Chris Bladwin (Bissell) in “The Conversation”

DOB: October 15, 1975

Nationality: American
Residence: Boulder, CO
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 150 lbs
Year Turned Pro: 1999
Specialty: All around
Hobbies: Water and snow skiing

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Previous Teams

2010 – United HealthCare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxis

2009 – Rock Racing

2006 – 2008 – Team Toyota United Pro

1999 – 2005 – Team Navigator Insurance

 

 


 

Career Highlights

 

2012

4th, Cascade Cycling Classic, stage 1

6th, Buck’s County Classic, road race

5th, Cascade Cycling Classic, stage 3

5th, Tour of the Gila, stage 1

7th, Tour of the Gila, overall

9th, Tour of Utah, stage 1

10th, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, stage 3

 

2011

2nd, Tour de Toona, overall

2nd, Cascade Classic, stage 3

2nd, Tour de Toona, stage 2

3rd, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Overall

4th, Tour de Toona, stage 3

6th, Cascade Classic, overall

6th, Tour of the Gila, Stage #1

7th, NRC Individual Standings

7th, Tour of the Gila,  Overall

7th, Cascade Classic, stage 1

9th, Tour of the Gila, stage 5

15th, USA Pro Cycling Challenge, overall

27th, Amgen Tour of California, overall

 

2010


1st, Steamboat Springs Stage Race, Stage #1

2nd, Steamboat Springs Stage Race, Stage #2

4th, Tour de Murrieta, Stage #1

5th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, prologue

6th, San Dimas Stage Race, Stage #1

9th, Tour of the Gila, Stage #1

 

2009

1st, Mike Horgan Hill Climb

1st, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Stage 2

2nd, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Stage 3

2nd, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Overall

2nd, San Dimas Stage Race, Stage 1

2nd, Redlands Bicycle Classic, KOM Competition

3rd, San Dimas Stage Race, Overall

3rd, Vuelta Mexico, Stage 6

3rd, Tour of the Gila, Stage 1

3rd, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, prologue

4th, Redlands Bicycle Classic, prologue

4th, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 2

5th, Cascade Cycling Classic, Overall

6th, Amgen Tour of California, Stage 7

6th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 3

6th, Tour of the Gila, Overall

7th, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Overall

7th, Tour of Utah, Stage 2

7th, Tour of Utah, Stage 3

8th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 5

8th, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 1

9th, Joe Martin Stage Race, Stage 1

9th, Joe Martin Stage Race, Overall

10th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Stage 1


2008

1st, Bannock Criterium

1st, Boulder Time Trial Series Race 6

1st, Boulder Time Trial Series Race 7

2nd, Boulder Time Trial Series, overall

2nd, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 1

2nd, Vail Pass Hill Climb

2nd, Redlands Bicycle Classic, overall

3rd, Boulder Time Trial Series Race 5

3rd, Haystack Mountain Time Trial

4th, Cascade Cycling Classic, overall

4th, Tour of Utah, Stage 2

5th, Tour of Utah, Stage 4

6th, San Dimas Stage Race, Stage 1

6th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 3

6th, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Stage 1

6th, Tour of Utah, Overall

7th, Redlands Bicycle Classic, prologue

8th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 1

10th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 2

 

