Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

Catching up with Ben Jacques-Maynes

BISSELL’s Ben Jacques-Maynes talks about the Nevada City Bicycle Classic, his 2009 season past and future, the American Velodrome Challenge and shares his thoughts about moving the Tour of California to May. Apologies for the all the movement (jittery) in the videos – my fault completely and no reflection on Ben’s great comments. Will work…

the week that was

All but one team announced for Tour of Missouri. Tour of Utah looking for volunteers. Nature Valley Grand Prix recap on TV. Team Type 1’s Calabria and Hanley on the injured list. VAC’s Goldstein three-peats.

On tap: Canadian Road Championships

Canadian Elite cyclists, both men and women, are gathered in St-Georges, Beauce, Quebec for the Canadian Road Cycling Championships which will be held over the next three days, June 26 to June 28. Note that the National Titles for the other categories such as juniors, masters and paracyclists will be awarded the following weekend. Several champions…

BMC to field team at four NRC events in 2009

In the good news department, the BMC Racing Team has been granted an event-specific derogation to UCI article 2.1.009 allowing them to compete in the following National Racing Calendar (NRC) events: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic, Cascade Cycling Classic, Tour of Elk Grove and Tour of Utah. “This represents a strong show of support by the UCI,…

Armstrong and Olds win Nevada City Classic

In front of an estimated 30,000 noisy fans, Astana’s Lance Armstrong riding in a LiveStrong kit won his first race since coming back from retirement, the Nevada City Classic in the Sierra Nevada foothills of California last Sunday. But before the men started their race, Proman’s Shelley Olds took a solo flyer early in the…

Gerlach and Rais win the mighty mighty Tour de Nez

Chad Gerlach (Lifetime Fitness/VeloVie) and Amber Rais (TIBCO) took the overall honors at the Mighty Mighty Tour de Nez last weekend. Both riders grabbed the leader’s red jersey on the first stage, succesfully defended until the end and even won another stage before it was all set and done. The 2009 Tour de Nez presented…

Tour of America’s Dairyland

The Tour of America’s Dairyland presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board kicked off today. The new series, seven criteriums and three road races across nine Wisconsin cities, runs from June 18th until June 28th, 2009. Prizes will be awarded for each race and points are accumulated for the overall omnium. Updated with photos!

How Scott Zwizanski tamed Beauce

Scott Zwizanski of the Kelly Benefit Strategies, finally believed he would win the overall classification of the Tour de Beauce on the last 10-km lap on the final stage  in St-Georges. “With ten laps to go, I didn’t know.” said Zwizanski who used up his teammates to chase down the incessant attacking by Team Type…

Another win for Rapha-Condor at the Tour de Beauce

Twenty-year old Matt Cronshaw (Rapha-Condor) outsmarted and outsprinted his breakmates to win the St-Georges Criterium held this evening after the morning time trial. Cronshaw went away early in the 40km race with Raymond Kreder (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) and  two riders of the Fly V Australia team, local favorite Charles Dionne and Australian Crit Champion Bernie Sulzberger. …