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Giant Expands Partnership With Crankworx World Tour MTB Events Through 2017

– Giant, the world leader in cycling technology, announced today that it is expanding its partnership with Crankworx, a series of major mountain bike events held annually around the world.

Starting in 2015, Giant will … READ MORE →

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Free 2015 Cycling in Ontario Guide Released

(Toronto, ON) – All types of cyclists can now easily find an array of Ontario-wide summer ride ideas, inspiration and detailed travel information in the newly released 2015 Cycling in Ontario / Le vélo … READ MORE →

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Grey County Road Race presented by Sportsnet May 22-24

(The Blue Mountains, ON) – We are pleased to announce that Sportsnet has signed on to be the title sponsor for the 2015 Grey County Road Race and Time Trial, being held May 22 … READ MORE →

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Ontario Trails Survey Deadline Extended to Mar. 15

– We have some exciting news to share about the Ontario Government’s aim to gather more information about trails in the province.  The Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport has commissioned an online survey … READ MORE →

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TO2015 Unveils Medals – A Unique Product of the Americas

(Toronto, ON) – The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games Organizing Committee (TO2015) today unveiled the competition medals for the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games. Athletes from 41 countries and territories across the … READ MORE →

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Chico Stage Race Results – Canada’s Jackson 6th, Naud 11th Overall

(Chico, CA) – Canadians were on the podium in California at the Chico Stage Race led by Allison Jackson (Can) TWENTY16 presented by SHO-Air winning the Stage 1 Thunderhill Circuit Race as well as … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Woods Wins Clássica Internacional Loulé Capital Europeia in Portugal, Boivin 5th

(Loulé, Portugal) – Canada’s Michael Woods (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies won the 158.5km Clássica Internacional Loulé Capital Europeia do Desporto from Loulé to Loulé in Portugal on Sunday. He crossed the line … READ MORE →

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Vuelta Independencia Nacional Stages 5-8 Final Report, Results – Schwingboth 3rd on Stage, Bell 8th Overall

– Race organizers of the Vuelta Independencia Nacional today cancelled Stage 5, the Queen Stage from Moca to Constanza, citing heavy traffic on the race route on Feb. 26. The stage had started like … READ MORE →

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Quebec City Renews with GPCQM for Four Years – $4.35m Through 2019 for WorldTour Races

February 28, 2015 (Quebec City, QC) – Quebec City has renewed its contract with organizers of the Grand Prix cycliste de Québec World Tour races reports Radio Canada. The announcement, made by Quebec City’s Executive … READ MORE →

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Team GIANT Vancouver Unveils 2015 Roster, Sponsors

(Maple Ridge, BC) – The GIANT Vancouver Lower Mainland BC-based cycling team is pleased to announce its roster, sponsors, and schedule for the 2015 season. The headline news is the squad’s new title sponsor, … READ MORE →

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Bridge the Gap Launches National Youth Cycling Club Development Initiative

(Vancouver, BC) – Since its launch in 2013, Global Relay’s Bridge the Gap Fund has played an integral role in the development Canadian road cyclists by assisting over a dozen riders in obtaining professional … READ MORE →

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2015 UCI Road World Championships Schedule Unveiled and Courses Fine-tuned

– UCI Road World Championships schedule unveiled and courses fine-tuned The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and Richmond 2015 Organising Committee have today announced the 2015 UCI Road World Championships schedule and course modifications of … READ MORE →

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UCI Requests Withdrawal of Astana Pro Team Licence

(Switzerland) – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) today confirms that it has now reviewed the audit produced by the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne (ISSUL) (1) on Astana Pro Team … READ MORE →

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M1 Pro Cycling Unveils H&R Block Pro Cycling Team Clothing

(Vancouver, BC) – We are excited to unveil the new H&R Block Pro Cycling Team clothing made by Pearl Izumi. With the help of our digital marketing firm Curious Communications, we went for clean … READ MORE →

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Labonté Sells Salon Info Vélo Bike Show and Signals an End of his 62-Year Cycling Career

(Quebec City, QC) – The Salon Info Vélo consumer bike show in Quebec City has been sold by its founder, Jean-Yves Labonté for an undisclosed amount. The bike show, which celebrates its 30th annual … READ MORE →

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Cervelo Co-founder Gerard Vroomen and Rene Wiertz Acquire 3T Components

(Rembate, Italy) – Gerard Vroomen of Cervelo fame has partnered with current 3T Components president and CEO, Rene Wiertz, to buy the company for an undisclosed amount. Vroomen, who co-founded Cervelo with Phil White … READ MORE →

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Vuelta Independencia Nacional Stages 3 and 4 Report, Results – Bell 8th Overall

(Dominican) – Evan Huffman rode a tremendous ride to solo to victory on Stage three of the Vuelta Independencia Nacional in the Dominican Republic today, picking up Team SmartStop’s first win of the 2015 … READ MORE →

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Job Opportunity – Coordinator, Marketing Partnerships @ Canadian Olympic Committee

