Casey B. Gibson – VeloNews.com http://www.velonews.com Competitive Cycling News, Race Results and Bike Reviews Sun, 22 Jan 2017 20:00:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.velonews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/cropped-Velonews_favicon-2-32x32.png Casey B. Gibson – VeloNews.com http://www.velonews.com 32 32 Utah Gallery: Morton claims overall victory http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/gallery/utah-gallery-morton-claims-overall-victory_417588 Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:43:46 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=417588 Scenes from the final stage of racing at the Tour of Utah, which saw Lachlan Marton win the yellow jersey.

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Joe Dombrowski worked hard for Andrew Talansky, trying to protect his yellow jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Riders had to endure a mountain thunderstorm, complete with driving rain and hail. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com After a dousing by a mountain storm, the peloton climbed toward Wolf Creek Ranch. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Forgotten American Larry Warbasse led the break for IAM Cycling. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Darwin Atapuma and Adrien Costa worked together to close the gap to a surging Lachlan Morton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Tao Geoghegan Hart came out of the break to help pace Adrien Costa up the Empire climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Alex Howes on the descent from Wolf Creek. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lachlan Morton attacked at the bottom of stage 7's final climb and never looked back. He won the stage and took back the leader's jersey for good in the 2016 Tour of Utah. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Throwing the race into disarray, BMC Racing attacked with two riders on the Wolf Creek climb, drawing out Andrew Talansky and Adrien Costa. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com On the upper reaches of the final climb, Andrew Talansky, Darwin Atapuma, and Rob Britton rode together. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lachlan Morton celebrated as he crossed the finish line, winning the final stage in Park City and taking back the yellow jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com BMC Racing celebrated its win in the team classification. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The real deal. At age 18, Adrien Costa proved he belonged in the pro peloton by winning two jerseys and finishing second on the final stage and GC at the 2016 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The final GC podium of Lachlan Morton, Adrien Costa, and Andrew Talansky. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Showing off their race jerseys were Adrien Costa as the best climber and young rider, TJ Eisenhart as fan favorite, Lachlan Morton in yellow, Rob Britton as most aggressive, and Kiel Reijnen in the sprinters jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lachlan Morton celebrated his big win in Utah after a final-stage effort. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Utah Gallery: Talansky conquers the queen stage http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/gallery/utah-gallery-queen-stage-snowbird_417469 Sun, 07 Aug 2016 13:19:42 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=417469 Scenes from the sixth stage of the Tour of Utah, won by new race leader Andrew Talansky

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A strong break got clear early on in the Tour of Utah's sixth stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fans near Oakley watched the riders pass with a little western flavor. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Peter Stetina got a new wheel and a push back into the race after a crash. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Chad Beyer and Nelson Powless did their share of work on the front of the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Angus Morton pulled on the front for his brother Lachlan on the climb out of Park City, but was unable to help on the final climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Alex Howes led the small group of GC riders over the summit of Guardsman Pass. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Tao Geoghegan Hart hit nearly 50mph on the descent of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com TJ Eisenhart led the final group of GC contenders up the long climb to Snowbird. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Dropping out of the break, Ben King went to the front for Cannondale – Drapac on the final climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The race's final climb was in beautiful Little Cottonwood Canyon, ending at the Snowbird resort. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rally's Rob Britton clung to Morton's wheel while Atapuma prepared to attack. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Darwin Atapuma attacked on the final climb, and only Talansky could stay with him.  Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lachlan Morton surveyed the riders up the road, and was forced to chase without any support. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Adrien Costa managed to stay on Morton's wheel for most of the climb, and then sprinted around him to take third place on the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rob Britton crosses the finish line, completely spent but in fifth place on the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The stage 6 podium of Andrew Talansky, Darwin Atapuma, and Adrien Costa. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com With family and friends from his nearby hometown cheering him on, Eisenhart was happy to wear the Fan Favorite jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Utah Gallery: Reijnen strikes back in stage 5 http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/news/road/gallery-reijnen-strikes-back-utah_417325 Sat, 06 Aug 2016 13:31:10 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=417325 Kiel Reijnen follows up Thursday's second-place finish with a stage victory Friday in Bountiful

