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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The 11,250-foot tall Mount Hood towers above the orchards outside Hood River (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. Located in the shadow of the 11,250-foot peak of Mount Hood in a lush and dense Pacific Northwest forest, the Sandy Ridge trail network...
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    In winter, it's a world class ski and snowboard destination. Come summer, Mt. Hood offers endless cycling opportunities (click to enlarge). Editor's Note: This post is courtesy of Travel Oregon. The perfect bike for riding the trails that crisscross the slopes of Mt. Hood is a do-it-all...
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    Hood River, Oregon - The final stage of the four day Hood Cycling Classic was an epic test for the remaining Pro Women's Field. With almost 9,000 feet of climbing spread over 72 miles, the long climbs, narrow roads, varying weather conditions and altitude all added up to be one of the toughest...
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    Hood River, OR - Chris Baldwin of the OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented came into the final stage of the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic Sunday needing to make up a 13-second gap to race leader Paul Mach (Bissell). But the tight, windy 1 km course provided little opportunity for the team's newest member...
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    Oakland, CA - The OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis has added Chris Baldwin, a two-time U.S. National Time Trial Champion, to its roster for the remainder of the 2009 season. "Chris has been one of North America's top stage racers for this entire decade," said team directeur sportif...
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    Bend, OR - The Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team flexed its muscles this past week winning six out of eleven races it entered as its riders prepare for Philly week, a series of three races in the greater Philadelphia area held the first week of June. The incredible string of wins began with...
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    Canadian Andrew Pinfold (Symmetrics) outsprinted his breakaway companions to win the final stage, the Hood River Criterium, of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. World B Champion Ivan Stevic (Toyota-United) was second and Italian Alessandro Bazzana (Successful Living) came in third. Andrew Pinfold...
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    US Crit Champion Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home) made her Stars & Stripes proud on Sunday, winning her second stage, the final criterium at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. Pic outsprinted Joanne Kiesanowski (Tibco) and Jeannie Longo, riding for the composite team River City Racing to cross the...
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    Mara Abbott, riding for the composite team Discover Bicycles/Athletes for a Cure, jumped from the field led by Jeannie Longo to catch the remnants of the break of the final climb to Mt Hood Meadows ski resort to win stage 4, the Wy'East Road Race at Mt Hood Cycling Classic. "I knew that coming...
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    Barring disasters, Australian (Rory Sutherland) is set to win his second stage race in two weeks, as his team worked tirelessly to reel in a threatening breakaway in the Queen Stage of the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. "It's not over until it's over. Luckily enough today, we'll have created some...
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    I caught up with Rock Racing's Doug Ollerenshaw at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. As a Portland native, Doug received some of the loudest cheers during the race. I could tell when he was on the attack during stage 1, the Mt Tabor Criterium in downtown Portland, as the screams of 'Dougie' could...
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    In a new twist in the pro women's race, the winner of the Mt Hood Time Trial did not take over the general classification at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. As in previous years, Leah Goldstein (ValueAct) put in the best time, stopping the clock at 43:01 with an average speed of 24.83 mph (39.95...
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    In idyllic conditions for a time trial, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) won stage 3, the Mt Hood Cycling Classic Gorge Delights time trial in a decisive manner, stopping the clock with the fastest time of 37:29, with an average speed of 29.61 mph (47.64 kmph). Slotting into second...
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    The leader's jersey changed hands once again after the first climbing stage, the Cooper Spur Circuit Race at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. Darren Lill (BMC) timed his attack perfectly to outsprint Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) and Chris Meier (Symmetrics) on the final climb to the finish...
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    After losing the leader's jersey in yesterday's crit to sprinter ace Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter Home), Joanne Kiesanowski (Tibco) won the sprint to the top of the final climb and retook the lead at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. On her heels at the finish line were Jeannie Longo , riding for the...
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    The party was ever louder when it was time for the men who started after the women's race. The crowd got bigger, beverages of choice were consumed, and the party continued. Toyota-United came to the front in the final lap and pulled out a one-two punch with Hilton Clarke and Ivan Stevic...
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    It was a party in Portland and the sprinters came to play at the Mt Tabor Criterium - a crit in name only - stage 1 at the Mt Hood Cycling Classic. Under beautiful skies, warm temperatures, beautiful setting and an appreciative crowd, Tina Pic (Colavita/Sutter-Home) showed why she can wear the...
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    The ValueAct Capital Professional Women's Cycling Team came to Mt Hood Cycling Classic with the aim of getting rider Leah Goldstein on the top step of the podium for the fourth-time. In a row. Last year, while riding for the Symmetrics team, Goldstein along with one and only one teammate Marni...
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    The scenic 6th annual Mt Hood Cycling Classic returned bigger than ever as one of only three UCI women's point races in the United States making it a very important stopping point for the women hoping to earn a selection for the Olympics. A pair of Kiwi track riders, from two different teams...
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    With the roads still wet for the 1.7 mile course through the downtown streets of Portland, Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) blitzed the 2008 Mt Hood prologue producing an average speed of 37 mi/h (59 km/h). Third from last rider to leave the start gate for the in an out and back course...
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