Giorgia Bronzini Takes The Win In The Liberty Classic, Photos |

1.   Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita-Forno d'Asolo, 2:28:28
2.   Shelley Olds (USA) Diadora-Pasta Zara, s.t.
3.   Jennifer Purcell (USA) Team Danbury Audi, s.t.
4.   Joelle Numainville (Can) Tibco To The Top, s.t.
5.   Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Highroad, s.t.
6.   Joanne Kiesanowski (NZl) Tibco To The Top, s.t.
7.   Christina Gokey-Smith (USA) Now and Novartis for MS, s.t.
8.   Laura Van Gilder (USA) Mellow Mushroom, s.t.
9.   Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita-Forno d'Asolo, s.t.
10. Barbara Guarischi (Ita) Colavita-Forno d'Asolo, s.t.

KB: I remember hearing about the 2009 Liberty Classic. The men were not so pleased that day. That goes to show the women are making cycling fun and surprising to watch. Speaking of “surprising,” what would espnW be surprised to know about you?

GB: One day I would like to be a track cycling coach.

KB: That’s terrific … but it doesn’t surprise me. You will make a great cycling coach. Last question – please finish this sentence: In the next five years, women’s cycling will [blank], and I will [blank].

GB: In the next five years, women’s cycling will, I hope, become better and bigger – in Italy, the female riders will try to have a professional contracts to make it more like the men’s racing. I will stop racing and start to help with younger riders in cycling, or I will go into teaching.

KB: Sounds great, Giorgia. Best of luck to you. I’ll see you at worlds … probably from a distance.


London Calling – Kathryn Bertine – World champ Giorgia Bronzini comes to America - espnW

Kathryn Bertine’s mini-interview with World Road Champion (& former World Champ on the track) Giorgia Bronzini - it’s a sweet one, go & read it!

Nature Valley Grand Prix 2011 - Stage 6: Georgia Brozini (Colavita-Forno D'Asolo) Takes Another Stage Win, Photos |

1.   Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita-Forno d'Asolo, 0:51:14
2.   Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-Highroad, + 0:01
3.   Kristin Armstrong (USA) Peanut Butter & Co TWENTY12, + 0:03
4.   Erinne Willock (Can) Tibco To The Top, + 0:04
5.   Jade Wilcoxson (USA) NVGP Pro Ride, s.t.
6.   Amber Neben (USA) HTC-Highroad, + 0:06
7.   Ali Stacher (USA) HTC-Highroad, + 0:12
8.   Anne Samplonius (Can) NOW and Novartis, + 0:14
9.   Amanda Miller (USA) HTC-Highroad, + 0:46
10. Joelle Numainville (Can) Tibco To The Top, + 0:48

More photos of Stage 6 on Cyclingnews

Nature Valley Grand Prix 2011 - Stage 3: In A Near Photo Finish, World Champion Giorgia Bronzini beats Chloe Hosking, Photos |

1.   Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo, 2:38:02
2.   Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Highroad, s.t.
3.   Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA) Colavita Forno d'Asolo, s.t.
4.   Shelley Olds (USA) Diadora Pasta Zara, s.t.
5.   Emily Collins (NZl) Vanderkitten Focus, s.t.
6.   Jennifer Purcell (USA) Danbury Audi, s.t.
7.   Anne Samplonius (Can) NOW & Novartis, s.t.
8.   Erinne Willock (Can) Tibco To The Top
9.   Kaytee Boyd (NZl) New Zealand National Team, s.t.
10. Jade Wilcoxson, NVGP Pro Ride

Full results

GP Liberazione 2010: World Champion Giorgia Bronzini (Colavita Forno D'Asolo) won a tight sprint, Photos |

1.   Giorgia Bronzini (Ita) Colavita Forno d'Asolo, 3:01:00
2.   Alona Andruk (Ukr) Diadora-Pasta Zara, s.t.
3.   Monia Baccaille (Ita) MCipollini-Giambenini, s.t.
4.   Rasa Leleivyte (Ltu) Vaiano Solaristech, s.t.
5.   Annalisa Cucinotta (Ita) Kleo Ladies Team, s.t.
6.   Belinda Goss (Aus) Australia, s.t.
7.   Valentina Scandolara (Ita) Gauss, s.t.
8.   Simona Frapporti (Ita) Top Girls Fassa Bortolo, s.t.
9.   Federica Primavera (Ita) Team fanini Store, s.t.
10. Vania Rossi (Ita) MX3, s.t.

Video of the race here - look out of Alona Andruk putting her arms up when she thought she had won the race! And post-race interview with Bronzini here

Continuing my weekly-ish transfer-and-other-news from the women’s peloton….. Do you want the good news or the bad news first? If I start with the bad, we’ll know it can only get better - and I promise, it DOES get better… The women’s transfer news has generally, in the last couple of years, been full of really great teams disappearing - and sadly this year is no exception, as this week we’ve heard that American-Italian team Colavita-Forno d'Asolo is folding.

Good news, bad news and interesting commentary on women’s cycling…. - Podium Cafe

This has some bad news (Colavita-Forno d'Asolo folding), semi-good news (Kelly Benefits taking over some of the team, & Colavita staying on as sponsors) & some good signs about Diadora Pasta Zara possibly continuing - and the full 2012 rosters for GSD Gestion and Vaiano Solaristech.  All that and some comedy tweets about news from riders - with reasons to hate the UCI and discovering dead bodies!  I wrote this, so if you click on it, I’ll love you forever

John Profaci, Colavita USA, LLC Vice President of Marketing and owner of UCI-sanctioned Colavita-Forno D’Asolo Women’s Professional Cycling, has announced that his team will not continue next season largely due to a lack of sufficient support from companies within the cycling industry.

A handful of the team’s riders and staff, who had already signed contracts for next season, are expected to be taken in by Circuit Global Sports Management’s, owners and operators of the UCI Continental Kelly Benefit Strategies-OptumHealth, new domestic women’s program in 2012.