2007


2nd, TTT International Tour de Toona, Stage 1

2nd, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 1

2nd, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 2

2nd, Cascade Cycling Classic, Overall

2nd, Joe Martin Stage Race, Stage 3

2nd, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Stage 5

2nd, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Overall

2nd, Quand Knopf Sequia Cycling Classic Exeter Time Trial

2nd, Tour of the Gila, Overall

3rd, International Tour de Toona, Overall

3rd, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 3

3rd, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 5

3rd, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Stage 1

3rd, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Stage 1

3rd, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Stage 1

3rd, Joe Martin Stage Race, Overall

3rd, Tour of the Gila, Stage 1

3rd, Tour of the Gila, Stage 2

3rd, Tour of the Gila, Stage 5

3rd, Central Valley Classic, Overall

3rd, NRC individual Points Standing, Overall

4th, Nature Valley Grand Prix, Stage 3

4th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Stage 2

5th, Central Valley Classic, Stage 2

5th, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Stage 2

6th, Central Valley Classic, Stage 1

6th, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Stage 4

6th, Joe Martin Stage Race, Stage 1

8th, USPRO Time Trial Championships

8th, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 6

9th, Tour of Elk Grove, Stage 1

9th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Stage 4

9th, International Tour de Toona, Stage 7

11th, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Overall

11th, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 4


2006

1st, Tour of Utah, Stage 5

1st, Tour of the Gila, Stage 1

1st, Tour of the Gila, Overall

1st, Boulder Roubaix Road Race

1st, San Dimas Stage Race, Stage 1

2nd, USPRO Time Trial Championships

2nd, Tour of Utah, Stage 3

2nd, International Tour de Toona, Stage 6

2nd, International Tour de Toona, Overall

2nd, Tour de Nez, Stage 1

2nd, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Overall

2nd, Stazio Criterium

2nd, Tour of the Gila, Stage 2

2nd, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Stage 2

2nd, Redlands Bicycle Classic, Overall

2nd, San Dimas Stage Race, Overall

3rd, Tour de Nez, Overall

4th, Tri-Peaks Challenge, Stage 3

4th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 3

4th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 5

6th, Cascade Cycling Classic, Stage 4

6th, International Tour de Toona, Stage 1

7th NRC Individual Points Standings, Overall

7th, Tour de Georgia, Stage 3

7th, Tour de Nez, Stage 4

8th, Tour of the Gila, Stage 4

9th, Tour de Georgia, Overall

9th, Tour de Nez, Stage 3

26th, World Time Trial Championship

 

2005

                                                             
1st, USPRO Time Trial Championships

1st, Boulder Stage Race, Stages 1

1st, Nature Valley Grand Prix, Stage 1

1st, Boulder Stage Race, stage 1

1st, Boulder Stage Race, Stage 3

2nd, Boulder Stage Race, Overall

2nd, Bannock Criterium

2nd, Cascade Classic Stage Race, Stage 3

3rd, Dodge Tour de Georgia, Stage 3

3rd, Cascade Classic Stage Race, Stage 3

3rd, Tour of Connecticut, Stage 2


2004

1st, Colorado Classic Stage Race, Prologue

1st, Cascade Classic Stage Race, Stage 3

1st, Boulder Roubaix Road Race

2nd, Colorado Classic Stage Race, Stage 3

2nd, Colorado Classic Stage Race, Stage 4

 

2003

1st, USPRO Time Trial Championships

1st, Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Stage 1

2nd, G.P. Cycliste de Beauce, Overall

2nd, Pan Am Games Time Trial

3rd , International Tour de Toona, Overall

San Marcos Criterium by Hiromi Fujita 7-30-12

Devan Dunn (CashCall) wins the San Marcos Criterium way ahead of the field.
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Theresa Cliff-Ryan (Exergy Twenty12 Professional Cycling Team) reflects on the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic.

I was super excited, but very nervous for, the Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic as it was a home race for me. I do not go home to Michigan very often and my family never gets to see me compete. Having a NCC race in my home state only 20-min. from where I grew up, where they could come watch, was a great feeling.
I was representing Exergy TWENTY12 solo as my some of my teammates were preparing for Europe races and 2 are in London for the Olympics. Tibco had a full team and Optum had 3 so I knew I had to pace myself and not chase every break. I tried to limit my efforts and only chased when there was both a Tibco rider and Optum rider present. [Read more…]

