Leah Kirchmann (Optum) wins Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix

Optum’s Kirchmann, Hanson Win Gastown Grand Prix

With the historic whistle chime of the famous Gastown steam clock playing Westminster Quarters every 15 minutes setting the scene, the Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies riders,  Leah Kirchmann and Ken Hanson sprinted to the top spots in the 40th anniversary of the Global Relay Gastown Grand Prix Wednesday night. A huge crowd created a…

Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b KBS) outsprinted Lauretta Hanson and Elle Anderson (Vanderkitten) for the win at UBC Grand Prix - photo c Greg Descantes

Kirchmann, Anderson Win UBC Grand Prix

Ryan Anderson (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), who’s a product of the Victoria Academy of Cycling, had a pretty good showing at BC Superweek heading into Tuesday’s 4th Annual UBC Grand Prix. He was second in Friday’s MK Delta Lands Criterium and Saturday’s Brenco Criterium, and third in Sunday’s White Spot Delta Road Race. However,…

For the second year in a row Steve Fisher of Hagens Berman Cycling won the Tour de Delta White Spot Men's UCI 1.2 Road Race, finishing ahead of Germany's Yannick Mayer of Team Baier Landshut and North Vancouver's Ryan Anderson of Optum p/b Kelly Benefits Strategies - photo by Greg Descantes

Fisher, Kirchman Win White Spot Delta Road Race

There must be something in the water in Delta because it definitely agrees with Seattle’s Steve Fisher (Hagens Berman Cycling) as he took top spot at the White Spot | Delta Road Race Sunday afternoon in Tsawwassen for the second straight year. With international sanctioning and awarding of official UCI points, the road race drew…

Farina, Hanson Win Brenco Crit

Despite a scary start which saw a crash on the first turn of the first lap, the 2013 Men’s Brenco Criterium, Stage Two of the Tour de Delta, went off without a hitch Saturday night, with a familiar team on top of the podium. Ken Hanson Returns to BC Superweek With a Bang and Wins…

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…