Matthews – “today was just to survive”

The Bling shined in Salt Lake City earlier today. After spending the day in the break, looking as if he was suffering on the climbs, Michael ‘Bling’ Matthews (Rabobank) not only stayed at the front when the charging field caught him but managed to outsprint everyone to take the victory at stage 3 of the…

The Riders Make The Race At AToC

Let’s face it, it became déjà vu all over again fairly quickly at the Amgen Tour of Califonia with Peter Sagan (Liquigas-Cannondale) winning the first four stages in similar fashion. In all four stages, he took the sprint out of a diminished field after the early break had been reeled back in. Heck he would…

Van Der Haar Sprints For The Win At CrossVegas

The raucous crowd at the Men’s Elite race at CrossVegas was treated to a show of tactics when top American and European stars traded blows. In the end, a youngster snatched the victory. Current under23 Cyclocross World Champion Lars van der Haar (Rabobank) took the win a very tight three-way sprint that came down to…

Can Gilbert Be Beaten?

Can Philippe Gilbert Be Beaten? That’s the question many are asking going into Sunday’s Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal. The Belgian Champion and number one UCI WorldTour ranked rider in the world showed great form and determination when he launch an onslaught of attacks on the final lap in Québec that no one could match.…

Gilbert Wins In Quebec

A virtual target on his back didn’t stop Philippe Gilbert (Omega Pharma Lotto) from winning a very tough Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec this afternoon. After breaking away from the field with two laps to go, Gilbert found himself in a select 11 rider break. But not liking the fact that some were not cooperating,…

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…