Wild wins Grand Prix de Gatineau

Numainville and Majerus round out podium

Kirsten Wild's (Hitec Products) first trip to the Gran Prix Cycliste Gatineau proved to be highly successful, with the Dutch rider winning the field sprint at Thursday evening's road race, beating former winner Joelle Numainville (Canadian National Team) and Christine Majerus (National Team Luxembourg).

The 108 kilometre race began with a large loop that climbed through the Gatineau national park outside of Ottawa before six laps of a technical circuit.

Team Velocio SRAM was one of the teams that was extremely active, sending riders off regularly on breakaway attempts to avoid a sprint finish, but Hitec was vigilant, never allowing any efforts to gain more than 20 seconds before reeling it back in. A last lap effort by Karol-Ann Canuel (Velocio SRAM) saw the Canadian gain 15 seconds, but at that point Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies was ready to help Hitec shut it down as they tried to set up their sprinter; Canadian road champion Leah Kirchmann.

The finish was a long and slightly uphill drag after a right hander off a descent. Wild was clearly in control, leading from 150 metres out and distancing Numainville by a bike length. Kirchmann got boxed in against the barriers and finished sixth.

"We knew it would be hard to get the race down to a sprint, but that was our goal," explained Wild. "A lot of teams tried to attack, but our girls were closing everything that went. It was so nice for me to see so much control; everything that went, we were there. It worked out."

For Numainville, the result was a vindication after a lost year dealing with the effects of a concussion from a crash.

"I'm super happy," agreed Numainville, "I came back here after one year of injury, and to come back to what is sort of my hometown race ... I'm so happy. I know I had good shape coming into the race so i just wanted to put it out there."

Numainville now has a win, three second places and a fourth in five appearances at Gatineau.

 

