Canadian Cyclist Cervelo R5 24-7 1 March 26
   Follow us on Twitter
 
Find us on Facebook
 
Norco Tactic - April 1
 
BikeSports - November 17
 
D'Ornellas (+1528) - Jan 31
 
IMBA Canada - Dec 14
 
Share the Road - Dec 14
 


 

 

 
OGC Giro Factor CC2 - April 7
 

Daily News


 

September 6/12 21:41 pm - Grands Prix Cyclistes: Challenge Sprint Pro report and results


Posted by Editoress on 09/6/12
 

Zach Bell of Team SpiderTech powered by C10 sprinted to victory Thursday in the opening event of the Grands Prix Cyclistes race weekend.

The fan-friendly Challenge Sprint Pro pitted 24 riders – one from each team entered in the WorldTour events Friday and Sunday – against each other in an elimination format on a one-kilometre course.

 

photo

Zach Bell sprints against Matt Goss in the final

 

“You had to push it to the whole in front of tough field. To come here in front of such a great crowd in such a fine setting is just brilliant,” said Bell.
 
“If Challenge Sprint Pro becomes a regular thing, for me it’s obviously a good race,” added Zach Bell, 29, who had recently finished 7th in the omnium race at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

 

photo

Rémi Pelletier-Roy, Zach Bell, Matt Goss

 
Bell was determined to make up for being eliminated in the opening round of this event last year and won all three of his heats to line up in the final against Rémi Pelletier-Roy (Garneau), Matt Goss (Orica-GreenEDGE) and Michael Matthews (Rabobank).
 
The final opened with a game of cat-and-mouse, with none of the riders willing to take the lead. In the end, it was Bell who opened up the sprint on the uphill run to the finish, holding off Pelletier-Roy and Goss to win the top prize.


Team SpiderTech powered by C10  press release

Photo Gallery

 

Final
1 Zach Bell (Can) Team SpiderTech powered by C10
2 Rémi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Garneau

3 Matt Goss (Aus) Orica GreenEDGE
4 Michael Mathews (Aus) RaboBank

Full results ladder

 


Related Photo Galleries


Grands Prix Cyclistes (GPCQM) September 6/12 - September 9/12, Quebec City and Montreal

Sprint Challenge

Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
Williams Cycling March 28
 
Mont Tremblant Gran Fondo - Feb14
 
Wheels of Bloor - March 7
 
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
 
ARG Time Button - April 7
 


 
Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)
 
  


 
 © Copyright 1998-2014 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login