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Professional Cycling => Road Races => Topic started by: Leadbelly on June 06, 2018, 10:50

Title: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 06, 2018, 10:50
Tour de Beauce 13th - 17th June

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-1/p200x200/12742387_969039769844184_875448039415462740_n.png?_nc_cat=0&oh=3d7a58a6c5f61ead16465653d7589986&oe=5B83229D)

The demise of Alberta and the sabbatical of Saguenay (due to Frau Merkel and co) means Beauce becomes the premiere stage race of Canada (of course in a way it was already).

Stage 1 — Saint-Georges - Saint-Georges (177 km)



Stage 2 — Lac Mégantic/Parc National du Mont-Mégantic (169 km)



Stage 3a — Saint-Prosper TT (20 km)



Stage 3b — Saint-Georges - Notre Dame Des Pins (77 km)



Stage 4 — Ville de Québec criterium (70 km)



35 laps.

Stage 5 — Ville de Saint-Georges circuit (122 km)



12 laps.

There are some small changes in terms of the stages from last year, but in essence the song remains the same.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 06, 2018, 11:34
http://www.tourdebeauce.com/fr/equipes-teams-2018

Competing teams:

HOLOWESKO - CITADEL
HAGENS BERMAN AXEON
RALLY
UNITEDHEALTHCARE

INTEJA
JELLY BELLY
SILBER
JLT CONDOR
PROBACLAC/DEVINCI
CANEL'S - SPECIALIZED
INTERPRO STRADALLI
303 PROJECT
CCB FOUNDATION - SICLERI

APPLEWOOD GARNEAU
RIDE WITH RENDALL
NCCH
VELOSELECT - APOGEE

CANADA
QUEBEC

The field is a bit stronger than last year. However that's mainly down to the addition of a few extra foreign CT teams and not the increase in the number of PCT teams, as the new PCT teams all raced here last year in their CT guises.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 07, 2018, 05:35
https://twitter.com/JdeMontreal/status/1004530667215052802

Not official yet, but Tuft will likely be riding for the Canadian team.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 08, 2018, 07:35
#canels

https://playsports.com.mx/2018/06/07/canels-en-el-tour-de-beauce/

Ignacio Prado       MEX
Efrén Santos        MEX
Eduardo Corte      MEX
Pablo Alarcón        CHI
Oscar Sánchez      COL
Román Villalobos   CR

The team hasn't been doing that much racing recently as far as I can see. Just Winston Salem and Gila in the past couple of months. Sanchez was the best performer in both events.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 08, 2018, 20:27
#interpro

https://twitter.com/ipcteamofficial/status/1005005474595344384
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 11, 2018, 20:25
https://twitter.com/CANcycling/status/1006206936864514048

https://twitter.com/teamjltcondor/status/1006205701423861760

JLT have a race preview as well.

https://teamjltcondor.com/2018/06/08/jlt-condor-make-their-canadian-debut/

They omit stages 1 and 5 from their "key stages" list, but these two have been crucial the past couple of years.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: LukasCPH on June 11, 2018, 22:10
JLT have a race preview as well.

https://teamjltcondor.com/2018/06/08/jlt-condor-make-their-canadian-debut/

They omit stages 1 and 5 from their "key stages" list, but these two have been crucial the past couple of years.
I notice that #jlt haven't raced Beauce before - so they may not know that.
Underestimate Saint-Georges at your own peril! :shh
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 09:03
https://twitter.com/EnBeauce/status/1006620084675203072

The last local rider I highlighted at Beauce (David Drouin) came to a sticky end, so let's hope things go a bit differently for Guillaume over the next few years.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 09:19
Final start list:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfhbEpeU8AAZofH.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfhbEpYUwAAJkcv.jpg)

I think you'll agree that there are a lot of potential winners.

Some of the lesser heralded names that I will be keeping an eye on for various reasons include Gee, Zukowksy, Newkirk and the Rugg-meister.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 15:05
https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1006898506831781891

The past couple of years the break has won this first stage and the overall winner has been in the break both times.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 16:02
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1006912058842066944

3 R. Campanioni
22 I. Garrison
72. C-E Chretien
103 E. Santos Moreno
125. A. Stephens
131 B. Langlois
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 17:42
https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1006936569582764032

Not a surprise that it falls to Rally to do the donkey work. 70km or so to go.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 18:51
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1006955061266788352

Cheyne, Clarke and Roberge have bridged. Santos dropped from the break after picking up the KOM points.

Gap around 30 seconds.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 13, 2018, 20:17
The three bridgers then attacked and held a very tenuous gap almost to the finish, but it was not to be.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Dfl9VcCXUAAT2lu.jpg)

It's probably no coincidence that the three teams on the podium were all represented in the break of the day and could take things easy for most of the stage.

Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 08:52
https://youtu.be/zKNtQMPmVU4
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 14:33
https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1007248464562933760
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 16:04
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007277149701726208

:onfire2
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 18:05
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007307180331200512

Oliveira has won all three intermediates so far.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 18:27
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007312465296846849

:onfire2

Oliveira has been dropped (intentionally I'd guess) and the gap is ~2 minutes.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 19:13
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007324182030544896

Break over.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 14, 2018, 19:23
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007327163916390400

Britton, Whitehouse and Tvetcov are among the chasers.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: L'arri on June 14, 2018, 19:34
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007327163916390400

Britton, Whitehouse and Tvetcov are among the chasers.

That Whitehouse was "big in Japan" (well, the UCI Asia Tour). Good to see him "over here" a bit this year.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 15, 2018, 05:35
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DfsiCCZXkAAHkNy.jpg)

http://www.tourdebeauce.com/fr/archives/2018/jack-burke-au-sommet-dans-la-pluie-et-la-brume



https://youtu.be/DdtC1dlLTVo
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 15, 2018, 18:27
Here's the story of the TT in tweet form.

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007644801968361472

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007645005039788032

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007646476464545792

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007647737742024704

https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007670907937198080

https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1007658345111564288

Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 16, 2018, 05:32
https://twitter.com/TourDeBeauce/status/1007799300196306945

Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 16, 2018, 18:46
https://twitter.com/cdncyclist/status/1008041624050360320

All smiles today.
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: M Gee on June 16, 2018, 20:46
You know, if some place in Canada just had decent winter weather, moving there would become a much higher priority! Then I could go see this in LIVE!
Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 17, 2018, 07:34
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df2MCLNWkAAD1LD.jpg)

The first break of the day was not to the liking of UHC as Revard was involved, but the second one had nobody of concern and it was the Canadian National team who used their numbers advantage to secure the win.

Title: Re: [2.2] Tour de Beauce
Post by: Leadbelly on June 18, 2018, 09:05
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Df6xiQpW0AQCSyc.jpg)

http://www.tourdebeauce.com/fr/archives/2018/james-piccoli-remporte-le-tour-de-beauce-2018

Just like last year it was all change with Piccoli and Whitehouse making big jumps to the top of the GC. The break never got more than ~2 minutes on the peloton and nearly got brought back at one point when it dropped to 15 seconds, but UHC were having to do a lot of work responding to attacks and on a very attritional course they ran out of numbers and energy to reduce the gap back down enough.