– Be a part of building and servicing a national brand.  The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is a national, private, not-for-profit organization committed to high-performance sports excellence.  We are the largest private supporter of … READ MORE →

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Team SmartStop and Velofix Announce Partnership for 2015

(Winston-Salem, North Carolina) – With the racing season underway for the 2015 season, Team SmartStop is thrilled to bring on another partner for the year – Velofix, a franchise-based Mobile Bike Shop founded in … READ MORE →

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Cycling Centre Calgary Penticton Camp March 20-28

– Join us for seven days of cycling in scenic Okanagan Valley for the Cycling Centre Calgary Penticton Camp, Mar. 20-28 for cycle and Para-cycle athletes ages 12 and up with a focus on … READ MORE →

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New Sponsors and Format for Summer and Fall Epic 8 Hour Events

(Ontario) – Trek Stores of Toronto, Barrie and Aurora are the proud new Presenting Sponsors for the Summer and Fall Epic 8 Hour Mountain Bike Relay events. These events are some of the most … READ MORE →

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Vuelta Independencia Nacional Stage 2 Report, Full Results – Canada’s Bell 4th Overall

(Dominican) – Evan Huffman, today, showed his power in the second stage of Vuelta Independencia Nacional in the Dominican Republic, spending the second half of the stage in a decisive breakaway only to get … READ MORE →

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Valls Claims Tour of Oman Overall, Canada’s Rollin 50th – Stages 4-6 Final Report, Results, Photos

(Oman) – While many were expecting former winners like Vincenzo Nibali or Joaquim Rodriguez to shine on the hardest stage of the Tour of Oman, Spaniard Rafael Valls triumphantly tamed the Green Mountain. In … READ MORE →

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Tour du Haut Var Matin Stages 1, 2 Results and Final GC – Canada’s Duchesne 34th

(France) – Canada’s Antoine Duchesne (Team Europcar) finished 34th overall at Tour du Haut Var Matin this weekend that featured two stages. Ben Gastauer (Lux) AG2R La Mondiale took Stage 1 from Le Cannet … READ MORE →

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Vuelta Independencia Nacional Stage 1 – Canada’s Bell 10th

– Team SmartStop knew going into the first stage of the 36th Vuelta Independencia Nacional they wouldn’t be taking anyone by surprise this year around, but today’s stage showed the strength of the team … READ MORE →

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Canada’s Monique Sullivan Stellar 4th in Women’s Keirin on Final Day of 2015 UCI Track Worlds – Report and Photos

(St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – Canada’s Monique Sullivan put in a solid day at the office claiming fourth in the women’s Keirin finishing just off the podium with superb racing on the final day of … READ MORE →

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Volta ao Algarve Stage 5 Results, Final GC – Canada’s Boivin 13th on Final Stage, Woods 12th on GC

(Vilamoura, Portugal)-Canada’s Michael Woods (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies) finished 12th overall as his teammate Guillaume Boivin placed 13th on the final Stage 5 from Almodovar to Vilamoura, 178km won by André Greipel (Ger) … READ MORE →

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Women’s Tour of New Zealand Stage 5 Results, Final GC – Pilote-Fortin 16th Overall and 2nd Best Young Rider

(New Zealand) – Canada’s Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (DNA Cycling p/b) finished 16th overall and second in the Best Young Rider classification as the Women’s Tour of New Zealand wrapped up on Sunday. Fellow Canuck Denise … READ MORE →

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Beveridge Brings Home Second Bronze for Canada on Day 4 @ UCI Track Worlds – Report and Photos

(St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – Four world titles were awarded on Saturday at the UCI Track Cycling World Championships in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. Germany joins host France with the most gold medals, at three each, while … READ MORE →

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Volta ao Algarve Stages 3-4 Report, Results – Canada’s Woods 5th on Queen Stage

(Vilamoura, Portugal) – Canada’s Mike Woods (Optum) catapulted off a full team-effort today to take fifth place in stage four of Portugal’s Volta ao Algarve. The race’s queen stage promised to be a dogfight … READ MORE →

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Women’s Tour of New Zealand Stages 1-4 – Pilote-Fortin in Best Young Rider Jersey is 16th Overall

(New Zealand) – Tayler Wiles from USA national team took the 106km stage and the leader’s yellow jersey on a hot day of racing featuring a total of four climbs. Riders in the USA … READ MORE →

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Interviews with Kirsti Lay, Hugo Barrette, Evan Carey @ UCI Track Worlds 2015

(St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – Pedal caught up with Kirsti Lay following the Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit bronze medal performance, along with Hugo Barrette and Evan Carey at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships for their … READ MORE →

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UCI Track Cycling Worlds Day 3 Report and Photos – Canada’s Glaesser 6th in Women’s Individual Pursuit

(St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – Three more world titles were awarded on Day 3 at the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in St-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France. The host nation took their third gold medal to lead … READ MORE →

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Montreal Bike Show 2015 Wrap Up Report and Photos

