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|September 26, 2006
REPORTS FROM WORLD'S
As his breakthrough 2006 season drew to a close, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's Jackson Stewart had an eye-opening experience when he made
his first career start in the world championships road race this past
Sunday in Salzburg, Austria.
|September 11, 2006
STEWART HEADED TO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
USA Cycling announced earlier today that Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's
Jackson Stewart is among the nine Americans selected to compete in
the world cycling championships road race on September 24 in Salzburg,
|September 3, 2006
7TH IN TOUGH PRO CHAMPIONSHIPS
Only a select group of riders were left standing after the fourth
ascent of Paris Mountain in today's USA Cycling Professional Championships
road race, and Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Ben Jacques-Maynes
was among the nine riders still in contention.
|September 1, 2006
SATISFIED WITH TIME TRIAL AS KGSN REMAINS CONFIDENT FOR ROAD RACE
As USA Cycling's first-ever professional championships open only to
American riders kicked off with today's time trial at The Cliffs outside
Greenville, South Carolina, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Ben Jacques-Maynes
led the team with a 15th place finish over the twisting, rolling 20-mile
|August 27, 2006
2ND AT CHRIS THATER MEMORIAL
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Scott Zwizanski finished second in
today's Chris Thather Memorial after spending three quarters of the
50-mile criterium in a six-rider breakaway.
|August 20, 2006
4TH AGAIN IN USPRO CRITERIUM CHAMPIONSHIPS
Continuing his strong summer campaign, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's
Dan Schmatz finished fourth for the second year in a row at the USPRO
Criterium Championships in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove.
|August 12, 2006
UTAH'S EPIC LAST STAGE
With over 12,000 feet of high-altitude climbing, today's final stage
of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah lived up to its billing as the
domestic cycling season's hardest day of racing.
|August 11, 2006
MAKES THE BREAK, MOVES UP AGAIN ON G.C.
plan today was to get Dom up the road and take back a minute, and
that's exactly what we did," said Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada
General Manager Robin Zellner after this evening's fifth stage of
the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, a 37-mile circuit race in downtown
Salt Lake City.
|August 10, 2006
CLIMBS INTO 8TH OVERALL ON MT. NEBO
On the first major ascent of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's veteran climber Dominique Perras made clear that he belongs
among the race's elite contenders as he finished 10th in the stage
and moved up to 8th overall.
|August 9, 2006
TT, KGSN LOOKING AHEAD TO THE MOUNTAINS
Today's 8.5-mile time trial at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah yielded
solid results for the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team,
as both Dominique Perras and Jesse Anthony remained within striking
distance of a high overall finish.
|August 8, 2006
PERRAS SHOW FORM IN SEARING STAGE 2
Blistering heat and constantly shifting winds marked today's 94-mile
stage 2 of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, and Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's Dominique Perras and Jesse Anthony used the stage's difficult
finish as a chance to test their form heading into the race's decisive
|August 7, 2006
LEADS KOM AFTER UTAH STAGE 1
After a hectic start to today's mainly flat 105-mile first stage of
the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's
Jesse Anthony spent most of the race in a two-rider breakaway, winning
the day's only King of the Mountain points and taking the lead in
the best climber competition.
|August 5, 2006
2ND IN CHARLOTTE
Racing for one of the season's largest purses, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's Jackson Stewart nearly pulled off his second major victory
of 2006, finishing second in tonight's Bank of America Invitational
|July 31, 2006
ZWIZANSKI AGGRESSIVE IN ALTOONA
Despite not sending an official delegation, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team was represented admirably at this past week's
Tour de 'Toona, with Scott Zwizanski and Dominique Perras figuring
in the seven-day race's most prominent attacks.
|July 24, 2006
WRAPS UP SUPERWEEK, LOOKS AHEAD TO BUSY AUGUST
Having finished 15 straight days of racing at the International Cycling
Classic - otherwise known as "Superweek" - the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team can look back at a number of excellent rides
as it looks forward to an August schedule packed with four major races.
