassetti, California Giant-Specialized, at 10:44
- 54. Cody Kaiser, California Giant-Specialized, at 10:44
- 55. Tobin Ortenblad, California Giant-Specialized, at 10:44
- 56. Graham Dewart, Bissell-Abg-Giant, at 10:44
- 57. Josh Johnson, Bissell-Abg-Giant, at 10:44
- 58. Jordan Diekema, Bissell-Abg-Giant, at 10:44
- 59. Alex Wieseler, Bissell-Abg-Giant, at 10:44
- 60. Travis McCabe, Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project, at 10:44
- 61. Michael Sheehan, Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project, at 10:44
- 62. Brad Tuhi, Full Circle-Pure Gear, at 10:44
- 63. Taylor Clements, Get Crackin, at 10:44
- 64. Cory Greenburg, Get Crackin, at 10:44
- 65. Jos LeRoux, Get Crackin, at 10:44
- 66. Connor McCutcheon, Get Crackin, at 10:44
- 67. Dennis Ramirez Mejia, Get Crackin, at 10:44
- 68. Jake Duehring, Horizon Organic-panache Elite Cycling, at 10:44
- 69. Kit Recca, Horizon Organic-panache Elite Cycling, at 10:44
- 70. Chris Winn, Horizon Organic-panache Elite Cycling, at 10:44
- 71. James Bird, Iscorp Cycling Team-Intelligentsia Coffee, at 10:44
- 72. Alexander Meyer, Iscorp Cycling Team-Intelligentsia Coffee, at 10:44
- 73. Greg Brandt, Iscorp Cycling Team-Intelligentsia Coffee, at 10:44
- 74. Kip Spaude, Iscorp Cycling Team-Intelligentsia Coffee, at 10:44
- 75. John Tomlinson, Iscorp Cycling Team-Intelligentsia Coffee, at 10:44
- 76. Zac Felpel, Kelly Benefit Strategies-lsv, at 10:44
- 77. Tim Rugg, Kelly Benefit Strategies-lsv, at 10:44
- 78. Sam Sautelle, Kelly Benefit Strategies-lsv, at 10:44
- 79. Chris Arndt, Lapt-Wilde Subaru Cycling Team, at 10:44
- 80. Eric Hill, Lapt-Wilde Subaru Cycling Team, at 10:44
- 81. John Hunter, Mt Borah-Minerva Design-Basso, at 10:44
- 82. Brandon Spencer, Mt Borah-Minerva Design-Basso, at 10:44
- 83. Jonathan Atwell, Panther-bakehouse Granola, at 10:44
- 84. Johnathan Freter, Panther-bakehouse Granola, at 10:44
- 85. Ryan Knapp, Panther-bakehouse Granola, at 10:44
- 86. Andy Seitz, Panther-bakehouse Granola, at 10:44
- 87. Zack Allison, Think Finance-Trek Bike Stores, at 10:44
- 88. Nathaniel Beams, Think Finance-Trek Bike Stores, at 10:44
- 89. Nick Coil, Think Finance-Trek Bike Stores, at 10:44
- 90. Jens Brabbit, Twin Six Metal, at 10:44
- 91. Brandon Krawczyk, Twin Six Metal, at 10:44
- 92. Andrew Minier, Twin Six Metal, at 10:44
- 93. Joshua Roeser, Twin Six Metal, at 10:44
- 94. Michael Woell, Twin Six Metal, at 10:44
- 95. Devin Clark, Nature Valley Cycling Team, at 10:44
- 96. Scott Giles, Nature Valley Cycling Team, at 10:44
- 97. Luciano Pavan, Nature Valley Cycling Team, at 10:44
- 98. Ryan Schneider, Nature Valley Cycling Team, at 10:44
- 99. Jackson Long, Horizon Organic-panache Elite Cycling, at 23:27
- 100. Adam McClurg, Lapt-Wilde Subaru Cycling Team, at 29:37
- DNF Brais Dacal, Team Novo Nordisk Development
- DNF Peter Eckel, Team Novo Nordisk Development
- DNF Wes Kline, D3devo-Airgas
- DNF Lucas Wardein, D3devo-Airgas
- DNF Chad Adair, Full Circle-Pure Gear
- DNF Maxwell Anderson, Lapt-Wilde Subaru Cycling Team
- DNF Brian Rach, Lapt-Wilde Subaru Cycling Team
- DNF Leon Van Bon, Mt Borah-Minerva Design-Basso
- DNF Jeff Pendlebury, Panther-bakehouse Granola
- DNF Martin Vecchio, Panther-bakehouse Granola
- I've heard of this infamous hill somewhere out in JeffCo. Never been on it, and I'm curious if anyone knows which road it is on, and what section/going which direction it is. Thoughts?
Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) is cooling his jets at altitude in Spain’s Sierra Nevada ahead of his likely Tour de France debut.
The third-year pro told VeloNews he’s tanned, rested, and ready for the Tour, which begins June 29 in Corsica.
“I’ve been doing some light training work. I’ve been recovering. Between now and the Tour, I’ll put in a few rides to put the cherry on top,” Talansky said via telephone. “All the work is done.”
After coming out of the Critérium du Dauphiné with a confidence-boosting third-place ride up the Risoul summit high in the French Alps, Talansky said the next two weeks are all about recovery and maintaining his fitness.
He’s also hoping some recent health setbacks are behind him. Like many, he’s been swarmed by Europe’s brutally high pollen count, and he was also zapped by a stomach bug just before the start of the Dauphiné.
“I was sick before the race. I had a pretty intense stomach flu. I was throwing up, I had a fever, in bed all day,” he said. “There was no way I was going to skip the race, but I knew I wouldn’t have race legs for a few days. When something like that happens, when you’ve put in the work, you just have to ride through it, and the legs come back in a few days once you get your health back.”
That’s exactly what happened. He struggled early in the Dauphiné but was pleased to watch Australian teammate Dennis Rohan take the leader’s jersey and ride into the top-10 overall.
As Talansky’s strength came back, so did his legs. By the final stage, he was the only rider who could follow the surges of Chris Froome and Richie Porte as the Sky riders attacked up the twisting switchbacks at the Risoul summit.
He finished third in the stage, right with Froome, and seven seconds ahead of Porte.
“On that final day, I was the only rider to able to get up to Richie and Froome once they went hard,” Talansky said. “That was motivating, because that’s not something anyone’s done this year.”
Although Garmin’s Tour roster is still not yet finalized, Talansky’s been training since November to hit peak fitness for the Tour.
He will stay at Spain’s Sierra Nevada, which tops out at 2,800 meters, before a brief trip back to Girona ahead of a flight to Corsica.
“I am up here to keep the altitude topped off. I was at Lake Tahoe a few weeks before the Dauphiné and I want to carry the effects of altitude into the Tour,” he said. “I am excited about the Tour. It’s something I’ve been working toward for a long time.”
Watch VeloNews in the coming days for more about Talansky’s Tour hopes and expectations.
Orica-GreenEdge riders will be quietly welcoming back Matt White to the team following his controversial exit last fall.
Orica management announced this week that White, 39, will return to the Australian team ahead of the Tour de France after admitting he doped during his years on the U.S. Postal Service squad nearly a decade ago.
“Whitey is fantastic. He’s great for morale. We’re wrapped to have him back behind the wheel of the team car,” Orica captain Simon Gerrans told VeloNews via telephone. “We missed him the first part of the year.”
White’s return coincided with the release of an external review of Orica’s anti-doping stance by independent consultant Nicki Vance. The team also vowed to strengthen its anti-doping policies.
Orica officials said this week that despite his admissions of doping during portions of his racing career, White’s return fits with the team’s ethics.
“It was clear that Matt White is the right person for the job,” team boss Shayne Bannon said in a release this week. “His perspective on the sport and his commitment to make cycling better are both key elements to our success and our identity.”
White was “outed” during the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency’s investigation into the U.S. Postal Service that resulted in a lifetime ban for Lance Armstrong and others last year.
