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May 8/11 15:21 pm - Pan Am Championships: Quote and photo

Posted by Editoress on 05/8/11

Clara Hughes quote after winning the Women's Road Race


"It was an epic day...we had a plan as a team to win the road race today and I am so proud of this victory for Canada. 

I had a gap on the rest of the field after the first twisty descent.  It was less than 10kms into the race and after a rider from El Salvador (Evelyn Garcia) bridged up to me, I thought the breakaway would make the American team chase and set up my teammates to attack.  Never did I think the breakaway would succeed. 

It was hot, hilly and grueling, and I was cramping up really badly halfway through the race.  I ate and drank as much as I could to make the cramps go away and kept thinking 'you can't lose this race for the team!'. It gave me a lot of strength and motivation knowing my teammates were working hard behind.

In the last climb I attacked my breakaway partner hard and went as fast as I could on the descent to get a gap on her, and managed to hold it to the line. It was a team victory and I'm satisfied but exhausted. I've never cramped up in a race and had to go through that kind of pain."


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Clara Hughes at the top of the podium after winning the road race



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