Tag Archives: ben jacques-maynes
Posted on 17. May, 2013 by lyne.
The final three-kilometer wall with several pitches over a 10% grade at the end of the individual time trial, stage 6 of the Amgen Tour of California is making many riders think of switching bikes, going from their time trial to lighter road bikes. “The idea of switching bikes is interesting to me, it all [...]
Posted on 16. May, 2013 by lyne.
Not only did Janier Acevedo outclimb everyone to claim the victory on stage 2 of the Amgen Tour of California but his Team Jamis-Hagens Berman p/s Sutter Home has been able to successfully defend his yellow jersey for the past two days. A first for a UCI Continental team in the eight years of the [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by lyne.
It’s that time of year again, the so-called silly season – though there really is nothing silly about it – when riders and teams announce transfer news and contract renewals. Here’s a quick roundup of the info so far: Merger. The biggest news has to be the merger of the Inferno Racing and On The [...]
Posted on 04. Sep, 2012 by pressrelease.
After a successful 2012 racing season with victories and podiums at stage races such as the Tour of the Gila, Cascade Cycling Classic, and Vuelta Ciclista de Chile, the Jamis-Sutter Home Professional Cycling Team is back and ready to race in 2013. Jamis Bicycles and Sutter Home Family Vineyards will team up for the 4th [...]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2012 by lyne.
It was somewhat fitting that the Alpine Loop climb was a major factor in Ben Jacques-Maynes fight to reclaim the KOM jersey on Saturday’s Queen Stage at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Not only does he love it but he knows the intricacy of the final sprint to the top. “I love the [...]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2012 by lyne.
Update: Bissell posted the fourth fastest time at the team time trial, 50 seconds from the winner Garmin-Barracuda. They were the highest placed Continental team. Stage 2 at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah is going to force the Continental teams to dust off a skilled rarely used, if ever, the team time trial. [...]
Posted on 09. Jul, 2012 by lyne.
The San Rafael Twilight Criterium quickly came down to a story of two men, Jared Barrilleaux (CalGiant/Specialized) and Eric Riggs (Mike’s Bikes). The two, allies for most of the race, become enemies once again after they lapped the field with 12 laps to go in the 75-minute race. The first 30 minutes were non stop [...]
Posted on 19. May, 2012 by lyne.
The Queen Stage. This is it, this is the stage where the overall winner of the Amgen Tour of California will be decided with three tough KOMs. “if you’re racing up there, you’re prepared, you’re there for a reason. If you’re fit enough to be in the front group, it’s the micromanagement and that half [...]
Posted on 18. May, 2012 by lyne.
Stage 6 at the Amgen Tour of California marks a return of the Big Bear finish, first seen in 2010 – however this year, the stage includes less climbs before the final ascent to the Snow Summit ski area at over 7,000-foot elevation. “It’s a big fitness test and this is designed to tire out [...]