Team SpiderTech: The World's Their Oyster

photographer Graham Watson & Steve Bauer.
Photo: Greg Erwin

Canadian cycling has never been better...

Ryder Hesjedal winning the Giro, Catherine Pendrel World XC Champion and Team SpiderTech moving forward towards their goal of a World Tour licence. The Spiders fronted by Steve Bauer successfully finished their first World Tour race, the Tour de Suisse!

Steve Bauer, 1984 Olympic Silver medalist, co-owner of Team SpiderTech said,

The team has grown significantly over the last nine days. Our riders were put to the test, riding beside all of the UCI World Tour teams, and they gained valuable experience that will help us as we continue to race around the world.

The Spiders proved worthy to belong; Ryan Anderson and Brian Vandborg were very aggressive and stayed in the hunt for the KOM classification. For their aggressive efforts, Anderson finished 6th and Vandborg in 7th in the KOM classification. Anderson won the 'most aggressive rider' award at the end of stage 2.

Anderson won the most aggressive rider award after stage 2...
Kristof Ramon

Congratulations to Team SpiderTech on their successful Tour de Suisse adding another positive to Canada's cycling success...and I believe they're closer to that World Tour license!

Team SpiderTech's Tour de Suisse results:

72. Lucas Euser (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 +1:04:26
76. Raymond Kunzli (SWI) Spidertech Powered By C10 +1:11:04
86. Brian Vandborg (DEN) Spidertech Powered By C10 +1:23:57
87. Michael Morkov (DEN) Team Saxo Bank +1:26:48
88. Caleb Fairly (USA) Spidertech Powered By C10 +1:37:43
90. Guillaume Boivin (CAN) Spidertech Powered By C10 +1:44:55

92. Ryan Anderson (CAN) Spidertech Powered By C10 +1:48:18 

Anderson during stage 2...
Kristof Ramon

Raymond Kunzil...
Greg Erwin 

Stage 3 action...

Stage 3.
Kristof Ramon