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Garneau-Quebecor 2014 UCI Continental Team Announced

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March 27, 2014 (Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, QC) – Mr. Louis Garneau, President of Louis Garneau Sports, and Mrs. Sylvie Cordeau, Vice-President of Philanthropy and Donations at Quebecor Media, are pleased to present the 2014 edition of Garneau-Quebecor UCI Continental Pro Cycling Team.

Garneau-Quebecor 2014 UCI Continental Team (l-r) Louis Garneau, Luke Ockerby, Benjamin Chaddock, Jacob Kauffman, Rémi Pelletier-Roy, Adam Farabaugh, Simon Lambert-Lemay and Geoffroy Dussault  ©  courtesy of Louis Garneau

The team is composed of, among others, Team Captain Remi Pelletier-Roy, Canadian Criterium Champion Pierrick Naud, Quebecers Simon Lambert-Lemay, Simon-Pierre Gauthier and Geoffroy Dussault and, for a second consecutive year, American Adam Farabaugh. Joining them this year are Canadian Benjamin Chaddock and Australians Luke Ockerby and Jacob Kauffmann.

“The season got off to a very good start with a training camp in North Carolina. This allowed us to get in some good kilometers outside, in the Blue Ridge Parkway Mountains, to live together as a team and to welcome the new members from Australia and Western Canada.

It didn’t take long to build good team cohesion, as demonstrated during our latest performance and victory at Delray Beach last weekend. There’s a great atmosphere and I think that’s a token of a great 2014 season. To be continued!” declared Team Captain Remi Pelletier-Roy, who was able to break away from the peloton in the first minutes of the race and maintain his position until the end.

By winning the Delray Twilight Criterium, a race that is part of the USA Crit Championship series, Team Garneau-Québecor seized the Series Leader jersey.

“Our mission is to help young talents evolve and grow in cycling and to make their dream come true: become a Pro Team member…we want to find the next David Veilleux! The cycling solution we have developed is not limited to products. By creating events and supporting professional athletes, we contribute to the promotion of cycling.

“I am proud to have been able to help such great cyclists as David Veilleux and Antoine Duchesne (EUROPCAR), Hugo Houle (AG2R LA MONDIALE) and Bruno Langlois, who now competing in the USA this year,” commented Garneau.

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Ben Aroundo, ON, Canada says:

    I really hope that the team did the mountains AFTER doing their “proper” aerobic base miles on flat or rolling areas otherwise our Canadian coaching is sorely lacking and NOT scientifically based.

    We need to produce riders that are trained in a proper manner to become the best they can be internationally NOT just “good enough” in less competitive North America.

    Without naming names I know a past team owner who took his riders to the mountains to do base miles. What the hey don’t these so called racing experts read even a thin book on how the muscle cells behave with different training regiments?

    Developing a rider from base miles to the battles of the later season is like baking a cake and one wrong ingredient turns it into a flop.

    If my suspicions are true and as I’ve said it before it will be a minor miracle if Canada produces without good European or Australian formally educated, years experienced “real” coaches an International champion (without using cheating drugs of course).

    If you start off your base on mountains, go anaerobically and fatigue and over use the muscles climbing mountains, your season “may” start off well in April and perhaps early May but will turn to MERDE by June. You can take that to the bank.

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