Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Team Exergy US Pro Road Report!

When you go to the US Champs with a man like Freddie Rodriguez on the roster, you ride for that man.

On the first long lap, a break of 28 riders went up the road, Team Exergy had 3 men in it. Of those 3, Quinn Keogh and Conor Mullervy haven't raced anything but flat, 90 minute crits for 2 months. They suffered well in spite of this less-than-ideal preparation, leaving their guts on the road.

On the 3rd ascent of Paris Mtn, Quinn and Logan Loader fell out of the break and were absorbed by the charging peloton. They were caught over the top of the KoM and immediately went to work trying to close the gap to the break.

The duo reduced the gap to 30 seconds, but without help from other teams it soon started to expand again. At 2 minutes Garmin assumed the heavy lifting, but it was too late.

The break blew apart on the final trip up the climb, and the peloton did the same under Matt Cooke's pressure.

Over the top the gap was down to a minute as Cookie and Freddie led the chase, again without help, but they could get no closer and it slowly crept out the rest of the race.

In the end, Freddie never had a chance to ride for the win, as only the guys in the break had a chance to take the stars and bars jersey. Our boys rode valiantly in support of their captain, but the crazy dynamics of a national championship caught us out.

Losing sucks! And it hurts especially bad today after waiting for this race for a year. But we race again in a few days and must begin thinking about Philly.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

US Pros in SC Nats!

With 35,000 thousands fits, it great to know that names like Brent Brookwalter are in our Data and they can take 3rd at Nats.

USA Cycling 2012 Professional National Championships results

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Time Trial Championship Results

  • 1. David Zabriskie, Garmin-Barracuda, in 40:41.4
  • 2. Tejay Van Garderen, BMC Racing Team, at 40:47.9
  • 3. Brent Bookwalter, BMC Racing Team, at 41:08.1
  • 4. Thomas Zirbel, Team Optum P/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, at 41:23.6
  • 5. Nathaniel English, Kenda 5-Hour Energy Cycling Team, at 41:38.7
  • 6. Timothy (Timmy) Duggan, Liquigas-Cannondale, at 41:57.4
  • 7. James Stemper, Kenda 5-Hour Energy Cycling Team, at 42:06.7
  • 8. Andrew Talansky, Garmin-Barracuda, at 42:11.5
  • 9. Benjamin King, Radioshack-Nissan, at 42:33.0
  • 10. Andy Jacques-Maynes, Kenda 5-Hour Energy Cycling Team, at 42:35.9

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pua Mata puts 23 min over 2nd at # US Pro UET #2: Sage Brush Safari!

These two top pros know! It's not just about the fit, it's what's between the ears and they come to us and we fill it up!
We have both the NUE "Amanda Carey" & the US UET "Pua Mata" covered with the fastest gals in the game!

WN Fast Pua Mata (ShoAir/Specialized)
#1 in 50 mile race in 3:33:59

2 Sarah Jansen 0:23:59

3 Tonya Bray ( Slower!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Exergy Tour Tracker - Follow the 2012 Exergy Tour!

WN is very proud to see the women racing. We have a long history of support for the gals, dating back with both Kristin Armstrong Exergy Twenty 12 & Liza Rachetto Forno D'Asolo Covavita where both on Boise based Team Goldy's, and TEAm Lipton just a few years ago.

Both athletes are from Boise and we wish them all the best in the Exergy Tour for women w/ a $100,000 purse! Stay tuned to the largest UCI event in the USA!

WN is also very proud of the support Exergy has provided to the men's Team Exergy. No question Idaho should hold its head high with the support for cycling!

Good luck Kristin for you bid for London and Liza for being hometown pros!

Monday, May 21, 2012

ATOC Done! US Pro Next! Can WN Fast Freddie get his 4th?

ATOC in the books! Now US Pro in Greenville, S.C.

Today’s 42-mile race through downtown Los Angeles presented the Amgen Tour of California teams with one final sprinter’s stage. The 90-minute race featured a 12-and-one-half mile trek from Beverly Hills to downtown LA, followed by six laps around a four-and-one-half mile course around the Staples Center.

Team Exergy’s Morgan Schmitt made it into the early break with six others riders. The group forged a lead of 30 seconds and stayed off the front for much of the race, but the main field pulled them back on the final lap as they prepared for the sprint finish.

As the group neared the finish line everyone wondered if Liquigas’ Peter Sagan could be stopped on an ATOC sprint stage. Sagan provided the answer as he surged past Omega Pharma-Quickstep’s Tom Boonen at the line for the win. He ended the tour having won an amazing five of the eight stages. Rabobank’s Robert Gesink ended the day as the overall ATOC champion.

Fred Rodriguez of Team Exergy crossed the line in 14th place, keeping him in 26th overall for the week. Exergy DS Tad Hamilton was pleased with the team’s performance this week. “This was a great event for us. We were excited to be here racing against the best in the world."

Team Exergy, and particularly Freddie, now cast their sights upon the upcoming US Professional Road Championship this coming weekend in Greenville, SC. With his good form during the ATOC, Freddie shines as one of the race favorites. He has won the event three times in the past. The winner earns bragging rights as the American champion and the right to wear the American stars and stripes on his team kit. Because of the importance of this race, the strongest American riders from teams around the world will be participating.

Amanda Carey seals Syllamo's Revenge - National Ultra Endurance Series #2

Amanda is back on course after missing out on the 1st NUE, in TN, due to the flu, she took 2nd. This is not easy to race 100 miles of mtb. If any thing is off, it will cost you!

Amanda Carey got back to her WN'ing ways and even after multi flats, extreme heat, put huge time into the field.

Amanda Carey was here in Boise just a week ago to get the bikes right and they are. She raced some fast ladies, even world champs and put over 1/2 hour into them. Funny, how the little things make such a huge difference!

Syllamo's Revenge NUE 2012 Champ

Congrats Amanda

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Team Exergy "Hold your head high" ATOC

Team Exergy places ahead of many super teams in standings!

2Omega Pharma-QuickStep
3Orica GreenEDGE
4Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
6AG2R La Mondiale
8Bissell Pro Cycling
9Rabobank Cycling Team
10Spidertech Powered by C10
11Bontrager Livestrong Team
12Team Exergy
13BMC Racing Team0:00:08
15Colombia - Coldeportes
16UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling