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. …

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.