|July 16, 2006
BREAKS THROUGH AT SUPERWEEK
After a string of near misses at the "Superweek" race series
in Wisconsin and Illinois, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro
Cycling Team broke through as Pete Lopinto earned his first career
National Racing Calendar win in this evening's 100km criterium in
|July 2, 2006
AND STEWART GO 1-2 IN FITCHBURG CRIT; PERRAS 3RD IN CANADIAN CHAMPIONSHIPS
After placing second in last Saturday's Rochester Twilight Criterium,
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Dan Schmatz sprinted to the top of
the podium ahead of teammate Jackson Stewart in today's final stage
of the Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, a technical 50-mile criterium in
|June 24, 2006
2ND IN ROCHESTER TWILIGHT
Racing after dark in front of a raucous crowd estimated at 40,000
by Mayor Robert Duffy, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling
Team rode an impressive team race in tonight's Saturn Rochester Twilight
Criterium, with five riders placing in the top 25 and Dan Schmatz
|June 16, 2006
MOST AGGRESSIVE IN NATURE VALLEY STAGE 2
In yesterday's windswept second stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix,
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Jackson Stewart and Martin Gilbert
found their way into the decisive split of 16 riders that gained over
five minutes on the field during the 60-mile Cannon Falls road race.
|June 11, 2006
NATIVE ZWIZANSKI LEADS KGSN IN TRIPLE CROWN FINALE
After almost 150 miles of racing and with less than 10 miles to go,
Philadelphia area native Scott Zwizanski of the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team found himself among the elite of the Philadelphia
International Championships, but wasn't content just to have made
|June 8, 2006`
FOILS KGSN IN READING
After Jackson Stewart's stunning win on Sunday at the opener of the
Commerce Bank Triple Crown in Lancaster, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team had high hopes for today's first-ever running
of the Reading Classic.
|June 4, 2006
BREAKS THROUGH WITH LANCASTER WIN
With perfect teamwork helping to open a huge gap in the final sprint,
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Jackson Stewart took the biggest
win of his career at today's Tom Bamford Lancaster Classic, the 91-mile
opener of the "Philly Week" races now known as the Commerce
Bank Triple Crown.
|May 29, 2006
3RD AT SOMERVILLE, TEAM WRAPS UP STRONG WEEKEND
In reference to a Memorial Day weekend that began with the team's
first NRC win of the season and concluded with a well executed team
chase and leadout to place Dan Schmatz third at today's Tour of Somerville,
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Racing Manager Jonas Carney said, "We
took a big step forward as a team this weekend."
|May 26, 2006
WINS RALEIGH TWILIGHT
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Martin Gilbert scored the team's
first National Racing Calendar victory of the season at this evening's
Leith BMW Criterium in downtown Raleigh.
|May 23, 2006
NEVADA WINS AGAIN IN NORCAL, ON POINT FOR UPCOMING CRITS
After some rest and local success over the last two weeks, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team is ready to jump back into the National Racing
Calendar fray with a string of East Coast criteriums.
|May 15, 2006
CAT'S HILL WIN TOPS TEAM'S WEEKEND
Winning the Cat's Hill Classic in Los Gatos, California for the second
time in three years, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Ben Jacques-Maynes
easily outsprinted his former Sierra Nevada teammate Eric Wohlberg
(Symmetrics) after the two lapped the field, and KGSN's Jackson Stewart
- the defending Cat's Hill winner - led home the chase group for third.
|May 7, 2006
IMPRESS AT USA CRITS, TOUR OF THE GILA
With Jesse Anthony and Martin Gilbert riding well in the USA Crits
series in the Southeast and Mike Dietrich nearly stealing stage 3
at the Teleperformance Tour of the Gila, three of the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team's first-year pros showed their potential over
past week of racing.
|May 1, 2006
REPORTS FROM GEORGIA CRITS, PREPS FOR TOUR OF THE GILA
Following the major athletic and organizational undertaking of the
Ford Tour de Geogia, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling
Team kept its focus in the Peach State for this past weekend's Athens
Twilight and Nalley Historic Roswell Criterium.
|April 23, 2006
6TH AGAIN, ANTHONY 10TH AS TEAM FINISHES STRONG
The Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team turned out another
solid performance in today's final stage of the Ford Tour de Georgia,
as Ben Jacques-Maynes took his third sixth-place finish of the race,
young gun Jesse Anthony cracked the top 10, and Scott Zwizanski rode
in the breakaway for most of the day.
