Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Rasmussen was sensationally kicked out of the Tour de France!!!

Pau - Yellow jersey wearer Michael Rasmussen was sensationally kicked out of the Tour de France by his own Rabobank team, the Dutch outfit revealed on Wednesday.

The Dane had seemingly weathered the storm over missing four out of competition dope tests in the past 18 months and had won Wednesday's stage to all but seal overall victroy.

However the team has learnt that Rasmussen lied to them over where and what he was up to during the month of June when he was in fact in Italy and not in Mexico as he had told them.

Rasmussen had won two stages during the Tour, though, his presence at the race was questioned by several officials and from the race organisers as well.

His departure leaves young Spaniard Alberto Contador in the lead with Australian Cadel Evans in second.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Resutls of yesterday's La./Ms. USAC Criterium Championships are now available on the LAMBRA website:

Friday, July 20, 2007

Hey Everybody,

Just a reminder that the La/Miss District Crit Championships are just around the corner ( Sunday July 22nd) in City Park of New Orleans. This will be the first race in the city since Hurricane Katrina and most of the funds will go to the rebuilding efforts of City Park. The course is a very fast and spectator friendly, just don't forget to bring your tents or any other shade device since many of the trees were lost due to the hurricane. Please preregister at and follow this link:

If this link doesn't work, copy and paste it in your Internet browser. Please remember to preregister to avoid the $10 late fee. Registration closes at 12:00 midnight Thursday (July 19th).

We have already received some generous donations for the park as well as some great primes (one from City Park worth $235!). Parking will be on Dreyfous Ave. adjacent to the course and can only be accessed from either Marconi Dr or City Park Ave. (head towards the tennis center then take a right) and then followed to the course (museum). You will not be allowed to drive against traffic from Wisner. I look forward to seeing all of you out there.

Jay Scheib
SEECA / New Orleans Fish House Racing

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Tour de France Lecture

Date: Wednesday July 18, 2007
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Pennington Biomedical C.B. Pennington, Jr. Building
Street: 6400 Perkins Road
City State Zip: Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Notes: Conrad Earnest will give a historical talk on 105 years of cycling and science. He has worked collaboratively with the team formerly known as Banesto and has numerous publications on the scientific aspects of The Tour de France and the other “Grand Tours” such as the Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) and the Vuelta a Espana (Tour of Spain).

Pennington Biomedical and Dr. Earnest would like to extend a free invitation to local cyclist, runners, triathlete’s, sports enthusiasts and any one who is just curious about the event to attend an open-house lecture on the same topic.

Known simply as, “The Tour,” this epic race boasts a history of legends, fables and roguish behaviour. It has evolved from its first winner, a chimney sweep, to one of the most prolific sports in the world contested by professional riders. Despite The Tour’s notoriety, the ever-evolving field of science only paralleled The Tour and did not converge in app! lication until the 1990’s.

The format of the talk will describe this journey by describing the Tour’s history, scientific evolution and practical applications for anyone looking to improve their cycling performance.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Scott's going to ride the Sunday ride July 8, 2007 -St. Francisville 8:00 a.m.Inn on The lake.
30-65 miles
John Hagan 225-270-2196
Cannondale Announces Commemorative Di Luca Model

56cm bike for sell!!!!
In celebration of Danilo Di Luca's spectacular Giro d'Italia victory, Cannondale is proud to offer a very limited edition Danilo "The Killer" Di Luca System Six Replica model. Twenty-one bicycles (one for each stage of the Giro) will be made available in both Europe and the US on a first-come basis through Cannondale's fine network of bicycle retailers.

The special System Six bikes feature a white rear triangle as requested by the Killer himself and used in his Giro victory. In addition, each frame will be numbered from 1 to 21 and denote the corresponding stage of the Giro. Fi:zi'k supplies the special Killer Arione saddle and white handlebar tape. Campagnolo and Fulcrum supply componentry and wheels, while FSA provide the stem and handlebar.

Also included in this package is a signed maglia rosa and commemorative poster.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Team Maxxis on the Podium at MTB World Cup

The podium is a familiar place for the members of Team Maxxis – especially long-time NORBA champ Geoff Kabush, who took third place at the fourth MTB World Cup Cross Country of the season, held June 22-24 in Mont Sainte Anne, Quebec, Canada.

With steep switchback climbs, screaming descents and technical areas that included rock drops and off-camber roots, the cross country course offered numerous challenges. Riding “hard and smart” in the words of, Kabush bided his time before attacking the chase group. He steadily moved ahead throughout the seven-lap race, taking 11th place by the end of the first lap and 7th by the end of the second lap. With the fastest times in the field in the fourth and fifth laps, according to, he moved into third place. He maintained his position as he crossed the finish line 30 seconds ahead of the next rider.

Kabush was the fastest North American in the cross country race. “I just rode my own pace and worked my way up to that little chase group and then on the fifth lap opened a gap on the others. I thought I had a chance to close in on second with two to go but they put the gas down. I'm just happy to be able to hold on for third. I'm really happy with my ride here,’ he told

Kabush wasn’t the only member of Team Maxxis to claim the “fastest North American” label for the weekend. Luke Strobel also turned in an outstanding performance in the downhill race, finishing 15th after a great run.

