After a remarkable string of success in the United States, Silber Pro Cycling returned home to Quebec and defended its 2015 victory at a cold, wet, hardcore racer’s edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay.
Ben Perry won the opening stage in miserable weather conditions from a small break that at one time contained 5 riders from Silber. Perry went on to keep the Yellow Jersey until the final kilometers of the last stage, when a small group including the wily Ryan Roth went up the road.
Roth would finish 2nd and the time gap allowed him to take the overall. Ben finished 2nd in GC and also won the Green and White jerseys. Aside from Ben’s win, the team was on the podium 3 times and had 5 riders finish in the top 10 GC: Alex Cataford (5th), Matteo Dal-Cin (6th) and Nicolas Masbourian (10th).
About Silber Pro Cycling
Silber Pro Cycling is a young Montreal-based professional cycling team in its third year on the UCI Continental circuit. Only three teams in Canada race at this level and we are proud to contribute to their success. The team of 10 riders includes the 2012 Canadian Road Cycling Champion, Ryan Roth. Three-time Olympian Gord Fraser heads up this fledgling team as the sports director.
The team, which is still growing, is sure to take more than a few by storm next season. Keep an eye out for these guys!