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June 27/06 9:37 am - Coupe De La Paix Cycliste: Stage 4 & Final GC

Posted by Editoress on 06/27/06

Coupe De La Paix Cycliste

A Trying Final Stage
Courtesy La Coupe de la Paix
Translated by Evi Arsenault

With Mother Nature’s gracious agreement, the final stage of La Coupe de la Paix was a thrill to spectators and riders yesterday in Blainville. Anne Samplionus (Biovail) showed her abilities by winning Stage Four, while Benjamen Martel (Sleeman Clear Énergie) won the men’s race with a splash.

The women attacked the race, climbing the a pernicious hill twenty-one times. With twelve laps to go, Merrill Collins (La Bicicletta), in the leader’s jersey launched an attack with only Anne Samplonius (Biovail) able to follow here. The two parted from the pack and stayed away the rest of the race. Émilie Roy (Québec Cycle Centrifuge), the winner of Stage Three, tried to catch the flying duo five laps later but despite her efforts her work was to no avail. As a result, Samplonius was first to cross the finish line, followed by Collins and Roy.

In the General Classement, Collins retains the first place overall, while Gina Grain (Colavita), with a fourth place in Stage Four, maintains second. Samplonius is in third and Roy in fourth. Roy expressed happiness at her fourth place in the Classement General reasoning that “There are some pretty big names in the top three!”

In the men’s race, with only six of the thirty-three laps completed Australian Sean Finning ( made a solo break. He was joined twelve laps later by a group consisting of Alexandre Nadeau and Benjamen Martel (Sleeman Clear Énergie), as well as Dominique Rollin (VC Roubaix) and Australian Wes Sulzberger (southaustralis-AIS), the duo leading the Classement General. The race continued with the same lead group, eventually doubling the peloton with four laps to the finish line. Martel won his first race in the Coupe de la Paix series, while Finning grabbed second place, just before Nadeau who took third. For the pack sprint, the Aussies once again played their cards right, with Sulzberger getting to the line before Rollin who as a result lost his position in first place of the Classement General. Martin Barras’s protegés, Sulzberger and Finning, finish first and third in the Classement General respectively, while Rollin slid to second place.

La Coupe de la Paix was an excellent showcase for many athletes who will be participating in the Canadian Road Championships which will take place in Quebec City from June 29 to July 2. From all accounts, riders were pleased with the event and plan to return next year.

As for Dominique Rollin who is currently riding with a French team, also confirmed that he will be taking part in the Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine Saputo this week; another not-to-be-missed rendez-vous!

