Colombians take over Tour de Beauce

Everyone was expecting it but it still happened. The riders from the Colombian National Team hit it hard at the bottom of the final climb up to the observatory at Mont Megantic, shredding the break a rider at a time to make it to the finish line and go 1-2 at the third stage at the Tour de Beauce. After some discussion during the climb, Darwin Apatuma crossed the line first followed by Sergio Luis Haneo. Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies) had a great ride and finished third on the stage.

Lapthorne wins stage 2 in Beauce; Wyss still in the lead

After working hard in a 3-man break for over 100 kilometers in stage 2 at the Tour de Beauce, Australian Darren Lapthorne (Rapha-Condor) soloed away from his break companions in the final kilometer to take the win in Thetford Mines. With the field literally on their heels or shall we say their wheels, the other two riders in the break, Philip Cortes (Garneau-Club Chaussure) and Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) finished second and third. BMC’s Danilo Wyss holds on to yellow leader’s jersey. Now with photos.

Catching up with Cam Evans

Canadian Cam Evans of the OUCH p/b Maxxis team suffered a violent crash on the final stage of Gila in early May. He was knocked out and airlifted out for medical treatment. He sustained facial lacerations but no broken bones and went home to Vancouver to recover. “I was off for two and half weeks…

BMC sweeps stage 1 at Tour de Beauce; Wyss takes lead

Continuing with their trademark agressive racing, the BMC team had a great day in the opening stage at the Tour de Beauce. Danilo Wyss outsprinted his breakmates to take the stage win, the yellow leader’s jersey and the white points jersey. Chad Beyer took the polka dot KOM jersey and the red best young rider jersey. Updated with quotes and photos.

Tour de Beauce Preview

The 24th Tour de Beauce, a tough race of 6 stages in 6 day including a split stage is on the UCI Americas Calendar, starts today in Beauce, Quebec, Canada. “If the right conditions are there, it can be the hardest stage race of the year on the North American calendar.” said BMC Team Director…

Philly preview

Here I am back in Philly to cover the biggest one-day race in America, the 25th TD Bank Philadelphia International Cycling Championship and the 16th annual women’s Liberty Classic. My last time here was in 2005 when an ecstatic Chris Wherry attacked on the final climb up Lemon Hill to put a gap on his…

Cervélo TestTeam dominated Tour du Grand Montréal

After winning the Montreal World Cup, the Cervélo TestTeam dominated the Tour du Grand Montréal by winning four stages, three competition including the overall and the overall team classification. Kirsten Wild grabbed the leader’s jersey on the first day and never let go – and did the same for the Sprints classification.  Her teammate Regina…

PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team Establishes a New Junior Development Program

In April, the PROMAN Women’s Professional Cycling Team formally established a new and very exciting junior development program. “We’re hoping to boost junior cycling at the national level by supporting young women who have already distinguished themselves at the regional and state levels,” stated founder and General Manager, Nicola Cranmer. The members of PROMAN’s inaugural…

Milne outsprints breakmates to win USAF Cycling Classic

After a long hard-fought 175 km (109.2-mile) and overcoming his own body, Team Type 1’s Shawn Milne outsprinted his breakmates to win the US Air Force Cycling Classic, UCI race on the USA Cycling Pro Tour series event in Crystal City, Va. Canadian Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) was second and Scott Zwizanski (Kelly Benefit)…