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AToC Stage 5 Preview with BJM

Posted on 17. May, 2012 by .

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The race of truth today at the Amgen Tour of California – the time trial. One rider, one bike and a clock. That’s it. And the 18.4-mile (29.7 km) course is definitely for the specialists. The time trial course reprises many of the roads of the finishing circuit at the end of the 2010 Amgen […]

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AToC Stage 4 Preview with BJM

Posted on 16. May, 2012 by .

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“Just a big long drag, a guaranteed big bunch sprint.” said Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) about stage 4 of the Amgen Tour of California. At 130.2 miles (209.6 km) long, the Sonora to Clovis stage is the longest of the race this year. It will also be another hot sunny day in the saddle,with predicted highs […]

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AToC Stage 2 Preview with BJM

Posted on 14. May, 2012 by .

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When the Amgen Tour of California went down the coast from San Francisco on Highway 1 in 2009, the riders faced nasty weather, from rain to sideways hail to wind but not this year. Weather forecast are calling for a sunny day with highs of 72, perfect for stage 2 from San Francisco to Santa […]

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Most Aggressive Rider Winner Ben Jacques-Maynes Feels Vindicated

Posted on 13. May, 2012 by .

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At about 25 minutes into the start the Santa Rosa Stage 1 start of the Amgen Tour of California, eight riders rode away from the main group. Ben Jacques-Maynes was joined by his Bissell team mate Andrew Dahlheim, Maxime Bouet (AG2R La Mondaile), Jeff Louder (UnitedHealthcare p/b Maxxis), David Boily (Team Spidertech p/b C10), Sebastian […]

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AToC Stage 1 Preview with BJM

Posted on 13. May, 2012 by .

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“It’s going to be hard opening stage.” Ben Jacques-Maynes (Bissell) said of the kickoff stage of the 2012 Amgen Tour of California. Northern California native  and the only rider to have participated in every edition of the event, Jacques-Maynes shared his insight with podiuminisight on each stage of this year’s edition. The 33-year old has […]

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Ben Jacques-Maynes is hoping the worst year of his life is behind him (part 2)

Posted on 09. Mar, 2012 by .

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Ben Jacques-Maynes has been through the worst year of his life when  serious complications hit one after anothe following a broken collarbone at the 2011 Amgen Tour of California. Complications led by a bone infection finally diagnosed five months after that fateful crash in May.  Jacques-Maynes is still recuperating and now fighting stomach issues brought […]

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Ben Jacques-Maynes is hoping the worst year of his life is behind him

Posted on 03. Mar, 2012 by .

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The weariness of spirit and body was evident in Ben Jacques-Maynes‘ lean face when we sat down to chat on a sunny and warm morning last week. The 33-year BISSELL Pro Cycling rider has been through the worst year of his life, with serious complications including a bone infection and setbacks hitting one after another […]

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Jacques-Maynes Racing At Toona Six Weeks After Breaking Collarbone

Posted on 05. Jul, 2011 by .

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Six weeks after breaking his left collarbone at stage 5 of the Amgen Tour of California, Ben Jacques-Maynes (BISSELL) will be on the start line of the Tour de Toona on Wednesday evening. “The recovery has gone exceptional.” Jacques-Maynes said when we chatted on Sunday evening as he was packing to head out to Altoona, […]

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Talking California With Ben Jacques-Maynes

Posted on 15. May, 2011 by .

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Thirteen riders have raced in every edition of the Amgen Tour of California  since the inaugural race in 2006. One of these riders is Ben Jacques-Maynes, of BISSELL Pro Cycling. On the day prior to race start, while the weather was still relatively nice, BJM shared some memories of the previous years including his best […]

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Figuring Out How To Win For BISSELL

Posted on 11. May, 2011 by .

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It was a heated battle at the Joe Martin Stage Race, and this time the BISSELL came out on top. They finally won the overall at an NRC stage race, it’s been a long time coming. For DS Omer Kem, the win meant “the world.” He added, “We finally figured out how to win, that […]

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