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Races come and go on the race calendar, but Tour de Beauce, Canada's premier stage race, has run every year since 1986. In 2012, Rory Sutherland won the overall in his first appearance and called it 'a beautiful race.'
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News and Updates for Tour de Beauce 2012

Stage 6 post-race coverage


25 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)veloimages
Full/Official Stage 6 Results and the Final GCtourdebeauce
Sutherland wins Tour de Beauce cyclingnews
25 Big Photos from Stage 6 (more photos added)veloimages
June 17 update: The traditional final stage of this fine race is in Saint Georges, base camp for all the stages. But, this hilly circuit race is no ceremonial final stage. Last year, Svein Tuft got away on the final descent and won by 18s. This year, he and Team Canada teammate Christian Meir will have to do something special if they are going to move up from the their 3rd and 4th GC positons, 0:43 and 1:06 back of Rory Sutherland, respectively. Young Hugo Houle, second + 19s, is probably just hoping to keep that spot. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.


Stage 5 post-race coverage


27 Big Photos from Stage 5 (now posted)veloimages
Full/Official Stage 5 Resultstourdebeauce
Stake Laengen wins fifth stage of Tour de Beauce cyclingnews
Team Type 1 wins Tour de Beauce Stage 5cyclingmagazine.ca
Stage 5, Tour de Beauce Reportteamtype1.org
27 Big Photos from Stage 5 (now posted)veloimages
More Photos from Stage 5 vincent drouin
June 12 update: A lumpy, circuit race through Quebec City. I believe the course was modified recently due to a city workers' strike. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.
Big Photos from the Quebec City stage at the 2010 Tour de Beauceveloimages
Own Words: Christian Meier on Tour de Beauce - Stage 5greenedgecycling


Stage 4 post-race coverage


20 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)veloimages
Full/Official Stage 4 Resultstourdebeauce
Tuft powers to victory in stage four time trialcyclingnews
Svein Tuft wins Tour de Beace Stage 4 cyclingmagazine.ca
20 Big Photos from Stage 4 (more photos added)veloimages
June 15 update: Stage 4 is a 20 km individual time-trial that climbs for 7 km @ 2% (the profile is deceiving) and then turns around and descends back to St-Benoît-Labre. Rory Sutherland is just 10s back of race leader Francisco Mancebo after a fine 3rd place performance on Mont-Mégantic yesterday and he'll be expected to take over the race lead after this stage. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.


Stage 3 post-race coverage


26 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)veloimages
Full/Official Stage 3 Resultstourdebeauce
Cooke wins Tour de Beauce Stage 3cyclingmagazine.ca
Cooke triumphs on Mont-Méganticcyclingnews
26 Big Photos from Stage 3 (more photos added)veloimages
It’s finally coming together for Matt Cookepodiuminsight
Tour de Beauce Stage 3 Report and Photos – Cooke Conquers Meganticpedalmag
June 13 update: Stage 3 ends with a summit finish on Mont-Mégantic, a 6.6 km @ 7.7% climb, peaking up in the middle of the 55 km² Parc national du Mont-Mégantic. There are also a lot of rollers (see banner photo above) starting at the halfway point of the stage as we make our way south during the Queen Stage of the race. Marc De Maar (UHC) won this stage in 2010 and Francisco Mancebo (Competitive Cyclist) won it last year. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.
Big Photos from the Mont-Mégantic stage at the 2010 Tour de Beauceveloimages


Stage 2 post-race coverage


27 Big Photos from Stage 2 (more photos added)veloimages
Full/Official Stage 2 Resultstourdebeauce
Lewis wins Tour de Beauce Stage 2- results and report cyclingmagazine.ca
Lewis wins stage 2 from breakcyclingnews
27 Big Photos from Stage 2 (more photos added)veloimages
June 12 update: Another lumpy stage with steeper hills than stage 1 ending with finishing circuits in Thetford-Mines which at one time was one of the world's largest asbestos-producing regions. In 2010, this stage ended in a sprint finish. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.
Big Photos from the Thetford-Mines stage at the 2010 Tour de Beauceveloimages


Stage 1 post-race coverage


26 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)veloimages
Full/Official Stage 1 Resultstourdebeauce
Mancebo wins Tour de Beauce Stage 1 - reportcyclingmagazine.ca
Mancebo wins opening stage at Tour de Beaucecyclingnews
Tour de Beauce: Stage 1 report and photoscanadiancyclist
26 Big Photos from Stage 1 (more photos added)veloimages
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June 11 update: An up and down, leg-zapping road race in the shape of a figure eight starting and ending at Lake Etchemin, southeast of Québec City. Note there is live text coverage for all stages. — Steve
See the race summary table (right) for the stage profile, map and timetable.


2012 Tour de Beauce Race Preview


Mancebo and Tuft prior to the start of Stage 1 (photo @tourdebeauce)
June 11 update:
Official Startlist w/ bib numbers (right-below) — steephill
Preview: Mancebo hopes to repeat Tour de Beaucecyclingnews
BikeNZ PureBlack chasing more success at Tour de Beauce cyclingnews
Une Belle Mise En Jambes De 162 Km À Lac-Etcheminenbeauce
Salas riding high as King of the Mountainsvancouversun
Team Type 1-Sanofi Heads To Canada And The Tour De Beauce teamtype1.org
Harper [Federal] Government Supports the Tour de Beauce newswire.ca
Svein Tuft and Christian Meier to Compete for Canada at 2012 Tour de Beaucepedalmag

June 9 update: This year's Tour de Beauce is almost identical to previous editions. It features a mix of hilly road and circuit races, a summit finish and an individual time trial. Francisco Mancebo (Competitive Cyclist) will defend his 2011 title against past winners Svein Tuft (Team Canada) and Ben Day (UnitedHealthcare).

Other riders to watch include Sebastian Salas (Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies), who won the climber’s jersey at the Tour of California, Ryan Roth (SpiderTech p/b C10), Craig Lewis (Champion System) and Rob Britton (H&R Block).

The Canadian national team, led by Tuft, will start a series of notable riders including his Orica-GreenEdge teammate Christian Meier and David Veilleux, who is on borrow from Europcar. Francois Parisien (SpiderTech p/b C10) will look to improve on his strong performance from last year. UnitedHealthcare will also send Marc De Maar (winner of the Mont-Mégantic summit finish in 2010) and this year's Tour of the Gila winner Rory Sutherland. Team-Type 1 will be bringing Alexander Serebryakov and Aldo Ilesic who were 1-2 in Philadelphia last weekend.

The international (2.2) stage race is one of the longest-standing events in Canadian history being held every race since 1986. Previous winners include Jonathan Vaughters, Levi Leipheimer and Michael Rogers. — Steve and Canadian Cycling Magazine

Official Sitetourdebeauce
Race History and Past Winnersen.wikipedia.org
Big Photos from the 2010 Tour de Beauceveloimages




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June 9 update: There is no live video for Tour de Beauce but there will be live text updates, big photos and video highlights every day. — Steve

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