(Montreal, QC) – Big crowds were evident at the 13th edition of the Montreal Bike Show (MBS) / Salon du vélo de Montréal last weekend. Thousands of visitors made it down to downtown’s Place … READ MORE →

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Alex Cataford is Back to His Winning Ways After Injury

(California) – After missing the 2014 season due to an injury sustained when he was struck by a vehicle in Arizona, Canada’s Alex Cataford proved his fitness is coming back when he won the … READ MORE →

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UCI Track Cycling Worlds Day 3 Results

(St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – The 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships continued in France on Day 3 with qualifying in the Women’s Sprint, Women’s Individual Pursuit, and the Scratch Race leg of the Men’s … READ MORE →

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Team SmartStop to Race at 2015 Amgen Tour of California

(California) – Team SmartStop will be hunting their first Medalist stage win at the Amgen Tour of California come May. Having raced three medalist races in 2014 (Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, USA … READ MORE →

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Enduro Sport Tri Gear and Bike Swap Feb. 28 — Registration Now Open!

(Toronto,ON) – Our semi-annual Bike Swap is coming up on Saturday, February 28 and we are now accepting seller items for drop off at our Leaside location. Buying or selling this is a can’t … READ MORE →

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Female Paralympian to Challenge UCI Hour Record – Historic Attempt To Be Broadcast Live Online Feb. 28

(Aigle, Switzerland) – The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) is delighted to announce that it will provide exclusive live coverage of Dame Sarah Storey’s UCI Hour Record attempt on its YouTube channel.

Her attempt will take … READ MORE →

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Test of Metal to Include 2-Person Relay Race for 20th Anniversary – June 20

(Squamish, BC) – The Test of Metal will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a variety of events including a teams-of-two relay for this year’s race only. Registration will open on Sunday, March 15 at … READ MORE →

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Driver Who Killed Pierrik Houle Found Guilty – Could Receive Life Sentence

(Drummondville, QC) – The driver who fatally struck Pierrik Houle in 2012 in a hit-and-run incident has been found guilty. Houle, 19, was found alongside rue Principale (main street) in the village of Sainte-Perpétue … READ MORE →

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UCI Track World Championships Day 2 Report, PHOTOS – Canada Wins First Medal

February 19, 2014 (St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – Canada won its first medal of the 2015 UCI Track Cycling World Championships on Day 2 with a bronze in the Women’s Team Pursuit as five world titles … READ MORE →

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Volta ao Algarve Stages 1, 2 – Boivin Sprints to Top Ten

(Minneapolis, MN) – Optum’s Guillaume Boivin (Can) finished 10th yesterday, an impressive result for the team’s first race of 2015, and against some of the WorldTour’s top talent. To put it in perspective – reigning … READ MORE →

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OCA is Offering a Provincial Level C Commissaire Course for Road

(Milton,ON) – The Ontario Cycling Association is offering a Provincial Level C commissaire course for Road. The course will be held over two days Saturday March 21st 9-5 and Sunday March 22nd 9-4 at … READ MORE →

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Day 2 Results @ UCI Track Cycling Worlds – Canadian Women Move On to Bronze Medal Round

(St Quentin-en-Yvelines, France) – Canada’s Women’s Team Pursuit squad of Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Steph Roorda were bested by powerhouse Great Britain today in the First Round at the 2015 UCI Track … READ MORE →

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Kristoff Wins Tour of Oman Stage 3, Canada’s Rollin 44th – Report, Results

(Oman) – Winner of three stages at the Tour of Qatar a week ago, Alexander Kristoff conquered his first success on this year’s Tour of Oman. Already victorious during the 2014 edition, the Norwegian … READ MORE →

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Team SmartStop Launched, Leads UCI America’s Tour for 2015 – Canada’s Bell, Britton, Dahl On Board

(Calabasas, CA) – Team SmartStop was officially launched on Friday night at Pedalers Fork in Calabasas, California at the conclusion of a successful team camp. With the launch comes the news that as of … READ MORE →

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UCI Track Cycling Worlds Day 1 Report and PHOTOS

(Saint-Quentin-En-Yvelines, France) – Day 1 of the UCI Track Cycling World Championships kicked off at the new “fast” National Velodrome in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, southwest of Paris. The session began with the Canadian Women’s Pursuit squad … READ MORE →

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EnergyLab Announces Exclusive Wheel Sponsorship of Major Cycling Teams across Canada

(Calgary, AB) – Alberta-based, EnergyLab Sports, announces several three-year cycling team sponsorship agreements across Canada. BC-based Russ Hayes Racing and Dr. Walker Sports Chiropractor Cycling Team, Ontario’s DEC Express-National Cycling Centre of Hamilton, and … READ MORE →

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Sad News – Tribute to Former Canadian Road Champ René Cyr (1921-2015)

(St-Jerome, QC) – Former Canadian road champ René Cyr passed away over the weekend in his 94th year. According to his inscription at the FQSC Hall of Fame, Cyr won 47 victories from 1936 … READ MORE →