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Luxembourg, Quebec kickstart June racing campaign

Tour de Suisse on the horizon while Gatineau hosts a pair of one-days

Watch Luxembourg LIVE!
Prologue on June 5th at 11:30 am CST
Stage 1 on June 6th at 8:30 am
Stage 2 on June 7th at 8:00 am
Stage 3
on June 8th at 8:30 am
Stage 4 on June 9th at 7:00 am

The build-up to the US and Canadian National Championships starts this week with the 79th edition of the SKODA-Tour de Luxembourg (June 5 – 9) and Quebec’s GP/Chrono Gatineau (June 6 – 7). At the conclusion of Luxembourg, the team heads to the WorldTour ranked Tour de Suisse (June 15 – 23) before tackling North America’s national championships at the end of the month.

SKODA-Tour de Luxembourg

The team’s first participation in the UCI 2.HC race opens with a two km prologue in the capital city before entering the hills for four road stages and a total of 716 km of racing. With climbs late on stages two and four and a hilltop finish on stage three into Diekirch, the Tour de Luxembourg is expected to favor well-rounded sprinters and punchy climbers.

Rally UHC Cycling brings the same explosive roster from May’s Tour de Yorkshire and will start Ryan Anderson, Robin Carpenter, Adam de Vos, Colin Joyce, Ty Magner, John Murphy, and Svein Tuft.

GP/Chrono Gatineau

After a fifth place finish in the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic last weekend, Sara Bergen returns to GP Gatineau on June 6th motivated to improve on last year’s third place finish. The 104 km course through Gatineau Park is unchanged and the team is prepared for an aggressive race.

Joining Bergen are Allison Beveridge, Krista Doebel-Hickok, Gillian Ellsay, Katherine Maine, and Abby Mickey.

The following day, Bergen, Doebel-Hickok, and Ellsay are joined by American U23 National TT Champion Emma White for Chrono Gatineau, a 17 km UCI 1.1 race against the clock.

SKODA-Tour de Luxembourg roster
Ryan Anderson
Robin Carpenter
Adam de Vos
Colin Joyce
Ty Magner
John Murphy
Svein Tuft

Gatineau roster
Sara Bergen (gp, chrono)
Allison Beveridge (gp)
Krista Doebel-Hickok (gp, chrono)
Gillian Ellsay (gp, chrono)
Katherine Maine (gp)
Abby Mickey (gp)
Emma White (chrono)

Upcoming racing calendar
June 15-23: Tour de Suisse (M)
June 19-23: Tour de Beauce (M)
June 27-30: US National Championships (M/W)
June 28-July 1: Canada National Championships (M/W)