2013-2014 Cycling News

  • LMC Cycling Announces Camp Date
    June 13, 2014
    LMC Cycling Announces Camp Date BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the dates for a Talent ID and Instructional Camp.
  • LMC Cycling Sponsors BIKEN2N for Team Red, White & Blue
    May 28, 2014
    LMC Cycling Sponsors BIKEN2N for Team Red, White & Blue BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae Cycling program is honored to sponsor the BikeN2N event from May 28 to May 31.
  • LMC Cycling Sets Dates for ID Camps
    May 24, 2014
    LMC Cycling Sets Dates for ID Camps BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the dates for a Mountain Bike ID Camp and Road ID Camp.
  • LMC Cycling Finishes 10th at Collegiate Road Nationals
    May 06, 2014
    LMC Cycling Finishes 10th at Collegiate Road Nationals RICHMOND, Va. --- The Lees-McRae cycling team earned a 10th-place finish in the overall omnium at the 2014 Collegiate Road Nationals that took place over the weekend in Richmond, Va.
  • LMC Cycling Announces Fall 2014 Slate
    April 23, 2014
    LMC Cycling Announces Fall 2014 Slate BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the cycling slate for Fall 2014, the team announced Wednesday afternoon.
  • Cycling Inks Four More to Signing Class
    April 21, 2014
    Cycling Inks Four More to Signing Class BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the signing of four cyclists for the 2014-15 academic season, the team announced Monday afternoon.
  • LMC Cycling Concludes Preparation for Collegiate Road National Championship
    April 16, 2014
    LMC Cycling Concludes Preparation for Collegiate Road National Championship ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. & ORLANDO, Fla. --- The Lees-McRae cycling teams impressed at two separate events over the last two weeks in preparation for the Collegiate Road National Championship, which will take place May 2-4 in Richmond, Va.
  • Cycling Inks Five for 2014-15 Slate
    March 19, 2014
    Cycling Inks Five for 2014-15 Slate BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae Director of Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the signing of five cyclists for the 2014-15 academic year.
  • LMC Cycling Impresses at Clemson
    March 17, 2014
    LMC Cycling Impresses at Clemson CLEMSON, S.C. --- The Lees-McRae cycling team saw four student-athletes earn top-five finishes over the weekend at the Clemson RR Course in Clemson, S.C.
  • Werner Wins Individual Title, Bobcats Finish Third at Cyclocross National Championship
    January 11, 2014
    Werner Wins Individual Title, Bobcats Finish Third at Cyclocross National Championship BOULDER, Colo. --- The Lees-McRae cycling team finished third in the Division I Collegiate Cyclocross National Championship, while tallying 192 points. Senior Kerry Werner claimed an individual title over the weekend on the men’s side in Boulder, Colo.
  • Bobcats surge to second at Mountain Bike Nationals
    October 26, 2013
    Bobcats surge to second at Mountain Bike Nationals BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College cycling team continued its strong weekend at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at the Beech Mountain Ski Resort on Saturday, placing a trio of riders on the podium to move into second in the team omnium standings heading into Sunday’s final day.
  • Werner, Shields pace Bobcats on first day of Mountain Bike Nationals
    October 25, 2013
    Werner, Shields pace Bobcats on first day of Mountain Bike Nationals BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. --- Kerry Werner (Birdsboro, Pa.) and Emily Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) each recorded a top-five finish in their respective short track cross country races to earn a spot on the podium, and pace the Lees-McRae College cycling team to a tie for second in the team omnium on Friday on the first day of the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships at the Beech Mountain Ski Resort.
  • Werner tops podium, Bobcats third at Mountain Bike Nationals
    October 25, 2013
    Werner tops podium, Bobcats third at Mountain Bike Nationals BEECH MOUNTAIN, N.C. --- Kerry Werner (Birdsboro, Pa.) captured the individual omnium for the second time in his career as the Lees-McRae College cycling team placed a total of four riders on the individual omnium podiums en route to a third-place finish at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Natonal Championships at the Beech Mountain Ski Resort on Sunday.
  • Bobcats poised for strong run at Mountain Bike Nationals
    October 24, 2013
    Bobcats poised for strong run at Mountain Bike Nationals BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College cycling team is in the midst of its final preparations for this year’s USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike nationals this weekend on Beech Mountain, fresh off a dominating win at the Division I Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championships on the campus of Brevard College this past weekend.
  • Nothstein paces Bobcats to strong performance at Track Nationals
    September 19, 2013
    Nothstein paces Bobcats to strong performance at Track Nationals COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. --- Freshman Tyler Nothstein (Orefield, Pa.) finished fourth in the points race and ninth in the overall individual omnium to lead the Lees-McRae College cycling team to a solid performance at the USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals this weekend at the Colorado Springs Velodrome.
  • Tim Hall named new cycling coach at Lees-McRae
    August 19, 2013
    Tim Hall named new cycling coach at Lees-McRae BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Tim Hall has been named the new director of cycling and head cycling coach at Lees-McRae College, announced Director of Athletics Craig McPhail Monday.
