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Nordhaug wins the 2012 Montreal WorldTour GP

Norway’s Lars Petter Nordhaug (Sky Procycling) out-paced Moreno Moser (Ita) Liquigas-Cannondale in second for the biggest win of his career

Gerrans wins the 2012 Quebec City WorldTour GP

Australia’s Simon Gerrans (Orica GeenEdge was the man of the hour trumping Belgian Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing)

Chaddock wins 2012 Canadian Crit Championship

Ben Chaddock (Team Exergy) and Rhae-Christie Shaw (Exergy TWENTY12) win big at the National Criterium Championships in Lac Megantic, Quebec

Roth wins the 2012 Canadian road championship

Ryan Roth (SpiderTech) is the new Canadian road champion, edging out Michael Barry (Team Sky). Antoine Duchesne (Garneau-Québécor) wins the U23 title.

Ramsden wins the Women's 2012 Road Nationals

Denise Ramsden is the new Elite and U23 Women's Canadian road champion. Quebec's Clara Hughes finished 2nd and Joelle Numainville in 3rd place.

Where does the magic come from?

Lachine seems to be a tiny oasis where road cycling is properly recognized in a country where the sport is otherwise almost forgotten

Joelle Numainville 4th at 2012 GPC Gatineau

Ina-Yoko Teutenberg of Germany wins the 134km Grand Prix de Gatineau road race; Quebec's Joelle Numainville places 4th

Hughes remporte le Chrono Gatineau 2012

Clara Hughes leads a Specialized-lululemon sweep in the 18.4km GP Gatineau Chrono Individual Time Trial

St John and Black win 2012 eQuinelle GP Criteriums

Derrick St. John (Stevens p/b The Cyclery) and Chloe Black (Trisports Cycle/Eclipse) were the big winners in the elite categories of the eQuinelle GP Criterium in Keptville

Le retour de l'enfant prodigue!

Remi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau-Quebecor) wins the GP de Contrecoeur with help from Garneau team-mate Brett Tivers on a cold and rainy afternoon.

MANCEBO WINS 2012 TOUR OF THE BATTENKILL

Francisco Mancebo Perez (Competitive Cyclist Racing Team) wins the Tour of the Battenkill pro elite men’s 200km race in a time of 4:55:54

QUEBEC GIRLS ROCK 2012 Tour of the BATTENKILL

Quebec women do extremely well as Veronique Fortin (Tibco/To the Top) wins the 99.2km/62-mile race at the Tour of the Battenkill in a time of 3:00:38

Miroir du Cyclisme wallpaper Collectables

Large (French) widescreen Miroir du Cyclisme desktop calendars available for download under the Wallpaper tab at the top of the page

Tour of The Battenkill: Le 14-15 avril 2012

Dans quelques semaines, nous débuterons la saison 2012 avec une couverture approfondiedu prestigieux Tour of The Battenkill

SpiderTech débute la saison 2012 du bon pied

Boivin revient à la charge, et remporte un troisième podium pour Team SpiderTech

Une troisième cas de dopage au Quebec

Benjamin Martel tests positive as the dominos continue to fall in Quebec

Dying to Win

Grasping the reality and magnitude of the drug culture and looking for practical solutions rather than looking away

What happened to Rocky Mountain?

Four Rocky Mountain-Desjardins Valeurs Mobilieres riders join Équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien in 2012

Miguel Agreda crosses the line

Another champion admits to doping in what is quickly unravelling as Quebec's biggest drug scandal.

Arnaud Papillon tests positive for EPO

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport announced today that cyclist, Arnaud Papillon, received a two-year sanction for the use of erythropoietin (EPO).

Rui Costa remporte le Grand Prix de Montreal

Tour de France stage winner, Rui Alberto Faria da Costa (Por) Movistar Team out-duels the favourites on the final lap to claim the 205.1km Grand Prix Cycliste de Montreal.

Philippe Gilbert remporte le GP de Quebec

« C’était une course très difficile parce que Team Sky a assuré le rythme dès le départ. Ça roulait extrêmement vite».

L’UCI WorldTour arrive à Québec et a Montréal L’UCI WorldTour arrive à Québec et a Montréal L’UCI WorldTour arrive à Québec et a Montréal

Stéphane Cossette ne participerai pas au Sprint Challenge a Québec

Stéphane Cossette, qui a remporté le premier UCI ProTour événement jamais tenu en Amérique du Nord ne sera pas de retour à Québec cette année pour défendre son titre. Les nouvelles règles stipulent que les coureurs qui se spécialisent dans la course sur piste sont exemptés de l'événement.

Championnats Qubecois sur route Elite - CLM

Rémi Pelletier Roy est le nouveau champion du Québec CLM / Clara Hughes termine 6e contre les hommes élite en préparation pour les Championnats du Monde.

Véronique Fortin remporte le championat du Quebec sur route

Veronique Fortin, la championne canadienne sur route, termine seul devant sa plus proche rivale remportant le Championnat du Québec.

Antoine Matteau; Le nouveau champion du Quebec elite sur route

Il a dompté la pluie et le froid; Entrevue avec Antoine Matteau, nouveau champion du Québec sur route

Charles Matte; Le nouveau champion du Quebec Junior sur route

Jean-Francois Laroche; Encore Champion des Mardis Cyclustes de Lachine

Jean-François Laroche remporte le championnat des Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine pour une quatrième fois!

Derrick St John remporte le Grand Prix de Vaudreuil -Soulange

Derrick St John s'échappe de son groupe échappée sous la pluie et des vents extrême pour gagner la Grand Prix de Vaudreuil-Soulange de façon convaincante.

David Veilleux; Will he be the next Quebec cyclist to make it big?