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Adrien Costa writes a few notes and rider's numbers on his stem before the stage 5 start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The Tour of Utah's fifth stage got underway on Antelope Island in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Riders were off and racing as they left Antelope Island. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The break of the day started quickly on the Antelope Island Causeway, and lasted until the final climb in Bountiful. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lachlan Morton led a small group of riders during the North Ogden climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Cannondale riders Phil Gaimon and Joe Dombrowski took control of the chase for Andrew Talansky. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com TJ Eisenhart was on the front for BMC for most of the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fans cheered on the riders in many of the rural towns along the course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Joe Lewis checked the race profile as he led the peloton during the chase. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com With his team on the front, Lachlan Morton took it easy in the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Young riders TJ Eisenhart and Eddie Dunbar took their turns challenging the final climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Julien Bernard attacked out of the break on the Bountiful Bench climb, helping to set up Reijnen for the win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Matt Busche tried his luck on the Bountiful Bench climb too, stringing out the remainder of the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Axeon's Eddie Dunbar distanced the field near the summit of the final climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Huge crowds in Centerville greeted the riders as they made their way toward the finish in Bountiful. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kiel Reijnen put the broken bicycle of stage 1 and the close-but-no-cigar second-place finish of stage 4 behind him Friday, nabbing the stage 5 win at the Tour of Utah. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Utah stage 4 Gallery: McCabe sprints to career win http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/gallery/utah-stage-4-gallery-mccabe-sprints-career-win_417194 Fri, 05 Aug 2016 14:01:28 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=417194 Travis McCabe proves fastest of the sprinters at Tour of Utah, winning a flat, windy stage on Thursday.

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Mavic led the race out of the start chute. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton in the neutral zone in front of IM Flash headquarters. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Photographers and their motor pilots awaited the start in Lehi. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The early break was able to stay in front until being caught on the finishing circuits, in spite of a strong headwind all day. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The headwind forced the peloton into a long echelon, but never split the group. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Local boy TJ Eisenhart had plenty of fans along the route. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com A solid bottle hand-off launched a Jelly Belly rider back into the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Matt Busche drove the break as they pulled away from the peloton and a pair of chasers. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Ben King and Phil Gaimon were on the front of the Cannondale – Drapac team, protecting Andrew Talansky in the blue jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com 75 miles of concrete expressway made up the majority of stage 4, along with a strong headwind and heat. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Riders string out single file on the downwind section of the course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Jelly Belly was on the front to protect their yellow jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The sprinters had plenty of room to maneuver in the finale. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com In the end, Travis McCabe proved fastest, claiming the biggest win of his career with Cam Newton-style flair. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Travis McCabe salutes his team after the biggest win of his career. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The stage 4 podium, full of sprinters Travis McCabe, Kiel Reijnen, and Lucas Haedo. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Utah gallery: Morton climbs into yellow jersey http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/gallery/utah-gallery-morton-climbs-yellow-jersey_417062 Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:57:54 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=417062 With a swashbuckling attack and a cagey late attack, Lachlan Morton seizes the overall lead in Utah, beating Costa and Talansky in stage 3.

