Geneviève Jeanson (Rona) locked up her win at the six-day Tour de 'Toona by joining a two-woman break 8km from the finish of Sunday's 48-kilometer Coca Cola Downtown Criterium in Altoona, Pennsylvania, while Saturn’s Harm Jansen battled down to the wire with Navigator’s ace sprinter Vassili Davidenko to take the overall men’s title.
Jeanson and stage winner Kimberly Davidge (Saturn) finished 37 seconds ahead of the peloton after launching a breakaway with 8 km of racing left, right after Jeanson's teammate Meshy Holt (Rona) was caught by the field after her own solitary effort off the
The cross-country course in Leysin, Switzerland — site of this week's Tissot-UCI Mountain Bike World Cup — is steep. At 6.3km in length, each lap begins with 2km of fast descending, first through bumpy cow-trodden grass and then down a wooded single-track plunge. Then, for the next four kilometers (60 percent of the total lap), the course points straight back up toward the finish line. It's brutal on even the most seasoned riders, as they discovered Sunday in round six of the series.
First victim was the seemingly unbeatable Spaniard Marga Fullana (Specialized), who succumbed to a resurgent
On another hot, muggy day in central Florida, eight more stars-and-stripes jerseys -- plus a little cash -- were handed out at the USCF Espoir/Junior National Road Cycling Championships.
Most of the cash -- $150 of $500 -- went to Nathan Rogut (Plano Cycling), who was the winner of the non-national championship espoir criterium. Rogut was part of a four-rider break that escaped during the early going of the 44-lap race around a pancake-flat, 1.5-mile course at the Gainesville Raceway. That group, which also included Friday’s espoir road race national champion Mike Friedman (Mike Frasse’s
Chris Stockburger (right) took the 13-14s sprint by the width of a tire.