Monday, March 30, 2009

RedlandsClassic Prologue

Iggy Silva III and his Dad, Iggy Silva II, saying a prayer as they always do before each race.

Iggy is focusing on the countdown ready to blast off!!!
The start ramp reflected in Iggy's glasses.
Go big brother go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New Blog Operator!!!

Iggy's little brother Eddie, who is nine years old, will be taking over the blog. These are his first postings!!! He is so awesome, it is now a family affair. We would like to thank Kim Michaels for helping us out and of course our really great friend Ted Johnson who is responsible for this great blog. Without him we would not have this!!!!!!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Iggy at San Dimas Crit

We would like to thank Kathleen "Kaffles" Clinton, of Mitch Clinton photography, and very good friends and big supporters of little Iggy and Iggy Racing, for these pictures.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Red Bull at Seau's Restaurant

This year's San Diego Supercross was on Saturday Feb 14th at Qualcomstadium. The night before Red Bull Energy Drink held a special event at Seau's Restaurant in Mission Valley to highlight their affiliation with theHonda Racing Team. The night featured an exciting raffle that included San Diego Supercross ticket packages, an autographed athlete jersey from amember of the Red Bull Honda Racing Team, and other motorcross items. Entertainment for the night included DJ Advice, the Red Bull Wings Team and Red Bull drink specials. Honorary guests included members of the Red Bull Honda Racing Team, Davi Milsaps, Andrew Short and 4 time national cycling champion and member of the Jr World US 2008 Team, Iggy Silva III. RedBull was thankful for the participation of Red Bull Honda Team members and Iggy Silva III. Their presence gave the night not only credibility but asense of excitement.
Edward Messina
Field Marketing Manager San Diego
Iggy with Cola
Iggy with the Crew
James and Iggy
Iggy with Wiings Team III
Iggy with Wiings Team II
Iggy Jr. and Daddy Iggy with Wiings Team
Iggy and Eddie with Wings Team

Monday, March 23, 2009

Success in San Dimas!

Iggy finished 73rd overall. Road race 3rd place. Crit 7th place. Best young Rider 1st place. He's so awesome.

Daddy Iggy

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tour of Murrietta

Iggy rode a great race. He did his job as a team player. Rock was very pleased with his performance that we just got word that he will be doing Redlands. How cool is that? This is perfect because right after that, in April, the 14th to be exact he will be leaving to Europe to ride for the U.S. National U-23 team. He will be gone for 6 weeks. We will wish him good luck.

Photos from Mark Johnson:

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And a photo from our good friend Marcelo:

Saturday, March 7, 2009

WOW! Awesome photos from Mark Johnson

These photos were taken for a Father's Day article that will be in the June issue of Cometitor Magazine. Mark Johnson has been a friend of the Iggys for many years, he has seen Little Iggy grow up. Great photos!!! Thanks Mark! Check out his website:

Vitoria Rocks Vuelta Mexico With Solo Win

For Immediate Release:

Cuernavaca, Mexico – The wins just keep coming for Rock Racing, with David Vitoria being the latest rider to throw a double-armed salute in the air for the team whose uniforms feature the words “Rock’s Not Dead.”

The fourth-year Swiss pro soloed to victory in Wednesday’s fourth stage of the Vuelta Mexico Telmex. His win in the 124-mile (200 km) race from Tlaxcala to Cuernavaca marked the team’s eighth win of the year and its third in the past five days.

On Saturday, Rahsaan Bahati led a 1-2 finish by Rock Racing at the Merco Classic Downtown Criterium, followed by Iggy Silva’s win at the Merco Classic Foothills Road Race on Sunday.

In Wednesday’s race, Vitoria escaped from three others – Arquimedes Lam (Tecos De La Uga), Francesco Rivera (Amica Chips-Knauf) and Andrew Pinfold (OUCH Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis) – on a steep climb in the closing miles to beat Lam by 20 seconds. Pinfold was third, 1:53 behind.

Gilberto Simoni (Serramenti Pvc Diquigiovanni-Androni Giocattoli) retained the overall lead by finishing in the peloton, 2:49 behind Vitoria. Rock Racing’s Enrique Gutierrez placed seventh on the day and is fifth in the overall standings, 10 seconds behind. Rock Racing’s Glen Chadwick, the race’s defending champion, is seventh overall, 13 seconds back.

At 133 miles (215 km), Thursday’s fifth stage is the longest of the eight-day race and features no fewer than eight King of the Mountain hot spots before ending in Toluca.

— RRC —

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rock's youngster claims victory against seasoned field.

By Kirsten Robbins in Merced, California

Iggy Silva benefited from the experience of Rock Racing captain Freddy Rodriguez, who guided the young rider to his first bunch sprint victory as a professional. The young track specialist defied the odds and not only completed the lengthy road race but used his points race smarts to manoeuvre a win ahead of Taylor Tolleson (BMC) and Andy Jacques-Maynes (Bissell).

