Most Aggressive rider David Veilleux

The three-time U23 Canadian Time Trial champion and two-time U23 Canadian Road Champion 20-year old David Veilleux (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) was named Most Aggressive Rider after stage 5 at the Tour of Missouri. Not a surprise for those that follow Canadian Cycling. Earlier this year, he also won the U25 Tour of Pennsylvania race. He also…

Catching up with BMC riders

I caught up with the BMC team at the start of the 2008 Tour of Missouri stage 5, in St James where the riders were getting ready for another aggressive stage in high humidity. Mike Sayers announced his retirement earlier this year, and is racing his last big race at the Tour of Missouri. Going…

Boy oh Boy

Rabobank’s Boy van Poppel won the bunch sprint to the line in Missouri’s state capital Jefferson City after the break was reeled in the final circuits. His teammate Michael van Stayen was second and Keven Lacombe (Kelly Benefit/Medifast) barely edged out Mark Cavendish (Columbia) for third. “There were maybe five in front of me and…

Post stage 2 comments from the Tour of Missouri

Winner Mark Cavendish (Columbia), Most Aggressive rider Andy Guptill (Colavita/Sutter Home), local Brad Huff (Jelly Belly) who finished sixth, KOM Dominique Rollin (Toyota-United) and Kelly Benefit/Medifast duo of David Veilleux and Keven Lacombe answered some questions following stage 2 at the Tour of Missouri Mark, is there anything different in today’s win compared to yesterday’s…

Brooke Miller wins Tour of Missouri Women’s Criterium

In a brand stinking new Stars & Stripes jersey, US Crit (and Road) Champion Brooke Miller (Tibco) won the bunch sprint at the inaugural Women’s Criterium at the Tour of Missouri.  Erica Allar (Aaron’s) was second and Jen McRae (Advil/Chapstick) was third. The field might have been small with only thirty-something riders at the start…

Tour of Missouri preview

Tomorrow, the seven-day, seven-stage Tour of Missouri starts off in St Joseph Missouri showcasing professional cycling around the ‘Show Me’ State. Show me is right. All eyes will be on Team Columbia’s Mark Cavendish as he skipped his home country’s Tour of Britain to take on the fast men of North America in this stage…

The week that was – team news and rumors

The blogosphere was alive with news and rumors of new teams, disappearing teams and rider transfers. Let’s try and recap, but all rumors are just that, and should be taken with a grain of salt. The primary sponsor for both the Toyota-United and Health Net-Maxxis teams announced earlier this year that the sponsors would not…

Canada named its team for World Championships

Also, this week, the Canadian Cycling Assocation (CCA) named the team for the Worlds Championships to be held in Varese at the end of September. The men’s team will be headlined by two Olympians, Canadian TT Champion Svein Tuft who was the top North American at the TT at the Beijing Olympic Games with his…