After a 25th place finish at the Paris-Roubais earlier this year,David Veilleux electrifies local fans as he prepares for his return to Europe

Miguel Agreda Rojas wins final stage of Les Mardis Cyclistes

Miguel Agreda Rojas wins his second stage of the Mardis Cyclistes in style leaving no doubt as to why he is the newly minted Quebec Criterium Champion

Thomas Voeckler dit non à Montréal et Québec

Le champion de route français en 2010 et vainqueur du Grand Prix de Quebec l'année dernière décide de ne pas venir au Canada en 2011.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Montreal Bike Show; 2012 wrap up

Salon du Velo de Montreal 2012 / photos: Pasquale Stalteri

Montreal Bike Show; 2012 wrap up
by John Symon

February 23, 2012 (Montreal, QC) – The Tenth annual Montreal Bike Show (MBS) / Salon du Vélo wrapped up last Sunday at Place Bonaventure in downtown Montreal. Enthusiastic comments were heard from many exhibitors and visitors. Some 16,942 visitors came to the MBS in 2012, down slightly from  18,612 in 2011.

“It was too beautiful outdoors over the past few days and there were two other competing exhibitions on the same weekend,” noted organizer Jan P. Dubé in explaining the drop in numbers. “And while I had slightly fewer visitors, it was a better quality show this year. Many people were leaving the Show to go directly to the exhibitors’ stores to buy merchandise.”

“The 2012 MBS is better than the 2011 edition,” David Magnan, the owner of GTH, a chain of Quebec bike shops selling Cannondale told MwB. “The show this year looks better than it did last year and visitors seem more serious. we had a lot of people come by our booth, but there is no cash register here. We were only responding to questions. And most of the people who visited our booth were individuals, but there were also some dealers. Yes, we will certainly be here again at the 2013 show; this is a terrific opportunity to meet people and shake hands.”


Françoise Boutin, the owner of bike-friendly Auberge Harris in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu is among the first exhibitors to start coming to the MBS, now in its tenth edition. “I have been really into cycling for 25 years,” she told MwB Boutin not only promotes her 48-room hotel–which is very popular among the cycling crowd—but also works with nearby New York State’s Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau. “And this year marks the two hundredth anniversary of the War of 1812 with many activities planned, especially along the shores of Lake Champlain.” Boutin is a history buff, but she is also embracing new technology and spoke about a smart phone application available this year that acts as an electronic tour guide for cyclists touring her region.



Meanwhile, the Magdalen Islands / Îles-de-la-Madeleine tourist region shared a booth with the CTMA travel cooperative which operates ferry service to the archipelago in the middle of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. “It’s a perfect destination for cyclists,” maintains Matthieu Miousse of CTMA who enthusiastically described the scenery of the 205 sq km islands renowned for their beaches and warm swimming waters. “The hills are not too big and the scenery is fantastic. The area is popular with road cyclists and mountain bikers as there is something for everyone here.” The itinerary of bike tours there is also adapted to prevailing winds and can change from day to day. Local spots of interest include a brewery and cheese factory. CTMA offers seven-day packages departing from Montreal from June 8—Sept. 14 where almost everything is included starting from $1164 per person. And a contest at MBS for a free trip to the Magdalens was won by Louise Couture from Trois-Rivières, QC.



A little farther south, the state of Virginia is also beckoning cyclists. “The cycling season starts early in Virginia; many Canadians come down in early April or even March to start riding,” Barbara Simon, Virginia Tourism’s Quebec rep, told MwB. “And there are so many possibilities down there both for road and mountain biking, including the popular 755 km Blue Ridge Parkway that leads down to North Carolina. We have a vineyards route and we have biking around Virginia Beach.”


“We had perhaps 200 people visit our booth here,” Jean Party a manager at Montreal-based Boutique Courier told MwB. “A lot of the visitors here are triathletes. We are not a discounter and our philosophy is to offer quality counselling to customers. Boutique Courir offers a number of brands in exclusivity in Montreal, or Quebec or sometimes in eastern Canada. These include Felt, Obean, Seven Cycles, and Trek. And for triathletes, we offer sales, rentals, and repairs of wetsuits. Our St. Denis Street store now has a third floor dedicated to cycling, triathlon, and cross-country skiing.” Patry said his store would do a follow-up after the 2012 show before deciding if they would return in 2013.


Charity groups at the show included Cyclo Nord-Sud (CNS) which collects used bicycles in Canada before shipping them to a dozen countries in the Third World. “As of our next shipment in May, we should reach the 40,000th bicycle shipped to the Developing World,” Lucie Poulin of Cyclo Nord Sud told MwB. “It’s very good for us to be at the MBS because we still need to increase public awareness of what CNS does.” The CNS booth also sold knick knacks and a terrific calendar showing how bicycles are used in the Third World.


A worldwide launch of City-Locker showed off a four-in-one product. “This product works as a combination mud guard, a baggage rack, a bike lock, and a kick stand,” Frenchman Marc Kuntz told MwB. “We expect to have a model for mountain bikes available in stores early this summer and are pleased with the reaction from independent bike dealers (IBDs) so far. Next year we expect to have a model available for road bikes. We are looking at a retail price of perhaps $85 for City-Locker.” His associate, Louis Luneau explained that one advantage of the City-Locker is that it can easily be mounted on a carbon frame bike which otherwise cannot take a kickstand.  Louis.luneau@luno.ca

Saturday, as part of the Montreal Bike show, the team EKOÏ.com / Gaspesien was presented to the public. Many people from the cycling world came to meet the riders and see the presentation of team jersey for the 2012 season. They had the chance to meet the key sponsors and the team management and learn about EKOÏ’s spring schedule.


Meanwhile, the unmistakeable figure of Jean-Yves Labonté could often be seen around the 2012 MBS show. Labonté has been operating the province’s other main bike show, Salon Info-Vélo in Quebec City for 27 years. “Maybe I will sell the show on its 30th anniversary,” he told MwB. The 2012 show takes place March 09–11, at the Terminal des croisières, on Dalhousie Street and admission is free. Click on the link below to see the list of exhibitors:


And the 26th Annual Toronto International Bicycle Show takes place March 2—4 at the Better Living Centre in Exhibition Place, Toronto




Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Présentation de l'équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien

équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien photo: Pasquale Stalteri
Présentation de l'équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien / Sébastien Hue / photo: Pasquale Stalteri

Présentation de l'équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien / Yvan Martineau / photo: Pasquale Stalteri
Samedi, dans le cadre du salon du vélo de Montréal, l’équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspesien a été présentée au grand public. Plusieurs personnes du milieu cycliste se sont déplacées afin de venir rencontrer les coureurs et assister au dévoilement des couleurs pour la saison 2012. Ils ont eu la chance de rencontrer les principaux commenditaires et la direction de l’équipe. Avec animateur Richard L’heureux (journaliste à Radio Canada Mauricie) introduit par Yvan Martineau, la présentation a été parfaite! Une partie du calendrier printanier a été présenté par le fait même.

