Gesink’s Blistering Attack Wins Montreal

Rabobank’s Robert Gesink put in a blistering attack the final time up Camilien Houde, the first climb in the 12.6 km lap and was able to hold off a determined chase  to win the Grand Prix Cycliste Montreal, his first ever win at a ProTour one-day race. Four seconds later, Peter Sagan (Liquigas) won the…

Ryder, Ryder, Ryder!

His name was chanted all day Friday at the Grand Prix Cycliste Québec, at the team presentation, at every ascent of the cote de la Montagne, every time he crossed the start/finish line in front of 5-deep, and getting deeper, crowd. The roar was deafening when he initiated an attack to form a late race…

A Page Of Cycling History

“We showed that the Canadians are here and that they’re ready for the dance.” Directeur Sportif of Team Canada p/b Spidertech Steve Bauer said after the Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec. A page of cycling history was written on Friday when Québec City hosted the first race of the ProTour on the American continent. A…

Patented Voeckler Attack Wins GP de Québec

Like we’ve seen time and time before, Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues) launched a race late attack and this one stuck. The French Champion won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec with a perfect timing but not great legs. Edvald Boasson-Hagen (Sky) was second and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) third. Updated

Team Canada Is Ready To Battle

Only one rider on Team Canada p/b Spidertech has raced repeatedly at ProTour events or against ProTour teams, Dominique Rollin of the Pro Continental squad Cervelo Testteam, and he is optimistic about the chances of the team in the two races coming up on home soil. “We have 2 or 3 riders that can finish…

Talking Weather And Team Plans At Quebec

“First impressions, it’s humid.” Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues) replied with a smile. It’s been raining almost non-stop since the riders arrived in Quebec City on Tuesday afternoon for the Grand Prix Cycliste du Quebec. Hurricane Earl is still being felt in La Belle Province. Voeckler along with Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack), Sammy Sanchez (Euskatel-Euskadi) and Ivan…

US Road Elite, U23, Jr Nationals to Augusta

After two years in Bend, Oregon, the USA Cycling Junior, U23, Elite Road Nationals will move to Augusta, Georgia for the next two years. The city, best known for the Masters Golf Tournament, also hosted stages during the now defunct Tour de Georgia. National titles will be awarded in each category for the road race,…

Hall, Holloway Claim Gateway Cup

Two neo-pros, Daniel Holloway (BISSELL) and Lauren Hall (Team VBF) claimed the Gateway Cup after 4 days of racing over different crit courses in St Louis Missouri. US Crit Champion Holloway took the lead the first day and successfully defended with the help of his lone teammate David Williams. He finished fourth twice in the…

Colavita/Baci To Merge With Italian UCI Team

Some changes in the women’s cycling landscape. Today Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light announced a new partnership for the 2011 season with Italy’s UCI-registered, ASC Chirio Forno D’Asolo Professional Women’s Cycling Team. The team will be renamed Colavita/Forno D’Asolo Pro Cycling team and maintain its UCI status in 2011. The cooperation between…

Jacob Repeats, Colavita/Baci Threepeats At Gateway Cup

The third race of the THF Realty Gateway Cup was a day of repeats at the Giro della Montagna, the longest standing bike race in the St Louis area. Second day that breaks made it to the finish line, repeat winner, Jonathan Jacob (NUVO/Cultural Trail) in the men’s race and threepeat team, Colavita/Baci in the women’s race.

Longer Course & Call Up Changes for US Cross Nationals

Like the National Championship course from 2009, the new 2010 race course includes a staircase run-up, two barriers, and challenging technical sections. New for 2010, the championship course is approximately 500 yards longer and includes three straightaways, three off-camber sections, and a ride-over bridge that will also serve as a spectator underpass entrance to the…

Rollercoaster Week For Rollin

The high was his second place finish at Tour de Poitou-Charentes, the low was when Dominique Rollin found out that his Cervelo TestTeam would stop at the end of the year. “It was one of the best performances of the year. It proves that regardless that my team is ending and that I found myself…