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- So January 19th will be the first race of this four race series in Southern Indiana.
All events will be held at Rockport City Park- Rockport, Indiana
You can view info, maps etc at http://bluffcitycycling.blogspot.com or just search for Rockport Rampage on facebook.
online registration at http://www.bikereg.com/rockport-rampage
Awards from Sufferfest, VeloInk, Midwest Graphics, and more... for each class that has 50+ pre registered the winner of that class will receive a Velocity A23 Disc Wheelset.
As of right now there will be food and snacks for sale but no beer... however all outside coolers are welcome, and we reccomend cups to replace beverage containers.
We also hope to see everyone there!
Basque Continental squad has 15 days to secure remainder
- Anybody doing a ride in the morning/afternoon? I am thinking about the trivecta. Haven't been in town in a couple of days so I don't know what trails are rideable.
- 2008 Turner Flux frame orange in color.
2011 Reba fork 120mm with remote lock out
Revolver hubs laced to mavic 717 rims
Sram carbon hydro brakes
X9 RD and shifters
X7 FD and cranks
Thomson elite seat post and stem
Easton carbon riser bars
Panracer Fire XC pro tires.
Images will be coming or email me... I am thinking ~$800 not in a hurry to sell so I will not take low balls, but will entertain offers.
Tim Johnson (Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com) rode to his second victory of the weekend on day 2 of the Supercross Cup Sunday.
Johnson crossed the finish line four seconds ahead of Jeremy Durrin (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies) for the win. Kerry Werner (Mock Orange) was third for the second straight day, a further two seconds adrift.
Action took place at the Anthony Wayne Recreation Area in Stony Point, New York.
In the women’s race, Laura Van Gilder (Van Dessel-Mellow Mushroom) beat Arley Kemmerer (C3-Twenty20) by four seconds. Taking third was Emma White (Cyclocrossworld.com).
On Saturday, Kemmerer finished first ahead of Van Gilder and White.
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MILAN (VN) — Chris Froome (Sky) may be more complete and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) may be a better climber, but Vincenzo Nibali (Astana) is smarter, according his new teammate Michele Scarponi. He says Nibali will be able to outwit his Tour de France foes to win next July.
“Quintana is the strongest climber. Froome is a slightly more complete rider with a better time trial. Nibali, though, creates opportunities for himself,” Scarponi told VeloNews. “He has more imagination and doesn’t need to follow the book to the letter. Vincenzo is able to win next year’s Tour.”
Nibali placed third behind Sky’s Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome in 2012. While Froome won this year, Nibali focused on the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España — he won the first and was runner-up to Chris Horner (RadioShack-Leopard) in Spain.
Sky’s general manager David Brailsford agrees with Scarponi. Last month, he said Nibali will be Sky’s No. 1 rival at the 2014 Tour de France.
“What I like about Vincenzo is that he’s a real cyclist. He’s a fighter, aggressive, and never gives up,” Brailsford told Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport. “He can transform a stage, he’s creative and brave. He always gives 100 percent. His talent is obvious and he races in a modern way.”
The 29-year-old Sicilian also won Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro del Trentino over the past 12 months. Scarponi, perhaps, partially based his opinion on the former, where Nibali cracked Froome on the penultimate day. He attacked on the small climbs in the rain and descended away to Porto Sant’Elpidio. Peter Sagan (Cannondale) won the stage, Nibali took the leader’s blue jersey and defended it in the short, 9.2-kilometer time trial the next day.
Scarponi also helped Nibali out-last Froome and the elements during the road race at the world championships. Froome and the entire British team abandoned in Florence’s rain. Nibali crashed, battled the Spaniards, and placed fourth to Portugal’s Rui Costa.
Part of the reason Scarponi joined Astana from Lampre-Merida was because Nibali inspires him. He wants to be on the team that helps bring Italy its first Tour de France win since Marco Pantani did so in 1998.
“Helping Nibali win the Tour and being beside one of the most important riders motivates me. If it goes as well as I hope, then it’s going to be a great Tour for Vincenzo,” Scarponi said.
“I’ve helped others before, but no one like Vincenzo. At team Liberty Seguros, I worked with Roberto Heras in the Vuelta a España and I helped my new boss, Alexander Vinokourov, in the Vuelta a Burgos. With Vincenzo, though, we are talking about winning the Tour de France.”
Scarponi won the 2011 Giro d’Italia after officials disqualified Alberto Contador due to a doping suspension. He placed fourth three other times, including this year behind Nibali. The 34-year-old will not stop riding for himself, but helping Astana at the Tour appears to be his top goal.
“It does not bother me that all the attention is on Vincenzo now. I knew it’d be that way when I signed,” Scarponi said.
“I’ll have my space in the Giro, but there are a lot of stars gunning for the pink jersey. My goal is to have a great Giro and to help Nibali at the Tour — clearly, that won’t be easy. To race the Giro and Tour is already difficult enough. Maybe I can achieve a top three but really, I can’t be tired at the Tour because I gave everything I had at the Giro.”
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