De g. à dr. Mathieu Roy, Adam Carr, Émile Jean, François Chabot, Antoine Matteau, Jordan Brochu, Charles Matte, Pierrick Naud, Yannick Bédard, Jean-Samuel Deshaies et Charles Bryer

Toute la direction de l’équipe tien à remercier les fans et passionnés de se sport qui sont venus pour l’événement!

Vous pourrez suivre l’équipe au www.ekoi-gaspesien.com toute la saison.

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Saturday, as part of the Montreal Bike show, the team EKOÏ.com / Gaspesien was presented to the public. Several people from the cyclist came to meet the riders and see the presentation of team jersey for the 2012 season. They had the chance to meet the key sponsors and the team management. With Richard L’heureux (journalist for Radio Canada Mauricie) introduced by Yvan Martineau, the presentation was perfect! Part of the spring schedule was presented thereby.

The team directors would like to thank the fans and cycling passionate that came to the event!

You’ll be able to follow the team during all the season on www.ekoi-gaspesien.com

équipe EKOÏ.com/Gaspésien photo: Pasquale Stalteri

Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Montreal Bike Show; Last day Sunday February 19, 2012

Salon du Velo 2012
Salon du Velo ; Louis Garneau book signing
     


 February 19, 2012

The tenth annual edition of the Montreal Bike Show / Salon du Vélo opened on Friday, February 17 in Montreal’s Place Bonaventure. Many of the 226 exhibitors at the show commented that crowds were good on the first day, but Miroir du Cyclisme was unable to get a precise count from the gate. It did seem however, that the bike show was drawing bigger crowds than the Salon Expo Hockey, also at Place Bonaventure.

“Almost all exhibitors from 2011 year are back this year,” show organizer Jan P. Dubé told Pedal. “And we have Garneau, Marinoni, Guru, and Beausoleil which are making a big return this year. We also have Ekoï, Pedal Magazine, and Porsche making their debut at the Show in 2012. We also have many new exhibitors in the Cycle touring like Adirondack (New York State) and Mount Washington Valley (New Hampshire) tourist associations joining the state of Virginia and the Rideau Heritage Route from Ontario.”

“Exhibitors are quite impressed with the quality of visitors to the show, continued Dubé. “These people are real passionate about cycling! This is the edition of the Montreal Bike Show with the most bike brands on the floor, the most cycling events ever presented and the most tourist regions from US and Ontario. The new Porsche bikes and trials of new electronic power shift (EPS) group from Campagnolo http://eps.campagnolo.com and DI2 from Shimano were a hit all day! And visitors can even try out these new gadgets…

While cycling has traditionally been more of a man’s domain, Louis Garneau Sports is showing off a whole section dedicated to women (bikes, clothing & accessories).  And sports clothing maker Katy St. Laurent www.kslsport.com goes one step further: all of her production is only for women. Then to show that women can also master bike mechanics, Denise Belzil of Techno Cycle www.technocycle.ca/01.php  is using the show to launching her second book: Adjustment of Speed and Braking Systems

Garneau is also selling jerseys and helmets designed for the Europcar Team during the 2012Tour de France. Meanwhile, the Multiple Sclerosis Society is launching a charity ride this summer that for 16 days will follow the route of the original Tour de France in 1903 http://scleroseenplaques.ca/qc/evenements/Defi-TourFrance/default.htm.

Not only cyclists, but also triathletes will enjoy the 2012 Montreal Bike Show where many Montreal retailers also cater to the triathlon crowd. Louis Garneau is among those and so too is Boutique Courir www.boutiquecourir.com with its 2XU,Gore Bike Wear, Nalini, Nineteen, Orca, Pearl Izumi, Parentini, Sugoi, and Zoot brands.

“The show is a great chance to take a sneak preview at the 2012 season,” concluded Dubé. “On top of that, there are lots of great deals on floor with specials up to 70 % off regular retail prices!”


RELATED LINKS: PEDAL MAGAZINE

Montreal Bike Show: Feb 17—19, 2012

Friday: Noon to 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Place Bonaventure – Montréal
800, de la Gauchetière St. West
(Metro Bonaventure)

Entrance fees:
Adult: $11
FQSC member / senior / student: $8
Children (6 to 12 years): $5 & FREE on Sunday
Children (under 6 years): Free all 3 days
Family Pass: $25:  (2 adults + 2 children 12 years old or less)

(514) 931-3336

2012 Salon du Velo de Montreal

Monday, February 13, 2012

PORSCHE SHOWCASES BIKE MODELS AT UPCOMING MONTREAL BICYCLE SHOW


Zero-emission transportation from Porsche makes its Canadian introduction at Place Bonaventure, February 17-19, 2012

MONTREAL – February 13, 2012 --- True to the Porsche brand, the Bike S and Bike RS offer intelligent performance with uncompromised attitude and state of the art technologies. Part of the Driver’s Selection range, these two built-for-speed bicycles provide urban mobility for those who lead an active and stylish lifestyle.


The Porsche Bike S offers an innovative design, thanks to its high performance aluminium 7005 frame that improves rigidity while providing optimum comfort. The toothed belt drive system and 11-speed Shimano Alfine IGH ensure ease of use and minimal slippage. 


Braking is ensured by the latest generation of hydraulic Magura disc brakes. A set of 29” wheels with tires optimized for rolling and handling characteristics are standard.


The Porsche Bike RS is designed for the ultimate performance. This sport bike impresses with a high-end carbon frame which offers high stability and extraordinary damping properties thanks to its newly-developed unibody construction. Also featured are competition-proven technologies such as 20-speed Shimano XTR gears and 29” Crank Brothers wheels which ensure maximum performance is put to the pavement. In addition, weight-optimized carbon brake levers are fitted to the Magura disc brakes. 

Offered in S, M, or L size, the Porsche Bike S and Porsche Bike RS are available at your local Canadian Porsche Centre for $5,177.47 and $9,199.99, respectively.


