Chrono de Gatineau – ITT Preview (WE 1.1)

Once again Gatineau, Quebec becomes the epicentre of Canadian women’s cycling hosting the two GP Gatineau one-day events (Chrono de Gatineau ITT and Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau Road Race). These two races are two out of the only three  UCI ranked races that are held in Canada (the remaining one, White Spot Delta Road Race, is held in July).

This year the 8th edition of Chrono de Gatineau – ITT will be held under UCI 1.1 status on Friday, on the eve of GP Cycliste Gatineau Road Race. American rider Carmen Small (Team VéloCONCEPT) and Canadian ex-rider Clara Hughes are the current record holders of the race, having won it twice. World champion Amber Neben (Team VéloCONCEPT) will try to claim her second victory as the defending champion.

Parcours

Friday, 19 May 2017, local time from 18:30 to 20:00 pm approx (UTC-4)

Route 21km: Gatineau – Gatineau

Similar race course as in the previous edition of the race, but slightly lengthened to group starting and finish lines in the same road juncture. Starting in Gatineau riders will head towards Pink Lake facing a 6-kilometre low-incline climb (at an average 2% gradient) before heading back Gatineau.

Favourites & Outsiders

EstrellaEstrellaEstrella  [USA] Amber Neben,  [CAN] Karol-Ann Canuel, [USA] Tayler Wiles, [USA] Leah Thomas
EstrellaEstrella  [USA] Brianna Walle,  [CAN] Joëlle Numainville, [CAN] Jasmin Duehring, [USA] Lauren Stephens, [CAN] Annie Foreman-Mackey
Estrella  [USA] Kathryn Buss, [FRA] Marjolaine Bazin, [GBR] Claire Rose, [AUS] Rebecca Wiasak,  [CAN] Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin, [MEX] Ingrid Drexel, [NZL] Michaela Drummond

Betting area

Our favourite: [USA] Tayler Wiles

Our outsider: [AUS] Rebecca Wiasak

Participants

There will be no Spanish riders at the 8th edition of Chrono de Gatineau – ITT.

Startlist

Previous edition

Current World champion Amber Neben (BePink) won the previous edition of Chrono de Gatineau – ITT. The American rider set the fastest time in the finish line in Gatineau beating by 11 and 12 seconds Canadian riders Tara Whitten (The Cyclery Opus) and Karol-Ann Canuel (Boels Dolmans), who completed the podium in second and third place respectively. It was important victory for the US rider in her Olympic selection hopes, with the decision due in three weeks. She finally was not selected though.

Results

How to follow the race

Social media

Twitter

A few Twitter accounts and hashtags (among others) to follow the race:

Facebook

A few Facebook accounts:

Sources

Official website
Women Cycling Fever

Pro Cycling Stats

Written by:
Diego Martín

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