Sunday, May 12, 2013
WISCONSIN - Karen Larson, host housing coordinator sends along this friendly reminder:
Hosts and Riders for the Tour of America's Dairyland PLEASE READ: We have a new system for housing application where your requests must be made online. I have received a number of riders requests where I can't start placing you because your team mates have not applied online and it's slowing down the hosting process quite a bit. Please encourage them to do so asap. And Hosts, thank you so much for your patience. I know some of you have already been contacted by riders you have hosted before which is awesome but if you can please have your riders apply for housing online and have them put your name in so I know that would be helpful. It is in your best interest that they apply online as they must acknowledge certain things before they apply. Thank you!
Saturday, May 11, 2013
MISSOURI: St. Louis - Midtown Grand Prix - RESULTS PHOTOS
(will update this post as info becomes available. Props to Cycling Dirt for having the FIRST news out of TdG on Friday!)
JUST IN: Friday's Pro 1/2 results
5/10/2013 11:02:26 PM Midtown Grand Prix - Men Pro 1-2 Page 1 of 4
Finish - Results
Start: 5/10/2013 21:33:24.9 (Manual)
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Place Id Last Name First Name Affiliation Time Gap
1 65 VAN DER VELDE Ricardo Jelly Belly P/B Kenda 1:10:04 1:10:04
2 100 LEIBOVITZ Adam Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team P/ 1:10:04 s.t.
3 102 HOLT Daniel Team United Healthcare Georgia/ 1:10:05 s.t.
4 153 CLARK Devin Qdoba p/b Bushwhacker 1:10:06 s.t.
5 51 SULLIVAN Ryan The 706 Project 1:10:06 s.t.
6 124 EASTER Griffin Gateway Harley-Davidson 1:10:06 s.t.
7 84 KOBLE Adam 1:10:07 s.t.
8 76 MULLERVY Kevin Champion System p/b Stan's NoTu 1:10:07 s.t.
9 117 RAY Alexander IsCorp Intelligentsia Coffee 1:10:07 s.t.
10 113 WHITE Robert Sharecare Cycling p/b Wheeland 1:10:08 s.t.
11 71 HOWE Isaac UCI CT: Team SmartStop p/b Moun 1:10:29 25
12 101 BARRETT Colton Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team P/ 1:10:29 s.t.
13 72 KLINE Shane UCI CT: Team SmartStop p/b Moun 1:10:29 s.t.
14 1 ABRAHAM Emile Predator Cycling 1:10:29 s.t.
15 23 WADDELL Jason Tulsa Tough Racing pb ICEdot 1:10:30 s.t.
16 95 CORNETT Brendan Team United Healthcare Georgia/ 1:10:30 s.t.
17 15 DAHLHEIM Andrew UCI CT: Bissell Cycling 1:10:31 s.t.
18 46 REGO Allan Champion System p/b Stan's NoTu 1:10:31 s.t.
19 77 MULLERVY Conor Champion System p/b Stan's NoTu 1:10:31 s.t.
20 79 MELE Ryan Stans No Tubes p/b Proferrin 1:10:31 s.t.
21 90 ALLISON Zack Think Finance p/b Trek Bike Sto 1:10:31 s.t.
22 111 HARTLEY Chad RACC pb GG 1:10:32 s.t.
23 78 HILL Jacob Stan's NoTubes P/b Proferrin 1:10:32 s.t.
24 87 HIRSCH Stephan Team United Healthcare Georgia/ 1:10:32 s.t.
25 35 VIDAL Euris R. CRCA/Foundation 1:10:32 s.t.
Women Pro 1/2 results:
Watch more video of Tour De Grove on cyclingdirt.org
Watch more video of Tour De Grove on cyclingdirt.org
Friday, May 10, 2013
While there are local races in WI, IL, IN, and MN, the big draw this weekend is the Tour de Grove in St. Louis with racing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. So, don't be surprised if you don't see your top local riders in your hometown race. Here's a sample of the pre-registered racers on BikeReg.Com.
MICHIGAN: Holland - Queen's Day Criterium - RESULTS PHOTOS
The first year a criterium is included in the Tulip Time Festival in Holland, Michigan. In fact, the national radio of Holland, Nederlandse Omroep Stichting (NOS) featured an interview on their network about the race!