Contact:
Patrick Saint-Pierre
647-531-2992
Patrick.saint-pierre@porsche.ca

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Le Salon du vélo de Montréal 2012

Photo: Property of Salon du vélo de Montréal
Le Salon du vélo de Montréal 2012

Préparez votre prochaine saison
par John Symon (Photos additionnelles plus bas)
(English below)

La 10e édition du Salon du vélo de Montréal aura lieu à la Place Bonaventure de Montréal du 17 au 19 février 2012. Près de 200 exposants seront encore présent tout comme en 2011. Le Miroir du Cyclisme (MdC) a rencontré dernièrement le promoteur du Salon, Jan P. Dubé, afin d’en savoir plus.

‘’Les exposants 2012 comprennent des manufacturiers, des distributeurs, des détaillants spécialisés de vélos, des associations touristiques ainsi que des clubs cyclistes’’ a mentionné M. Dubé.  Garneau sera présent ainsi que des compagnies renommées comme ARGBoutique CourirCannondaleCycles LapierreEKOIFeltGuruKaty St. LaurentMarinMarinoniMountain Equipment Coop, et Studio Cycle qui exposeront. EKOI tiendra une conférence de presse le samedi durant le Salon. Il y aura également au moins un dévoilement de produit- dans ce cas-ci en première mondiale par une compagnie européenne’’ MdC a cru comprendre que ce nouveau produit est un item 4 dans 1 combinant un support à bagages, un support à vélo, un garde-boue ainsi qu’un dispositif de verrouillage par une compagnie basée en France.

Liste des exposants ICI I

‘’Marinoni sera présent au Salon avec le nouveau groupe électronique de changement de vitesses (EPS) de Campagnolo et il sera même possible d’en faire l’essai au stand de Marinoni! d’ajouté M. Dubé. ‘’Rui Costa (Équipe Movistar) a gagné le Grand Prix Cycliste de Montréal en 2011 avec le groupe EPS sur son vélo. Ce groupe EPS de Campagnolo n’était pas disponible au détail en 201. Mais en 2012, je crois qu’il sera disponible mais en quantité très limité …’’

Un nouveau service offrant l’entretien et la réparation de vélo à domicile – Mécano-Oportes exposera au salon. Il y aura également des vélos électriques, des clubs cyclistes, une nouvelle association pour la promotion de la sécurité à vélo et des cours de prévention pour les jeunes. Vélo Québec, organisateur du Tour de l’Île de Montréal et d’autres événements cyclistes, aura également un stand au Salon. Cyclo Nord-Sud qui a expédié plus de 39 000 vélos du Canada vers des pays en voie de développement, sera également présent.

Des agences de promotion du tourisme de la région des Adirondacks (État de New-York)et de la Virginie seront présents en plus de plusieurs associations touristiques du Québec et de l’Ontario.

Il y aura également des conférences sur des sujets comme rouler à vélo l’hiver, la nutrition lors d’épreuves d’endurance, la préparation d’un voyage à vélo, des activités spéciales comme des ateliers de mécanique présentés par l’école Techno Cycle. Les visiteurs pourront également faire l’essai de vélos sur une piste d’essais de 100 mètres aménagée à l’intérieur du Salon.

La vente est permise sur place mais la plupart des exposants prennent les commandes et invitent les clients à se rendre à leur place d’affaires. Apparemment, un vélo se détaillant à plus de 12 000$ a été vendu par un des exposants lors de la première journée du Salon l’an passé.

M. Dubé mentionne qu’en plus de se tenir au courant des dernières tendances dans le cyclisme et de se préparer pour la saison 2012, il y a d’autres raisons de visiter le Salon qui aura lieu lors de la fin de semaine qui suit la journée de la St-Valentin. ‘’Certaines personnes ont trouvé leur âme sœur au Salon. Josée Larocque* qui travaillait pour le salon y a rencontré Steve Bauer. Josée et Steve sont depuis ensemble en couple. Le fabricant de vélos Paolo Marinoni a également rencontré sa conjointe en exposant au Salon. Donc, vous ne savez jamais qui vous trouverez ici ….’’

Plus de 18 000 visiteurs sont venus au Salon en 2011.


Salon du vélo de Montréal : 17 au 19 février 2012
Vendredi: Midi à 21h
Samedi : 10h à 18h
Dimanche : 10h à 17h

Place Bonaventure – Montréal
800, rue De La Gauchetière Ouest
(Métro Bonaventure)

Frais d’admission:
Adulte: 11.00 $
Membre FQSC / Âge d’or / Étudiant : 8.00 $
Enfant (6 à 12 ans): 5.00 $ (vendredi et samedi) / Gratuit le dimanche
Enfant (moins de 6 ans): Gratuit les 3 jours
Forfait familial : 25.00 $ (2 adultes + 2 enfants 12 ans et moins)

(514) 931-3336

* Josée Laroque et Steve Bauer sont les fondateurs et gérants de la seule équipe cycliste professionnelle sur route du Canada Team Spidertech propulsée par C10.


Photo: Property of Salon du vélo de Montréal
Montreal Bike Show 2012
Get prepared for the new season
 by John Symon (More photos below)

The 10th annual Montreal Bicycle Show / Salon du Vélo (formerly known as Expodium) takes place from February 17--19 in 2012.  The venue is again attracting some 200 exhibitors as in 2011. Miroir du Cyclisme (MdC) met recently with show promoter, Jan P. Dubé, to find out more.

“The 2012 exhibitors will include manufacturers, distributors, bike shops, tourist associations, and bike clubs,” explains Dubé. Garneau will be there and prominent companies such as ARG, Boutique Courir, Cannondale, Cycles Lapierre, EKOI, Felt, Guru, Katy St. Laurent, Marin, Marinoni, Mountain Equipment Coop, and Studio Cycle will be exhibiting. EKOI is scheduling a press conference on Saturday during the show. There will also be at least one new product launch—in this case a worldwide first and done by a company based in Europe.” MdC understands that the new product is a four-in-one item that combines a bike rack, a bike stand, mud guards, and a lock from a French-based company. 

