Paging Martin Gilbert...
...you have offically made it big in Europe! Sadly it was your crash at track World's that made it onto the Eurosport Watts clip show, but we don't see too many Canadians on the TV over here. Congrats!
In the latest GReain news, I returned to racing last weekend with a not-too-shabby 2nd place sprinting out of the breakaway group. Good confirmation that my form is right on target for Ireland. Capped off a big week last week, and this one will be even bigger, finishing with a 160km road race in the mountains on Sunday. I'll be sure to let you know how I handle the half-hour climbs.
The 'very strong' Stevens Racing Team has been confirmed for the FBD Insurance Ras (Tour of Ireland, UCI 2.2) May 21-28. www.fbdinsuranceras.com
I have also been confirmed on the Canadian National selection for the Tour de Beauce, June 13-18, UCI 2.2. Looks like a strong team this year with Ryan Roth (gearsracing.com), Dominique Rollin (velo club roubaix), Charles Dionne (saunier duval - prodir), Bruno Langlois (AEG Toshiba - JetNetwork) and Dustin MacBurnie (Targetraining) completing the roster. Three cheers to staying on the pavement this year! www.tourdebeauce.com