Hesjedal Made Canadian History

Canadian road cyclist Ryder Hesjedal of Victoria, British Columbia (Garmin-Barracuda) made Canadian sport history today by becoming the first Canadian cyclist to ever wear the famous Pink jersey, a distinction awarded to the overall leader of the general classification at the Giro d’Italia. Hesjedal finished fifth on the seventh stage at the Giro d’Italia, and…

Hashtag Proposal For Road Races

Here’s a list of twitter hashtag for North American road races on either the NRC, NCC, UCI and/or CCA calendar  that we, @podiuminsight and @podium_live, propose to use this year. In the age of social media, #hashtags matter. Let us know if we missed any and/or if you’d like to propose a different hashtag for…

Four To Represent Canada At Cross Worlds

The four cyclists who  will be representing Canada at the 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships, held January 28-29, 2012 in Koksijde, Belgium were announced by the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) today. Canada’s team at the 2012 UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships has two riders with previous experience at World Championships. Both Craig Richey of Smithers, BC…

CCA Announces 2012 Road Cycling Calendar

Earlier today, the Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced the 2012 Canadian Road Cycling Calendar which includes 12 events, 11 UCI sanctioned, all taking place in the province of Québec. The CCA calendar is highlighted by the 2012 IMMUNITY-FX Canadian Road Championships in Lac-Mégantic, Québec, as well as with the third edition of the UCI World…

Sheppard, Batty Crowned Canadian Cross Champions

Chris Sheppard (Kamloops, BC/Rocky Mountain Bicycles) successfully defended his title at the 2011 Canadian Cyclo-cross Championships in Toronto, Ontario, today, while Emily Batty (Brooklin, ON/Subaru-Trek) took her first title in the category in the women’s Elite race, highlighting an exciting day of cyclo-cross racing. In the men’s race, 2010 Champion  Sheppard crossed the finish line…

Canada Short List For Elite Men Road Worlds

The CCA released the 12 cyclists named to the Selection Pool in the Men’s Elite category for both the Road race and the Time Trials race at the 2011 UCI Road World Championships held September 19-25 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Of the pool, six are racing for Team SpiderTech powered by C10, Canada’s only UCI Pro-Continental…

Quotas For Canada and USA For Road Worlds

The USA will be able to field the maximum numbers of riders in almost all of the UCI Road World Championships, to be held in Copenhagen, on September 19-25, 2011. Canada also qualified but will be fielding a smaller squad. As usual, there are lots of UCI rules to determine the quotas (ie number of…

Canadian Short List For Road World Championships

The Canadian Cycling Association (CCA) announced today the short list of athletes named to the selection pool for the 2011 UCI Road World Championships, to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from September 19-25, 2011. The Men’s Elite pool will be announced in August, while the complete and final Canadian contingent will be announced mid-September. Head…