Updated List HERE

“Marinoni will be at the Show with the new electronic power shift (EPS) group from Campagnolo and it will be possible to try this at Marinoni booth!" continues Dubé. “Rui Costa (Movistar Team) won the 2011 Montreal Grand Prix Cycliste with the Campagnolo EPS on his bike. The Campagnolo EPS was not available at a retail level in 2011. But in 2012, I think it will be available in very limited quantity...”

A new service offering home bike repairs—Mechano-Oportes—will be exhibiting. There will also be electric bikes, clubs, a new association to promote bicycle safety, and classes for youths. Vélo Québec, which organizes the Tour de l’Ile de Montréal and other trips, will have a kiosk at the show. Cyclo Nord-Sud, which has shipped over 39,000 used bicycles from Canada to developing countries, will also be there.

Tourist associations from the Adirondacks region (New York State) and from Virginia will be there in addition to many Quebec and Ontario-based associations.

Conference topics include information about cycling in winter, nutrition for endurance sports, and preparation for recreational cycling. MdC believe that most of the seminars will be given in French. Special activities include mechanic clinics by Techno Cycle mechanic school. Visitors can also try bikes at the show on a 100m track.

Sales are permitted on the floor, but most exhibitors simply take orders and direct clients to their retail outlets. Apparently, a $12,000 bike was sold by one of the exhibitors on the first day of the 2011 show…

Dubé says that, apart from keeping up with the latest tendencies in cycling and preparing for the 2012 season, there are other reasons for attending his show that falls the weekend after Valentine’s Day. “Some people have found their soul mate at my show. Josée Larocque* used to work at this show where she met Steve Bauer. Josée and Steve have been a couple ever since. Local bike manufacturer, Paulo Marinoni, also met his true love at the show. So you never know who you will find here…”

Some 18,000 visitors came to the 2011 show.

Montreal Bike Show: Feb 17—19, 2012

Friday: Noon to 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday: 10 am to 5 pm

Place Bonaventure – Montréal
800, De La Gauchetière St. West
(metro Bonaventure)

Entrance fees:
Adult: $11
FQSC member / senior / student: $8
Children (6 to 12 years): $5 & FREE on Sunday
Children (under 6 years): Free all 3 days
Family Pass: $25:  (2 adults + 2 children 12 years old or less)

(514) 931-3336

* Josée Laroque and Steve Bauer now work as the directeurs sportifs (coaches) for SpiderTech p/b C10, Canada’s top road team 


CLICK TO ENLARGE PHOTOS
Photos: Property of Marinoni Inc.and Salon du vélo de Montréal


Friday, February 10, 2012

LE CANADA CONTINUE DE MARQUER DE PRÉCIEUX POINTS UCI DE QUALIFICATIONS PARALYMPIQUES

2012 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships,  © Casey B. Gibson 2012

ASSOCIATION CYCLISTE CANADIENNE
2012.02.10 (English below)

LE CANADA CONTINUE DE MARQUER DE PRÉCIEUX POINTS UCI DE QUALIFICATIONS PARALYMPIQUES
Malgré une journée sans médaille, le Canada demeure heureux de sa journée de travail

(Los Angeles, USA – Le 10 février 2012) Les Championnats du monde paracyclisme Piste 2012 de l’Union cycliste internationale (UCI) se sont poursuivis aujourd'hui au vélodrome Home Depot Center à Los Angeles, en Californie, et le Canada continue de combler son objectif principal d’accumuler de précieux points UCI, qui sont essentiels à la qualification paralympique.

Éric Van Den Eynde, entraîneur-chef de l’équipe canadienne de paracyclisme, était toutefois satisfait de la prestation de ses athlètes aujourd’hui malgré l’absence de médaille. « À Los Angeles, nous sommes ici pour marquer de très importants points UCI. Les membres de l'équipe ont accompli ces objectifs aujourd’hui, et nous sommes fiers des efforts qui ont été déployés. Il s'agit tout de même d'un Championnat du monde de paracyclisme sur piste et il ya un nombre croissant d'athlètes qui prennent part au paracyclisme. »

« En paracyclisme, chaque événement apporte de nombreuses surprises. Nous avons vu ici des athlètes en compétition pour la première fois sur la scène internationale et qui ont remporté des titres mondiaux. Nous avons certainement un modèle très différent de celui du système sportif olympique, où le talent peut être identifié très tôt. »

Le tandem masculin composé de Daniel Chalifour, de Mont-Laurier, au QC, et pilote Alexandre Cloutier, de Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly, QC, a pris le 8e rang avec un chrono de 1 min 05.404s -une marque personnelle-, un résultat satisfaisant considérant la profondeur du talent présent à ces mondiaux de paracyclisme sur piste. Le tandem masculin composé de Brian Cowie de Burnaby, BC et de Ed Veal de Toronto, ON a quant à lui pris le 16e rang (1 min 08.209s).

Lors de la course du contre-la-montre d’un kilomètre des tandems féminins, le tandem médaillé d'or aux Jeux parapanaméricains formé de Robbi Weldon de Thunder Bay, ON et Lyne Bessette de Knowlton, QC, a terminé au dixième rang (1 min 15.618s), un résultat attendu prenant compte du peu d’expérience du tandem sur piste et de la qualité du groupe de compétiteurs. Le tandem participe cette semaine à sa quatrième compétition en vélodrome depuis qu’il a été formé il y a deux ans.

Lors de la poursuite individuelle C1, Brayden McDougall de Calgary a affiché le meilleur chrono canadien (4 min 20.231s) pour le cinquième rang, ratant de très peu la ronde des médailles. Son coéquipier Jaye Milley aussi de Calgary, en Alberta, s’est contenté du neuvième rang en affichant un temps de 4 min 31.934s. En poursuite individuelle, seuls les quatre premiers des séances de qualifications passent à la ronde des médailles.

Matthieu Parent de Bromont, au Québec, en course dans la catégorie C2, a pris le 13e rang avec un chrono de 4 min 22.167s. Éric Bourgault d’Orford, au Québec, a terminé en 14e position (5 min 20.846s) de la catégorie C4, toujours lors de la poursuite individuelle.

