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October 5/15 10:54 am - Karol-Ann Canuel joins Dolmans-Boels for 2016


Posted by Editoress on 10/5/15
 

Karol-Ann Canuel will join the Dutch team Dolmans-Boels for the 2016 season. Following the dissolution of Velocio-SRAM team the team Canuel joined in 2014, the Quebec based rider joins a group of elite athletes including the new world road champion,  Britain's Lizzie Armitstead.

"We knew Velocio-SRAM would not return in 2016 in late July, so I had discussions with teams in early August. This is a team that's really competitive and it was with it that I wanted to continue next year, "said Canuel, confirming that Dolmans-Boels was at the top of the list of her choices.

 

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The decision was largely influenced by her former teammate Evelyn Stevens, who has just completed her first season with the Dutch team.

"Evelyn is one of the reasons I wanted to join this team. I'd like to ride with it, it is positive and she said it would be good for me. It is a great challenge and we can win a lot of races next year. "

The 27-year-old has signed a one-year contract, which is satisfactory in the present circumstances.

"2016 is an Olympic year, so a one-year contract, it's okay," said Canuel "one does not know what will happens next after the Rio Games." "Right now, I just think to 2016."

 

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In 2014 and 2015, Canuel won the world title in the team time trial. She will certainly be a strong contender in this event next year, especially as Dolmans-Boels  took teh silver medal just 6 seconds behind Velocio-SRAM at the World Championships in Richmond last month.

Courtesy Sportcom (translated)

 


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