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Axeon Hagens Berman riders bellied up to the breakfast bar. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The early pace in the peloton resembled a neutral zone ride. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com IAM Cycling's Simon Pellaud attacked out of the break to win the most aggressive jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Cannondale took on a feed in the valley below Mt. Nebo. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com After failing to catch the breakaway on stage 2, the peloton made sure it didn't happen on stage 3, with all the major teams contributing a rider to the chase. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Riders passed the famous Mom's Cafe in Salina, Utah.  Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lunch time as riders dipped into their musettes. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rally riders led the peloton past a drying reservoir near Sterling, Utah. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com National champion Greg Daniel, just before he went down in a crash, and left the race with a broken collarbone. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rob Britton rode at his own pace on Mt. Nebo, and steadily climbed into the top five. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The TV bike zeroed in on Axeon's latest phenom, Costa, as he bridged up to Morton and Talansky. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The final selection of the young Adrien Costa, Lachlan Morton, and Andrew Talansky on the upper ramps of the Mt. Nebo climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The chasing group of Joe Dombrowski, Tao Geoghegan Hart, Joey Rosskopf, and Robbie Squire. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Another stagaire, TJ Eisenhart rode away on the climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Morton led Talansky and Costa near the summit of Mt. Nebo. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lachlan Morton saluted the crowd after his big win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The stage 3 podium of Lachlan Morton in first, Adrien Costa in second, and Andrew Talansky taking third. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Utah Gallery: Breakaway succeeds in stage 2 http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/gallery/utah-gallery-breakaway-succeeds-stage-2_416933 Wed, 03 Aug 2016 14:21:28 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=416933 Robin Carpenter and Ruben Companioni give the peloton the slip in Utah stage 2, and the breakaway duo succeeds in Torrey.

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Riders showed off their new cowboy hats on the start line, compliments of Escalante. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Race leader Kristofer Dahl tried on his new cowboy hat, a gift to all the riders from the start town of Escalante. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Joey Rosskopf was on the attack for BMC at Tour of Utah. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The early break tried to hold off the peloton on the scenic Hogsback climb in the Grand Staircase National Monument. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Cannondale controlled the front of the peloton after the original move was caught. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Andrew Talansky tackled the Grand Staircase climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rob Carpenter went into time trial mode when he and Ruben Companioni established the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Silber was on the front of the peloton to protect Kristofer Dahl in yellow on the long climb to Boulder Mountain. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rally and Trek – Segafredo shared the chase duties to set up their sprinters, but finally gave up when the gap was too big.  Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton climbed toward the summit of Boulder Mountain. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton was framed by the red sandstone cliffs outside the finish town of Torrey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The chase, led by Trek – Segafredo and Rally teams finally dissolved on the last circuit, leaving Carpenter and Companioni to contest the win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Carpenter was very, very happy to wear yellow. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Gallery: Tour of Utah begins in beautiful Zion http://www.velonews.com/2016/08/tour-of-utah/gallery-tour-utah-begins-beautiful-zion_416805 Tue, 02 Aug 2016 13:51:11 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=416805 The Tour of Utah rides through Zion National Park and sprints into Cedar City as Kris Dahl takes a surprise win for the Silber team.

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The towering cliffs of Zion National Park provided a memorable ride for the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com With a 12-mile neutral zone, riders were able to enjoy the view in Zion National Park. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Motorcycles lined up with their LED light masts ready to escort the peloton through the mile-long tunnel. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The early break started just outside the park, with Matteo Dal-Cin and Adrien Costa leading the way.  Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com In one of his last races, Rally's Tom Zirbel pulled the peloton up the Duck Creek climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Cannondale – Drapac and BMC took over chase duties near the top of the Bristlecone climb at 10,000 feet. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Silber's Dal-Cin went on to win the most aggressive rider's jersey for his efforts in the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com National champion Greg Daniel showed off his new stars and stripes jersey in the U.S. for the first time, carrying bottles for his sprinters. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Adam DeVos was on the front for Rally early in the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Defending champion Joe Dombrowski had an easy day in the peloton, letting his teammates chase down breaks. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fresh off the Tour de France, Peter Stetina is a leader for Trek – Segafredo. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Andrew Talansky is looking to return to form at the Tour of Utah, and work for Joe Dombrowski before the Vuelta. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton on the road to Duck Creek. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kristofer Dahl led out the sprint and hung on to win stage 1 in Cedar City. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kiel Reijnen had more bad luck in the final sprint, breaking a spoke on his front wheel and walking across the finish line. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rick Zabel took third in the sprint, and looks remarkably like his famous father. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Gallery: Guarnier grabs Philly win http://www.velonews.com/2016/06/gallery/gallery-guarnier-grabs-philly-win_409099 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:49:06 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=409099 Megan Guarnier stays in the World Cup leader’s jersey with a victory at the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic.

