Tag Archive: Hincapie

Vande Velde wins USA Pro Cycling Challenge

Christian Vande Velde made up a 9-second deficit to win the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on the final stage individual time trial in Denver on Sunday.

By winning, he unseated Levi Leipheimer who usually excels at the ITT in crunch situations.

Vande Velde said, “I actually had a lot of confidence in today. …

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Choices for US Olympic road cycling team raise questions; final roster

Last week’s announcement of the US road cycling squad for the London Olympics included many of the fresher faces in cycling.

That’s great that the younger cyclists get a chance, but if you’re like me, then you probably wondered why so many of the “old pros” were left off the final list.

Cyclists such as Tyler Farrar, Timmy Duggan, Taylor Phinney, Tejay van Garderen, and Chris Horner (the only older pro) are certainly all deserving.

But how about long-time pros like George Hincapie …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/17/choices-for-us-olympic-road-cycling-team-raise-questions-final-roster/

George Hincapie’s long cycling career closes this year

The record-setting cycling career of George Hincapie will end after the USA Pro Cycling Challenge in Colorado this August. The 39-year-old member of the BMC Racing team made the announcement on Monday.

The August retirement will enable him to compete in his 17th Tour de France this year, the most ever by a cyclist.

Over that span at Le Tour, he’s helped teammates win the championship nine times …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/06/12/george-hincapies-long-cycling-career-closes-this-year/

Where to watch Paris-Roubaix bike race on Sunday

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Unless you’re out on your bicycle, it should be fairly easy to watch the Paris-Roubaix bike race on Sunday.

NBC Sports Network (the old Vs. channel on cable) is airing The Hell of the North from 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time), with a repeat from 7 to 10 p.m. EST.

Cycling.TV will offer a live webstream beginning at 7 a.m. Sunday (Eastern time); the first hour of coverage is free, but then you need a subscription.

It’s the “mother of all mothers,” the “biggest one-day adventure on a bike you can have,” and “260k’s of torture,” according GreenEDGE teammates Matthew White, Stuart O’Grady and Baden Cooke. “It’s like being stuck in a washing machine and someone shaking the shit out of you,” says Matt Wilson. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/07/paris-roubaix-bike-race-airs-sunday/

US cyclists ready to pounce at two Euro bike races?

US cyclists are figuring prominently in two week-long bicycle races currently playing out on the continent — Paris-Nice and Tirreno-Adriatico.

Paris-Nice

At the Paris-Nice, Levi Leipheimer (left, Omega Pharma-Quick Step) is still within 10-seconds of the overall leader as he sits in 3rd place overall after Stage 6.

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/09/us-cyclists-ready-to-pounce-at-two-euro-bike-races/