Thursday, February 23, 2017

Reza at the Races 2012 AToC

90 Seconds with American cycling Superstar, BMC’s George Hincapie

-by Rebecca Reza

-Photo © Celia Cole

George Hincapie is now in his 19 th season as cycling professional. At 38 years of age, he is one of the most accomplished American cyclists to date, and has tied records for the most start in races such as the classics Tour of Flanders and the Tour de France - having started 16 times. However, he is most known for being a super domestique, riding on all winning tour teams supporting Lance Armstrong, as well as Alberto Contador and Cadel Evans. USCR caught up with him for a quick chat before heading out with his BMC teammates for the last training ride before the start of the AMGEN Tour of California.

Rebecca and George
George Hincapie Talks to Rebecca

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For Erik Zabel Cycling is More Than A Passion

Zabel Talks With USCR

-by Mary Ruane

Mary Ruane from US Cycling Report had the opportunity to speak with Erik Zabel at the Berkshire Cycling Classic last weekend in Lenox, Massachusetts. Zabel’s legendary professional career as a rider speaks for itself. He was able to win more than 200 races. He won the Tour de France green points jersey for six consecutive years from 1996-2001. He won Milan-San Remo four times, Paris-Tours three times and he obtained the first position of the UCI World Ranking in 2002.

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Erik Zabek

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An Interview With Taylor Phinney

-by Betsy Baker

USCR's Betsy Baker Gets Some Insight pre-Paris-Roubaix from BMC Racing Team's Taylor Phinney

I had the opportunity to pose some questions to Taylor Phinney, the young American phenom who is riding with BMC Racing Team here at Paris-Roubaix. I presented some questions and he responded to them, which did not give me the opportunity to follow up on some of the thoughts presented by him at this time. I intend to pursue further some of the interesting tidbits of this son of the legendary sprinter Davis Phinney and gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney. In the meantime, I am going to be cheering him along in his first outing as a pro cyclist in the “Hell of the North” Paris-Roubaix. After walking just a section of the pave, albeit the famous Arenberg, anybody who could be excited about racing that far and that long is tops in my book.

Taylor Phinney

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Cesar Grajales Talks From the Gila

Happy to Saddle up for Competitive Cyclist Team

-by Rebecca Reza

Photo courtesy of Mary Topping

Competitive Cyclist arrived at the SRAM Tour of the Gila with a strong team to defend the jersey. Last years’ winner and once again current NRC individual points leader, Francisco Mancebo, looks to his teammate, Cesar Grajales, to assist him in the mountainous 5-day stage race in Silver City, NM.

 

Cesar Grajales
Grajales Enjoys Some Sunshine at the Tour of the Gila 2012

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Team Type I-Sanofi Speaks About Not Getting Invited to the Amgen Tour of California

A Conversation With Phil Southerland About the Tour of California and Other Aspirations

-by Rebecca Reza

Publisher's note: We present the first of a two-part series that delves into Southerland's views on not being invited to America's premiere road race, the goals for the team going forward. The second part we spend more time talking about the achievements and goals for the team as they search for the ultimate – an invite to Le Tour de France.

PSThis year America has more professional cycling teams than ever before, from amateur to the ProTour, with a growing number of UCI races that are challenging the grand tours in attendance and rosters. The Amgen Tour of California continues to grow each year, while last August the Coors Classic route was revived to what could be America’s number one stage race – the US Pro Cycling Challenge.

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