Road Racing

Senior Women 4 Mentoring Clinic at Bannock this Sunday

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From the ACA website

The Women’s Mentoring Program is an initiative by the American Cycling Association to aid development women riders in that transition from rider to racer. Entering those first few races can be intimidating and nerve wracking for most anyone when they start racing. For this reason, the ACA has decided to designate several races each year to ease that transition for women new to racing in several Category 4 criterium events.

In each mentoring race one or two experienced Category 1 and 2 women riders are available prior to the race, during the race, and after the race to answer questions, guide in tactics and skills, and provide an encouraging environment for new riders to learn the skills of racing. During these races the experienced mentors ride along with the Category 4 racers as “mentors” and guide the riders during the races on skills, such as, pack riding, taking turns at speed, and drafting. These mentors are also available after the race to answer questions and provide positive feedback for the new racers.

Tom Danielson tells of his tour tale.

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From the Daily Camera

Tom Danielson wasn't necessarily expecting a top-10 placement in the Tour de France.
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"I said to my wife, 'This is kind of a crazy experience for me,'" Danielson said. "I really would like to have taken my first Tour de France as sort of a learning experience, and just work for the team, just be there, not have any pressure and just do the best I could. Really just learn to race, because I knew it was going to be different than any other race."

ACA Annouces Taggart Insurance as their Official Insurance Partner

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For Immediate Release

The American Cycling Association (ACA) is proud to announce an exciting relationship with Taggart Insurance Company of Boulder, Colorado. Taggart Insurance is the new Official Insurance Partner of the ACA, and has made a substantial commitment to the ACA’s Junior Development Program. “We are very glad to welcome Taggart Insurance to our organization,” said Chris McGee, ACA Executive Director. “As one of our best vendors, Taggart provides us with an incredible insurance package, and their customer support has helped us to better serve our members. With this new partnership, we can continue to grow our Junior Development Program, and specifically the 2011 Junior Cross Camp and 2012 Colorado Mini Classic junior-only race.”

Doug Grande, Taggart Insurance co-owner and manager of their ACA account, is also proud to be a part of Colorado cycling community. “This partnership with the ACA shows our support for thousands of Colorado racers. Our goal is to be the preeminent insurer for cycling clubs, events and organizations. This partnership with the ACA fits perfectly into our commitment to Colorado cycling.”

The King of Hill Climbs, Mt Evans arrives this weekend

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Photo Credit Dave Cho

There may be steeper hill climbs and subjectively longer ones but few can argue that Mt Evans Hill Climb is the King of Colorado Hill Climbs and this Saturday the stong or naive will take to the start in Idaho Springs attempting to complete it, and if they are lucky beat Tom Danielson's record time. In addition to being one of the hardest climbs it is also one of them the most historic with 45 years of racing on it. IMO, Mt Evans should be on every cyclists bucket list.

Race Details
- 2011 Race Results
- Main Promoter Website
- History of Mt Evans Hill Climb
- Course profile and details
- 2011 Evans HC start list
- One of the many ok videos of the route Do you have a better one?
- Contact us if you will be shooting photos/video at the race


Ned Overand takes victory in 40th Iron Horse Race!

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Ned Overand takes victory in the 40th addition of the Iron Horse Race while Mara Abbott cleans up in the women's field. Let's also not forget there was a mountain bike race in town that weekend as well!

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