Road Racing

Watch the Mens Olympic Road Race at the Boulder Cycling Lounge

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Don't miss the fun events being held at the Boulder Cycling Lounge this week as the Olympics gets under way. Watch LIVE from the Lounge as the Boulder Olympic men's team go for the gold. Cheer on Taylor, Timmy and Tejay! Come on by, the TV's are bike, the space is accommodating and it's way better than watching it at home alone at 4am or recorded and learning BEFORE you watch it what the outcome is already (come-on, in today's technology you can't hide from internet spoilers)

Events Schedule

Friday, 7/27:

  • Lounge opens at 6:30pm; Opening Ceremonies from 7p-11p
  • Free pizza samples courtesy of Z Pizza
  • Free fro-yo samples courtesy of Spooners

Saturday, 7/28:

  • Lounge open 4am - 11pm - Men's Cycling Road Race from 4am - 10am featuring 3 Boulder locals representing the USA
  • Dish Gourmet here making the "Phinney Benny" sandwich (for sale) from 4am-10am
  • Bike Caffe espresso coffee cart here from 4am-10am
  • We will most likely be getting some coverage from 9News -either they will be here shooting or we will be sending them footage to air later in the day

Sunday, 7/29:

  • Lounge open 6am - 11pm - Women's Cycling Road Race from 6am-10am featuring Boulder local Evelyn Stevens representing the USA

Interview with Without Limits co-owner about recent Timing issues at races

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This evening we visit with Without Limits co-owner Lance Panigutti. Topic of discussion is going to be the controversial timing issues that occurred during the Morgul Bismark event last May. Without Limits holds a standard of excellence that was compromised, hear all the behind the scenes details and full story. Lance will address these issues and more.

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Recent articles related to Chip Timing
- ACA speaks to chip timing challenges
- ACA release statement on Timing system
- Comments from Morgul Bismark timing
- Without Limits makes statement on timing system

ACA wins grant for their Junior Development program

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From USA Cycling

USA Cycling is pleased to announce that the Bicycle Racing Association of Colorado’s (BRAC) Junior Development Program has been named a Center of Excellence for 2012.

The program has played a significant role in developing young bicycle racers in Colorado, riders such as Timmy Duggan, Alex Howes, and Danny Summerhill. Duggan called BRAC’s junior program an integral part of his development from a local cyclist into a professional. “The amount and variety of races and training opportunities provided me an excellence skill foundation for my career,” he explained.

USA Cycling’s President and CEO elaborated, “BRAC has long been engaged with developing junior riders; and the high level of talent coming from the State of Colorado has always impressed me. We expect many more riders from colorado to enter USA Cycling’s National Development Programs in the years to come.”

Another medal round-up for Colorado at Nationals

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More details can be found at Podium Insight and USAC

Colorado performs well as they mine for medals at US TT Nationals

- Julian Kyer (Boulder Colo./Juwi Solar Cycling) 36:36.700 1st Elite Men 30K
- James Peterman (Boulder, Colo./Sonic Boom Racing) 37:25.734 4th Elite Men 30K
- Gregory Daniel (Englewood, Colo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) 37:45.758 1st Junior 17-18 Men 30K
- Michael Dessau (Boulder, Colo./Slipstream-Craddock Junior Development) 39:00.463 4th 17-18 Men 30K
- Christopher Blevins (Durango, Colo./Durango Devo) 13:52.570 3rd 13-14 Men 10K
- Evelyn Stevens (Dennis, Mass./Specialized-lululemon) 39:28.583 2nd Elite Women 30K
- Alison Powers (Pinecliffe, Colo./NOW and Novartis for MS) 39:46.498 3rd Elite women 30K
- Carmen Small (Durango, Colo./Team Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) 40:51.088 4th Elite Women 30K
- Kirsten Williams (Lone Tree, Colo./Natural Grocers Cycling Team) 31:04.465 4th 15-16 women 19K
- Torin Bickmore (Longmont, Colo./Boulder Junior Cycling) 40:39:00 4th men 10-12
- Gage Hecht (Parker, Colo./International Christian Cycling Club) 0:53:48 1st men 13-14

US Olympic Committee Names Boulder's Neal Henderson as one of it's Coaches of the Year

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From the USAC Website

The United States Olympic Committee today announced Neal Henderson (cycling; Boulder, Colo.) as the 2011 Doc Counsilman Science Award winner and one of its coaches of the year.

After working with USA Cycling's track programs, Henderson was nominated for the award by USA Cycling. For years, Henderson has been at the forefront of applying scientific principles in the lab and on the field to improve athlete performance in the world of cycling. During the 2010-11 season, he formulated additional tools and protocols for aerodynamic drag analysis, which helped determine the specific power required for cyclists to attain a given speed. The results helped pace the USA Cycling team to a silver-medal finish at the 2011 UCI Track Cycling World Championships. Later that summer, Henderson continued aerodynamic testing to help identify the best wheel combinations for U.S. cyclists competing at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Nominated by USA Cycling, Henderson is a rare, dual-certified elite USA Cycling and USA Triathlon coach and has been instrumental in establishing training methods based on exercise physiology, including supplemental oxygen training and a computrainer program for junior cyclists at the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine.

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