I can only imagine this was a drunk-fest of epic proportions, first big cross race of the year in VEGAS...during Interbike! I know we all wished we could be there to see Jeremy Powers walk away on his Rapha powered Focus to a 20 second victory, with his only real competition coming from ex-teammate Tim Johnson but here are some pictures to give you an idea. Its good to see big boy cx racing in the US, usually this is the biggest race of the year however the Elite Worlds will be held in Louisville this year and its going to be ridiculous DON'T MISS IT!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Big shout out to American Evelyn Stevens who took silver in the women's tt losing to surprise surprise ZE German Judith Arndt. Stevens crossed the line with the best time and had to wait it out only to be bested by the soon to be retired 4 time champ Arndt. Look for Evelyn to take this title next year as well dominate the woman's road race on Saturday and women's race scene in general. USA USA!
Tony Martin successfully defended his time trial world championship yesterday, nipping young American Taylor Phinney by 5 seconds (damn!). Martin looked to be running out of gas near the end but managed to hold on, we'll see if he has what it takes to fend off the Americans in the coming years. Tejay Van Garderen solidified the USA's tt strength with a 4th place. Borat's cousin (Vasil Kiryienka) came in 3rd and Alberto Contador proved he's nothing without his carne coming 3 minutes back in 9th.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Here's a video of another LNS friend Alex Gil crushing the Fastest Mile held this past weekend at the Brian Piccolo Velodrome with a time of 1:57 taking 1st place overall. Yeeaa do the math, no wonder they call him the man child. Keep an eye out for Gil at Collegiate Track Nationals in Frisco,TX September 20-22nd.
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Big announcement coming out of California from our friend Jen K who is now racing for the newly founded Ritte Cycles Women's Racing Team. For those of you not familiar with Ritte Bicycles they're a company out of southern California just looking to provide riders with top of the line racing bikes at the best prices possible. They currently produce two sweet carbon frames, the Vlaanderen and the Crossberg as well as full range of custom steeds to satisfy any itch you may have. One of the reasons we love Ritte are the awesome posters that they put out such as the one below. Head over to their site and check them out. The women's team is currently looking for sponsors so if you're looking to support a progressive company show them some love.
|Photo via Ritte Store