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Re: Misc. American Tour Races 2017
« Reply #180 on: May 04, 2017, 15:38 »


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    Re: Misc. American Tour Races 2017
    « Reply #181 on: May 05, 2017, 05:30 »
    https://twitter.com/redlandsClassic/status/860243622419021824



    TJ 2.0 smashes it on a really hot day. Oronte and McNulty could force their way into the Rally team for California with performances like this.



    The Eisenhart head wiggle becomes rather distracting after a while. :lol

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    Re: Misc. American Tour Races 2017
    « Reply #185 on: May 07, 2017, 07:17 »


    CX-er Hecht takes the win from the break. No changes in the GC I think.

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    Re: Misc. American Tour Races 2017
    « Reply #186 on: May 08, 2017, 09:37 »
    https://twitter.com/wrightus/status/861372778288529408

    Paco Mancebo also floated by on his way to victory. He had Hincapie worried, but other teams helped out.

    Final GC podium was Eisenhart, McNulty and Oronte. Mannion dropped down to fourth.

    As an aside Rally announced their California team and neither of those two above made the selection.
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    Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay 8th - 11th June



    Stage 1  »  Route La Baie (166.1km)



    Stage 2  »  Route La Baie (171km)



    Stage 3  »  Route Kénogami - Criterium (74.5km)



    Stage 4  »  Route Chicoutimi (149.8km)




    Competing teams (as of 11th May):

    Équipe Canadienne
    Ride with Rendall
    H & R Block
    NCCH Elite p/b MGCC
    Garneau Smart Savvy
    CCB Velotooler
    Vélo Sélect
    Inteja DCT
    Novo Nordisk
    Movistar Team Ecuador
    Foundation Cycling
    Garneau Québecor
    Jelly Belly P/B Maxxis
    Lowestrates
    Aevolo Cycling
    Canyon Bicycles Pro Cycling
    Transport Lacombe/Devinci
    Silber Pro Cycling
    Keyi Look Cycling Team

    Keyi Look is a bit leftfield. A Chinese team with quite a few Kazakh riders, but in the race's previous life as the Coupe des Nations Ville Saguenay it did have a Kazakh winner one year in Arman Kamyshev (beating a certain Julian Alaphilippe).
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    http://www.lapresse.ca/le-quotidien/sports/201705/30/01-5102954-bouchard-au-grand-prix-cycliste-grace-a-roger-filion.php

    There were no plans (or budget or riders) for an Équipe Canadienne to ride Saguenay this year (Team RaceClean did in 2016) until MTB-er Léandre Bouchard expressed an interest in riding. Although retired from the organisational committee of GP Saguenay, it was Roger Filion who made a few phone calls and probably called in a few favours to get things sorted (money, cars, kit etc).

    The team should be Bouchard, Boivin, Perry (if he can get a flight over from Europe), Cataford, Auclair and Piccoli.
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    Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay 8th - 11th June

    The only thing I know about this place is it'll take you  three days to hitchike from there, if you're looking for America  :cool

     :D
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    The only thing I know about this place is it'll take you  three days to hitchike from there, if you're looking for America  :cool

     :D

    Using my powers of telepathy.....  :P

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    Wasn't it four days? ;)

    Some googling also shows "The name Saguenay is not related to Saginaw, the name of a river, bay and city in Michigan that is of Ojibway origin"


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     :secretlol Ehm,,,yes,,,that goes to show how much I know about the place, so I try to make up with it by quting wikipedia....

    In 2010, lyrics from the song began appearing spray-painted on vacant buildings and abandoned factories in the town of Saginaw, Michigan, which is mentioned in the song.[4] The group of artists, Paint Saginaw, decided to paint the phrases after the population had dwindled vastly, noting that the song became rather "homesick" for the town’s residents.[11] The song's entire lyrics are painted on 28 buildings in the city, including railroad tracks and bridge supports.[4]

    The song was featured in "America", a television advertisement for the presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders during the 2016 Democratic Party presidential primaries.[15] The campaign sought permission to use it from Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel themselves, who both agreed. Garfunkel stated that he was a supporter of Sanders and his campaign, and that the usage of "America" did not take away from the song's original premise.[16]
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    #silber

    http://pedalmag.com/silber-aims-to-3-peat-in-saguenay-with-7-strong-riders/

    Stephen Bassett
    Pier-André Côté
    Alec Cowan
    Julien Gagné
    Émile Jean
    Nicolas Masbourian
    Ryan Roth

    Back for three in a row? They had four of the top six last year, but only Roth remains from that quartet. Another name missing from the team is Kris Dahl (won a stage in Utah last year). He hasn't ridden a UCI race all year. At least he is still on the roster (on the UCI site), so it can't be another Drouin, but it's a mystery.
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    Tour de Beauce 14th - 18th June



    Stage 1  »  Saint-Georges - Saint-Georges (185km)



    Same stage as last year when a tailwind helped the break make it (and proved the crucial stage in Daniel taking the overall).

    Stage 2  »  Lac Megantic - Mont-Megantic (169km)



    Stage 3a  »  Saint-Georges TT (19.4 km)



    TT is in a different location, but spookily has virtually the same profile as last year. :woooo

    Stage 3b  »   Saint-Georges - Saint-Georges (77km)



    Stage 4  »  Quebec Criterium (70 km)



    Stage 5  »  Saint-Georges Circuit (122.4 km)



    Fun circuit to finish.

