CANADIANS OPEN ROAD WORLDS WITH 3 MEDALS
Cycling Canada – Doha, QATAR, Oct. 9, 2016 – Canada got off to a strong start at the Road world Championships on Sunday in Doha, Qatar, when three Canadian riders were members of Team Time Trial squads that won medals, including Karol-Ann Canuel (Amos, QC) on the gold medal women’s team. The Team Time Trial competition is for the top women’s and men’s trade teams.
In the women’s 40 kilometre race, Canuel was one of six riders on the Boels Dolmans squad that took the title with a time of 48 minutes and 41.62 seconds. The team moved up from silver a year earlier. Joelle Numainville (Laval, QC) was a member of the bronze medal winning Cervelo Bigla team, that finished one minute and 56.47 back. Two other Canadians were on the Twenty16-Ridebiker team that finished fifth – Alison Jackson (Vermilion, AB) and Annie Foreman-Mackey (Kingston, ON).
In the men’s 40 kilometre competition, Svein Tuft of Langley, BC, was a member of the Orica-BikeExchange team that finished third, 37.12 seconds behind the winning team of Etiix-Quick Step, who won with a time of 42 minutes and 32.39 seconds. Two other Canadians rode in the men’s competition, with Hugo Houle (St-Perpetue, QC) on the AG2R La Mondiale team that was 11th and Guillaume Boivin (Montreal, QC) on the Cycling Academy team that was 12th.
The Road World Championships for national teams begins on Monday, and continues through until next Sunday.
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