A FAMILIAR FACE IN YELLOW AT THE TOUR DE BEAUCE
(June 12, 2015 – Tour de Beace, Stage 3a) SAINT-GEORGES, QC -- A familiar face is back on center stage at the 30th Tour de Beauce while Toms Skujins, racing with Team Hincapie, took over the yellow jersey of leader in the overall standings after the challenging Individual Time Trial.
2014 Tour de Beauce Champion, the Latvian cyclist finished in seventh place against the clock, improving seven ranks compared to last year time trial. He thus outperformed the overall standings Spanish Amets Txurruka (Caja Rural) by 12 seconds in the general classification. The latter, who does not consider himself a TT specialist, nevertheless offered a great performance despite a puncture at the bottom of the challenging climb.
The stage victory went to Brendan Canty (Budget Forklifts) with a time of 28m47s. He was followed by Ryan Roth (Silber Pro Cycling) at 28:54 and Jordan Cheyne (Ride with Randall) with 28:59.
The best performance from a Quebec cyclist was the one of Rémi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau-Quebecor) with a sixteenth place and a time of 29:50.
Tonight whole platoon participates in the criterium in the streets of downtown Saint-George. The riders see it as a great opportunity to perform in front full of spectators and the temperature is expected to bring a nice crowd.