» At this week's junior world championships in Italy, Jessi Prinner (ABD) finished 13th in the time trial and 16th in the road race. In her race report, bronze medalist Coryn Rivera (Peanut Butter & Co.) cites Prinner for being instrumental in keeping her in contention. Track racing starts tonight, with John Tomlinson (XXX Racing-AthletiCo) getting a late call-up to the scratch race -- which he'll have to contest on a borrowed bike, thanks to United Airlines. Update: Tomlinson finished 13th in his scratch heat, just missing qualifying for the final.
» VeloNews previews Saturday's Glencoe Grand Prix. A local cycling blog gets a shout-out.
» Zach Thomas (Half Acre Cycling) interviews Chris Horner (Radio Shack).
» Video of the last lap of Elk Grove's 35+ 3/4's.
» Video of the close sprint from Saturday's 40-44 national criterium championship, in which Mike Heagney (Vision Quest) finished 6th. (Here's an overhead still of the finish, further evidence of why you should always throw your bike.) The next day, Glenview's Kathleen Corbett (Midwest Masters) won the women's 60-64 criterium.
» Sunday, Aug. 29, is the Active Transportation Alliance's Boulevard Lakefront Tour. Using the code "XXX5" saves you $5.
» Cute overload of the day: Start here and be continue through each photo that follows.
» This time of year it's fun to play with USA Cycling's rankings. Victor Rentas (Team G Force), for example, is the top-ranked Cat 3 criterium racer in the country.
» Still haven't seen full results from ABR's state road race last month, but Colm Flannery (Proctor) has a report.
» Don't forget that Sunday is IIT's cyclocross clinic with Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly; Cannondale/Cyclocrossworld.com) and Randy Warren (XXX Racing-AthletiCo). Meanwhile, Half Acre Cycling is hosting a cross clinic for women on Sept. 11, in time for the Sept. 19 Chicago Cyclocross Cup kick-off in Jackson Park.
» Can't make those clinics? VeloNews has reposted these helpful videos. (Everything I know about being a mediocre Cat 3 cyclocross racer, I learned from those videos.)
» A heartwarming tale of a stolen bike in Brooklyn.
» Why, yes, Rouleur Derby did make book on the Glencoe Grand Prix.