    Quite a few of the teams that will ride Saguenay will be here too, but with the addition of the stronger US teams, the field here is definitely stronger.

    Competing teams:

    Novo Nordisk
    UnitedHealthcare

    Holowesko-Citadel
    Axeon Hagens Berman
    Silber
    Rally
    Garneau-Québecor
    Canyon
    JellyBelly
    Aevolo
    Team Ecuador
    Keyi Look
    Inteja

    LowestRates
    Team PROBIKESHOP
    Foundation
    Smart Savvy-Garneau

    No H&R Block for whatever reason. :S
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    https://twitter.com/QuentinValognes/status/872836663118110722

    Whisper it, but they may have a chance at getting that first stage win of the year some time over the next few days.
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    https://twitter.com/rstgelaisJDQ/status/872872789195280385

    So that's 2 JellyBelly (Gus Morton the first of them), 2 CCB, 1 Canyon, 1 Inteja and 1 H&R Block.

    Naturally they have been caught while I was typing that out...  :angry

    Stage half done.
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    https://twitter.com/rstgelaisJDQ/status/872920664143015940

    Castillo was third. A wild stage according to JellyBelly, so wild that nobody could tweet any updates or results.

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    http://canadiancyclist.com/dailynews.php?id=32608

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    The (winning) break did not get away from the main peloton until 80 kilometres into the stage, with constant attacking and the high temperatures (32 Celcius) whittling down the field.

    The speed and temperature saw 23 riders abandon or finish outside the time limit, with only 12 riders within a minute of the lead.  Defending champion Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling) is over three minutes back, after his team was constantly put to the test trying to defend against the attacks. Roth was the only member of his team to finish ahead of the main bunch, nearly 17 minutes in arrears.

    Team Canada manager Kevin Field commented, "This is actually a perfect situation for us. We said in our [team] meeting it would actually be better for us not to win today, but keep the game close. We lost Raph [Auclair] today as well, so defending with just three guys would have been hard. Now Canyon has the responsibility, which is good for us."

    Field may think it's good, but we saw last year that in the same position Silber let the breaks stay away to the finish to mop up bonuses and Cycling Academy with a weakened team couldn't do much about it. My bet is that Mancebo will do what Roth did in 2016 and sneak away for the GC win.

    A bit of an ouch day for Silber. Did they try to control it instead of being the aggressors themselves?

    https://www.facebook.com/silberprocyclingteam/posts/746287335532969

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    No sugar coating this one... we blew it. Stage 1 at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay was a disaster. We were on the back foot all day. Lucky for us, we've got a team that can bounce back. Mama said there wd be days like this so we will wipe our sweaty brows and move onwards.
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    Leaving this link here for Leadbelly as the USAProCyclingChallenge was one of my favorite races (and I like Colorado  :D )

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    Re: Misc. American Tour Races 2017
    « Reply #204 on: June 15, 2017, 23:52 »


    The Eisenhart head wiggle becomes rather distracting after a while. :lol
    He's got to be a Cali dude. I'd say SoCal, but if he was SoCal I'd think he'd be catching waves. But, Valley maybe?
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    https://twitter.com/rstgelaisJDQ/status/873297128969445376
    Thanks, Lead, for the Beauce reportage!

    You know, though, Mancebo's name caught my eye. He HASN'T retired YET?!   :o   Still crazy, after all these years . . .
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    ......and the rest of Saguenay.



    Break took the win and the finishing bonuses. Boivin and Fisher both picked up intermediate seconds with the Cycling Academy rider closing the gap by one second.



    Think the Canadian team tried playing the Piccoli card here, but to no avail.

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    Stage one providing some guaranteed GC surprises as a break of 25 got away on a windy day and with most teams represented the gap just grew and grew and grew. The peloton finished over 25 minutes down! Any chance of winning had disappeared for *takes deep breath* De Vos, Cataford, Mancebo, Dal-Cin, Mannion, Fisher, Oliveira, Kuss, Ellsay, Tvetcov, Carpenter, Roth, and Eisenhart.



    With so many big names out of the GC hunt, it wasn't a surprise that breaks were going to have a good chance in the rest of the race. Dal-Cin and Carpenter were the last men standing from a six man break and Carpenter couldn't follow 4km from the summit when the Canadian attacked. Kuss won from the peloton and Swirbul was the first of the riders who had been in the break from the day before.
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    Big performance from Cowan to give Silber their second stage win of the race and the yellow jersey. The poor weather conditions and even some gravel sections probably helped his cause.



    Gord was bullish about the team's chances of holding onto the jersey.



    Another win for the break. Flaksis was the only vague GC threat involved and he grabbed a few seconds back.
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    Cowan and Silber had a scare at the start of the stage when he crashed into barriers, luckily with it being a crit he could take a free lap while getting a bike change etc. That crash helped the break get established and it was Garrison who went one better than he did on the first stage and beat Carpenter to the line in a tight photo.



    Big shake up on the final stage. Cowan was suffering after his crash the day before and despite his team's help he couldn't even hang on to the peloton, in fact they suffered the indignity of getting lapped by stage winner Britton.

    Flaksis was the unlikely beneficiary of all this, he got away with a small chase group including team mate Carpenter and got enough time over Russo, Cheyne, Burke etc.



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