"This is my first season as a category one rider and my first win at this level too," Silva told Cyclingnews with an ear-to-ear grin, pleased to be a part of Rock Racing's weekend-winning performances. His team-mates Rashaan Bahati and Justin Williams placed first and second in the previous day's criterium. "This is definitely the biggest win for me. It was pretty cool because all the big teams were here and I got to show my stuff."

The 192km Foothills Road Race might have been a typical distance for most of the professional men's peloton but for 18-year-old Silva it was 150 kilometres longer than the standard junior level 40-kilometre points race that he has been accustomed to competing in.

"I haven't ever done a race this long so I was trying to pace myself towards the end, hoping I was able to make it," said Silva. "It was definitely on for most of the race, with a lot of attacking. Plus there were a lot a faster sprinters here and riders who have already done some big races."

The speed of the peloton picked up near the end of the race to reel in a seven-man breakaway. The only obstacle preventing a straight and easy shot to the finish line was a small hill placed in the last kilometre. It may have been unassuming but it was enough to disorganise team lead outs and force every man to fight for himself.

"At the finish, Freddy [Rodriguez] went and I stayed and sat third wheel," Silva continued. "The BMC guy [Taylor Tolleson] went and I sat on him and countered when he caught up to Freddy. There was no one behind me so it was all good. It was perfect to have Freddy there because that forced another team to jump and I was in the perfect position to counter."

The peloton set off in the early morning to complete five laps of a nearly 40km circuit through the notorious orange and almond groves of California's Central Valley. Cooler temperatures and little rain were optimal in keeping the pollinating bees in their bee-hives and not in the riders jerseys and helmets.

Team Bissell rode offensively and forced several of the day's significant breakaways. Each lap a large leading group reshuffled with some riders dropping off the back and others bridging the small margin across. Along with Bissell other teams included in the splits were BMC, Colavita-Sutter Home, California Giant Berry Farms and La Grange.

"There were a lot of early breakaways but the group seemed to be glued together the whole race," said Tolleson. "A break would go but nothing ever got more than a minute before a big chase would start. I don't think there was one group that went that everyone was happy with and not enough big teams to control it. It was on the gas pretty much all day.

Strength from the chasing peloton came from local level teams that included Bike Religion, Webcor, Lombardi Sports and the Z-team that kept the time margin between the field and any front group from gaining more than a minute-and-a-half.

"We were all over the front and off the front," Jacques-Maynes said. "We wanted to be hyper-aggressive because we we aren't a great field sprinting team. All of the bigger teams would populate the break and then solo operators or smaller teams with less riders would just sell out to bridge the gap. There were just different tactics going on. But those teams ended up using up a lot of their guys because as the race went on the field was getting smaller and smaller."

Monday, March 2, 2009

1st on the Podium at the MERCO Cycling Classic!!!

Merco Merced Classic race report:

Iggy chased and led out the big boys again for the win. Rahsaahn Bahatti 1st place, Justin Williams 2nd, and Little Iggy 12th in the criterium. Unfortunately, Danny and Sterling Magnell were involved in a crash.

2nd day - 120 mile road race. The race ended in an up hill field sprint. I guess Freddie Rodriguez went then another guy who I don't know who and then a guy from BMC cycling team and Iggy went next. Well, if anyone knows little Iggy if he's there in the end after a long gruelling race, it's on. The boy has endurance and can sprint as an endurance rider. Oh, I almost forgot, HE WON YAAAYYYY. He beat Ben Jacques-Maynes (who just completed the Tour of California and trains with Levi) and Taylor Tolleson (rode for Slipstream last year and is now on BMC).

I'm so proud of him. What a race to win. Unfortunately I was un able to attend. It's O..K. because God was there watching over him. God is good all the time, all the time God is good. I have always promised God that we would glorify him and honor him and give him all of the credit first, 2nd, Iggy for all of the hard work that he puts into it.

Son, you are awesome and I'm so proud of you.

God bless you always
Love Daddy

Hi Iggy,
Congratulations again! It was great talking with you about Iggy's big win. I have a few photos of him on the podium. Please extend my congratulations to Iggy and thank him for participating in the
MERCO Cycling Classic!

Jennifer West

We at Iggy racing would like to thank Jennifer West for sending us these pictures and also putting on a great race. Wow! what a great big win for Little Iggy and what a great big rock trophy also. A Rock trophy for a Rock cyclist. Could not come at a better time. A great big thank you to all of the sponsors of this great race. Thank you for the watch that my son won. Perhaps now he doesn't have any excuses for being late. Simply incredible. God bless you all

Iggy Racing
Daddy Iggy