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Jul 19 | By Kathryn Bertine
Kathryn Bertine was on a mission to gain qualification points for St. Kitts and Nevis. While taking the win at nationals was exciting, sometimes race reports can be anything but.
Jul 12 | By Kathryn Bertine
In honor of Father's Day, Kathryn Bertine shares her essay "My father, the cheater," chronicling the relationship she shares with her dad, Peter Bertine.
Jun 15 | By Kathryn Bertine
In her ongoing London Calling series, Kathryn Bertine explains why it's really hard to get to the Olympics and how the cycling world can give smaller nations a fair shot to cultivate Olympic hopefuls.
Jun 8 | By Kathryn Bertine
Kathryn Bertine takes a break from her own Olympic quest to talk with world road cycling champion Giorgia Bronzini. She shares what is like to be on top of the world, and why she's racing in America.
May 31 | By Kathryn Bertine
When it comes to doping scandals and the male dominance of cycling news, Kathryn Bertine thinks there are better stories out there and better strategies to eliminate cheaters.
May 24 | By Kathryn Bertine
Since 2008, elite cyclist Kathryn Bertine has been chasing Olympic qualification points for London. Physically and emotionally drained after racing in South America, she finally has something concrete to show for her efforts.
May 17 | By Kathryn Bertine
Elite cyclist Kathryn Bertine earned a 12th-place finish in the time trial at last weekend's Pan Am Championships. She recounts the story and what it means for her quest for the 2012 Olympics.
May 10 | By Kathryn Bertine
Our Olympic hopeful takes a look back -- and forward -- as she heads south for the Pan American Championships.
May 3 | By Kathryn Bertine
The German-born, U.S.-based star reflects on her win in the national championships this past weekend, her love of the sport and the its surge in popularity.
May 2 5:21 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine
Sixty years ago, a tween from upstate New York lopped off her braids and took to the Little League field, blazing a trail for girls in the game.
Apr 27 | By Kathryn Bertine
Our Olympic hopeful recently found herself in hot water. But thanks to the generosity of others, Kathryn Bertine is back on the road.
Apr 26 | By Kathryn Bertine
Wall Street analyst turned cycling-phenom Evelyn Stevens has taken the sport by storm. Here is how her hobby turned into a career with cycling's top team.
Apr 25 | By Kathryn Bertine
Training to be an elite athlete is full of ups and downs. As Kathryn Bertine found out, its in those down times when a little creativity will go a long way toward changing your perspective and your results, for the better.
Apr 19 | By Kathryn Bertine
The equality between men's and women's cycling is far from equal. Heck, even pigeons earn more money racing in Europe. But all the prize money in the world can't buy Kathryn Bertine what she needs most: Olympic qualification points.
Apr 12 | By Kathryn Bertine
After years of overtraining and burnout, cyclist Kathryn Bertine has discovered that a much-needed timeout -- and some Belgian chocolate and waffles -- can lead to one of her best races of the season.
Apr 5 | By Kathryn Bertine
Kathryn Bertine is writing about her quest to qualify for the 2012 Games. In Part 4 of her series, Bertine shares what it's really like to go against 200 women all vying for Olympic qualification points.
Mar 29 | By Kathryn Bertine
The road to the Olympics just got a little bumpier for Kathryn Bertine. Navigating her way through the language barrier and racing rules in Belgium have proved to be a little dicey. But the kindness of strangers has eased the pain.
Mar 22 | By Kathryn Bertine
As elite cyclist Kathryn Bertine writes about her journey to make the 2012 London Olympics she has made it her other goal to bring attention to the unsung heroes of the sport, the full-time moms, wives, college student and teenage phenoms.
Mar 14 | By Kathryn Bertine
An American in Europe, racing for a Belgian team, while sporting the colors of St. Kitts and Nevis? It's not exactly normal, but nothing in Kathryn Bertine's quest to make the 2012 Olympics is. And she wouldn't have it any other way.
Mar 11 | By Kathryn Bertine
In part 1 of her "London Calling" series, top cyclist Kathryn Bertine writes about her quest to make the London Olympics, and how her occasionally lonely but ultimately gratifying journey has already taken her to some bizarre places.
Mar 4 | By Kathryn Bertine
Five-time Olympian Clara Hughes, who has won multiple medals in both cycling and speed skating, retired from the ice after last year's Vancouver Games. Now the two-sport superstar is back on the bike, and she has her sights set on her sixth Olympics.
Feb 23 | By Kathryn Bertine
The life led by Little Leaguer Christina Taylor Green, the youngest victim of the Jan. 8 Tucson massacre, provides inspiration for an elite cyclist, who believes Green's legacy will live on through sports-loving girls and women of all ages.
Jan 13 | By Kathryn Bertine