TORONTO — A cycling competition as fierce as the Tour de France is arriving in Canada next year, though the players will be riding on stationary indoor bikes and its success will be measured as much in participants’ watts after a sweaty fitness class as it will in profit.
JJ Wilson, a “spinning” enthusiast and son of Lululemon founder Chip Wilson, is opening up a chapter of his popular Vancouver-based Ride Cycle Club in Toronto in mid-February, a month before the planned Canadian debut of U.S. spinning titan SoulCycle.
Italian sprint ace Alessandro Petacchi of the Lampre team won the second stage of the Tour of Italy here on Sunday ahead of British star Mark Cavendish who took the leader's pink jersey.Petacchi just edged Cavendish in a battle for the finish line, in a victory which was only confirmed by the jury after viewing video footage.The British rider tried to overtake Petacchi on the right before being forced to try on the left. Italy's Manuel Belletti finished third after the longest stage, raced under blazing sunshine over 244km.
Tour de France sprint legend Erik Zabel believes Mark Cavendish's dream of following in his footsteps and winning the race's green jersey may be over already.Isle of Man rider Cavendish came into this year's race aiming to dominate the points competition after finishing last year with an amazing six stage wins from sprints.But after four days Cavendish is lying last in the competition with a 62-point deficit to the man he duelled with last year -- Norway's Thor Hushovd.
Britain's Mark Cavendish sprinted clear of the field to claim his third career victory at the Grand Prix l'Escaut on Wednesday.The HTC-Highroad sprinter, a 15-time stage winner on the Tour de France, steered clear of danger in a crash-marred finale to finish ahead of Russian Denis Galimzyanov and Belarussian Yauheni Hutarovich.Cavendish has endured a mediocre start to his season, so the Isle of Man rider was only too happy to find success at the scene of his maiden professional victory, in 2007.
Spain's Alberto Contador secured a third Tour de France yellow jersey Sunday after the 20th and final stage to the Champs Elysees won by Briton Mark Cavendish.Cavendish powered to the finish line alone for the second consecutive year to claim his fifth stage success of this year's race and 15th of his career.Italian Alessandro Petacchi, the winner of two stages, finished second on the stage to secure the green jersey for the race's points competition.
ACE Limited (ACE) Q1 2014 Earnings Conference Call April 30, 2014 8:30 am ET
Helen Wilson - SVP, Investor Relations Evan G. Greenberg - Chairman and CEO, ACE Limited / ACE Group Philip V. Bancroft - EVP and CFO, ACE Limited / ACE Group John Keogh - Vice Chairman & COO, ACE Limited / ACE Group; Chairman, Insurance - Overseas General John Lupica - Vice Chairman, ACE Limited / ACE Group; Chairman, Insurance - North America