August 27, 2014
It's All A Fog - Beech Mtn Series Race 2
July, August, and September in the Southeast seem to be a replay of Snowshoe one week, Beech the next, a couple weeks to collect yourself and take care of the necessities of life, then back on for two weeks to do it all over again. A week and half go it was Snowshoe and Chomolungma for 30,000 feet of descent. This past weekend it's a bit closer to home, Western North Carolina and Beech Mountain for the second of the three race series.
July 24, 2014
Cycling Alum Werner Claims Second at USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals
MACUNGIE, Pa. --- Lees-McRae cycling alumni Kerry Werner finished second at the USA Cycling Cross-Country Mountain Bike Nationals in Macungie, Pa.
July 7, 2014
ESPN: Talansky Faces Tour Expectations
The photographs taken immediately after the finish of the Criterium du Dauphine in the French Alps don't betray whether Andrew Talansky is agonized or ecstatic. His face is reddened and contorted in a way that could be a grimace or a joyous release. Age-line spokes, etched by sun and wind into a 25-year-old face that is both youthful and weather-beaten, radiate out from eyes squeezed shut.
June 23, 2014
Seven Cyclists Tabbed to USA Cycling Academic All-Star Class
COLORADO SPRING, Colo. – Seven Lees-McRae cyclists were named to the Spring 2014 Collegiate Academic All-Star class, USA Cycling announced Monday afternoon.
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.
June 4, 2014
142 Student-Athletes Named to 2014 Conference Carolinas Spring Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department is proud to announce that 142 student-athletes have been named to the 2014 Conference Carolinas Spring Presidential Honor Roll, the conference announced Wednesday morning.
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.
May 6, 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.
April 28, 2014
LMC Cycling Announces Collegiate Road National Championships Rosters
RICHMOND, Va. --- The Director of Lees-McRae Cycling Tim Hall is pleased to announce the travel roster for the upcoming 2014 Collegiate Road National Championships that will take place in Richmond, Va. starting May 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
January 16, 2014
140 Student-Athletes Named to 2013 Conference Carolinas Fall Presidential Honor Roll
HIGH POINT, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae athletic department is proud to announce that 140 student-athletes have been named to the 2013 Fall Presidential Honor Roll, the conference office announced Wednesday afternoon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 8, 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.
July 3, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
June 3, 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.
May 9, 2013
Bobcats honor graduating seniors
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College athletic department will send 51 of its own out into the world on Saturday, May 11, as its 2013 graduating class takes the bold step across the stage during Lees-McRae’s annual commencement ceremony.
May 3, 2013
Oswald claims national title, paces Bobcats at Road Nationals
OGDEN, Utah --- Spencer Oswald (Dubuque, Iowa) joined a long list of national championship riders at Lees-McRae College this past weekend, winning the individual time trial to lead the Bobcat cycling team to a strong eighth-place finish at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships.
April 6, 2013
Bobcats dominate field at Cobra-Tornado Spring Classic
BRISTOL, Tenn. --- The Lees-McRae College cycling team dominated the field at the Cobra-Tornado Spring Classic this past weekend, winning six of the 11 races in which they were entered. Zac Felpel (Willow St., Pa.) and Katherine Shields (Salisbury, N.C.) both turned in strong performances for the Bobcats, each picking up an individual win to go along with an additional top five finish.
March 11, 2013
Talansky finishes second at Paris-Nice, wins Best Young Rider
NICE, France --- Former Lees-McRae College cyclist Andrew Talansky closed out Paris-Nice in style on Sunday, finishing second overall and just 55 seconds behind general classification winner Richie Porte to earn the white jersey as the best young rider.
March 1, 2013
Former LMC cyclist Talansky ready to lead Garmin-Sharp at Paris-Nice
The WorldTour makes its first foray into Europe at Paris-Nice, with a 2.9km prologue time trial kicking off the eight-day race on Sunday, and Andrew Talansky (Garmin-Sharp) is ready. Now entering his third year at the WorldTour level, all spent with the Garmin organisation, the 24-year-old American faces the first test of a season in which he expects to make his Tour de France debut in July.
February 14, 2013
Bobcats honor Kerry Werner on Wednesday evening
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- Wednesday evening was a special night for all in attendance in Williams Gymnasium, as the Lees-McRae College athletic department honored senior cyclist Kerry Werner (Birdsboro, Pa.) for his national championship performance at the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross Collegiate National Championships on January 13 in Madison, Wis.
February 5, 2013
Tour of Qatar stage 1: Bookwalter holds off peloton for win
A typically windswept day of racing at the Tour of Qatar ended with a surprise winner as Brent Bookwalter (BMC) claimed victory on stage 1 to Dukhan Beach. The American was part of a three-man group which forged clear in the finale, and then defied the odds and a block headwind to fend off the peloton.
January 14, 2013
Werner repeats as national champion, Bobcats place third at Cyclo-cross Nationals
MADISON, Wis. --- Kerry Werner (Birdsboro, Pa.) successfully defended his 2012 championship at USA Cycling Collegiate Cyclo-Cross Nationals this weekend, crossing the finish line ahead of the field to lead the Lees-McRae College cycling team to a strong third-place performance.
October 22, 2012
Bobcats finish fourth at Mountain Bike Nationals
Angel Fire, N.M. --- Kerry Werner (Birdsboro, Pa.) finished third in the individual omnium to lead the Lees-McRae College cycling team to a strong fourth-place performance at the USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike National Championships this past weekend.
September 27, 2012
Perley wins national title
BEND, Ore. --- Bradford Perley has been racing mountain bikes for a long, long time. And now after all those races the Kennebunk High grad (Class of 2007) can call himself a national champion.
May 6, 2012
Bobcats finish strong at Road Nationals behind Warner, Welsh
OGDEN, Utah --- Rachel Warner (Luray, Va.) finished fourth in the women’s road race, and Joseph Welsh (Cordova, Tenn.) placed eighth in the men’s competition to propel the Lees-McRae College to a strong performance on Sunday en route to a sixth-place showing at the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships.
May 4, 2012
Bobcats sit ninth after day one of Road Nationals
OGDEN, Utah --- The Lees-McRae College cycling team sits ninth in the team omnium standings at the conclusion of the first day of the USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, finishing eighth in the women’s team time trial and ninth in the men’s competition.
May 3, 2012
Bobcats primed for title run at Collegiate Road Nationals
BANNER ELK, N.C. --- The Lees-McRae College cycling team is poised for a repeat performance of last year’s success at this weekend’s USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Ogden, Utah, riding a head of steam after running away with the Southeastern Collegiate Cycling Conference Championship on April 22.
April 22, 2012
Warner keys Bobcats to SECCC Championship
April 14, 2012
Warner, Boone, pace Bobcats at Clemson
April 10, 2012
Lees-McRae to host junior development camp, May 24-28
March 14, 2012
Bobcats sponsored by industry elites on road to success
January 8, 2012
Werner tops podium, Bobcats third at Cyclocross Nationals
January 5, 2012
Bradford Wins SingleSpeed Stars and Stripes
Courtesy of Podium Insight
January 3, 2012
Lees-McRae coach remembers Megan Baab
Courtesy of the Avery Journal
December 19, 2011
Hurst cyclists honor fallen colleague
Courtesy of WFAA-TV - Dallas/Fort Worth
December 16, 2011
Lees-McRae College mourns loss of freshman cyclist Megan Baab
December 15, 2011
Lees-McRae cyclist Megan Baab killed in training accident
December 4, 2011
Bobcats pace weekend at SECCC Cyclocross Championships
December 2, 2011
LMC set to host SECCC Cyclocross Championships