Pro Cycling Coming to Canada
In the last year, I’ve become a big road cycling fan. I bought my first road bike a little over a year ago and have been following the sport pretty closely.
I credit my best friend, along with Lance Armstrong’s return to the sport in 2009, with the push I needed to pay attention. I’m glad I did.
In a couple of weeks, the greatness that is professional cycling is coming to Canada. For the first time ever, a UCI ProTour event is being held in North America: Sept 10 in Quebec City and Sept 12 in Montreal.
All the ProTeams (including Team RadioShack with Lance) will be there.
Racers on the preliminary list include:
Levi Leipheimer (RadioShack)
Robert Gesnick (Rabobank)
George Hincapie (BMC)A
lessandro Ballan (BMC)
Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Transitions, Canadian)
Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi)
Sandy Casar (FDJ)
Ivan Basso (Liguigas) – 2-time Giro winner
Damiano Cunego (Lampre)
Thomas Voeckler (BBox)
I’m planning on getting out to Montreal for the second race. Here’s the route – any suggestions where to plant myself for the best view?
If you’re into professional cycling – get out to Montreal – and support the race. This is a huge deal for Canadian cycling.