Kolo t.c. has the full race recap: " The first Queen’s Day Criterium went off in professional style this morning, with the whole town’s attention turned on some absolutely amazing racing in the heart of Holland. A huge turnout, with most categories filled up to the limit, made the day exciting from start to finish. The much anticipated showdown in the Men’s Elite race between BISSELL and Einstein Racing certainly lived up to the hype, as the two Michigan superpowers squared off almost man-to-man. The squads matched each other move for move right from the gun. BISSELL had the early upper hand when they put two riders up the road in a group that included Leadout’s Dan Korienek, Anthony Prentice and, watching patiently, Jason Young. ... MORE"
“The Paris-Roubaix of the Midwest”
Under near perfect weather (for a change), a near record number of riders raced in Michigan's Paris-Roubaix type road race. Paul Martin wrote of this race back in 2011: "Cone Azalia is about as epic of a road race as you will find in the Midwest. Sure, it’s only 70 miles and pancake flat southeast Michigan, but when the race’s website says “anything you have that is carbon fiber on your road bike, if you can, LEAVE IT AT HOME! Seriously! It may BREAK!” you know you’re in for it. 28 miles of the 70 are dirt/gravel roads, littered with 6 inch deep potholes filled with water by morning rain. This turned the dirt into a wet cement like spray that coated your face, legs and drivetrain. Riding in the wind on the dirt was imperative, not only to avoid the mud spray off the back wheel of the guy in front of you but to steer around the huge potholes that constantly ejected water bottles and punctured tires."
Martin Veccio of Team Panther gives us the 2013 blow by blow:
Team Panther showed to Michigan’s version of Paris-Roubaix with a strong squad. The cross winds and the potholed dirt roads would certainly play a role in deciding the race. The winner would be a hard man. I flatted after only 7 miles. I hit a particularly square cornered pothole and pinch flatted. I had my rear wheel off already as the wheel truck slammed on the brakes. I tossed a new wheel in and and got rolling again, and was quickly paced back to the field. Probably the best wheel change of my life. ... More attacks went as the field was dwindling because of flats and a hard pace and no place to hide from the cross winds. A group of 4 riders went and were able to make a sustainable gap. Panther had only one rider in the break. Paul said “we need another ride up there, Martin, GO.” ... The Panther boys kept it aggressive leading into the finish, keeping the other teams on their toes and forcing them to chase. The remainder of the field sprinted and Panther was able to get four in the top 10, with Paul Martin in third. - Martin Vecchio
|Men - Cat 1-2 - SENIOR (70.7 Miles)|
|1||DAN KORIENEK||Grandville, MI||Leadout Racing|
|2||SVEN BAUMANN||Lake Orion, MI||Wolverine Sports Club|
|3||PAUL MARTIN||North Royalton, OH||Panther/Bakehouse|
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Track season is just around the corner. The midwest has more velodromes than many major countries. Let's take a tour of the velodromes in the area to see when racing will begin!
MICHIGAN: Rochester Hills - Bloomer Park Velodrome The wooden track surface is currently being replaced. Here's the view a month ago, and another a few days ago of the new surface stacked ready to go. Volunteers needed! Like them on Facebook.
"We have 40 track bikes (single speed, fixed gear) on site available for use or rental. Kids under 18 get free bike rental, free track time and free coaching. All adult first timers are free and our Track 101 (Learn to Ride) is free. Season passes, day passes and bike rental are available for a reasonable charge. "
INDIANA: Indianapolis - Major Taylor Velodrome
The Major Taylor Velodrome is a 333 meter concrete track with 28 degree banking.
16-May Throw Down Thursday #1 7pm
18-May MTV Time Trial #1 8am $500
23-May Throw Down Thursday #2 7pm
6-Jun Throw Down Thursday #3 7pm
7-Jun Fast Friday #1 7pm $1,000
14-Jun Midwest Challenge (NTC) 7pm $2,500
15-Jun Midwest Challenge (NTC) 8am
20-Jun Throw Down Thursday #4 7pm
28-Jun Fast Friday #2 7pm $1,000
ILLINOIS: Northbrook - Ed Rudolph Velodrome -382 meters asphalt surface with 18 degree banking.