L'événement peut être suivi en direct via webdiffusion au http://paracyclingla2012.com/folders.asp?uid=1, par le biais de chronométrage en direct au www.veloresults.com, via Twitter au www.twitter.com/canparacycling. Des mises à jour seront aussi affichées sur la page Facebook de l'Association cycliste canadienne à l'adressewww.facebook.com/canadiancycling.

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A PROPOS DE L’ASSOCIATION CYCLISTE CANADIENNE
L’Association cycliste canadienne (ACC) est l'organisme qui régit le cyclisme de compétition au Canada. Fondée en 1882, l’ACC a pour objectif de mettre en place et de soutenir un système efficace qui forme des cyclistes canadiens de talent capables de décrocher des médailles aux Jeux olympiques, aux Jeux paralympiques et aux Championnats du monde. Avec la vision de devenir d’ici 2020 un des pays les plus performants en cyclisme, jouissant de performances internationales améliorées, profitant d'une participation nationale accrue et organisant des événements de niveau mondial, l’ACC gère les équipes canadiennes, accueille des événements nationaux et internationaux, et administre les programmes communautaires visant à promouvoir le cyclisme au Canada. Pour plus d'informations, consultez s'il vous plaît : www.canadian-cycling.com.

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2012 UCI Paracycling Track World Championships,  © Casey B. Gibson 201

CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION
2011.02.10

CANADA CONTINUES TO SCORE IMPORTANT PARALYMPIC QUALIFICATION POINTS IN LOS ANGELES
Despite winning any medal in second day, Canada scores some important UCI points for the Paralympic qualification

(Los Angeles, USA – February 10, 2011) The 2012 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships continued today at the Home Depot Centre velodrome in Los Angeles, California, and Canada continued to meet its objective of scoring important Paralympic qualification UCI points.

Eric Van Den Eynde, head coach of the Canadian Para-cycling team, was pleased with the efforts of the team today, despite winning any medals. “At this event in Los Angeles, we are here firstly to score some very important UCI points. The team members accomplished what was asked of them, and we are proud of the efforts. This is a World Championships for track cycling, and there are an increasing number of athletes taking part in para-cycling, world-wide.”

“In Para-cycling, every event brings many surprises. We saw here in LA some athletes competing for the first time on the international scene, and coming out with World titles. We certainly have a very different model than the able-body system, where talent can be tracked from a very early time.”

The women’s tandem of Robbi Weldon of Thunder Bay, ON and Lyne Bessette of Knowlton, QC were competing today in the Women’s 1-km Time Trial race, after finishing ninth in yesterday’s individual pursuit. The Weldon/Bessette tandem posted the tenth fastest time (1:15.618) of the race, and reached their primary objective of scoring important UCI points for the Paralympic Games competition. The tandem is competing in only its fourth track competition ever since joining forces two seasons ago.

The 2012 medal-winning tandem of Daniel Chalifour of Mont-Laurier, in Québec, and Alexandre Cloutier of St-Antoine de Tilly, in Québec, came in eighth of the gruelling and intense 1-Kilometre Time Trial race, posting a time of 1:05.404. For its part, the tandem of Brian Cowie of Burnaby, BC and Ed Veal of Toronto, ON, posted the 16th fastest time (1:08.209) of the same race.

In the 3-kilometre C1 Individual Pursuit, Calgary’s Brayden McDougall posted the fifth fastest time of the group (4:20.231), and narrowly missed his qualification for the medal races. Teammate Jaye Milley, also of Calgary, came in ninth position with a time of 4:31.934. In the individual pursuit, the Top 4 of the qualification moves on to the final rounds, racing for medals.

Matthieu Parent of Bromont, QC and racing in the Men’s C2 Individual Pursuit, finished 13th with a time of 4:22.167. Eric Bourgault of Orford, QC, in the C4 Individual Pursuit, posted the 14th fastest time of the day at 5:20.846.

The event can be followed live through Live Streaming at http://paracyclingla2012.com/folders.asp?uid=1, Live Timing at www.veloresults.com, through Twitter at www.twitter.com/canparacycling. Facebook updates will also be posted on the Canadian Cycling Association’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/canadiancycling.

FULL RESULTS CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.UCI.CH.

ABOUT THE CANADIAN CYCLING ASSOCIATION
The Canadian Cycling Association is the governing body for competitive cycling in Canada. Founded in 1882, the CCA aims to create and sustain an effective system that develops talented Canadian cyclists to achieve Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship medal performances. With the vision to be a leading competitive cycling nation by 2020 celebrating enhanced international success, increased a participation and world class event hosting, the CCA manages the National teams, hosts national and international events, and administers community programs to promote Cycling in Canada. For more information, please visit: www.canadian-cycling.com.

GUILLAUME BOIVIN MONTE SUR LE PODIUM EN FRANCE, TERMINE DEUXIÈME

photo : Hugo-Sébastien Aubert pour Cycle Sport Management


SpiderTech propulsée par C10
- L’unique équipe cycliste canadienne procontinentale UCI -

GUILLAUME BOIVIN MONTE SUR LE PODIUM EN FRANCE, TERMINE DEUXIÈME
Le jeune cycliste de Longueuil en pleine forme en ce début de saison 
(English below)

(France – Le 10 février 2011) Avec de bons coups de pédales, un grand travail d'équipe et une excellente stratégie de sprint, le jeune cycliste canadien Guillaume Boivin de Longueuil, au Québec annonce qu'il est de retour en pleine forme après la réhabilitation d'une blessure au genou qui l'a affecté pour la plupart de la saison 2011. Lors de la deuxième étape du Tour méditerranéen 2012 disputé aujourd’hui, Boivin a sprinté vers la deuxième place, montant sur le podium.

Devant un majestueux paysage de la Côte-de-Baux en Provence, la course a été marquée par plusieurs accidents mineurs alors les vents forts ont causé des tensions dans le peloton. Les températures froides inhabituelles dans la région du sud de la France ont présenté au coureur des conditions de course difficiles.