|April 22, 2006
AND ANTHONY LEAD TEAM ON BRASSTOWN BALD
After starting from Blairsville in a steady rain, the fifth stage
of the Ford Tour de Georgia finished 95 miles later under clear skies
atop the notorious climb of Brasstown Bald Mountain, the state's highest
peak. Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Ben Jacques-Maynes was the
team's best finisher in 34th place, while Jesse Anthony was next for
the team in 46th.
|April 21, 2006
6TH AGAIN; ANTHONY CONTINUES TO IMPRESS
With four categorized climbs and nary a mile of flat ground, today's
119-mile stage 4 of the Ford Tour de Georgia would have been the race's
most difficult so far - even without the hail and pouring rain.
|April 20, 2006
NEVADA TAKES ON DIFFICULT TIME TRIAL
a doubt, that was maybe the hardest time trial course I've ever seen,"
said Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Racing Manager Jonas Carney, echoing
a common sentiment at the Ford Tour de Georgia.
|April 19, 2006
ANTHONY LEADS BEST YOUNG RIDER STANDINGS
|April 19, 2006
LEADS TEAM AGAIN, NOW 8TH OVERALL
After over 100 relatively uneventful miles of racing under wet conditions,
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Ben Jacques-Maynes was in the thick
of the action when stage 2 of the Ford Tour de Georgia came alive
during the hilly finishing circuits in Rome.
|April 18, 2006
IN BREAK, JACQUES-MAYNES 6TH IN GEORGIA OPENER
Not long after Augusta native James Brown - the Godfather of Soul
himself - fired the starter's pistol at the 128-mile opening stage
of the Ford Tour de Georgia from August to Macon, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team made its mark on the race in its hallmark
|April 12, 2006
TOUR DE GEORGIA ROSTER AND TEAM NOTES
Headlining the team - which became a crowd favorite with its aggressive
racing at the Amgen Tour of California in February - will be Ben
Jacques-Maynes, an all-arounder who currently holds the highest
ranking of his career in the USA Cycling National Racing Calendar
standings - 8th, as of April 12.
|April 8, 2006
4TH IN SEA OTTER CIRCUIT RACE
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada's Jackson Stewart placed fourth this
afternoon in the Sea Otter Classic's Pro Circuit Race, which - at
31 laps of the 2.3-mile Laguna Seca racetrack - was the longest-ever
edition of this difficult event.
|April 2, 2006
2ND AT GARRETT LEMIRE GP
Representing the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team at
the Garrett Lemire Memorial Grand Prix, Jackson Stewart continued
his impressive spring campaign with a well-earned 2nd place finish.
|March 26, 2005
MOVES UP AGAIN, TAKES 3RD IN REDLANDS FINALE
Wrapping up the Redlands Bicycle Classic today, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team pulled out all the stops to help Ben Jacques-Maynes
take third in the Sunset Road Race and move up in the overall standings.
|March 25, 2006
MOVES UP ON G.C., SCHMATZ 4TH IN REDLANDS STAGE 2
The Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team did its best to
take advantage of all available opportunities in today's second stage
of the Redlands Bicycle Classic, and succeeded in moving Ben Jacques-Maynes
from sixth to fifth overall and placing Dan Schmatz fourth in the
|March 24, 2006
6TH IN REDLANDS OPENER
Placing 6th in the 5km uphill time trial that kicked off this year's
Redlands Bicycle Classic, Ben Jacques-Maynes of the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team once again showed that he deserves to be recognized
among the strongest riders in U.S. cycling.
|March 20, 2006
DOUBLES UP; LOPINTO WINS CU CRIT; ALLEN, GILBERT AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES
Without a race on the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team's
official calendar, this past week saw team members competing in a
variety of races at the local, national, and international levels.
Scott Zwizanski won a pair of races in Pennsylvania and New Jersey,
while Pete Lopinto took out the CU Cycling Criterium and Jason Allen
and Martin Gilbert represented New Zealand and Canada, respectively,
at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia.
|March 12, 2006
VALLEY CLASSIC WRAP-UP
The Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team spent the weekend
in Fresno for the Central Valley Classic, where Ben Jacques-Maynes
placed 2nd in Friday's individual time trial.
|March 5, 2006
5TH IN WINDSWEPT MCLANE ROAD RACE
The 120-mile McLane Pacific Foothills Road Race is one in which the
weather conditions often have a greater impact on the racing than
does the course itself.
