Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Bonjour Les Canadiens




A huge step up is happening for Steve Bauer's Team SpiderTech Powered by C10.

Now, that the Canadian team has Pro Continental status, the world is it's oyster. It's not entirely Canadian, in terms of their roster. A mute point as the prime importance belongs to it's Canadian management and sponsors. Former yellow jersey holder, Steve Bauer is at the helm guiding this important Canadian cycling project that's starting to have it's ... well legs.



Tuft on board!



Steve Bauer knows that it's unrealistic to have an all Canadian team. He says, "We will have to bring strength from other countries depending on how the team evolves."

This team is going places. In fact, former Garmin rider, Svein Tuft is on board and I believe ready to blast off with bigger wins. After the 2010 season, the SpiderTech finished ranked #1 North American team on the UCI America Tour. With the addition of Americans, Lucas Euser and Pat McCarty these guys will give the neophyte team much needed Pro Tour experience. Of course, Tuft becomes the third rider with Pro Tour experience. I'm happy Tuft sought the option to leave the floundering Pegasus ship and jumped to Bauer's Canadian team. I believe it will be a great fit.

Steve Bauer is already a hero, many times over. Finding the uncanny ability to raise money while raising the profile of Canada as a cycling nation. Since 2008, the team has doubled it's budget every year.

The team will embark on it's next adventure for three months of European racing. Starting off in Italy at the one-day Trofeo Laigueglia (Feb.19th) and Giro di Sardegna (Feb. 22-26) stage race. Due to it's central location, the team will be base in Carcassonne, France.

DS Steve Bauer's objective is to grow and improve and the one goal is a World Championship gold. Not far fetch. A big motivating factor is Svein Tuft's silver medal performance at the 2008 UCI World Time Trial in Varese, Italy. Prominence breeds more prominence, Tuft joins fellow Canadians Guillaume Boivin who won a bronze at the 2010 U23 World road race in Geelong. And, of course, Steve Bauer adds more lustre as the silver medalist at the 1984 LA Olympics and 1984 Barcelona World road championships.

Next stop... I see huge success coming, good luck guys!




Dress for success!
Director Sportif, Steve Bauer (far right)

4 comments:

TRI714 said...

Good read, thanks for the info. Check my blog for today. Youve been tagged in it.

Richard said...

Hi Craig,

Thanks, consider me tagged too!

A Fresh Thinker said...

Will Steve to coming to Ryder Hesjedal's Tour de Victoria on May 28th? www.tourdevictoria.com be super cool to have him ride here!

Richard said...

Agreed! That would be double great!

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