Mara Abbott

Photo gallery: 2016 Tour of the Gila

Celebrating its 30th edition in 2016, the Tour of the Gila took place in and around Silver City, New Mexico, consisting of three road race stages, an individual time trial, and a criterium. Stage 1 was a point-to-point road race ending on a 6.7-mile climb that peaks at a 19-percent grade en route to the ghost town […]

What I know now that I wish I knew then…

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time. […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Team Colombia riders owed 2015 wages will finally receive money this month; Peraud has no memory of Giro crash; Kimmage: In disturbing times for Nicolas Roche and cycling, has the landscape after Lance Armstrong really changed?; Powless defends, Abott takes over USA Cycling Pro Road Tour lead; UCI lifts provsional […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel leads the Giro d’Italia after back-to-back stage wins; Bryan Coquard wins the Four Days of Dunkirk; Chloe Hosking victorious at the Tour of Chongming Island; Markus Eibegger takes overall title at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan; Morton, Abbott victorious at the Tour of the Gila; Pat Lane wins the Grafton to Inverell […]


McCabe wins Sunset Loop as Dal-Cin snatches GC victory from Acevedo at Redlands Classic

REDLANDS, CA (CT) — Twenty-four hours after a dramatic pile-up in the final turn of the Redlands Criterium sent him somersaulting over his handlebar, Travis McCabe returned with a vengeance, winning the Sunset Loop road race, the final stage of the 2016 Redlands Classic. With his fists in the air and a scream across the line, […]


Ulises Castillo, Lauretta Hanson win Redlands Criterium as Sunset Loop looms on horizon

REDLANDS, CA (CT) — Mexico’s Ulises Castillo (KHS-Maxxis-JLVelo) and Australia’s Lauretta Hanson (Colavita-Bianchi) took sprint victories at the technical Redlands Criterium Saturday, the fourth of five stages of the 2016 Redlands Bicycle Classic. Held in front of enthusiastic crowds in downtown Redlands, both races were notable for looming clouds, a lack of breakaways, and no major […]

Kristin Armstrong wins Redlands TT, takes race lead over injured Mara Abbott

HIGHLAND, CA (CT) — Kristin Armstrong, the U.S. national time-trial champion with two Olympic gold medals and two rainbow jerseys to her name, stamped her authority on the rest of the women’s field at the Redlands Bicycle Classic Friday, winning the stage and taking the overall race lead by a large margin. Armstrong won the […]

Mara Abbott takes Oak Glen summit finish, but uncertain to continue Redlands after mid-race crash

OAK GLEN VILLAGE, CA (CT) — It was an unusual day at the office for American Mara Abbott at the Redlands Bicycle Classic. For the second year in a row, Abbott, who races for Wiggle-Honda but is at Redlands on a composite Amy D. Foundation team, won the summit finish in Oak Glen to take the […]


Ella Picks: gender equality in professional cycling, new national champs crowned, Australian summer of racing is heating up, new UCI teams and more

It’s been a few weeks since the last Ella Picks but now that the festive season has come to an end, it’s back. It’s been a few busy weeks with battles for national titles (in cyclocross and road racing) taking place across the globe. Meanwhile, everyone is prepping for the 2016 road season and we’re […]


How to make money riding a bike

How can you make money with a bike? Certainly not by racing one. I have a different plot in mind today. Let’s talk about bike commuting. How often, when you are filling up your tank with gas, paying insurance bills or changing your oil, do you consider that the money exiting your bank account is […]