28 May 2012

US National Championships

Watch the race live streaming online today
USA Cycling Professional Championships: at USA Cycling website: http://media.usacycling.org/2012ProRoadAndTT-NatsStream.html

Schedule: Monday, May 28, 2012 (Memorial Day) - Tune in to see who the next US Champion will be ....

  • Road Race Championships presented by TD Bank
  • Defending Champion: Matthew Busche
  • Distance: 115 miles
  • Start Time: 12:00pm (ET)
  • Estimated Finish Time: 4:30 pm (awards immediately following)
Road Race Startlist provided by VeloNews
Yesterday in Greenville, South Carolina, David Zabriskie defended his title as the US Time Trial Champion. Earning his 7th title, and the right to wear that Captain Marvel time trial suit of his for another year.  
The podium from the 20.7-mile time trial course:
  1. Gold-medal: Dave Zabriskie (Garmin-Barracuda) 00:40:41:44
  2. Silver-medal: Tejay van Garderen (BMC) 00::40:47:90 
  3. Bronze-medal: Brent Bookwalter (BMC) 00:41:08.06
Excerpt from RoadCycling.com (read more) ... "Wearing the Stars-and-Stripes does not get old," Zabriskie commented after the finish and added "The last few years I've brought it with me, even though I know I can't wear my Stars-and-Stripes on this day, but I hang it up in my room to remind myself how much I like it and how people want to take it away from me. I enjoy wearing it." 
David Zabriskie   Photo © by PedalDancer.com/Willie Reichenstein

Timmy Duggan is the 2012 USA Cycling Pro Road Champion! 
  1. Timmy Duggan (Liquigas-Cannondale) 
  2. Frank Pipp (Bissell Cycling)
  3. Kiel Reijnen (Team Type 1-Sanofi)
Timmy Duggan last week in California  Photo © by PedalDancer.com
Go Timmy Go!  
We have had three excellent weeks of recent bike racing. Anyone who watched Sylvain Georges solo breakaway ride on Stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California, and then saw Thomas de Gendt's incredible breakaway ride up Passo de Stelvio in Italy during the Giro last Saturday, and then today watched Timmy Duggan stay away at the front of the laps at the US Road Championships could not be disappointed or assume that the solo ride always gets caught shortly before the line. These men proved that the chasing group does not always catch the breakaway rider.  I love to see a ride go for it, and not look back!
If you missed these other incredible stages or races, watch the video now via Steephill.TV:
Stage 20 2012 Giro D'Italia:
Stage 20 Highlights (02:45 English, restricted to U.S.) — universalsports
Last Km of Stage 20 (15:29 Italian) — rai
Stage 6 2012 Amgen Tour of California
Last Km of Stage 6 (02:25 English) — nbcsports

See a full list (with images) by Pedal Dancer of the other current national champions of cycling from around the world: 2012 National Champions and their jerseys