« Mes jambes vont vraiment bien ici. Je suis content de mon état de santé et de ma forme physique, et je ne m'attendais pas être à cette position après deux étapes. Aujourd'hui, dans les derniers kilomètres, les gars de Garmin-Barracuda ont parfaitement planifié leur fin de course. Ils ont été impressionnants et méritaient la victoire. Je veux vraiment prendre cette occasion pour remercier mon coéquipier Pat McCarty. Il fait un travail incroyable pour me garder en position dans les derniers 30 kilomètres. Il est un coureur affuté et il compte pour beaucoup dans la course. Il comprend la façon dont le peloton s’organise et sait exactement où se positionner, » a déclaré Guillaume Boivin après la course.

Avec ce podium, Boivin se retrouve au quatrième rang du classement général à mi-chemin de l'événement. Au classement des meilleurs jeunes, Boivin conserve toujours sa deuxième place derrière Michael Kreder de l'équipe Garmin-Barracuda, le vainqueur de la deuxième étape d'aujourd'hui.

Boivin a ajouté : « Dans l'ensemble, en tant qu’équipe, nous sommes de mieux en mieux, et tous les gars sont motivés pour les courses à venir. Demain devrait être une autre belle opportunité pour un sprint et nous allons nous peaufiner notre approche pour améliorer une victoire. » 

Boivin, un coureur U23, a remporté la médaille de bronze dans la course sur route aux Championnats du monde Route 2010 de l’Union cycliste internationale en Australie.

Le Tour méditerranéen est une course par étapes de quatre jours d'une distance totale de 525 kilomètres de course. L'événement se poursuit jusqu'à dimanche.

PROFILE DE COURSE
Événement : Tour Méditerranéen (France)
Classification : UCI 1.2
Type: Course à étapes (Quatre étapes)
Distance totale: 525km
Étape 2: Salon de Provence - Martigues (136km)
Meneur actuel: HUTAROVICH Yauheni (BLR) (FDJ - BIG MAT)
Site internet: http://letourmed.fr

RESULTATS – ÉTAPE 2 (Salon de Provence - Martigues)
1. KREDER Michel (NED) J (TEAM GARMIN BARRACUDA) 3:10'40( 1)0
2. BOIVIN Guillaume (CAN) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST (6)
3. HUTAROVICH Yauheni (BLR) (FDJ - BIG MAT) 3:10'40 ST (4)
4. VENTOSO Francisco José (ESP) (MOVISTAR) 3:10'40 ST
5. KREDER Raymond (NED) J (TEAM GARMIN BARRACUDA) 3:10'40 ST
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41. MC CARTY Jonathan Patrick (USA) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
47. FAIRLY Caleb (USA) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
74. EUSER Lucas (USA) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
105. SELANDER Bjorn (USA) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
127. BOILY David (CAN) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:14'43 +4'03
128. ROUTLEY Will (CAN) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:14'43 +4'03
138. LACOMBE Kevin (CAN) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:15'47 +5'07

RESULTATS – CLASSIFICATION GÉNÉRALE (Pertuis-Meyreuil)
1. HUTAROVICH Yauheni (BLR) (FDJ - BIG MAT) 6:31'33
2. TIERNAN-LOCK Jonathan (GBR) (ENDURA RACING) 6:31'33 ST
3. KREDER Michel (NED) J (TEAM GARMIN BARRACUDA) 6:31'33 ST
4. BOIVIN Guillaume (CAN) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 6:31'37 +0:04
5. CHAVANEL Sebastien (FRA) (TEAM EUROPCAR) 6:31'39 +0:06

LES COUREURS DE TEAM SPIDERTECH
Pat McCARTY (Austin, TX, USA)
Bjorn SELANDER (Hudson, WI, USA) (U23)
David BOILY (Québec, QC) (U23)
Keven LACOMBE (Montréal, QC)
Guillaume BOIVIN (Longueuil, QC) (U23)
Lucas EUSER (Denver, CO, USA)
Caleb FAIRLY (Amarillo, TX, USA) (U23)
Will ROUTLEY (Whistler, BC)
Directeur sportif: Steve BAUER

LES ÉTAPES
Étape 1 : Pertuis - Meyreuil (132km)
Étape 2 : Salon de Provence - Martigues (136km)
Étape 3 : La Seyne - La Londe les Maures (127km)
Étape 4 : La Ciotat – Toulon Mt Ferron (130km)

LES ÉQUIPES
UCI World Tour Teams: Cofidis-Le Crédit en Ligne(FRA); Française des Jeux (FRA); AG2R-La Mondiale (FRA); Astana Pro Cycling Team (KAZ);  Garmin-Barracuda (USA); Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Team (NED); Acqua-Sapone (ITA); Movistar Team (ESP); Team Saxo-Bank (DAN); GreenEdge Cycling Team (AUS);     

UCI Pro-continental/continental: SpiderTech powered by C10 (CAN); Bretagne-Schuller (FRA); Team EuropCar (FRA); Team Type 1- Sanofi (USA); Saur-Sojasun (FRA); V.C. La Pomme Marseille (FRA); Accent Jobs-Willems Veranda’s (BEL); Endura Racing (GBR)

À PROPOS DE : Équipe SpiderTech propulsée par C10
L’équipe cycliste SpiderTech propulsée par C10 est la première et seule équipe professionnelle canadienne de cyclisme, enregistré au niveau procontinentale. L'équipe est dirigée par Steve Bauer, médaillé d’argent olympique et médaillé aux Championnats du Monde. L'équipe cycliste de 17 coureurs est composés de 11 Canadiens et six coureurs internationaux, et est commandité par SpiderTech Inc. et un consortium de sociétés canadiennes connues sous le nom C10, qui comprend BlackBerry, ORA Freins, Pinetree Capital et Argon 18. (www.cyclesportmanagement.com)

A PROPOS DE : SpiderTech Inc.
SpiderTech Inc. est le développeur canadien et chef de file mondial de solutions kinésiologiques pré-coupées et prêts à appliquer. SpiderTech est voué à l'excellence et à l'innovation dans la gestion de la douleur et du dysfonctionnement myofascial par l'utilisation de bandes élastiques spécialisées. SpiderTech met l’accent sur ​​le développement et la fabrication des produits et des protocoles de thérapie qui répondent aux exigences du clinicien de santé et du thérapeute moderne. (www.nucapmedical.com)

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photo : Hugo-Sébastien Aubert pour Cycle Sport Management


ANOTHER SPRINT FINISH AS GUILLAUME BOIVIN STEPS ON PODIUM
Boivin is back in full form after nursing a knee injury in 2011

Current Photos of Team SpiderTech can be found here.

