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May 11/12 14:53 pm - Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau Start List

Posted by Editoress on 05/11/12

Clara Hughes, Nicole Cooke and Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli will be at the starting line for the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau!

The best women cyclists in the world will face off on boulevard des Allumettières, in Gatineau, Quebec on May 19 and 21, with big names such as Clara Hugues, Olympic Champion Nicole Cooke and the legendary Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli. The Chrono Gatineau Rona (TT) and the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau presented by Hydro-Québec – two up-and-coming races on the world women’s cycling circuit – will welcome a top class peloton on the eve of the London Olympic Games.

A total of 21 teams from different countries will gather at the starting line for both races, including some of the best teams in the world, such as Team Specialized – Lululemon (Germany), Greenedge (Australia), Faren Honda (Italy), Tibco to the Top (United States), Farno D’Asolo Colavita (Italy) and Optum Kelly Benefits (United States).

Chrono Gatineau Rona

The Chrono Gatineau Rona, which will take place on May 19 starting at 8:45 a.m., is an 18.4 km time trial with two laps of a 9.7 km loop that includes a 500 m hill with a 5.9% slope, and a few technical turns that should help the more powerful riders. Everyone is eagerly waiting to see outgoing champion Clara Hugues (CAN, Specialized Lululemon), the multiple world champion Jeannie Longo (FR) and American Amber Neben (USA, Specialized), 2008 time-trial world champion. There will also be several national TT champions, including American Evelyn Stevens (USA, Specialized-Lululemon), Danish Linda Villumsen (DAN, GreenEdge) and Australian Shara Gillow (AUS, GreenEdge). Also worth watching are Canada’s Tara Whitten (CAN, TIBCO), world champion of the Omnium in track cycling, and Rhae Shaw (CAN, Team Canada), who came in 7th at the last time trial world championship. At this level of competition, the winner will be one to watch at the Olympics this summer.

Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau presented by Hydro-Québec

The course of the Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau presented by Hydro-Québec is longer and more challenging this year, with 13 laps of a 10.18 km circuit, for a total of 134 km. A real endurance course, the succession of hills will eliminate the weaker riders and should benefit a small group of breakaways. The riders to watch include Nicole Cooke (G-B, Faren Honda Team), the Olympic Champion preparing to defend her title in London this summer, Fabiana Luperini (ITA, Faren Honda Team), multiple winner of La Grande Boucle Féminine, and German champion Ina-Yoko Teutenberg. Other favourites are American Megan Guarnier (USA, TIBCO), recent winner of the Redlands Classic, and Evelyn Stevens (USA, Specialized-Lululemon), winner of the Flèche Wallone in April. And of course, Canada’s Joëlle Numainville (CAN, Optum Kelly Benefits), winner of the race in 2010, and in terrific shape this year, with a third place finish of the Tour des Flandres, Karol Ann Canuel (CAN, Canadian National Team) and Véronique Fortin (CAN, TIBCO), the Canadian champion living in Gatineau, who will be highly motivated to race on her home turf!

The GP Cycliste Gatineau presented by Hydro-Québec and the Chrono Gatineau Rona are the only two races sanctioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale in Canada (UCI WE 1.1). In addition to the two women’s races, the Grand Prix will also organize a provincial men’s race, a Gran Fondo, a family outing and numerous activities to promote cycling.

List of the teams/riders as of May 11, 2012 for both Chrono Gatineau Rona: Chrono and Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau presented by Hydro-Québec: GPCG

Axman Team (TAI)
Ho Hsun Huang,  (TPE) – Chrono and GPCG
Mei-Yu Hsiao,  (TPE) – Chrono and GPCG
Hsiao-Chia Tseng,  (TPE) – Chrono and GPCG
Yu-Hsuan Lee,  (TPE) – Chrono and GPCG
Chia-Hui  Lin, (TPE) – Chrono and GPCG

Colavita ESPN (USA)
Moriah Macgregor (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Jamie Bookwalter (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Caron Joanie (USA) – GPCG
Jasmin Glaesser (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Leah Guloien (CAN) – GPCG
Mary Zider (USA) – GPCG

Destination Cycling (USA)
Marty Shea (USA) - Chrono
Dolmans Boels (NED)
Emma Trott (GBR) – Chrono
Pauliena Rooijakkers (NED) – Chrono

Canadian National Cycling Team (CAN)
Rhae Shaw (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Julie Beveridge (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Karol Ann Canuel (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Carrie Cartmill (CAN) – GPCG
Candice Vermeulen (CAN) – GPCG

Ukraine National Team (UKR)
Olena Pavlukhina (UKR) – Chrono and GPCG
Alona Andruk (UKR) – Chrono and GPCG
Olena Sharga (UKR) – GPCG
Ielizaveta Oshurkova (UKR) – GPCG
Viktoriia Vologdina (UKR) – GPCG

