03 Jun Chrono de Gatineau Preview (WE 1.1)
Once again Gatineau, Quebec becomes the epicentre of women’s cycling in Canada hosting the two GP Gatineau one-day events (Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau Road Race and Chrono de Gatineau). These two races are two out of the only three UCI ranked races that are held in Canada.
After holding the GP Cycliste Gatineau Road Race on Thursday, the 7th edition of the Chrono de Gatineau (ITT) will be held on Friday. Carmen Small (Cervélo Bigla) and Clara Hughes have won twice the race.
Friday, June 3rd 2016 Gatineau – Gatineau: 19.3km Local time: 11.30 pm to 13.00 pm approx (UTC-4)
Favourites & Outsiders
Amber Neben, Karol-Ann Canuel, Tayler Wiles
Lauren Stephens, Brianna Walle, Tara Whitten, Leah Kirchmann
Alison Tetrick, Joëlle Numainville, Nina Laughlin, Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin, Annie Foreman Mackey
Our favourite: Karol-Ann Canuel
Our outsider: Joëlle Numainville
Carmen Small (Twenty16) won the previous edition of the Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau. The American rider was the fastest with a time of 15’36”. Canadian rider Karol-Ann Canuel (Velocio SRAM) and American rider Tayler Wiles (Velocio SRAM) finished eight seconds behind Small, second and third respectively.