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May 22/12 13:54 pm - Canadian Para Athletes Continue to Win in Europe

Posted by Editoress on 05/22/12

The Canadian Para-cycling Team enjoyed significant successes in Europe on the weekend, with Marie-Claude Molnar (C4), Shelley Gautier (T1) and Marie-Ève Croteau (T2) each winning both the road race and time trial in an international race in Italy, in preparation for the UCI World Cup opener.  At the same event, Arnold Boldt (C2) posted the third fastest time in the Men's C2 classification.

The powerful tandem of Robbi Weldon and Lyne Bessette took the top spot in the general classification of the Tour of Belgium.  The tandem-only stage race started on Thursday and featured two time trials and four road races.  Canada’s tandem of Geneviève Ouellette and Émilie Roy took third place in the women’s general classification. In the men’s race, Daniel Chalifour and Alexandre Cloutier was the top Canadian tandem in sixth place.

Tour of Belgium

Final Overall Classification (by time)
1 Timo Fransen/Alfred Stelleman (Ned) m
2 Dariusz Wojciechowski/Marcin Polak (Pol) m
3 Julien Hervio/Arnaud Grandjean (Fra) m
4 Ernest Kurowski/Adrian Juszczyk (Pol) m
5 Patrick Bos/Rinne Oost (Ned) m
6 Daniel Chalifour/Alexandre Cloutier (Can) m
7 Arkadiusz Garczarek/Przemyslaw Wegner (Pol) m
8 Pierre-Olivier Boily/William Stanley (Can) m
9 Aldo Klomp/Bjorn Demas (Ned) m
10 Maarten Nijland/Richard Bonhof (Ned) m
11 Eric De Decker/Marc Eymard (Bel) m
12 Alexander Obert/Ralf Arnold (Den) m
13 Dave Swanson/Clark Rachfal (USA) m
14 Lyne Besette/Robbi Weldon (Can)  **
15 Alena Drazdova/Iryna Fiadotava (Blr) f
16 Emilie Roy/Geneviève Ouellet (Can) f
17 Aleksandra Wnuczek/Iwona Podkoscielna (Pol) f
18 Francine Meehan/Cathrine Walsh (Irl) f
19 Samantha van Steenis/Joleen Hakker (Ned) f
20 Kim van Dijk/Kathrin Goeken (Ned) f
21 Alena Azarkevich/Iryna Parkhamovich (Blr) f
22 Cyrille Santerre/Raphaël Beaugillet (Fra) m
23 Botond Töke/Arnold Butu (Rou) m

**First Women


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