Faren Honda Team (ITA)
Nicole Cooke (GBR) – Chrono and GPCG
Fabiana Luperini (ITA) – Chrono and GPCG
Rochelle Gilmore (AUS) – Chrono and GPCG
Luisa Tamanini (ITA) – Chrono and GPCG
Jennifer Hohl (SUI) – GPCG
Myfnwy Galloway (AUS) – GPCG

Farno D’Asolo Colavita (ITA)
Whitney Gaggioli (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Sari Saarelainen (FIN) – Chrono and GPCG
Jessica Uebelhart (SUI) – Chrono and GPCG
Uenia Fernandes (BRA) – Chrono and GPCG
Flavia Oliveira (BRA) – Chrono and GPCG
Liza Racchetto (USA) – GPCG

Linda Villumsen (NZL) – Chrono and GPCG
Shara Gillow (AUS) – Chrono and GPCG
Alexis Rhodes (AUS) – Chrono and GPCG
Melissa Hoskins (AUS) – GPCG
Claudia Hauesler (GER) – Chrono and  GPCG
Jessie Maclean (AUS) – GPCG

Infinit Nutrition Cycle Power (CAN)
Veronik Bourgon (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Nina Nesdoly (CAN) – GPCG
Heather Shearer (CAN) – GPCG
Alexandria Wilson (CAN) – GPCG
Courtnay Romkey (CAN) – GPCG
Allison Lampi (CAN) – GPCG

Kallisto Wheels of Bloor (CAN)
Steph Skoreyko (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Jamie Gilgen (CAN) – GPCG
Cathy Zeglinski (CAN) – GPCG
Anna Harkowska (CAN) – GPCG
Cheryl Rondeau (CAN) – GPCG

Now and Novertis for MS
Olivia Dillon (IRL) - Chrono

Optum Kelly Benefits Strategies (USA)
Joelle Numainville (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Carmen Small (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Denise Ramsden (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Leah Kirchmann (CAN) – GPCG
Lex Albrecht (CAN) – GPCG
Annie Ewart (CAN) – GPCG

PK Express Biemme (CAN)
Suzie Brown (CAN) (AUS) – Chrono and GPCG
Kacy Wander (USA) (AUS) – Chrono and GPCG
Susan Palmer-Komar (CAN) – GPCG
Laura Haapamaki (CAN) – GPCG
Jenny Yves – GPCG

Real Deal Racing La Bicycletta (CAN)
Julia Bradley (CAN) – GPCG
Myriam Gaudreault (CAN) – GPCG
Catherine Dessureault (CAN) – GPCG
Évelyn Blouin (CAN) – GPCG
Arlene Marchildon (CAN) – GPCG
Laurie Dumas (CAN) – GPCG

Specialized lululemon (GER)
Ina-Yoko Teutenberg (GER) – Chrono and GPCG
Amber Neben (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Clara Hughes (Can) – Chrono and GPCG
Evelyn Stevens (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Ally Stacher (USA) – Chrono and GPCG

Specialized Mazda (CAN)
Allison Bevridge (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Karlee Gendron (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Anne Marie Morin (CAN) – GPCG
Virginie Gauthier (CAN) – GPCG
Nik Vogler (CAN) – GPCG

Steven’s Racing team p/b The Cyclery (CAN)
Adrianne Provost (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Sue Schlatter (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Sara Byers (CAN) – GPCG
Carrie Cartmill (CAN) – GPCG
Evelyne Gagnon (CAN) – GPCG
Florence Laplante-Lamarche (CAN) – GPCG

Team Quebec (CAN)
Alizée Brien (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin  (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Véronique Labonté (CAN) – GPCG
Élizabeth Albert (CAN) – GPCG
Audrey Bernard (CAN) – GPCG

TIBCO to the Top (USA)
Tara Whiten (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Megan Guarnier (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Jen Purcell (USA) – GPCG
Kendall Ryan (USA) –  GPCG
Lauren Hall (USA) –  GPCG
Véronique Fortin (CAN) –  GPCG

Vanderkitten Focus (USA)
Bridie O’Donnell (AUS) – Chrono and GPCG
Kathleen Billington (USA) – Chrono and GPCG
Emily Collins (NZL) – GPCG
Kate Chilcott (NZL) – GPCG
Ruth Winder (USA) – GPCG
Jasmin Hurikino (AUS) – GPCG

West Quebec Wheelers (CAN)
Jeannie Longo-Ciprelli (FRA) (CAN) – Chrono and GPCG
Caroline Ryan (IRE) – Chrono and GPCG
Lenores Pipes (GU) – GPCG
Kristen Lotito (USA) – GPCG
Olivia Dillon (IRE) – GPCG
Joyce Nyaruri Matara (KEN) – GPCG


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