Road Racing

USADA wins the Snails Race

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Going for some low hanging fruit today, doping. We're beating that dead horse until it's glue. Coffee talk discussion gives me the chance to rank and you a chance to fire back with your 2 or 4 cents.

Finally Joe Papp was sentenced for 3 years’ probation, 6 months’ house arrest by the Federal Government and 8 years sanction by USADA. His list of customers was what got local pro cyclist, Chuck Coyle suspended for 2 years and it's been rumored that his lists holds nearly 180+ domestic cyclists names and the majority are not pros. Originally busted nearly 2 years ago, he was going to get a much worse sentence but "his sentencing was delayed while he cooperated with federal and U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) inquiries into his former customers and others."

[Commentary] Meanwhile many of his former customers may have moved on from cycling as they haven't yet been called up for a pro team. According to my watch, Chuck Coyle is one of a couple "customers" that have been busted. Given that it is possible that some riders have or will be moving on, how can USADA suspend someone who no longer participates?

On a positive note, USADA has been getting results
- Florida Master cyclist takes 2 year suspension
- Another Master cyclist busted

It is unknown if these riders were on Papp's list but it is possible that USADA had a reason to test them

So are you satisfied with how the Joe Papp story has played out?

Slipstream Sports Announces 2012 Garmin-Cervlo Team Presentation

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Team will be unveiled to fans during event at the Boulder Theater

Boulder, CO – October 11, 2012 – Slipstream Sports LLC and its chief venture, the Garmin-Cervélo Professional Cycling Team, are providing fans with the rare opportunity to spend an evening with riders and staff at the Boulder Theater in Boulder, Colo., on Thursday, November 17, 2011. The event will feature the official presentation of the 2012 team roster, an auction, an open forum Q&A with the riders and a new film about the team, “The Journey to a Dream,” by legendary filmmaker, Nigel Dick.

A limited number of VIP tickets, which include a private cocktail hour with the team (complete with a cocktail menu designed by team chef Barbra Grealish) special VIP seating, and an exclusive gift bag, are available for $250.00. VIP tickets are available for purchase at http://www.slipstreamsports.com/gala .

General admission tickets are available for $25.00 (plus ticket handling fee) at
http://bit.ly/2012RideArgyle. Each ticket purchased comes with one raffle ticket for an exclusive team item. The winner will be announced at the end of the evening.

Auction items will include a signed yellow jersey, a team car ride for a stage at the 2012 USA ProCycling Challenge and other exciting team items. Slipstream Sports is dedicated to ethical cycling and developing the next generation of cycling champions, and proceeds from the auction will go to the team’s under-23 development programs.

Event details:
WHAT: 2012 Team Launch
WHEN: Thursday, November 17, 2011. VIP Cocktail hour, 5:30pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
WHERE: 2032 14th Street Boulder, CO 80302
VIP tickets: http://www.slipstreamsports/gala
General admission tickets: http://bit.ly/2012RideArgyle

Womens Cycling - Team Ten20

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Team ten20 is dedicated to the promotion and improvement of womens' cycling in Colorado and within the Boulder community. Our participation-centered group aims to create a supportive community from which our members can enjoy and excel in the sport of cycling. We endeavor to support and encourage women to reach the next level in their cycling- whether that means improving cycling technique and skills, physical fitness, racing performance or event participation.

Master teams are rolling to Nationals this week

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Racing at nationals is very exciting, it can be some of the most intense racing you might ever get to do as riders from all over the country focus on this one race. What usually is missing at the elite nationals are teams. Few race nationals, if you are lucky you have 1 teammate but it you are Peter Lucke of the Mix 1 Team in Boulder then you will have 6 others there at nationals with you! This year the Mix 1 team is sending 6 riders to nationals hoping to take home some medal from what some will say is the best 35+ masters criterium team in Colorado. This weekend riders from around the nation will arrive at Bend Oregon to fight for USA National championships.


Pete Lucke wins the 45 Plus race at Wheels Of Thunder, out of a 6 man break, spring 2011

USPG race in FTC will allow ACA members score national points

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From ACA Executive Director

Hello All - please see the below schedule, which was created by a really fantastic effort of cooperation between Joan Hanscom, the USGP promoter, and Yvonne van Gent of the ACA. The goal was to help Colorado cross racers who have aspirations at the US Cross National Championships to be exposed to USAC's new ranking system for callups, and also ensure that the USGP enjoys another successful year in Colorado.

Reciprocity Agreement finalized with USAC

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From the ACA website this morning

On August 1, 2011, George Heagerty, USAC's Regional Representative for the Mountain and Central states, confirmed that the Reciprocity Agreement, in which USAC and the ACA will recognize racers' categories up to Category 2, is in place and will be honored through the 2011 season.

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