Thursday, February 23, 2012


All across the country schools are beginning their collegiate road seasons. Teams on the east and west coasts have already spent several weekends of quality "bonding" time together. A little bit closer to home, our own MWCCC begins racing hostilities this weekend at Lindsey Wilson College. Unfortunately, UW-P Cycling will not be making the journey to Columbia, Kentucky this year due to a lack of funding (thanks a lot SUFAC). However, it won't be long before the boys from P-Vegas open up their road seasons with our distinctive (and stylish) orange plaid jerseys. Next weekend UW-Platteville cycling will be headed to the University of Missouri with the smell of blood in our nostrils, ready to take on the best that the Midwest Conference can throw at us. The boys have been training more or less hard all winter for just this day. So, without further adieu, the lineup for next weekends Tiger Cycling Classic:

Returning racers from the 2011 season include:

Michael Michetti (JR): winner of two conference races in the C class last year, he will lead the A squad this year
Benjamin Morris (JR): the sole member of the men's B squad this year, chasing after an elusive Cat. 3 upgrade

New members of the squad include:

Leif Byrge-Liebig (FR): A Cat. 2 racer who will be making his debut in the men's A race looking for opportunities in the field sprints.
Phil Couturier (SR): Phil will be making his racing debut in the Men's C race
Shawn Henning (JR): Another first time racer making his debut in the Men's D field
Kevin Thum (FR): Kevin has raced MTB but will be debuting on the road next week in the C field
Adam Zabler (SR): 2012 will be the first year in the collegiate ranks for this Men's C racer
Nate Zinser (SO): A transfer from Sheboygan, he will also line up in the Men's C field

These riders will be joined at future races by returning riders Jacob Musha (SR) and Andrew Carlson (JR)

With an incredibly strong and deep squad, look for UW-Platteville riders on top of the leaderboard in all 4 classes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Well guys, its been a long time. The last time anything was posted on this blog we were still talking about campus chaos!! cyclocross. So, you ask, what has the UW-P Cycling Club been up to since last October? Well, some of us competed in collegiate mountain bike and collegiate cyclocross races, we completed our second annual Tran-Wisconsin trip, Mike Michetti and Adam Zabler completed an epic 400+ mile trip through California and now we are preparing for what will be an abbreviated, but sure to be awesome collegiate road season. To follow UW-Platteville Cycling throughout the season check out:

Collegiate Cycling News:

Our collegiate road schedule for the year is:
-March 3/4 University of Missouri
-March 17/18 Lindenwood University
-April 7 Marian University
-April 21/22 Notre Dame University (regionals)

you can also catch us at most of the WCA races in our distinctive orange plaid kits.

I'll now leave you with photographic evidence of everything we've done since last October

Trans Wisconsin
Mike and Leif at mountain bike regionals

Mike and Ben, post cyclocross

Adam and Mike during their epic California trip

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cyclocross Standings as of 10/19/2011

1. Mike- 80 points
2. Alex- 73 points
3. Leif- 63 points
4. Ben- 50 points
5. Tony- 47 points
6. Randy- 45 points
7. Jacob- 42 points
8. Nate J- 38 points
9. Joe- 31 points
10. Nate Z- 29 points
11. Andy/Shawn- 20 points
12. Kyle- 18 points
13. Tim- 15 points
14. Kevin B- 14 points
15. Phil- 12 points
16. Kurt- 10 points
17. Adam- 9 points
18. Kevin T- 8 points
19. Casey- 7 points
20. Troy- 5 points

Next week is the final race of the series as well as Costume Chaos. Double points will be up for grabs, as well as an additional 10 points for wearing a costume. The race will be Thursday at 5:30 at the Rugby fields. Be there by 5:00 so you can pre-ride the course. Pizza for anyone that participates!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Campus Chaos Results and Standings!!!
Results from 10/13/2011

1. Mike Michetti: 20pts
2. Alex Kumpf: 18pts
3. Tony Damhoff: 16pts
4. Randy Peterson: 14pts
5. Ben Morris: 12pts
6. Leif Byrge-Liebig: 10pts
7. Jacob Musha: 9pts
8. Kevin Thum: 8pts
9. Joe Nolan: 7pts
10. Kevin Bates: 6pts
11. Phil Couturier: 5pts

