(photo: Andrew Rogers)
Two top Canadians will be leading their teams at the 26th Tour de Beauce, June 14-19 in Quebec. Svein Tuft (Spidertech) and Dominique Rollin (Team Canada) will bring their A teams to win.
In the beautiful la Beauce region of Quebec!
Dominique Rollin will make a comeback after fracturing his collarbone at the 4 jours de Dunkerque. I'm looking forward for the horse from the north to mount a serious challenge. Joining him are Rob Britton (Bissell Pro Cycling), Nicholas Hamilton (Jelly Belly Cycling Team), Jacob Schwingboth, Cody Campbell, Adam Thuss & Cody Canning.
Svein Tuft is making a sort of comeback too. The TT speed king was hit with a virus at the Tour of Turkey. At the Tour of California his form was lacklustre at the 24km TT in Solvang. Now, it appears he's back and Quebec's calling. He won Canada's stage race back in 2008 and with a worthy team to back him up will seriously challenge for the overall.
Spidertech looks a formidable squad. Joining Svein Tuft are David Boily (2010 Best Young rider), Francois Parisien, Pat McCarty (KOM 2011 Tour of California), Bruno Langlois, Andrew Randell & Zach Bell (2011 Omnium World Cup Champ).
And, another good thing is La Beauce is famous for the traditional cabin a sucre (maple syrup cabin).
(photo: Cor Vors)