Matt Busche, Megan Guarnier win 2nd U.S. road championships

  Matt Busche and Megan Guarnier each won their second road national championship Monday, and earned a spot on the U.S. team for the world championships in Virginia this September. Busche, riding for Trek Factory Racing, held off Joe Dombrowski of Cannondale-Garmin in a dramatic duel through the rain to the finish line. Kiel Reijnen of UnitedHealthcare finished third, recovering...
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May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Kristin Armstrong, Andrew Talansky capture time trial titles

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Two-time Olympic time trial gold medalist Kristin Armstrong, making another comeback from retirement, won her fourth national title Saturday to lock up a spot at the world championships. Armstrong blazed over the course in 42 minutes, 8.04 seconds to beat out her teammate Carmen Small by more than 13 seconds. Amber Neben rounded out the podium. In the men...
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

'Everyman' Eric Marcotte back to defend road cycling title

There will be more riding on this year's road cycling nationals than usual this weekend. Sure, the winners of the time trials and road races once again get to wear the stars-and-stripes jerseys for another year. But for the first time since 1986, they will get to wear them for the world championships on U.S. soil when that event comes to Virginia in September. The national championships...
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May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Cavendish, Armstrong highlight Tour of California

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (AP) Mark Cavendish and Kristin Armstrong will highlight the Tour of California. Eighty-four women representing 14 teams will begin two days of racing Friday in the Sierra Nevada with a 74-mile counterclockwise loop around Lake Tahoe in the new women's three-day stage race. Poor weather, including possible snow, is forecast Friday and Saturday. Lisa Brennauer...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Small wins Pan American Continental time trial title

LEON, Mexico (AP) Carmen Small of the United States locked up her spot for the world championships in September when she won the time trial at the Pan American Continental Road Championships on Thursday. Small covered the 13 1/2-mile course in 27 minutes, 55.178 seconds, beating silver medalist Tara Witten of Canada by more than 15 seconds. Clemilda Fernandes Silva of Brazil was...
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May 07, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Cycling reconvenes to examine Pan-Am Championships picks

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) USA Cycling is reconsidering its selections for next month's Pan Am Championships, a decision that could keep reigning Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong from beginning her comeback. Armstrong, who retired after the London Games, was initially chosen to compete May 5-10 in Leon, Mexico. But USA Cycling said Friday that it would examine the selection...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong returning to cycling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) Two-time Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong is returning to professional cycling. USA Cycling announced Tuesday that the 41-year-old Boise, Idaho, resident has been named to the 2015 Pan American Continental Road Championships roster. Armstrong won gold in the time trial at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and again in the time trial at the 2012 London Olympics....
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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