“Average Budget, Exceptional All-Arounder” By Scot Hinckley

It seems that the average price for a “good” bicycle these days is right around $1500 or so at your local bike shop (LBS). This excludes the thoughtlessly produced and deceptively branded stuff from a well-known overseas online retailer who personifies the expression “too-good-to-be-true”, so let’s just stick with the $1500-ish amount. Using some random example bikes, it seems to hold up pretty well across most cycling categories (I’m purposely avoiding some); for roadies, it gets you a 105-equipped CAAD 10, the casual cyclist can get a very lovely Civia Kingfield, the on-and-offroad hardcore tourer can get the Surly Ogre, and the cyclocross-ist-er can have a Kona Jake the Snake. All of these are good at what they do, all are pretty popular, and all are about the same money. There are more expensive options, sure, but the law of diminishing returns takes over and you know how that goes. In any case, you’ll have a quality bike that will do what it was designed for, 90-95% as well as the expensive stuff.

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Eric Young (Bissell) on the 2012 Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic Challenge

There was continuous attacking throughout the first half of the race, but nothing serious got away. With about 20 laps to go Bissell came to the front and set the pace for a few laps. with around 15 laps to go, Optum overtook us and stayed near or on the front for the remainder of the race. There was a crash with 11 or 12 laps to go that I was caught up in along with 8-10 others. I hopped on a neutral bike and moved back up through the field, but it was sort of too little too late. Bissell couldn’t really get re-organized after that: Optum was on the front and Hanson cleanly won the sprint, Huff was second with Brad white of UHC 3rd. I was 4th with my teammate Frank Pipp 5th.

Eric Young:
DOB: Feb 26, 1989

Nationality: USA

Residence: Boulder, CO

Height: 5’10”

Weight: 165 lbs

Year Turned Pro: 2011

Specialty: Sprinting

Favorite Races: Philly

Hobbies: hiking, reading, eatin

 

Jade Wilcoxson (Optum) on the 2012 Herman Miller Grand Cycling Classic Challenge

Tibco started attacking from the gun, they had a full team with 6 strong riders. They were launching counter attacks after every attack got reeled in. My team of 3 was doing it’s best to follow every move. With about 20 laps to go I countered an attack by Amanda Miller (Tibco). Theresa Cliff Ryan (Exergy) bridged up, then Jen Purcell (Tibco) bridged up. We started drilling it, each taking equal pulls. We got the gap up to about 45 sec then settled in and kept it steady until 2 to go. I was most worried about Theresa Cliff Ryan, our current national crit champion. I know she has a faster kick than me so I decided to go early and use my endurance to my advantage. I jumped Purcell with Ryan on my wheel with 3 turns to go. I got a bike length gap on Ryan coming out of the last turn, but she was able to close it, then come by me for the win.

San Marcos Criterium- Results and images later today. Devan Dunn (CashCall) wins the Pro field and Jamie Paolinetti(MMRI) wins the 35+

jr men 17-18 & jr men 13-14

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The results of jr men 15-16

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The results of je men 10-12 & jr women 10-14

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The results of Men 55-60+

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The results of cat4 (1)

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And the results of cat4 (2)

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Masters 45+ !

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The results of cat3 (1)

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The results of cat3 (2)

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The results of masters 35!

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Women 1-3!

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Women 3-4!

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Men’s Road Race – ***RESULTS*** – London 2012 Olympics- Watch the finish again here!

LONDON — Alexander Vinokourov sprung the first surprise of the London Olympics.

The 38-year-old Kazakh defeated the British cycling “dream team” on his own, winning the gold medal in the men’s road race to crown the end of a 14-year career that saw him in the roles of both hero and villain.

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Logan Loader (Team Exergy) speaking to us from Grand Rapids, MI (NCC)

 

“My name is Logan Loader. I am 21 years old from Monterey, Ca. Ive raced a few years in Europe and am now back in the states racing domestically until I hopefully get back with a pro tour team. I now have this blog in Hopes of people following me and hopefully I can give you a bit of an inside look on the races I do, the people I know, and the life I live.” – Logan Loader

For more information, check out Logan’s blog.

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How We Roll Launch Party Images by Jim Argon

 

Cycling Illustrated would like to thank everyone who came out and made the party such a great success. We have plans to turn this into a yearly end of the year award party next year.