  • Asheville Citizen-Times: Bookwalters
    August 12, 2013
    Asheville Citizen-Times: Bookwalters ASHEVILLE — The kids in helmets and mini-sized mountain bikes, bearing gifts of banana bread, swarmed around Tour de France rider Brent Bookwalter and his wife, Jamie Bookwalter, happy, giggling, excited.
  • 'Next' Nothstein learns to emerge from the shadows
    July 24, 2013
    'Next' Nothstein learns to emerge from the shadows When Tyler Nothstein heads toward the finish line coming out of a turn on the final lap of a bicycle race, long shadows usually tell him where his competitors are on the track.
  • Talansky, Bookwalter highlight historic 100th Tour de France
    July 23, 2013
    Talansky, Bookwalter highlight historic 100th Tour de France PARIS, France --- Former Lees-McRae College standouts Brent Bookwalter ’06 (BMC Racing) and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) capped the 100th Tour de France in style on Sunday, sprinting to the finish on the Champs Elysees in the City of Light while living out their dreams of riding with the best in the world.
  • Velo News: One last summit finish, one last shot at the top 10 for Talansky
    July 19, 2013
    Velo News: One last summit finish, one last shot at the top 10 for Talansky LE GRAND-BORNAND, France (VN) — Seeing him on the finish line, comfortably among the big guns after perhaps the 2013 Tour de France’s hardest stage, it’s hard to remember Andrew Talansky is still a Tour rookie. With a sharply focused gaze and a veteran’s poise, Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) looks every bit the battle-tested warhorse he set out to become three weeks ago.
  • Andrew Talansky Journal: Breakaways and mythical mountains
    July 16, 2013
    Andrew Talansky Journal: Breakaways and mythical mountains VAUCLUSE, France (VN) — If you looked at stage 14 of the Tour de France, on paper, you would have seen a lumpy day with some small hills, and nothing really of note. In reality, it was from it. Again, just as we had in the Pyrénées, our team had an inkling that something big could happen on this day. Sky had shown weakness the day before in the crosswinds and everyone had the same idea: a breakaway would go to the line and potentially take quite a bit of time in doing so.
  • Wall Street Journal: Top American in Tour de France Is a Rookie
    July 11, 2013
    Wall Street Journal: Top American in Tour de France Is a Rookie The top American at this year's Tour de France is a rookie whose journey to cycling's pinnacle has been anything but ordinary.
  • Velo News: Talansky boosted by strong stage 11 time trial
    July 11, 2013
    Velo News: Talansky boosted by strong stage 11 time trial FOUGERES, France (VN) — Andrew Talansky stepped out of the Garmin-Sharp team bus Thursday morning to find a gaggle of racing fans asking him for an autograph.
  • Former Lees-McRae cyclists riding in 22nd and 85th place in Tour de France
    July 08, 2013
    Former Lees-McRae cyclists riding in 22nd and 85th place in Tour de France BANNER ELK, N.C. --- After the completion of nine stages, our Bobcat alumni Andrew Talansky (Garmin Sharp) and Brent Bookwalter ’06 (BMC Racing) are holding strong in 22nd and 85th place, respectively, as they welcome the first day of rest.
  • Former Bobcats riding strong in the Tour de France
    July 03, 2013
    Former Bobcats riding strong in the Tour de France BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Lees-McRae College is proud to support two former Bobcat cyclists as they ride in the Tour de France. Brent Bookwalter ’06 (BMC Racing) is making his third appearance in this historic race, while newcomer Andrew Talansky (Garmin Sharp) is making his first appearance. As of July 3, Bookwalter and Talansky are riding in 106th and 16th place, respectively.
  • ESPN.com: Bookwalter: 'We're on the same team'
    June 25, 2013
    ESPN.com: Bookwalter: 'We're on the same team' BMC Racing Team's Brent Bookwalter makes his living as a worker bee, riding in support of a team goal. But this season he's also made the most of his rare opportunities to shine.
  • M Live: Rockford's Brent Bookwalter selected for third Tour de France
    June 24, 2013
    M Live: Rockford's Brent Bookwalter selected for third Tour de France GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. --- Brent Bookwalter, a 2002 Rockford High School graduate, will make his third appearance at the Tour de France, which starts Saturday and concludes July 21.
  • Velo News: Garmin’s Talansky has realistic goals about first Tour de France
    June 19, 2013
    Velo News: Garmin’s Talansky has realistic goals about first Tour de France Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) won’t be on many bookies’ favorites lists for this year’s Tour de France, but the odds are sure to rise in the coming years.
  • Velo News: Talansky: Pre-Tour ‘work is done … I’m excited’
    June 14, 2013
    Velo News: Talansky: Pre-Tour ‘work is done … I’m excited’ Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) is cooling his jets at altitude in Spain’s Sierra Nevada ahead of his likely Tour de France debut.
  • Pez Cycling News: PEZ Talk: BMC’s Brent Bookwalter
    June 03, 2013
    Pez Cycling News: PEZ Talk: BMC’s Brent Bookwalter Some say that last is the worst spot to finish a race; but there’s also a school of thought which says second place is the worst. And some would say that the worst races to finish second in are National or World Championships; the winner gets to wear the champion’s jersey for a whole year – the runner-up gets the silver medal to toss in a drawer, somewhere. BMC’s Brent Bookwalter had to endure that feeling twice in the one week.