Posted by Editoress on 05/19/17
Team Canada will field a world championship level squad for the women's only Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau this weekend. The squad will include four Rio Olympians and two Olympic medalists.
The Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau, now in its eighth year, is the highest level internationally UCI sanctioned road event for women in Eastern Canada, and will attract teams and competitors from more than a dozen nations.
Sara Poidevin (left)
Racing for Canada will be many of our country's top professional riders, including Rio bronze medalists Allison Beveridge and Kirsti Lay. Joining them will be Karol-Ann Canuel, a three time member of the world champion team time trial squad, and Leah Kirchmann, second overall in the Women's World Tour last season. Two young riders who have already shown their mettle will also race in Canadian colours - Sara Poidevin and Katherine Maine.
Canuel, Kirchmann and Lay will race the Chrono in Team Canada colours, with Beveridge, Poidevin and Maine competing in the kit of their professional Rally Cycling squad. All six will race in Team Canada colours for the road race.
Karol-Ann Canuel, Amos, QC
Leah Kirchmann, Winnipeg, MB
Kirsti Lay, Montreal, QC
Allison Beveridge, Calgary, AB
Sara Poidevin, Canmore, AB
Katherine Maine, Ottawa, ON
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