Cooke Keeps On Fighting

Almost one year ago, after climbing his way to the biggest win of his career on the Queen Stage at the Tour de Beauce, Matt Cooke thought that finally everything was coming together for him. On his second year with the UCI Continental squad, Team Exergy, his future looked bright. A few months later, the…

On Tap: Tour de Beauce

One of the toughest races in North America, the Tour de Beauce is back, the UCI 2.2 stage race starts tomorrow TuesdayJune 15 and ends six days later after 762 kms (474 miles) of racing. With hardly a mile of flat roads, and generally rough tarmac, the Tour de Beauce offers some stiff racing miles…

How Scott Zwizanski tamed Beauce

Scott Zwizanski of the Kelly Benefit Strategies, finally believed he would win the overall classification of the Tour de Beauce on the last 10-km lap on the final stage  in St-Georges. “With ten laps to go, I didn’t know.” said Zwizanski who used up his teammates to chase down the incessant attacking by Team Type…

Another win for Rapha-Condor at the Tour de Beauce

Twenty-year old Matt Cronshaw (Rapha-Condor) outsmarted and outsprinted his breakmates to win the St-Georges Criterium held this evening after the morning time trial. Cronshaw went away early in the 40km race with Raymond Kreder (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) and  two riders of the Fly V Australia team, local favorite Charles Dionne and Australian Crit Champion Bernie Sulzberger. …

Colombians take over Tour de Beauce

Everyone was expecting it but it still happened. The riders from the Colombian National Team hit it hard at the bottom of the final climb up to the observatory at Mont Megantic, shredding the break a rider at a time to make it to the finish line and go 1-2 at the third stage at the Tour de Beauce. After some discussion during the climb, Darwin Apatuma crossed the line first followed by Sergio Luis Haneo. Neil Shirley (Kelly Benefit Strategies) had a great ride and finished third on the stage.

Lapthorne wins stage 2 in Beauce; Wyss still in the lead

After working hard in a 3-man break for over 100 kilometers in stage 2 at the Tour de Beauce, Australian Darren Lapthorne (Rapha-Condor) soloed away from his break companions in the final kilometer to take the win in Thetford Mines. With the field literally on their heels or shall we say their wheels, the other two riders in the break, Philip Cortes (Garneau-Club Chaussure) and Peter Stetina (Felt-Holowesko Partners-Garmin) finished second and third. BMC’s Danilo Wyss holds on to yellow leader’s jersey. Now with photos.

Catching up with Cam Evans

Canadian Cam Evans of the OUCH p/b Maxxis team suffered a violent crash on the final stage of Gila in early May. He was knocked out and airlifted out for medical treatment. He sustained facial lacerations but no broken bones and went home to Vancouver to recover. “I was off for two and half weeks…

Tour de Beauce Preview

The 24th Tour de Beauce, a tough race of 6 stages in 6 day including a split stage is on the UCI Americas Calendar, starts today in Beauce, Quebec, Canada. “If the right conditions are there, it can be the hardest stage race of the year on the North American calendar.” said BMC Team Director…