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Elisa Borghini entered the race as one of the favorites, and she would eventually finish second. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Pre-race favorites Amber Neben, Megan Guarnier, and Elise Borghini led the women's field off the start line. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com A Kelly Drive tunnel swallowed the women's peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The women's peloton spread out across Kelly Drive to await the next attack. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com World Cup leader Megan Guarnier went back to the car for bottles for teammates early in the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com A fan snapped a selfie with his daughter and riders in the background on Lemon Hill. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Potential Olympic teammates Megan Guanier and Amber Neben. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Jessica Prinner on the front of the peloton at the base of the Manayunk Wall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fans cheered on the peloton at the top of Manayunk Wall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lauren Stephens flew up the Lemon Hill climb to take the mountain points over Tiffany Cromwell. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fans lined the barriers to cheer on the women's peloton on Lemon Hill. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The women descended the back side of Lemon Hill, with downtown Philly in the distance. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Elisa Borghini followed Mara Abbott in the lead group with one lap to go. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Mara Abbott attacked alone on the Manayunk Wall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Mara Abbott tried to get Anna Trevisi to take a pull in the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Evelyn Stevens finished fourth in the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The Canyon–SRAM team tried to recover at the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com She's on a roll. Megan Guarnier added another win to her dominating season, cementing her hold on the World Cup leader's jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The women's podium of Megan Guarnier, Elise Borghini, and Alena Amialieusik. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Gallery: Prades leads Caja Rural repeat in Philly http://www.velonews.com/2016/06/gallery/gallery-prades-helps-caja-rural-repeat-in-philly_409076 Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:20:25 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=409076 For the second straight year, Caja Rural – Seguros RGA won the men’s race in Philly — this time thanks to Eduard Prades.

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In his last race in Philly, Tom Zirbel picked up bottles and instructions at the team car. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The men's peloton emerged from one of the many tunnels on Kelly Drive in the heart of Philly. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lupus riders worked all day for Chad Beyer, who finished sixth. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Usually content to let other teams chase, Caja Rural – Seguros RGA took control when it needed to. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Stone railroad bridges arched over the peloton on Kelly Drive. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The men's field descended from Lemon Hill, with the Museum of Art and the Philadelphia skyline in the distance. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Chris Horner spent the day in the breakaway until an untimely mechanical forced him out of contention. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com UnitedHealthcare's Daniel Eaton led the peloton at the base of the Manayunk Wall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The riders climbed the iconic Manayunk Wall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Will Routley and Jesse Anthony of Rally Cycling battled their way up the Manayunk Wall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Travis Samuel descended past the Manayunk mural. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Evan Murphy of Lupus Racing Team on the front of the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Brad White attacked over the summit of Lemon Hill. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Caja Rural – Saguaros RGA riders drove the chase on Kelly Drive. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com UHC riders came to the front on the last lap, but they were unable to set Marco Canola up for the win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Caja Rural – Saguaros RGA rider Eduard Prades celebrated the team's second-consecutive Philly win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com An utterly exhausted Jesse Anthony at the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com An exhausted Travis McCabe at the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The men's podium of Eduard Prades, Travis McCabe, and Marco Canola. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Gallery: 2016 U.S. Pro road race national championships http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/news/road/gallery-guarnier-daniel-win-road-titles_407893 Sun, 29 May 2016 14:40:43 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=407893 Scenes from the 2016 U.S. Pro national road race championships in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