|March 4, 2006
2ND IN MCLANE CRITERIUM
After a strong performance at the Amgen Tour of California, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team kept its momentum going in today's McLane
Pacific Downtown Grand Prix, as Jackson Stewart placed second in the
race that in past years served as the domestic cycling season's opening
|February 26, 2006
BREAKAWAY CONCLUDES AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
In today's final stage of the Amgen Tour of Calfornia, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada Pro Cycling Team wrapped up the race's first edition with another
day of aggressive riding, as Scott Zwizanski was part of a four-rider
break that led the 76-mile circuit race in Redondo Beach nearly from
start to finish.
|February 25, 2006
ON THE ATTACK IN STAGE SIX
With today's sixth stage of the Amgen Tour of California presenting
the final few climbs of the eight-day race, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's Dominique Perras went on the attack just two miles into the
race and again on the steep climb of Balcolm Canyon Road.
|February 24, 2006
SHOWS CLIMBING ABILITY IN SANTA BARBARA STAGE
With the last major climb of the Amgen Tour of California looming
at the end of today's 105-mile stage from San Luis Obispo to Santa
Barbara, Ben Jacques-Maynes of the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada
Pro Cycling Team had a final chance to show his ability to climb with
the leaders, and the San Jose rider rose to the occasion.
|February 23, 2006
8TH, JACQUES-MAYNES 13TH IN LONGEST STAGE
Today's 130-mile stage was the longest of the Amgen Tour of California,
and Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada earned its highest stage finish
thus far, as Jackson Stewart placed 8th in a bunch sprint won by Juan
Jose Haedo (Toyota-United).
|February 22, 2006
LEADS TEAM, JACQUES-MAYNES HAPPY WITH RIDE
Two days after earning the Adobe Most Aggressive Rider prize, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada's Jackson Stewart again spearheaded the team at the Amgen Tour
of California, this time finishing 30th with a time of 38'27"
in the 17-mile individual time trial in San Jose, 2'29" behind
stage winner and new overall leader Floyd Landis (Phonak).
|February 21, 2006
ROLLS THE DICE IN STAGE TWO
As soon as the Amgen Tour of California announced that its second
stage would finish in his hometown of San Jose, Kodakgallery.com/Sierra
Nevada’s Ben Jacques-Maynes began preparations to leave his
mark on the race.
|February 20, 2006
MOST AGGRESSIVE IN AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA STAGE ONE
With Jackson Stewart winning the Most Aggressive Rider prize, things
went according to plan for the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro
Cycling Team in today’s first road stage of the Amgen Tour of
California, covering 81.5 miles from Sausalito to Santa Rosa.
|February 19, 2006
MAKES A STATEMENT, TAKES 16TH IN PROLOGUE
Taking on arguably the most competitive field of cyclists ever assembled
in the U.S., Ben Jacques-Maynes of the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada
Pro Cycling Team rode to a solid 16th place in front of a huge crowd
at today’s 1.9-mile prologue stage of the Amgen Tour of California.
|February 14, 2006
NEVADA SETS TEAM FOR AMGEN TOUR OF CALIFORNIA
Having concluded its training camp, the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada
Pro Cycling Team has named its eight-rider squad for the Amgen Tour
|January 31, 2006
NEVADA TO RIDE EDDY MERCKX
Goods announced today that the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada cycling team
will be racing on Eddy Merckx bicycles in 2006. This marks the return of
Eddy Merckx bikes to US Professional peloton.
|DECEMBER 23, 2005
KODAKGALLERY.COM/SIERRA NEVADA AS SOLE U.S. ROAD TEAM
SRAM will debut its much-anticipated new professional-level racing
technology on the North American continental race calendar with the
Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team.
The 12-member squad will be SRAM’s sole U.S.-based road team
with a multi-year agreement that begins in 2006.
|DECEMBER 16, 2005
NEVADA ADDS JONAS CARNEY TO MANAGEMENT STAFF
The Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling Team has announced
the signing of Jonas Carney, a US Olympian and 25-time US national
champion, as its Team Director for the 2006 season.
|DECEMBER 8, 2005
NEVADA ANNOUNCES 2006 ROSTER
With both Kodak EasyShare Gallery and Sierra Nevada extending their
co-title sponsorship of the Kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada Pro Cycling
Team into the 2006 season, Principal Sports Management Group LLC has
finalized the team's 12-rider roster for the coming season.