A Surprise Win For Nordhaug In Montreal

It wasn’t a surprise to see a Sky Procycling rider on the top step of the podium today at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal. The surprise was that it was Sky’s Lars-Petter Nordhaug on the top step and not his teammate and pre-race favorite Edvald Boasson-Hagen taking the win at the end of the…

Hesjedal Wants The Top Step This Weekend

On form, Canadian Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Cervelo) is coming to the Grand Prix Cyclistes races in Québec and Montreal to win. “I just want to race well, perform well and be happy when I leave the race but with the way I was able to perform last year, I want to win here. I want to…

Quebec Withdraws Bid For World Championships

Surprising news: Québec City has withdrawn its bid to host the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Race organizer Serge Arsenault told Radio Canada that, at a cost of 20 million dollars, the event was simply too expensive. With no assistance provided by the provincial and federal governments, Arsenault decided to withdraw the bid. The UCI…

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…

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.

the week that was

News from the week ending August 13: Last race for Mark Hekman (Mt Khakis). New course for Univest Grand Prix. More names added to Grand Prix Cyclistes Québec & Montréal, and one, Cadel Evans (BMC) removed.