Gesink’s Blistering Attack Wins Montreal

Rabobank’s Robert Gesink put in a blistering attack the final time up Camilien Houde, the first climb in the 12.6 km lap and was able to hold off a determined chase  to win the Grand Prix Cycliste Montreal, his first ever win at a ProTour one-day race. Four seconds later, Peter Sagan (Liquigas) won the…

Ryder, Ryder, Ryder!

His name was chanted all day Friday at the Grand Prix Cycliste Québec, at the team presentation, at every ascent of the cote de la Montagne, every time he crossed the start/finish line in front of 5-deep, and getting deeper, crowd. The roar was deafening when he initiated an attack to form a late race…

A Page Of Cycling History

“We showed that the Canadians are here and that they’re ready for the dance.” Directeur Sportif of Team Canada p/b Spidertech Steve Bauer said after the Grand Prix Cycliste ProTour Québec. A page of cycling history was written on Friday when Québec City hosted the first race of the ProTour on the American continent. A…

Patented Voeckler Attack Wins GP de Québec

Like we’ve seen time and time before, Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues) launched a race late attack and this one stuck. The French Champion won the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec with a perfect timing but not great legs. Edvald Boasson-Hagen (Sky) was second and Robert Gesink (Rabobank) third. Updated

Talking Weather And Team Plans At Quebec

“First impressions, it’s humid.” Thomas Voeckler (Bbox Bouygues) replied with a smile. It’s been raining almost non-stop since the riders arrived in Quebec City on Tuesday afternoon for the Grand Prix Cycliste du Quebec. Hurricane Earl is still being felt in La Belle Province. Voeckler along with Levi Leipheimer (Radioshack), Sammy Sanchez (Euskatel-Euskadi) and Ivan…

Big Names for Two Canadian ProTour Races

Preliminary roster for the two Canadian ProTour races includes Sammy Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi), Robert Gesink (Rabobank), Ivan Basso (Liquigas-Doimo), Sylvain Chavanel (Team Quick Step), George Hincapie (BMC Racing Team), Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions). 12 riders to Canadian National Team includes Will Routley (Jelly Belly pb Kenda). Sprint Challenge event unveiled. TV Schedule.