Gilbert Wins In Quebec

A virtual target on his back didn’t stop Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma Lotto) from winning a very tough Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec this afternoon. After breaking away from the field with two laps to go, Gilbert found himself in a select 11 rider break. But not liking the fact that some were not cooperating,…

Hesjedal Wants The Top Step This Weekend

On form, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) is coming to the Grand Prix Cyclistes races in Québec and Montreal to win. “I just want to race well, perform well and be happy when I leave the race but with the way I was able to perform last year, I want to win here. I want to…

Team USA for Road World Championships

USA Cycling announced today the roster 31 riders that will represent the United States at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships, Sept. 19-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The short list for Team Canada was announced last week. Quotas for Worlds. Quotas for each country were a few weeks ago. Ranked 8th in the UCI WorldTour Classification,…

Tweet Your Maglia Rosa

Earlier today, the Giro d’Italia launched their ‘Tweet Your Maglia Rosa’ project along with a facebook vote to choose the 2012 design for the leader’s jersey, the Maglia Rosa. Once again, RCS Sport Cycling events which owns the Giro d’Italia along withe other races, show that they get social media, they use it to not…

Why #Hashtags Matter

Throughout the USA Pro Cycling Challenge last week, the #hashtag confusion, along with the non-descript official event name, led to the creation of silly names to identify the race on twitter. Though meant to be harmless fun, it highlighted an underlying event identity issue which needs to be clear and easily recognizable. A muddled social…