Stage 3 was the last of the stages held in Corsica, and ran 145.5km from Ajaccio to Calvi. After a hard day of racing and chasing down breaks, the peloton emerged from the climbing portions of the stage without the big named sprinters! Coming into the last straight away, Gerrans was led out by teammate Daryl Impey and launched his sprint at 200 meters to go. Able to hold off a charging Peter Sagan, Simone Gerrans took the win in a photo finish!1 comments views
Stage 2 of the Tour de France traversed the Corsica mountains and ended in a short uphill where RadioShack Leopard Trek’s Jan Bakelants held off the sprinters and won his first Tour de France stage. "I could see in the final that it’s going to happen and I knew I would probably also take this yellow jersey. Maybe it will be the first and the last time in my career, but today I wear it. I saw in the last 500 meters that I still had a gap and I told myself, ‘Come on, hold this. It’s going to be the nicest day of your life!’ And then I did it,” he said.2 comments views
Stage 1 of the 100th Tour de France began in Porto Vecchio and stretched 213 kilometers up the coast to the finish in Bastia. The stage was "easy", flat, and a scenic beginning to the Tour. Power and speed in the peloton today was relatively low, but this will change tomorrow as the race heads into the mountains of Corsica. Despite the flat course the last kilometers became narrow and technical causing several crashes. RadioShack Leopard Trek's rider, Tony Gallopin, experienced a crash in this section, but thankfully was not injured and continued to finish with his team and share the SRM race data below.0 comments views
Swiss professional, Greg Rast, of RadioShack Leopard Trek sprinted to the win at the Tour de Suisse (Stage 6) on Thursday June 13. Rast was one of four members in a breakaway group along with Mathew Hayman (Sky), Alexandre Kolobnev (Katusha), and Bert Grabsch (Omega Pharma-QuickStep).0 comments views
Stage 7 of the Giro d'Italia was 177km from San Salvo to Pescara and included over 2,700 meters of climbing combined with rainy, technical descents. Movistart's Benat Intxausti, of Spain, managed to avoid multiple crashes and conquered the climbs to finish the stage in 14th earning the leaders jersey. Benat won the Vuelta a Asturias and finished 10th ovrall in the Vuelta a Espana in 2012. Below is the SRM file from Benat's race illustrating the incredible level of performance pro riders deliver day after day in a world tour.