White was referred to as “rider 9″ in USADA documents, and pressure grew on White to come clean. He raced on Armstrong’s teams from 2001-2003, and from 2006-2007. Although he never raced on Armstrong’s Tour de France teams, he admitted in October to doping while on the squad.
In the fallout, White immediately lost his job as a sports director with Orica and as Australia’s national team coach. After serving a six-month, backdated ban, White has been welcomed back to the Orica fold on a 12-month probationary period.
White remains extremely popular with riders at Orica and at Garmin-Sharp, where he served as a sports director until 2011. Riders say White brings solid experience, confidence, tactical acumen, and a sense of humor to his role.
“We understand the management’s decision and that he had to serve a suspension,” Gerrans continued. “He brings a lot to the team. He has a wealth of experience as a director. He’s a great motivator for the guys.”
White’s return to Orica is in sharp contrast to Sky, which adopted a strict anti-doping line among its riders and staff in the wake of the Armstrong scandal.
Under pressure both from the media and from sponsors, Sky decided to evict anyone who admitted they had doped at any point of their careers as racers, regardless of how committed they might be today to strong anti-doping ethics.
Bobby Julich, who worked at Sky as a trainer, was among those riders who dared to tell the truth. He was immediately fired, although BMC Racing recently hired him for a similar role.
White’s return reignites the ongoing debate of how cycling can confront its dirty past and try to push toward a cleaner, more credible future.
This week, the UCI management committee released new guidelines on how the cycling governing body intends to address the complicated issues.
Gerrans expressed the sentiments of many riders today, who say they feel they are being judged for the mistakes of the past.
“I think these guys [like White] have to be held accountable, but at the same time, there needs to be a line drawn in the sand. Everyone has to move on,” Gerrans said. “We can’t dwell forever in the past era of cycling.
“The most important thing is that as long as you learn from that period of time, we can all move on to a better future. We cannot bury our heads in the sand and pretend it didn’t happen. But we also need to focus on the future, not on what happened a long time ago.”
White is expected to be with Orica when the Tour starts in Corsica on June 29.
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Jade Wilcoxson’s Optum-Kelly Benefits Strategies teammates delivered her to a stage win in the 93-mile Cannon Falls road race at the Nature Valley Grand Prix on Thursday.
Wilcoxson padded her GC lead with 12 additional bonus seconds and now leads Carmen Small (Specialized-lululemon) by eight seconds. Shelly Olds (Tibco-To The Top) is 14 seconds behind in third.
Olds finished second in the road race and Small was third.
“Jade just took it from the front with about 800 meters to go and with a lot of corners it was hard to bring her back,” Olds said in a press release. “I had one teammate in front of me that I think I trusted a little too much in the final, I should have gotten in front of my teammate.”
Wilcoxson said Olds’ sprinting abilities forced her to make her move so early.
“Shelley Olds, she has a sprint like nobody’s business!” Wilcoxson said. “The only way I could beat her is if I gap her at like 500 meters out, and even then sometimes she can close it!”
In the men’s race, Sean Mazich (Jelly Belly-Kenda) chased down a group of 17 riders and caught them at the start of four finishing circuits. During the second circuit, Mazich broke free and held on to the finish.
Taking second was Mike Friedman (Optum) while Cole House (Cash Call Mortgage) placed third.
Friedman is now the overall race leader, as he holds a 23-second advantage over teammate Scott Zwizanski. In third is Andres Diaz (Elbowz Racing-Boneshaker Project).
“It’s been a long time coming,” the 26-year-old Mazich said. “I have numerous people I need to call and thank for this. I did the work, and I just finally caught a break. That’s the way I’m looking at it. Finally the cards just fell in my favor. I was able to hit them at the right time and hold them off.”
The Nature Valley Grand Prix resumes with Friday’s Uptown Minneapolis Criterium.
- It happened. Here is what happened. C race, I apologize, the computer burped and counted your 2nd and 3rd laps together. So, all time was accounted for, just short a lap. Thanks to all who came out. Beer kitty had some cash in it, so there will be more next week. Results in PDF.