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September 12/21 20:43 pm - Jackson Adds Canadian Road Title for a Perfect Weekend


Posted by Editoress on 09/12/21
 

Alison Jackson (Liv Racing) completed a rare double on Sunday, adding the Canadian national road title for Elite women to the time trial title she won on Friday. Cyclo-cross and mountain bike pro Maghalie Rochette (Specialized Racing) was second, while Sara Poidevin (Rally Cycling) completed the podium. Ruby West of Ontario, finishing tenth overall, won the Under-23 title. Earlier in the day, Jerome Gauthier (Equipe du Quebec) took the Junior men's title.

 

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Jerome Gauthier

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L to r: Charles Duquette, Jerome Gauthier, Luke Hubner

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The hilly course started and finished in St-Georges, an hour south of Quebec City, and took the riders through the rolling hills of the Beauce region. The riders had a 30 kilometre ride out to a 28 kilometre circuit, which they completed twice before heading back to St-Georges. Gusty winds, while not as strong as faced by the men on Saturday, were still enough to take more than half the field out of the race.

 

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Jackson attacks

 

Jackson was the favourite, and she was aggressive in the early kilometres, keeping the pace up and thinning the field before they hit the circuit. By the time the riders reached the circuit there were only 14 riders left in the front group, and Jackson thinned it further the first time up the Lac Etchemin climb, which hits 13% on the lower slopes. By the top, there was only Jackson and Rochette left at the front, as the remnants of the group struggled to reform.

 

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Alison Jackson and Maghalie Rochette

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The two leaders gradually extended their lead over the next lap, and were nearly two and a half minutes ahead by the halfway mark. Rochette tried attacking, but Jackson quickly countered, and exited the circuit for the 30 kilometre ride back to the finish line with a ten second lead. Rochette managed to keep within sight for a few kilometres, but Jackson's pace was relentless, and she began to pull away; 40 seconds up with 20 kilometres to go, and growing to 2:17 by the finish line. Poidevin managed to get away from the chase group in the final kilometres to take the bronze, but she was six and a half minutes down on Jackson.

 

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Maghalie Rochette, Alison Jackson, Sara Poidevin

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"I made the trip out here and it was special to be here, and that was the goal, to try and win the double," said Jackson. "I was more nervous this weekend then I think I have been for any other race, and I think it's just that I believed it was really possible. You can't control the race, so you have to race it and see what happens. I'm just really happy that it all worked out."

"It was a real bike race; my experience racing in Europe and racing the Belgian classics [meant that] I knew how to race in the wind, and that really played to my advantage. I took to the front pretty early to make it more of a selection. On the first lap, the tailwind climb [Lac Etchemin] was pretty spicy, and at the top I looked around and there was just two of us. On the second lap she started to attack me, so I picked my moment and went all in. I wanted to come away with a solo win just to be sure to have the title."

Elite/U23 Women, 114.6 km
1 Alison Jackson (BC) Liv Racing WT 3:12:43
2 Maghalie Rochette (QC) Specialized Racing at 2:17
3 Sara Poidevin (AB) Rally Cycling 6:30
4 Marie Soleil Blais (QC) Indépendant 7:11
5 Olivia Baril (QC) Massi Tactic Women Team 7:11
6 Emily Marcolini (ON) 3T/Q+M 7:13
7 Frederique Larose Gingras (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux 7:15
8 Clara Emond (QC) Indépendant 7:19
9 Yael Klein (ON) Dundas Valley Velo 7:27
10 Ruby West (ON) Indépendant * 7:31
11 Laury Milette (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux * 7:31
12 Florence Normand (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux * 7:35
13 Lex Albrecht (QC) Fearless Femme P/B Sena 7:37
14 Emily Flynn (ON) La Sweat 7:37
15 Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (QC) Team Cofidis 7:39
16 Brenna Pauly (BC) Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes 7:39
17 Helena Coney (BC) Team Illuminate 7:39
18 Noemie Fortin (QC) Desjardins-Ford * 7:39
19 Camille Primeau (QC) Desjardins-Ford * 7:43
20 Caileigh Filmer (BC) Cyclery Racing 7:43
21 Gillian Ellsay (BC) Instafund Racing 7:50
22 Luce Bourbeau (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux * 7:50
23 Katelyn Walcroft (ON) Hardwood Nextwave Cycling Team * 9:04
24 Noémie Gaudreault (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur * 9:06
25 Elizabeth Gin (BC) Instafund Racing * 9:06
26 Evelyne Gagnon (QC) Ecf 3Sphères Communication P/P Cycle Néron + 11:02
27 Adele Normand (QC) Équipe du Québec * + 11:32
28 Christiane Bilodeau (AB) Team Alberta * + 16:46
29 Jackie Peters (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur + 20:25
30 Holly Simonson (BC) Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes + 30:32
DNF Isabella Bertold (BC) Instafund Racing
DNF Holly Henry (BC) Instafund Racing
DNF Fiona Majendie (BC) Red Truck Racing P/B Mosaic Homes
DNF Caroline Lamarche Mcclure (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur
DNF Britany Powell (ON) Agowatt Experience Eq Feminine
DNF Annabel Irwin (BC) Tag Cycling Race Team
DNF Whitney Surgenor (ON) Cyclery Racing
DNF Sonia Taylor (BC) Cyclery Racing
DNF Sarah Gilbert (PE) Lorneville Cycling Club
DNF Jeanne Peronne (QC) ECF 3Sphères Communication P/P Cycle Néron
DNF Josephine Peloquin (QC) Watersley R&R Team *
DNF Dana Gilligan (ON) Indépendant *
DNF Iris Gabelier (QC) Desjardins-Ford *
DNF Hayley Basterash (AB) Cyclery Racing *
DNF Danae Waterbury (QC) Équipe du Québec *
DNF Emma Delisle (QC) Desjardins-Ford *
DNF Kathryn Ayroud (AB) Team Alberta *
DNF Camille Lamothe (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur *
DNS Melissa-Chessie Savoie (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur
DNS Adele Desgagnes (QC) Équipe du Québec *
DNS Mireille Larose Gingras (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux *
=U23
 
U23 Women, 114.6 km
1 Ruby West (ON) Indépendant 3:20:14
2 Laury Milette (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux at s.t.
3 Florence Normand (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux 0:04
4 Noemie Fortin (QC) Desjardins-Ford 0:08
5 Camille Primeau (QC) Desjardins-Ford 0:12
6 Katelyn Walcroft (ON) Hardwood Nextwave Cycling Team 1:33
7 Noémie Gaudreault (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur 1:35
8 Elizabeth Gin (BC) Instafund Racing 1:35
9 Adele Normand (QC) Équipe du Québec 4:01
10 Christiane Bilodeau (AB) Team Alberta 9:15
DNF Josephine Peloquin (QC) Watersley R&R Team
DNF Dana Gilligan (ON) Indépendant
DNF Iris Gabelier (QC) Desjardins-Ford
DNF Hayley Basterash (AB) Cyclery Racing
DNF Danae Waterbury (QC) Équipe du Québec
DNF Emma Delisle (QC) Desjardins-Ford
DNF Kathryn Ayroud (AB) Team Alberta
DNF Camille Lamothe (QC) Dynamiks De Contrecoeur
DNS Adele Desgagnes (QC) Équipe du Québec
DNS Mireille Larose Gingras (QC) Macogep Tornatech Girondins De Bordeaux

 


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