Canadian Cyclist Lap the Gats 247-1 April 27
   Follow us on Twitter
Find us on Facebook
ACS Apollo Bikes - November 19
Cyclist's Edge - November 15
TAg Nov 24 (+225)
Flow Coaching December 18
Share the Road - Dec 14

IMBA Canada - Dec 14

Leukemia CC2 April5

Daily News


October 11/02 7:12 am - Road World Championships: Junior Women's RR Story

Posted by Editoress on 10/11/02

Road Cycling World Championships 2002 Zolder, Belgium

Junior Women's Road Race - 76.8 Km

Reports are brought to you with the assistance of:

Velotron and Peak Centre for Human Performance

Canada's Audrey Lemieux, attending her first world championships, finished a strong 7th today in the Junior women's 76.8 kilometre road. As expected, the finish came down to a field sprint, with the Dutch rider Suzanne de Goede holding off Claudia Stumpf (Germany) and Monica Holer (Sweden) for the title.

The 6 lap race featured a few breakaway attempts, but nothing could stick, as the Dutch and German teams kept on top the peloton to keep it together for their sprinters. Audrey Lemieux was particularly active, featuring in two attacks, as was the Belarussian Tatsiane Sharakova.

"I started with a few attacks, but it was hard on the climb because girls were attacking." explained Lemieux, a first year Junior from Alma, Quebec, who won the national time trial title in August and was third in the road race. "Our plan was to just be in the front, and cover things - be in the game.

At the finish I knew I would not be at the front after the last climb, so I tried to get to the front before the last (hairpin) corner. I'm not a sprinter, but I tried to pick a good wheel. I don't know who are the good sprinters, but I made my choice and I was still passing people until the line. It is better then I expected, for sure."

Genevieve Leblanc was the second Canadian finisher in 37th, 7 seconds behind the front group after getting caught behind slower riders on the last climb. "The last time I was there (in the front group), but I got squeezed by a Belgian rider and got caught in the second group when it split. I came back to the front (group), but I had no juice left after that."

Magalie Boulay finished 46th, 3:25 back, after dropping off the peloton on the 4th lap, and Julie Belanger did not finish after struggling in the early laps of the race and falling off the pace.

It is clear and sunny, but the wind is blowing steadily, keeping the temperature under 10 degrees celcius.


Return to Canadian Cyclist homepage | Back to Top
WoB Save Sale Jan29
DOrnellas Bike Sale April 1
The 11 Silber April 29
Jakroo Main Jan4 - GP
CC Advertise April 14

Dundas Speed Shop - Jan 11 (+524)

 © Copyright 1998-2016 Canadian Cyclist. All rights reserved.  Privacy Policy | Contact | Subscribe to RSS Feed  | Login