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Cervélo in command at Montréal

By:
John Stevenson
Published:
June 05, 2009, 12:42 BST,
Updated:
June 05, 2009, 13:48 BST
Kirsten Wild of Team Cervélo

Kirsten Wild of Team Cervélo

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Cervélo TestTeam riders have won the first four stages of Le Tour du Grand Montréal and lead the overall, points and team classifications. Dutch rider Regina Bruins won the stage three time trial on Wednesday while compatriot Kirsten Wild has won three stages in addition to leading general classification since the first day of racing on Monday.

Directeur sportif Manel Lacambra commented on the team's performance on their latest stage victory by Wild, the stage four Petite-Italie criterium. "Our strategy was to have Regina Bruins go for the stage win, while Kirsten Wild would try and accumulate more seconds for the GC and the result was perfect. The other 4 riders on the team took it easy during the morning time trial to save energy. In the afternoon we once again controlled the stage, maintaining a high speed at the head of the group for the entire 50km distance making it impossible for the others teams to attack.

"The team was once again super strong and it made an easy victory for Wild. Tomorrow is the last stage and it will be considerably harder. We know that everybody will try to attack to win the Tour but we have a very strong team and our goal will be to keep the yellow jersey to the finish. But even without knowing tomorrow's result, I am very happy with the performance of the team. We've dominated here in addition to winning the World Cup."

Le Tour du Grand Montréal concludes with a 115-kilometre circuit race at Mont-Saint-Hilaire.

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