Tour de Beauce 2018

Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS for Tour de Beauce, 2018

Jacob Rathe | Taylor Shelden | Steve Fisher | Curtis White | Keegan Swirbul | Jack Burke | Cormac McGeough

Stage 1

Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS at Tour de Beauce 2018 - pro cycling, Canada, UCI bicycle racing

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Signing on for Stage 1

 Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS at Tour de Beauce 2018 - pro cycling, Canada, UCI bicycle racing

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Taylor Shelden Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS at Tour de Beauce 2018 - pro cycling, Canada, UCI bicycle racing

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Taylor Shelden

Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS at Tour de Beauce 2018 - pro cycling, Canada, UCI bicycle racing

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Curtis White

Steve Fisher Jelly Belly Cycling presented by MAXXIS at Tour de Beauce 2018 - pro cycling, Canada, UCI bicycle racing

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Steve Fisher

Stage 2

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Jack Burke wins Stage 2, The Queen Stage, into Mont Mégantic!

Tour de Beauce Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS WIN Stage 2

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Tour de Beauce Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS WIN Stage 2

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Jack Burke attacked early and then shed chasers and rode alone to victory on Stage 2Tour de Beauce Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS WIN Stage 2

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Tour de Beauce Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS WIN Stage 2

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Tour de Beauce Jelly Belly presented by MAXXIS WIN Stage 2

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A decent time gap put Jack Burke into the leader’s jersey after the queen stage

Stage 3A

Jack Burke and Keegan Swirbul warm up for Stage 3A at Tour de Beauce

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Race Leader Jack Burke in the start house

Stage 3B

Steve Fisher at Tour de Beauce

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Steve Fisher

Tour de Beauce - Cormac McGeough

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Cormac McGeough

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Jack Burke wrote his bike off (and some kit and a pack of Sport Beans) and lost a bit of flesh sliding down the road, but is otherwise OK and raring to go for Stage 4

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The morning’s individual time trial saw Jack Burke slip to 3rd on G.C. at only 22 seconds.  Fireworks were almost guaranteed for the afternoon road stage, and there was a large pile-up just inside 3km to go, at the base of the final climb.  Jack’s bike was destroyed, but he was able to finis on teammate Taylor Shelden’s bike and retain his GC position.  Keegan Swirbul had another strong day, finishing 6th and moving to 10th in G.C. with two stages still to race…

Stage 4

Taylor Shelden at Tour de Beauce

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Stage 4 saw Taylor Sheldon in a break that finished a minute up on the field

Stage 5

Keegan Swirbul at Tour de Beauce

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Stage 5’s circuits were just brutal.  A late challenge for the GC win meant blistering attacks and counters on every circuit and just 55 riders finished Tour de Beauce.  Jack Burke held on for 4th in G.C. and Keegan Swirbul moved up to 8th overall.

Curtis White at Tour de Beauce

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Jacob Rathe at Tour de Beauce

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