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Rally Cycling's newest rider, Sepp Kuss, started his first USPRO in Winston-Salem. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Chris Horner was in the men's field at the start, but not at the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Gregory Daniel was on the front of several breaks early in the race, and still had enough left to win at the end. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Ben King did a lot of work for the small Cannondale squad, chasing down a break.  Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rally worked hard on the front of the peloton to bring the break back and set up Evan Huffman. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Logan Owen led Alex Howes, Chad Beyer, and Greg Daniel up the Manly Street climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Travis McCabe chased on descent to get to the front of the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The final selection on the Manly Street climb. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Greg Daniel celebrates his surprising win in his first USPRO National Championship. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Teammates Logan Owen and Greg Daniel, the only two Axeon riders in the race, celebrate Daniel's victory and their winning tactics. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The men's podium of Greg Daniel, Alex Howes, and Travis McCabe. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Carmen Small, newly crowned 2016 TT champ, talked with soon-to-be crowned 2016 road champ Megan Guarnier at the start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lauren Stephens tried to start several breaks in the women's race, but was always brought back to the fold. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com UnitedHealthcare riders led a small group down the curving descent. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Time trial bronze medalist Alexey Vermeulen  was a factor in the road race as well. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Visit Dallas – DNA riders were very active throughout the women's race, setting Mandy Heintz up for a bronze medal ride. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Taylor Wiles led the women's peloton on most of the laps on the climb at U.S. Pro road race national championships. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Amber Neben checked the riders behind her as the  women's peloton rolled through the start-finish line. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Guarnier, Rivera and Small in the peloton as they climb Manly Street. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com With Guarnier safely in the pack, Stevens worked hard to chase down multiple breaks. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kristin Armstrong led the climb up Manly Street on the penultimate lap. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com In the final sprint, Coryn Rivera and Megan Guarnier battled up the hill, with Guarnier again taking the win for a second straight year. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Boels – Doelmans teammates Evelyn Stevens and Megan Guarnier cooled off and relive the win together. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The 2016 women's podium of Megan Guarnier in the stars and stripes in first, Coryn Rivera in second, and Mandy Heintz taking the third step. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Gallery: Phinney and Small win big at TT nationals http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/gallery/gallery-phinney-and-small-win-big-at-tt-nationals_407752 Fri, 27 May 2016 22:06:32 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=407752 Taylor Phinney convincingly won U.S. time trial nationals, and Carmen Small proved fastest of the women in Winston-Salem.

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The course was a series of long rollers. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Taylor Phinney and Brent Bookwalter warm up on the trainers before the start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Cory Greenberg was the first rider out of the start ramp. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The warm-up area for some teams was a little tight, as a semi truck squeezes by the Rally riders, and they didn't even seem to notice. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Bookwalter just missed the podium, finishing fourth. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Greg Daniel was riding in his first U.S. Pro time trial, and the distance was a little long for him. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Phinney won the U.S. Pro time trial for the third time. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Competing in his final national championship, Tom Zirbel took second. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Finishing a surprising third, Alexey Vermeulen had a great result for his first time trial at U.S. Pro. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The men's podium of Taylor Phinney taking gold, Tom Zirbel with silver, and Alexey Vermeulen with bronze. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Amber Neben made a strong case for a spot in Rio, finishing second to Carmen Small and ahead of Kristen Armstrong. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Julie Emmerman, riding without team support of any kind, put in a great effort to finish in ninth place, ahead of several full-time pros. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lauren Stephens took fifth place, almost two minutes back. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Evelyn Stevens battled in the time trial, but had a disappointing day. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Tibco – SVB's Brianne Walle turned in another solid time trial performance in fourth place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kristin Armstrong at the finish, exhausted and disappointed. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Carmen Small followed her strategy perfectly, and came away with a huge win on the road to Rio. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Small (center) and Neben (left) both lost their respective arbitration cases against USA Cycling. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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Gallery: Cav wraps up Cali with sprint victory http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/amgen-tour-of-california/gallery-cav-wraps-up-cali-with-sprint-victory_406997 Mon, 23 May 2016 14:03:04 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406997 Mark Cavendish collects his 10th career Tour of California win as the race wraps up in Sacramento with overall victory for Alaphilippe.

