Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cannondale Factory Racing kicks off team camp

Gallery: Cannondale Factory Racing kicks off team camp
By: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published: February 29, 11:21,
Updated:  February 29, 11:22
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Marco Fontana and Tinker Juarez (Cannondale Factory Racing)
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Cross country, endurance and OverMountain riders gather
For the first time in the four-year history of the Cannondale Factory Racing squad, all of the team's athletes have come together in an official team training camp. A mix of cross country, endurance and OverMountain riders convened in Finale Ligure, Italy, for a few days of riding and meeting the media.
The images below capture the events of the evening just before the official team presentation. Following a few days of training and photoshooting, riders were introduced to the media on Tuesday night.
The Cannondale Factory Racing team includes World Cup cross country racers such as Marco Fontana, Manuel Fumic, Martin Gujan and Jeremiah Bishop and American junior cross country racers Keegan Swenson and Taylor Smith. Endurance pros Tinker Juarez and Alex Grant are also in attendance. In 2012, the team will also provide support for US Olympic Long team member Krista Park.
Jerome Clementz, Mark Weir, Ben Cruz and Aaron Chase are on hand representing Cannondale's OverMountain team.
The site of the gathering, Finale Ligure, is west of Genoa and is home to the 24 hours of Finale Ligure mountain bike race, an enduro race and a new for 2012 Alta Via mountain bike stage race. 

Cannondale Factory Racing kicks off team camp

Sue George is on site for the CFR Team Camp in Italy this week.  Here is her story from cyclingnews.com
 
By: Sue George, Mountain Bike Editor
Published:  February 29, 11:21,
Updated: February 29, 11:22
Edition: MTB News & Racing Round-up, Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Marco Fontana and Tinker Juarez (Cannondale Factory Racing)
Marco Fontana and Tinker Juarez (Cannondale Factory Racing)
Cross country, endurance and OverMountain riders gather for the first time in the four-year history of the Cannondale Factory Racing squad, all of the team's athletes have come together in an official team training camp. A mix of cross country, endurance and OverMountain riders convened in Finale Ligure, Italy, for a few days of riding and meeting the media.
The images below capture the events of the evening just before the official team presentation. Following a few days of training and photoshooting, riders were introduced to the media on Tuesday night.
The Cannondale Factory Racing team includes World Cup cross country racers such as Marco Fontana, Manuel Fumic, Martin Gujan and Jeremiah Bishop and American junior cross country racers Keegan Swenson and Taylor Smith. Endurance pros Tinker Juarez and Alex Grant are also in attendance. In 2012, the team will also provide support for US Olympic Long team member Krista Park.
Jerome Clementz, Mark Weir, Ben Cruz and Aaron Chase are on hand representing Cannondale's OverMountain team.
The site of the gathering, Finale Ligure, is west of Genoa and is home to the 24 hours of Finale Ligure mountain bike race, an enduro race and a new for 2012 Alta Via mountain bike stage race. 

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

2012 Race Schedule

Been working on the race schedule since December and have several big changes.  I refocused and am spending less time on the NUE series and more on the Pro Ultra Endurance Tour.  The main focus of the year will be the National 24 Hour Solo Championship in Colorado Springs and the 24 Hour Solo World Championship in Canmore, both in September. I've still got a couple more tweaks that will be updated after team camp.  Below is what I've got drafted up for now....let me know if I missed anything.


January 2012: 
Jan 14, Sat. Racers and Chasers Winter Series at Balboa Park, San Diego, 
Jan. 21, Sat. 12 hours of Temecula, 


February 2012:
Feb. 25 to Mar. 3, Cannondale Factory Racing Team Camp in Finale Ligure, Italy

March 2012:
Mar. 4, Triple crown # 1, XC Temecula (tentative) 
Mar. 10, Pro Ultra Endurance Series #1 Spa City, AK (6 Hr)
Mar. 24, Sat. Triple crown series # 3, Fontana 
Mar. 31-1 April 24th Annual Keyesville Classic stage Races

April 2012:
April 7, Vision Quest
April 14, Julian Death March ultra endurance 
April 21-22, Sea Otter Classic
April 29, Whiskey 50 off-road MTB, Prescott, AZ

May 2012:
May 5, Idyllwild Spring challenge
May 20, Pro Ultra Endurance Series #2 Sagebrush Safari Lake Morena, San Diego, CA

June 2012:
June 3, Pro Ultra Endurance Series #3 Big Bear Shootout 50
June 9, 12 hours of Temecula
June 17, Big Bear XC Championship 50
June 30, Pro Ultra Endurance Series #4 Galena Grinder, Galena Lodge, ID


July 2012:
July 14, Tahoe Sierra 100
July 22, 12 Hours of Humboldt, Arcata, CA
July 28, Butte 100 Montana

August 2012:
Aug. 11, Leadville 100 MTB Colorado
Aug. 19, NUE New Hampshire 100
Aug. 25, Kirkwood Lake Tahoe

September 2012:
Sept. 1, NUE point to point Park City
Sept. 8, Racer Chasers Never Forget 50/100
Sept. 15-16, World 24 Hour Solo Championship Canmore Alberta Canada
Sept. 19-21, Interbike
Sept 29-30, National 24 hours Colorado Spring.


October 2012:
Oct. 14, Sugar Pine 50 miles


November 2012:
Nov. 10, 12 Hours of Temecula

To be added dates TBD:  San Sabastien Mexico MTB & SUP Camp at http://cincopuntamita.com/


Cannondale Factory Racing Team Camp in Italy

Fellow Cannondale Factory Team racer junior rider Keegan Swenson is updating www.mtbracenews.com with highlights of our four-day team retreat in Finale Ligure Italy this week.  I'm here with U.S. racers Keegan Swenson, Jeremiah Bishop, and Alex Grant and having a blast!  Story and updates on the blog and FB when I get back.  For now, check out Keegan's stories here:  Day 1 & Day 2.
J
Happy trails ~ Tinker

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Tinker's Garage & Swag Shop:Feb 2012 post: Road bike for sale - 2010 54 cm Cannondale SuperSix - Red

I've got a BEAUTIFUL road bike for sale in my Garage and Swag Shop. Here is the link for the add.... Let me know if you want to buy it by email or message me on Facebook. dtinkerj at aol.com

Blog: Tinker's Garage & Swag Shop
Post: Feb 2012 post: Road bike for sale - 2010 54 cm Cannondale SuperSix - Red
Link:  SuperSix

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winter Training with Tinker Juarez for the 2012 World 24 Hour Solo Championships | Bike Magazine

Winter Training with Tinker Juarez for the 2012 World 24 Hour Solo Championships | Bike Magazine

John Gibson wrote up a great story and published some awesome photos on bikemagazine.com. Thank you very much to Stuart for organizing the event and for all the folks that came to our Q&A session at the Drake. I can't wait to come back in September!!

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Heading up to Canmore this weekend

Check out the Cyclingnews.com press coverage on the 24 Hour Solo Worlds:

24 Hr World Solo Championship Prep

Stuart has us racing a ‘dog sled’ race this Saturday after our training ride.  He said I need to bring a coat and asked if I could borrow one….and I do need to borrow one!! 

Anyone know what a ‘tuke’ is?

Tinker