Tuft wins TT and takes yellow at Tour de Beauce

Three-time Canadian TT Champion (2004, 1005 & 2006), Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) was the only rider to put in a time of under 26 minutes in the 20km individual time trial in the fourth stage at the Tour de Beauce. Tuft set the fastest time at 25 minutes and 45 second. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)…

Now that’s a cool dude

Kiwi Glen Chadwick (Team Type 1) took full advantage of the Mayanunk Wall and grabbed a beer from a spectator on the 9th and second-to-last time up the climb – from his cyclingnews diary: “Out from the crowd came this shiny freshly cracked icy cold can of beer and I grabbed that sucker, which obviously…

Metlushenko wins second stage in Beauce, no major changes to GC

(Photo TourDeBeauce.com) Ukrainian Yuriy Metlushenko (Amore e Vita-McDonald’s) showed that his win last week at Lehigh Classic was no fluke in the second stage in Vallée-Jonction of the Tour de Beauce. Metlushenko won the bunch sprint by a few bike lengths ahead of Ciaran Power (Penzula Racing) and Brazilian Kleber Ramos (Garneau-Crocs). Metlushenko got some…

Nature Valley Grand Prix Preview

Nature Valley Grand Prix Hi-Lite Reel by Spokes Production The next race on the USA Cycling NRC, for both the men and the women, is the 2.1-rated Nature Valley Grand Prix which takes place throughout Minnesota, June 11-15. The 5-day, 6-stage race culminates in what is known at the toughest crit in the US, the…

Tour de Beauce Preview

The 23rd edition of the Tour de Beauce, a 2.2-rated event in the UCI America’s Tour, is being held from June 10 until 15 in the Beauce region of Québec. Over 140 cyclists from 21 teams will face 6 stages (including a split day) which still include the grueling climb of Mont Mégantic during the…

NRC and USA Cycling Pro Tour Standings

With 12 men’s races and 16 women’s events on the 2008 NRC now complete, Rory Sutherland (Health Net-Maxxis) continues to hold a commanding lead in the overall individual standings on the men’s side while Leah Goldstein (ValueAct) is the current women’s leader. The teams currently atop the standings include the Health Net Pro Cycling Team…

CSC wins back-to-back Philly Race

The heat was the major factor at today’s Philadelphia International Championship, the culmination of the 3-race Commerce Bank Triple Crown of Cycling series. With temperatures soaring to the low 100s and humidity hovering around 80 percent, riders had to combat heat strokes and make sure that they took in enough (but not too much) hydration…

The Wall

What is the Mayanunk Wall? A half-mile climb with a punishing 17-percent grade and a raucous party. During the Philly race, the riders will face the (in)famous Mayanunk Wall 10 times for the men and 4 times for the women, and each time, the impact is a bit more brutal, and the crowds bigger and…