1. Anne Samplonius (Can) Biovail1:12:11
2. Merrill Collins (Can) La Biciclettaat 0:02
3. Emily Roy (Can) Indépendant0:34
4. Gina Grain (Can) Colavita
5. Jennifer Stephenson (Can) Biovail
6. Lisa Sweeney (Can) CPT- Colnago
7. Jeneviève Gauthier (Can) Le Yetiall s.t.
8. Veronique Labonté (Can) Cascades4:35
9. Raphaële Lemieux (Can) Indépendant6:32
DNF. Vanessa Goodbehere (Can) Cascades
DNF. Suzie Bélanger (Can) Cascades
DNF. Marie-Michele Richard (Can) Cascades
DNF. Leah Wilson (Can) Cascades
DNF. Jessica Burns (Can) Cascades
1. Benjamen Martel (Can) Sleeman1:35:22
2. Sean Finning (Aus) Australieat s.t.
3. Alexandre Nadeau (Can) Sleeman0:25
4. Michael Ford (Aus) Australie1:26
5. Phil Cortes (Can) Garneau Optiks.t.
6. Zach Garland (Can) Espoirs Laval2:05
7. Derek McMaster (Can) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm2:09
8. Eric Lyman (Can) Calyon2:33
9. Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (Can) Sleemans.t.
10. David Veilleux (Can) Garneau Optik2:46
11. Charly Vives (Can) Calyon
12. Cameron Hughes (Aus) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belmboth s.t.
13. Ryan Belliveau (Can) Espoirs Laval2:51
14. Wes Sulzberger (Aus) Australie2:53
15. Dominique Rollin (Can) V.C. Roubaix
16. Mark Pozniak (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers
17. David Richter (USA) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm
18. Pierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Sleeman
19. Michel Détry (Can) Cycle Performance
20. Martin St-Laurent (Can) Volkswagen Trek
21. Aaron Fillion (Can) Ottawa B.C.
22. Jeffrey Dirksen (Ned) J.V.R. de Betauwers
23. Mathieu Roy (Can) Garneau Optik
24. Philippe Abbott (Can) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belmall s.t.
25. Peter Dawson (Aus) Australie2:58
26. Alexandre Lavallée (Can) Garneau Optik3:05
27. Jamie Lamb (Can) Garneau Optiks.t.
28. Dave Vukets (Can) Team R.A.C.E.4:08
29. Darko Ficko (Can) La Biciclettas.t.
DNF. Hughes Lapointe (Can) Espoirs Laval
DNF. Alistair Howard (Can) Espoirs Laval
DNF. Nicholas Rowe (Can) Espoirs Laval
DNF. Robin Bolduc (Can) Vélo Sommet
DNF. Miles Olman (Aus) Australie
DNF. Ashley Hutchison (Aus) Australie
DNF. Stephen Wooldridge (Aus) Australie
DNF. Yves Lefebvre (Can) CIBC Wood Gundy
DNF. Matt Guse (Can) Team R.A.C.E.
DNF. Jeff Schiller (Can) Team R.A.C.E.
DNF. Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Garneau Optik
DNF. Peter Sanowar (Can) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm
DNF. François Brunel (Can) Sleeman
DNF. Ryan Mackenzie (Can) Volkswagen Trek
DNF. Rob Van Bekkum (Ned) J.V.R. de Betauwers
DNF. Isaac Smith (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers
DNF. Alex De Korten (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers
DNF. Chris Saunders (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers
DNF. Jean-Francois Gagné (Can) Rack Ultra
DNF. Martin Rooseboom (Can) Cycles Patrick
DNF. Jean René Bélanger (Can) Volkswagen Trek
DNF. Steffan Elzinga (Can) f.c. Barcelona Cycling Team
DNF. Jean-Sébastien Perron (Can) Calyon
DNF. Carl Desroches (Can) Calyon
DNF. Brooke Boocock (Can) Calyon
DNF. Joel Dion-Poitras (Can) Calyon
DNF. Martin Picard (Can) Espoirs Laval
Final GC
1. Merrill Collins (Can) La Bicicletta570 pts
2. Gina Grain (Can) Colavita540
3. Anne Samplonius (Can) Biovail530
4. Emily Roy (Can) Indépendant450
5. Lisa Sweeney (Can) CPT- Colnago420
6. Jennifer Stephenson (Can) Biovail280
7. Veronique Labonté (Can) Cascades215
8. Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) D'amos210
9. Suzie Bélanger (Can) Cascades190
10. Marie-Pier Bédard (Can) Espoirs Laval190
11. Laura Yoisten (Can) Victory Brewing170
12. Raphaële Lemieux (Can) Indépendant170
13. Julie Marceau (Can) Marinoni140
14. Jeneviève Gauthier (Can) Le Yeti100