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Neilson Powless turned out to be the surprise of the race and was in high demand at the start. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Tom Boonen looked after Julian Alaphilippe all week, and he brought home the yellow jersey. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Evan Huffman, of Rally Cycling, won the mountain jersey, and Powless, of Axeon Hagens Berman, took the best young rider's jersey home. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton passed over the Tower Bridge to start the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The members of the break rode through the flatlands of the Sacramento River Delta under big skies. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com A photographer got a shot of the peloton on the Tower Bridge. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton raced along one of the many small roads on Sunday's course in the Delta region. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Krists Neilands led the break through a corner on the penultimate lap, but they were caught soon after. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Alaphilippe stayed tucked in behind Tom Boonen during the stage, and felt no wind on his face. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton headed back into Sacramento for the finishing circuits around the capital. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Dimension Data was determined to set Mark Cavendish up for the win, with Mark Renshaw and Tyler Farrar setting him up. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rob Carpenter drove the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Mark Cavendish added to an already impressive Tour of California palmares with a 10th stage victory Sunday. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Three of the best sprinters in the world were on the final podium: Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan, and Alexander Kristoff. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com BMC Racing celebrated their team GC win by blasting each other with champagne. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com All of the jersey winners from the men's and women's races crowded the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Alaphilippe showed off his trophy for winning the 2016 Amgen Tour of California. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The final GC podium for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, with Alaphilippe in yellow, and Rohan Dennis and Brent Bookwalter taking the second and third spots. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Alaphilippe enjoyed some champagne to celebrate his victory. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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California Gallery: Kristoff wins in Santa Rosa http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/news/road/california-gallery-kristoff-wins-in-santa-rosa_406867 Sun, 22 May 2016 12:19:33 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406867 Stage 7 of the Amgen Tour of California spent some time along the Pacific Coast Highway before concluding with a photo finish in Santa Rosa

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Alexander Kristoff rolled across a wet finish line on his way to sign in, and would do it again five hours later on drier roads to win the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Peter Stetina started a dangerous break with Van Avermaet, but the peloton responded quickly. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The first break of the day rolled along the Bohemian Highway. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Riders descended towards the ocean at 50 mph, with the beautiful Pacific coastline below at the 2016 Amgen Tour of California. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com After a few days of inland racing, the Amgen Tour of California spent some time on the Pacific Coast Highway Saturday. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The riders in the break rounded a very steep switchback near the top of the second KOM. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rally Cycling's Danny Pate led Evan Huffman up the second climb to secure KOM points. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com No bike race is complete without superhero fans — Wonder Woman was at the Coleman Valley Road KOM, watching over the race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The King's Ridge road was beautiful, but extremely challenging with rollers and sharp turns for miles. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fed up with his companions in the break, Sagan decided to make things interesting with a long solo effort. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lawson Craddock tried to chase down Sagan on the descent into Santa Rosa.  Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The long difficult climbs on King's Ridge Road led to nearly 80 riders being dropped into the last group, where they would finish 25 minutes behind. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Most of the Etixx riders who worked for Alaphilippe on the big climbs ended up in the last group. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Peter Sagan finally sat up after a 25-mile solo breakaway, saving his legs to contest the final sprint with Kristoff. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fans from Eritrea always turn out in big numbers to cheer on Dimension Data's Daniel Teklehaimanot. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Katusha riders came to the front on the finishing circuits to set Kristoff up for the win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Julien Alaphilippe was tucked in among the lead group and finished on the same time as the stage winners. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kristoff, Sagan and Van Poppel fought it out in the sprint. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Alexander Kristoff took the top step of the podium, with Sagan earning second, and Danny Von Poppel in third. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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California photos: The Folsom TT http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/gallery/california-photos-the-folsom-tt_406749 Sat, 21 May 2016 10:09:50 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406749 Scenes from the Amgen Tour of California's stage 6 time trial in Folsom