2013 Race Schedule Flyer (PDF)
- Opening Night – 05/16
- 10 Mile Record Night – 5/30
- Franco Panveno Masters Cup - 07/27
- Thursday Night Racing – Juniors Invitational - 08/01
- Roger DeLanghe Trohpy Race - 08/15
- Elaine Nekritz Trophy Race - 08/29
- Season Finale - 09/12
|Photo: Chicago Velo Campus|
50 degree banking. The track is open for training, see website or Facebook for times.
Saturday, June 15 9:00am
|Men - Pro/Cat 1/2|
|1||Richard Stuart (1 - Cat1)||Indianapolis, IN||Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team P/B Motorex|
|2||Michael Heagney (2 - Cat1)||Libertyville, IL||Vision Quest LLC|
|3||Nicholas Ramirez (3 - Cat1)||Normal, IL||Texas Roadhouse Cycling Team P/B Motorex|
|Photo: Team Le Petites Victories|
"We fired off a couple of attacks and as we expected, Psimet responded. The other women in the field were quick to cover moves early in the race. While slimC was on the front, a little move went that included two women from Psimet. I was a bit out of position to respond quickly but I worked and moved up to cover it. It was a group of five that got a little gap so we started to rotate through. I took a hard pull into the wind then Kelli Richter (Psimet) pulled through telling me it was just us two. It seemed the other three fell off pace and suddenly we were in that position where we go for it to make the break work or sit up."
"Knowing we were gone, my attention went towards winning this thing. I was determined to make my team proud. I expected Kelli to go early so as we hit the last lap, I kept an eye for an early attack. I chose the final turn as the marker for my move if she didn’t go by then. We climbed the little hill before the turn and Kelli had yet to jump so I rounded the corner on the inside and went for it. I saw Kelli’s Psimet wheel creep up in the corner of my eye but I was able to stay on the gas and cross the line first. Woo!
|Women - Cat 1/2/3/4|
|1||Jannette Rho (1 - Cat2)||Chicago, IL||Les Petites Victoires|
|2||Kelli Richter (2 - Cat2)||Libertyville, IL||PSIMET Racing|
|3||Cady Chintis (3 - Cat2)||Chicago, IL||Les Petites Victoires|
PHOTOS RESULTS Day 2 of the Tour de C-U weekend started off wet as well, but for the Pro 1/2 event the weather started to break. Kyle Selph (Sammy's): "Sunday gave way to threatening skies and some light passing showers over the downtown Urbana area. Saturday’s wet course was challenging but doable. Sundays 8 corner, broken pavement, manhole covered course in the wet would be suicidal. As we walked the course the rain had paused and the standing water seemed to be receding for the moment.
|Men - Pro/Cat 1/2|
|2||Richard Stuart (1 - Cat1)||Indianapolis, IN||Kentucky Flyers Cycling Inc|
|3||Jeffrey Schroetlin (2 - Cat1)||Argenta, IL||Qdoba p/b Bushwhacker|
|4||Jonathan Jacob (3 - Cat1)||Evansville, IN||BISSELL-ABG-GIANT|
|5||Kevin Depasse (1 - Cat2)||Bloomington, IN||BISSELL-ABG-GIANT|
|Women - Cat 1/2/3/4|
|1||Briana Clark (1 - Cat1)||Carmel, IN||Racing For Riley|
|2||Daphne Karagianis (1 - Cat3)||Chicago, IL||Chicago Cuttin Crew|
|3||Kelli Richter (1 - Cat2)||Libertyville, IL||PSIMET Racing|
|4||Leah Sanda (2 - Cat2)||Western Springs, IL||PSIMET Racing|
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
WISCONSIN: La Crosse - Omnium (TT,CRT,RR) RESULTS PHOTOS After a heaping helping of deep snow just days prior to the opening time trial up Grand Dad's Bluff, the 2013 La Crosse Omnium was held under mostly sunny skies. A great location for a weekend of racing that's just close enough to offer a rare mix of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin riders not often seen. They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, how about some video?! Props to Prenzlow Perspective for covering the entire series in fine fashion. (you can find him on FB, YouTube, and Smugmug)