15. Annie Gervais (Can) Martin Swiss60
16. Jessica Burns (Can) Cascades55
17. Leah Wilson (Can) Cascades50
18. Joëlle Numainville (Can) Biovail50
19. Lilia Fraser (Can) Martin Swiss40
20. Vanessa Goodbehere (Can) Cascades35
21. Katy St-Laurent (Can) Sleeman20
22. Catherine Marchand (Can) Sleeman20
23. Marie-Michele Richard (Can) Cascades5
1. Wes Sulzberger (Aus) Australie610 pts
2. Dominique Rollin (Can) V.C. Roubaix600
3. Sean Finning (Aus) Australie565
4. Benjamen Martel (Can) Sleeman545
5. David Richter (USA) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm420
6. Mark Pozniak (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers400
7. Ashley Hutchison (Aus) Australie350
8. Alexandre Lavallée (Can) Garneau Optik345
9. Eric Lyman (Can) Calyon335
10. David Veilleux (Can) Garneau Optik310
11. Ryan Mackenzie (Can) Volkswagen Trek285
12. Pierre-Olivier Boily (Can) Sleeman260
13. Jeffrey Dirksen (Ned) J.V.R. de Betauwers260
14. Peter Dawson (Aus) Australie250
15. Martin Rooseboom (Can) Cycles Patrick225
16. Charly Vives (Can) Calyon200
17. François Brunel (Can) Sleeman200
18. Alexandre Nadeau (Can) Sleeman195
19. Phil Cortes (Can) Garneau Optik190
20. Michael Ford (Aus) Australie185
21. Nicholas Rowe (Can) Espoirs Laval165
22. Jean-Sébastien Perron (Can) Calyon165
23. Derek Mcmaster (Can) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm155
24. Zach Garland (Can) Espoirs Laval155
25. Michel Détry (Can) Cycle Performance145
26. Czeslaw Lukaszewicz (Can) Sleeman125
27. Aaron Fillion (Can) Ottawa B.C.120
28. Jeff Schiller (Can) Team R.A.C.E.110
29. Cameron Hughes (Aus) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm105
30. Sebastien Moquin (Can) Sleeman100
31. Mathieu Roy (Can) Garneau Optik90
32. Ryan Belliveau (Can) Espoirs Laval85
33. Jean-François Fortin (Can) Cinelume-Cycles Performance 80
34. Jean-Michel Lachance (Can) Garneau Optik70
35. Martin St-Laurent (Can) Volkswagen Trek65
36. Peter Sanowar (Can) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm65
37. Jean-Sébastien Maheu (Can) Sleeman50
38. Jamie Lamb (Can) Garneau Optik45
39. Hughes Lapointe (Can) Espoirs Laval35
Dave Vukets (Can) Team R.A.C.E.20
Darko Ficko (Can) La Bicicletta20
Philippe Abbott (Can) Ital Pasta/Trans.Belm20
Rob Van Bekkum (Ned) J.V.R. de Betauwers20
Isaac Smith (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers20
Robin Bolduc (Can) Vélo Sommet20
Matt Guse (Can) Team R.A.C.E.20
Stephen Wooldridge (Aus) Australie20
Alex De Korten (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers20
Chris Saunders (Can) J.V.R. de Betauwers20
Jean-Francois Gagné (Can) Rack Ultra20
Jean René Bélanger (Can) Volkswagen Trek20
Sébastien Pilotte (Can) Sleeman15
Devon Smibert (Can) Synergie15
Clovis Auger (Can) Volkswagen Trek15
Yves Lefebvre (Can) CIBC Wood Gundy15
Robert Brisson (Can) Sud-Ouest15
Raphael Tremblay (Can) Volkswagen Trek15
Stephen Keeping (Can) Ottawa B.C.10
Ian Manning (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee10
Keith Moore (Can) Jet Fuel Coffee10
Brandon Sant (Can) V-Com10
Osmond Bakker (Can) Independant10
Steffan Elzinga (Can) f.c. Barcelona Cycling Team10
Alistair Howard (Can) Espoirs Laval10
Carl Desroches (Can) Calyon10
Brooke Boocock (Can) Calyon10
Maxime Vives (Can) Calyon10
Alexandre Charest (Can) CIBC Wood Gundy10
Eric Boily (Can) Volkswagen Trek10
Miles Olman (Aus) Australie10
Joel Dion-Poitras (Can) Calyon10
Vincent Caron (Can) Ski Vélo Vincent Renaud 5
Jean-François Racine (Can) Espoirs Laval5
Maxime Charbonneau (Can) CAN198609055
Vincent Coursy (Can) Cycle Régis5
Paul Migner (Can) CIBC Woud gundy5
Alex Cloutier (Can) Volkswagen Trek5
Antoine Studner (Can) Espoirs Laval5
Francis Martin (Can) Premier teck5
Fançois Parisien (Can) TIAA5
Martin Picard (Can) Espoirs Laval 5


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