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Former world champion and Olympic medalist Bradley Wiggins was among the first riders on the road in Friday's stage 6 time trial, but after a mechanical issue just before the start, he did not challenge for the stage victory. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Taylor Phinney had a strong ride early in the day, and stayed in the hot seat for over an hour. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com World champion Vasil Kiryienka finished sixth in the TT. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Belgian national champion Jurgen Van Den Broeck rode to a ninth-place finish, jumping from 15th on GC to 10th. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Showing off the stars and stripes jersey of the national champion, Andrew Talansky finished second in the 2016 Amgen Tour's individual time trial. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Soren Kragh Andersen was the best-placed rider for his Giant-Alpecin team, finishing just off the podium in fourth. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com 20-year-old Geoffrey Curran put in a strong ride for Axeon Hagens Berman, finishing in 12th place for the young squad. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Continuing to impress, 19-year-old Nielson Powless finished the TT in 10th place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Lawson Craddock was strong in the cross winds, placing in seventh. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rohan Dennis got off to a solid start in the time trial and seemed to only get stronger as he powered along the course. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Peter Stetina hoped to hold on to his second place, but his time trial dropped him out of the top ten overall. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rohan Dennis showed he is ready for the Olympics with an impressive time trial win in Folson. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Julian Alaphilipe defended his lead in the general classification with a strong ride in the TT. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Rohan Dennis earned the top step on the time trial podium, with Andrew Talansky finishing as runner-up, and Taylor Phinney in third. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Julien Alaphilippe celebrated another day in yellow, with two stages left to race. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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California photos: Climbing to Tahoe, stage 5 http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/gallery/california-photos-climbing-to-tahoe-stage-5_406636 Fri, 20 May 2016 13:46:23 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406636 The Tour of California peloton climbed to South Lake Tahoe in the fifth stage.

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California photos: Coastal cruisin’ in stage 4 http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/amgen-tour-of-california/california-photos-coastal-cruisin-in-stage-4_406451 Thu, 19 May 2016 13:05:31 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406451 Stage 4 at the Tour of California featured a coastal route and majestic views as the peloton made its way along Highway 1.

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California photos: Climbing Gibraltar, stage 3 http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/amgen-tour-of-california/california-photos-climbing-gibraltar-stage-3_406317 Wed, 18 May 2016 12:51:39 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406317 The third stage at the Amgen Tour of California ended after a punishing ascent of Gibraltar Road.

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California photos: Break surprises in stage 2 http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/amgen-tour-of-california/gallery-california-stage-2_406114 Tue, 17 May 2016 14:37:14 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=406114 Ben King and his early breakaway move miraculously succeeds and he takes the overall race lead after stage 2.

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Ben King started the winning break with a solo move that ended with his hard-fought win. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Neilson Powless took a turn at the front early in the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The four riders of the break, Evan Huffman, William Barta, Ben King, and Sindre Lunke led by as much as seven minutes. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The break rolled along the Angeles Crest Highway as the clouds wrapped around the summits. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Evan Huffman provided a lot of the firepower for the break, and he and Ben King would be the final two at the finish. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The peloton climbed into the clouds above Pasadena. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com King drove the break at a steady pace on the climbs. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com BMC came to the front to close the gap to the break. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Tinkoff and Katusha on the front of the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Fans lined the final KOM of the day to cheer on the peloton. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com BMC's general manager, Jim Ochowicz, pitched in to push Taylor Phinney back into action after a flat. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Tinkoff controlled the peloton and tried to keep the break within reach. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Peter Sagan had time to chat with Michael Morkov of Katusha during the stage. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Sagan's teammates kept him out of trouble throughout the day, but were unable to keep him in yellow. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Vasil Kiryienka limped toward the finish after a hard fall on the descent, with Andrew Fenn for company. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Ben King celebrated his big win as Evan Huffman took second. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com The podium of King, Huffman, and Alexander Kristoff. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com Kristoff beat Segan by inches to take third place. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com King was excited to get his winner's kiss. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com

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California gallery: Sagan wins stage 1 http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/amgen-tour-of-california/california-gallery-sagan-wins-stage-1_405940 Mon, 16 May 2016 13:27:25 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=405940 The 2016 edition of the annual race in the Golden State started with a 171km stage in and around San Diego.

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Gila gallery: Morton, Abbott claim GC wins http://www.velonews.com/2016/05/gallery/gila-gallery-morton-abbott-claim-gc-wins_405086 Mon, 09 May 2016 13:13:22 +0000 http://www.velonews.com/?p=405086 Lachlan Morton and Mara Abbott earned the overall victories at the 30th edition of the Tour of the Gila.

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