Archive for June, 2009

Zwizanski takes overall at Beauce and Sulzberger wins final stage

Posted on 14. Jun, 2009 by .

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Scott Zwizanski of the Kelly Benefit Strategies squad survived the final tough stage, the 130-kilometer circuit in St-Georges to claim the yellow jersey at the UCI 2.2 Tour de Beauce, his second UCI stage race victory this year as he also won the Tour of Uruguay in April. The Colombian National Team had two riders [...]

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Dionne gets it right in Quebec City; Zwizanski still in lead with one stage to go

Posted on 13. Jun, 2009 by .

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Quebec city native Charles Dionne (Fly V Australia) was a very disappointed man yesterday when he finished second in the St-Georges Criterium. Well, today, he played his cards right, joined the right break on the second lap in the 125-kilometer circuit race in la Ville de Quebec and timed his sprint to win stage 5 [...]

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Another win for Rapha-Condor at the Tour de Beauce

Posted on 12. Jun, 2009 by .

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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.  [...]

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Scott Zwizanski wins TT in Beauce and takes over lead

Posted on 12. Jun, 2009 by .

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Kelly Benefit Strategies’ Scott Zwizanski clocked the fastest time of 26:26 in the 20km time trial, stage 4 at the Tour de Beauce. He set an average speed of 45.3 km/hour over the wet roads in an out and back course that included a 140feet climb and multiple turns. “You just had to pretty much [...]

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Colombians take over Tour de Beauce

Posted on 11. Jun, 2009 by .

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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.

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

Posted on 10. Jun, 2009 by .

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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.

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Catching up with Cam Evans

Posted on 10. Jun, 2009 by .

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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 [...]

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Tour de Beauce with Ben Day, Valeriy Kobzarenko and Jonathan Garcia

Posted on 09. Jun, 2009 by .

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Prior to the start of the Tour de Beauce, I caught up with a few riders to get their thoughs on the race and more. Ben Day (Fly V Australia), 2007 Tour de Beauce winner About the Tour de Beauce. This first stage is really brutal. A lot of people out of the field, the [...]

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Video Highlights of Tour de Beauce Stage 1

Posted on 09. Jun, 2009 by .

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

Posted on 09. Jun, 2009 by .

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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.

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