(France- February 10, 2012) —With strong pedaling, great teamwork and a fast sprint, young Canadian rider Guillaume Boivin of Longueuil, QC is telling everyone that he’s back in full form after nursing a knee injury that affected him for most the 2011 season. In today’s second stage at the 2012 Tour Méditerranéen, Boivin sprinted to the second place with only two more races to go.

In front of a majestic scenic backdrop in Cote-de-Baux en Provence, the race was highlighted by several non-serious crash as the strong winds which caused tense racing. The unseasonable cold temperatures in the southern region of France made for challenging race conditions.

“My legs feel really good here. I'm happy with my condition and I didn't expect to be going quite this good right now. Today in the final kilometers, the Garmin-Barracuda guys played the finish very well. They were impressive and deserved the win. I really want have to thank my team-mate Pat McCarty. He did an amazing job keeping my in position in the final 30km. He's such a savvy rider and it counts for so much in racing. He understands how the bunch flows and knows exactly where to put me without us needing to talk a lot,” said Guillaume Boivin after the race.

With the podium result, Boivin moves up to the fourth place in the General Classification midway through the event. In the Young Rider (U23) classification, Boivin still sits in second place behind Michael Kreder of Team Garmin-Barracuda, the winner of today’s second stage.

Boivin added: “Overall as a team, we are getting better day by day here and all the guys are pumped for the racing to come. Tomorrow should be another good chance for a sprint and we'll focus on tweaking our approach so we improve ... by just one more place, I hope.”

Boivin, a still a U23 rider, won the bronze medal in the road race at the 2010 UCI World Championships in Australia.

The Tour Méditerranéen is a four-day stage race totaling 525 km. The event continues through Sunday.

RACE PROFILE
Event : Tour Méditerranéen (France)
Class : UCI 1.2
Type: Stage race (Four stages)
Total distance: 525km
Stage 2 : Salon de Provence – Martigues (136km)
Current leader : HUTAROVICH Yauheni (BLR) (FDJ - BIG MAT)

RESULTS – STAGE 2 (Salon de Provence – Martigues)
1. KREDER Michel (NED) J (TEAM GARMIN BARRACUDA) 3:10'40( 1)0
2. BOIVIN Guillaume (CAN) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST (6)
3. HUTAROVICH Yauheni (BLR) (FDJ - BIG MAT) 3:10'40 ST (4)
4. VENTOSO Francisco José (ESP) (MOVISTAR) 3:10'40 ST
5. KREDER Raymond (NED) J (TEAM GARMIN BARRACUDA) 3:10'40 ST
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41. MC CARTY Jonathan Patrick (USA) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
47. FAIRLY Caleb (USA) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
74. EUSER Lucas (USA) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
105. SELANDER Bjorn (USA) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:10'40 ST
127. BOILY David (CAN) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:14'43 +4'03
128. ROUTLEY Will (CAN) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:14'43 +4'03
138. LACOMBE Kevin (CAN) (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 3:15'47 +5'07

RESULTS – GENERAL CLASSIFICATION
1. HUTAROVICH Yauheni (BLR) (FDJ - BIG MAT) 6:31'33
2. TIERNAN-LOCK Jonathan (GBR) (ENDURA RACING) 6:31'33 ST
3. KREDER Michel (NED) J (TEAM GARMIN BARRACUDA) 6:31'33 ST
4. BOIVIN Guillaume (CAN) J (SPIDERTECH POWERED BY C10) 6:31'37 +0:04
5. CHAVANEL Sebastien (FRA) (TEAM EUROPCAR) 6:31'39 +0:06

TEAM SPIDERTECH RIDERS
Pat McCARTY (Austin, TX, USA)
Bjorn SELANDER (Hudson, WI, USA) (U23)
David BOILY (Québec, QC) (U23)
Keven LACOMBE (Montréal, QC)
Guillaume BOIVIN (Longueuil, QC) (U23)
Lucas EUSER (Denver, CO, USA)
Caleb FAIRLY (Amarillo, TX, USA) (U23)
Will ROUTLEY (Whistler, BC)
Directeur sportif: Steve BAUER

THE STAGES
Stage 1 : Pertuis – Meyreuil (132km)
Stage 2 : Salon de Provence – Martigues (136km)
Stage 3 : La Seyne – La Londe les Maures (127km)
Stage 4 : La Ciotat – Toulon Mt Ferron (130km)

THE TEAMS
UCI World Tour Teams: Cofidis-Le Crédit en Ligne(FRA); Française des Jeux (FRA); AG2R-La Mondiale (FRA); Astana Pro Cycling Team (KAZ); Garmin-Barracuda (USA); Vacansoleil-DCM Pro Team (NED); Acqua-Sapone (ITA); Movistar Team (ESP); Team Saxo-Bank (DAN); GreenEdge Cycling Team (AUS)

UCI Pro-continental/continental: SpiderTech powered by C10 (CAN); Bretagne-Schuller (FRA); Team EuropCar (FRA); Team Type 1- Sanofi (USA); Saur-Sojasun (FRA); V.C. La Pomme Marseille (FRA); Accent Jobs-Willems Veranda’s (BEL); Endura Racing (GBR)

ABOUT Team SpiderTech powered by C10
Team SpiderTech powered by C10 is Canada’s first and only Continental Professional Cycling Team. The team is led by Steve Bauer an Olympic and World Championship medalist. The 17-rider cycling team is composed of 11 Canadians, six international riders and is sponsored by SpiderTech Inc. and a consortium of Canadian corporations known as C10 including BlackBerry, NRS Brakes, Pinetree Capital and Argon 18. (www.cyclesportmanagement.com)

ABOUT SpiderTech
SpiderTech is the Canadian developer and world leader of pre-cut and ready to apply kinesiology taping solutions. SpiderTech is committed to excellence and innovation in the management of pain and myofascial dysfunction through the use of specialized elastic tape applications. SpiderTech’s focus is on the development and manufacturing of products and therapy protocols that meet the demands of today’s health care clinician and therapist. www.spidertech.com