Standings after 3 races

1. Mike M: 60pts
2. Alex K: 54pts
3. Tony D: 47pts
4. Leif B-L: 45pts
5. Ben M: 35pts
6. Jacob M: 29pts
7. Randy P: 28pts
8. Nate J: 22pts
9. Kyle W/ Nate Z: 18pts
10. Joe N: 17pts
11. Tim I: 15pts
12. Kevin B: 14pts
13. Phil C/Shawn H: 12pts
14. Kevin T/Andy C: 8pts
15. Troy W: 5pts

There are still two weeks left to come out and get points on the board, including our Costume Chaos race on October 27th! Extra points for wearing a halloween costume! Remember, anyone who races gets to celebrate at Steve's Pizza with the club after the final race where prizes will be awarded. Come out and race!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Blockhouse Roll 2011

This race is put on by Chain Reaction Cycling out of Dubuque. Come on out for a good time!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Fall Races and Rides!!

Looks like the UWP team has lots of opportunities this fall to show off our award winning kits.

Collegiate Mountain Bike Racing

9/10-11 Lindsey Wilson (Kentucky)
9/17-18 Michigan
9/24-25 Michigan Tech
10/1-2 Purdue
10/8-9 Mizzou
10/15-16 Ripon (regionals)

Regionals are hosted by our instate rivals the Ripon Redhawks so we'd like to make a good showing there.

Collegiate Track Racing

9/3-4 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Kenosha)

Potosi Brewery Ride

9/24 Potosi, WI

this is a great ride, featuring a 40, 60 and 100 mile option. all you can eat and drink afterwords

Chequamegon Fat Tire Festival


Includes a 40 and 16 mile cross country mountain bike event and a cyclocross race. If you want in on this you better get in the lottery now!!

U.S. Grand Prix of Cyclocross

9/24-25 Madison, Wi

One of the biggest cyclocross races in the country takes place just an hours drive from Platteville. Sign up for one or both days

Collegiate Cyclocross

November 6 - Lindenwood (Bubba Cross)
November 12 - UW-Madison (WCA Cyclccross)
November 13 - Ripon
November 19 - Marian/Purdue (Indiana CX) - Regionals
November 20 - Ball State

TRANS-Wisconsin 002

you heard it here first!!

Tentative Date: 10/21-23

This is the weekend of fall break. Mike Michetti, Phil Couturier, Ben Morris and Adam Zabler have been planning this ride since this spring. We have some awesome route ideas and we're pretty excited. Stay tuned for more information.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Collegiate Track Racing

Hey guys,

Don't know how many of you own track/fixed gear bikes but the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is hosting a two day MWCCC track event. This would be a great chance for you to do your first racing on the velodrome if that is something you are interested in.

September 3-4 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Kenosha)

See for more info.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Collegiate Mountain Biking

The Midwest Collegiate Cycling Conference 2011 MTB schedule is now up and official.

9/10-11 Lindsey Wilson
9/17-18 Michigan
9/24-25 Michigan Tech
10/1-2 Purdue
10/8-9 Mizzou
10/15-16 Ripon (Regionals)

Looks like the our instate rivals the Ripon Redhawks are hosting regionals. It also looks as if we will be having a full season of collegiate cyclocross this year, dates and locations TBD. Check out to keep up to date with conference schedules and more!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Collegiate Nationals 2011

Teammate Max Anderson represented UW-Platteville at the USA Cycling Collegiate National Championships this past weekend in Madison, WI. Max notched up third place finishes in Friday's road race at Blue Mounds State Park and in Sunday's criterium at the Madison research park. By benefit of those two third places he ended up second in the individual omnium portion of the weekend. Congratulations to Max for an excellent season.
Finishing 3rd in Sunday's crit

On the podium for the individual omnium

The Kings of Style represented at Collegiate Nats

Stay tuned later this week for a best of collegiate cycling 2011 wrap-up

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

SRAM Tour of the Gila

Platteville grad and super-cyclist Ben Damhoff starts the SRAM Tour of the Gila today. The Tour of the Gila is a five stage, USA Cycling and UCI recognized event in and around Silver City, NM.

Tour of the Gila, New Mexico:

or on his website: