The team rode a strong race to help Dan Martin and Ryder Hesjedal recover from ill-time flats to factor on the Mur de Huy.
Despite an ill-timed puncture Dan Martin and Ryder Hesjedalrode a great race, with Martin flying up the Mur de Huy to nearly make it on the podium. “Today blue sky and warm temps in Belgiun is the best it can get,” said Sports Director Johnny Weltz. “We had two team leaders for today and the [...]
The riders stretch their legs the day before the penultimate Classics La Flèche Wallonne. Roster: Thomas Dekker Ryder Hesjedal Alex Howes Michel Kreder Dan Martin Peter Stetina Nathan Haas Fabian Wegmann
Here is the data download from Ryder Hesjedal’s Garmin Edge 705 during La Flèche Wallonne.
Race report from Ryder Hesjedal Today the TEAM raced great! I only wish I could have delivered a better result for all the hard work that was accomplished. I was confident for a good race today and was given a perfect chance. Our two new additions to this week Tommy D and Lucas blended in [...]
The first of the two Belgian Ardennes classics, La Flèche Wallonne (the Walloon Arrow) is 199.5 km long and starts in Charleroi. The race finishes in Huy where cyclists have to do three grueling circuits that include the legendary Mur de Huy, where the race actually finishes. With an average grade of 9.3% and sections [...]
Well that sucked!! After a epic day and multiple crashes for the team (including me), David drops me off at the base of the Huy in perfect top 10 position. I was definitely poised for a good showing!! Then, my tire goes straight to the rim!! Not a ideal time to flat! Unreal! Other than [...]
Race preview from DS Matt White: Well today’s race will take place under perfect conditions with an expected 18 C and no wind. Though it is the easier race of the Ardennes classics, Flèche Wallonne is a great race for our guys to show their legs on a demanding course. All this week is a [...]