June 17/02 8:37 am - Canadians 2nd through 4th at Beauce Stage 1
Posted by Editor on 06/17/02
GP de Beauce - Stage 1
Jaromir Friede (Wüstenrot - ZVVZ), the early leader during the two-up sprint opener to the 2002 Grand Prix Cycliste de Beauce, has hung on to take the leader's jersey. Friede, the Czech national road champion, finished just ahead of Canadian track rider Alexandre Cloutier (VW-Trek), who was a last minute addition to the team, and Charles Dionne (7UP Nutra Fig). Another Canadian, Pierre Olivier Boilly (Équipe du Québec) was fourth, and Alex Candelario (Prime Alliance) rounded out the top 5.
Friede is attending his first Beauce, but has heard about how hard it is from his teammates. He calls himself a "sprinter and a time trialist". At this year's event he will be going for stage victories.