Maxxis congratulates Geoff Kabush and Luke Strobel on their fine performances and wishes them the best in their upcoming races.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

The Jittery Joe’s Pro Cycling Team documentary will make its television debut on VERSUS July 4th at 3:30pm EST (check local listings at
Louis Garneau is the head to toe to frame sponsorship for Jittery Joe’s Professional Cycling Team for the fourth consecutive year. “We are very excited to have our documentary premiering on VERSUS—North America’s national cable television home of the Tour de France,” said Micah Rice, Jittery Joe’s Team General Manager, “All of North America will be able to see behind the scenes of a real American pro cycling team.” "Jittery Joe’s represents an opportunity to work with new talent. Every year, teams are stealing riders from Jittery Joe’s because the team, along with their manager Micah Rice, has the know-how to bring riders to international status. This philosophy is exactly what Louis Garneau stands for, encouraging competitive cycling at all levels. It’s not about being the best team, it is about developing the best both in terms of riders and gear," said Pierre Perron, Marketing Director at Louis Garneau USA. "From head to toe to frame, Louis Garneau will outfit the 13 member team. This sponsorship exemplifies our motto: Designed by the Pros, With Every Athlete in Mind.”

This year, Jittery Joe’s sports an aggressive roster boasting riders with lots of big race experience as well as some neo pros. The team will have six Americans, five Australians, one Colombian and one Canadian. Returning members include Evan Elken, Trent Wilson, Jeff Hopkins, Austin King, Neil Shirley, and Cody Stevenson. Cesar Grajales known for defeating Lance Armstrong on the queen stage of the 2004 Tour de Georgia will return to Jittery Joe’s this season. New members include Matt Shriver; Tommy Nankevis; Thad Dulin; Chris Jongewaard; and David Veilleux. David Veilleux is a young Canadian already turning heads on the world scene. A former Junior National Champion and Espoir National Champion, David will be able to learn a lot from the older riders on the team and will soon be a well-known name. “We have put together the strongest squad that Jittery Joe’s has had in our six year history,” said Micah Rice, Team Manager, “we will be a contender in any race we attend whether it be a fast criterium like the Athens Twilight or a grueling stage race like the Tour de Georgia. We are excited to be going into our 4th year of sponsorship with the industry’s leader in head to toe sponsorship. Louis Garneau makes it easy for our pro team, one stop shopping for quality custom clothing, helmets, base layer, shoes and bicycles!” Louis Garneau not only offers the most innovative and technical custom clothing in the industry, but excels in customer service and delivery. With tons of styles and options to choose from the Garneau Custom Collection is perfect for any type of rider. Jittery Joe’s clothing will be part of the Equipe Custom Collection offered by Garneau. The Equipe Co! llection consists of high-end fabrics and chamois found in their regular line. Power Lycra provides a compressive fit. Carbon Ion sets the benchmark for breathability. The Airgel Chamois features perforated gel inserts for comfort and ventilation. The Equipe Collection is known for its racer styling, Euro fit, contrasting flatlock stitching, and options like radio pockets, perfect for MP3 players.

Jittery Joe’s Coffee Roasting Company is based in Athens, Georgia and has been selling superior quality small batch roasted coffee for over twelve years. Jittery Joe’s is now opening up new franchise coffee shops around the nation. Jittery Joe’s Morning Ride Cycling Coffee is an organic, shade grown Colombian coffee and all proceeds go straight to the Jittery Joe’s Cycling Team. The coffee is sold in over 700 bike shops nationwide.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Chris Legh Wins Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3

Louis Garneau Head to Toe to Frame Sponsored Athlete, Chris Legh placed 1st in the Buffalo Springs Lake Ironman 70.3. Louis Garneau's sponsorship of Chris Legh outfits him in the high performance clothing, bike footwear, helmets, and bike frame needed to race and win a grueling 70.3. With tight pressure throughout the entire race from competitors Paul Mathews and Tim DeBoom, Legh finished at 3:55:03 almost three minutes ahead of the competition. “I wanted to relax after the bike, but couldn’t because of the pressure from Tim and Paul. They just kept the pressure on all day,” says Legh.

Garneau's Custom Shark Power Short and Top integrates technology that serves the needs in the water, on the bike, and pounding the pavement. In the water, the Shark fabric simulates shark skin by creating a V-channeled textured surface.

This pattern in cooperation with additional linear channels make it the perfect hydrodynamic solution for any swimmer. On and off the bike, the V-channeled fabric consists of micro-mesh and a 3D linear construction which increases air contact and provides superior ventilation. Coupled with Power Lycra for shape stability and support, the Shark ! Technology is the perfect solution for any cyclist or runner. Louis Garneau has created the "Complete Triathlon Solution" for its athletes which includes cutting edge innovations in a complete line of products including the Rocket helmet, TT 8.8 Carbon Frame, Carbon Tri Air Shoes, and the Shark Power Collection of apparel. In addition, Garneau is working to launch a new line of triathlon products for Summer 2008. "We have an amazing line of Triathlon gear planned for 2008," says Marketing Director, Pierre Perron. "Chris is testing some of those products that will raise the bar for technology, comfort, and precise design expected from high performance tria! thlon gear." Keep posted at for more info on what's in store for 2008.

About Chris Legh
Chris Legh hails from Melbourne, Australia. He is a 2-time Ironman Champion and 5-time Australian National Champion. He achieved the World #1 Long Course ranking in 1999 and 2000. His career includes over 75 worldwide professional race wins, two Top 10 Ironman World finishes and ten Top 5 Ironman finishes.