Sights from Tour de Nez Time Trial

The second stage of the Tour de Nez, the time trial at the Northstar at Tahoe resort was held this morning under sunny skies and hot temperature (note to self: sunscreen!). Ian McKissick (BMC) set the fastest time and took over the general classification, Matt Cooke and Corey Collier, both on the Health Net-Maxxis squad…

Tour de Nez – 6 day festival with pro racing

Started 16 years ago to celebrate the anniversary of Reno’s first coffee house, Deux Gros Nez, the Tour de Nez has grown from a Masters Twilight Criterium to a six-day festival complete with pro, amateur and enthusiast events. After scaling back last year to just two days, with a new partnership with Northstar-at-Tahoe the cycling…

Tuft wins TT and takes yellow at Tour de Beauce

Three-time Canadian TT Champion (2004, 1005 & 2006), Svein Tuft (Symmetrics) was the only rider to put in a time of under 26 minutes in the 20km individual time trial in the fourth stage at the Tour de Beauce. Tuft set the fastest time at 25 minutes and 45 second. Valeriy Kobzarenko (Team Type 1)…

Metlushenko wins second stage in Beauce, no major changes to GC

(Photo TourDeBeauce.com) Ukrainian Yuriy Metlushenko (Amore e Vita-McDonald’s) showed that his win last week at Lehigh Classic was no fluke in the second stage in Vallée-Jonction of the Tour de Beauce. Metlushenko won the bunch sprint by a few bike lengths ahead of Ciaran Power (Penzula Racing) and Brazilian Kleber Ramos (Garneau-Crocs). Metlushenko got some…