Evelyn Stevens Wins Tough Uphill Time Trial

The Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial was a battle between Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon) and Alison Powers (NOW and Novartis for MS) who started 30 seconds behind Stevens. Powers made her move on the technical descent and was able to catch Stevens mid way through the course. Stevens was able to ride away from…

Sylvain Chavanel (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) wins stage 6 of Paris-Nice © OPQS / Tim de Waele

Sylvain Chavanel and Panache

What is panache? Merriam-Webster describes panache as ‘dash or flamboyance in style and action’. The word panache is often used in cycling to describe daring attacks that succeed almost against all odds. Sylvain Chavanel of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step is one of those riders whose style of racing fits that description. Though often reeled in…