Results


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Kirsten Wild (Ned) Hitec Products2:45:14 
2Joelle Numainville (Can) Equipe Nationale du Canada  
3Christine Majerus (Lux) TEAM Luxembourg National  
4Tiffany Cromwell (Aus) Team Velocio SRAM  
5Emily Mary Collins (NZl) Team TIBCO-SVB  
6Leah Kirchmann (Can) Team OPTUM p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
7Kendall Ryan (USA) Team TIBCO-SVB  
8Lenore Pipes (USA) West Quebec Wheelers  
9Heather Fischer (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4  
10Alison Jackson (Can) Equipe Nationale du Canada  
11Liza Rachetto (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental  
12Denise Ramsden (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
13Lauren Stephens (USA) Team TIBCO-SVB  
14Ganna Solovei (Ukr) Équipe Nationale Ukraine  
15Loren Rowney (Aus) Team Velocio SRAM  
16Alena Amialiusik (Blr) Team Velocio SRAM  
17Emilie Moberg (Nor) Hitec Products  
18Kirsti Lay Giroux (Can) SAS-MAZDA-MACOGEP-SPECIALIZED  
19Erica Zaveta (USA) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental  
20Lauren De Crescenzo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4  
21Maryna Ivaniuk (Ukr) Équipe Nationale Ukraine  
22Olivia Dillon (Irl) VISIT DALLAS Cycling p/b Noise4Good  
23Jacqueline Parker (USA) Selection de la région Nationale Capitale  
24Emma White (USA) Zimmer Capital Orthopedics p/b Foundation  
25Amy Charity (USA) Team OPTUM p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
26Cecilie G. Johnsen (Nor) Hitec Products  
27Stephanie Roorda (Can) SAS-MAZDA-MACOGEP-SPECIALIZED  
28Leah Gulolen (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
29Olena Demydova (Ukr) Équipe Nationale Ukraine  
30Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Team Velocio SRAM  
31Vita Heine (Nor) Hitec Products  
32Jamie Gilgen (Can) Rise Racing p/b Cyclepath Woodbridge  
33Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) DNA Cycling p/b K4  
34Allison Beveridge (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
35Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Team OPUS - The Cyclery  
36Elise Delzenne (Fra) Team Velocio SRAM  
37Irena Ossola (USA) Alberta - Calgary  
38Brianna Walle (USA) Team OPTUM p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
39Justine Clift (Can) West Quebec Wheelers  
40Mehgan Grant (Can) West Quebec Wheelers0:00:13 
41Beth Ann Orton (USA) VISIT DALLAS Cycling p/b Noise4Good  
42Olga Shekel (Ukr) Équipe Nationale Ukraine  
43Maria Luisa Calle Williams (Col) Selection de la région Nationale Capitale0:00:16 
44Alexxa Albrecht (Can) Team OPTUM p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
45Ellen Watters (Can) Team OPUS - The Cyclery  
46Nicole Moerig (Aus) Team Ontario  
47Tiffany Pezzulo (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K4  
48Sara Bergen (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
49Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Team OPTUM p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies  
50Marie Soleil Blais (Can) Équipe du QUEBEC  
51Elizabeth Albert (Can) Équipe du QUEBEC  
52Katherine Maine (Can) Team OPUS - The Cyclery  
53Megan Rathwell (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental  
54Elise Maes (Lux) TEAM Luxembourg National  
55Fabienne Schaus (Lux) TEAM Luxembourg National0:00:20 
56Shoshauna Routley (Can) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental  
57Mia Manganello (USA) VISIT DALLAS Cycling p/b Noise4Good  
58Dafné Theroux Izquierdo (Can) SAS-MAZDA-MACOGEP-SPECIALIZED  
59Rebecca Beaumont (Can) Équipe du QUEBEC  
60Cassandra Maximenko (USA) CRCA/Stan's No Tubes Classic Cycling  
61Natasha Elliott (Can) SAS-MAZDA-MACOGEP-SPECIALIZED  
62Sara Poidevin (Can) Equipe Nationale du Canada  
63Adriane Provost (Can) SAS-MAZDA-MACOGEP-SPECIALIZED  
64Emily Spence (Can) Selection de la région Nationale Capitale  
65Genevieve Krahn (Can) Alberta - Calgary  
66Allison Tetrick (USA) Team OPTUM p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies0:00:24 
67Amber Neben (USA) VISIT DALLAS Cycling p/b Noise4Good  
68Charlotte Becker (Ger) Hitec Products0:00:27 
69Tayler Wiles (USA) Team Velocio SRAM0:00:40 
70Catherine Dessureault (Can) SAS-MAZDA-MACOGEP-SPECIALIZED0:01:13 
71Miriam Bjornsrud (Nor) Hitec Products0:01:41 
72Alizee Brien (Can) Team TIBCO-SVB0:03:35 
73BrittLee Bowman (USA) CRCA/Stan's No Tubes Classic Cycling0:05:34 
74Sara Headley (USA) Team TIBCO-SVB0:06:12 
75Anne Perry (USA) DNA Cycling p/b K40:06:14 
76Beth Ruiz (USA) Zimmer Capital Orthopedics p/b Foundation0:07:58 
77Sarah Rasmussen (Can) West Quebec Wheelers0:09:04 
OTLEmily Flynn (Can) Team OPUS - The Cyclery  
OTLNancy Labbe-Giguere (Can) Selection de la région Nationale Capitale  
DNFCatherine Ouellette (Can) Equipe Nationale du Canada  
DNFChantal Hoffmann (Lux) TEAM Luxembourg National  
DNFLaurence Thill (Lux) TEAM Luxembourg National  
DNFAnika Todd (Can) Team TIBCO-SVB  
DNFKathryn Bertine (Skn) BMW p/b Happy Tooth Dental  
DNFHelene Pilote-Fortin (Can) Équipe du QUEBEC  
DNFOlivia Baril (Can) Équipe du QUEBEC  
DNFMelyssa Fortin (Can) Équipe du QUEBEC  
DNFAnna Grace Christiansen (USA) VISIT DALLAS Cycling p/b Noise4Good  
DNFCatherine Fegan-Kim (GBr) DNA Cycling p/b K4  
DNFAriane Bonhomme (Can) Team OPUS - The Cyclery  
DNFSuzanne Hamilton (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFSarah Coney (Can) Trek Red Truck Racing p/b Mosaic Homes  
DNFJulia Bradley (Can) Rise Racing p/b Cyclepath Woodbridge  
DNFAshley Barson (Can) Rise Racing p/b Cyclepath Woodbridge  
DNFJoyce Spruyt (Can) Rise Racing p/b Cyclepath Woodbridge  
DNFSuzie Brown (Can) Alberta - Calgary  
DNFJennifer Stephenson (Can) Alberta - Calgary  
DNFBrook Noble (Can) Alberta - Calgary  
DNFCarrie Cartmill (Can) West Quebec Wheelers  
DNFAlex Grant (Can) West Quebec Wheelers  
DNFStéphanie Bester (Can) Selection de la région Nationale Capitale  
DNFLauren Leclaire (USA) Selection de la région Nationale Capitale  
DNFTate Devlin (USA) CRCA/Stan's No Tubes Classic Cycling  
DNFMeredith Bunkers (USA) CRCA/Stan's No Tubes Classic Cycling  
DNFKristin Lotito (USA) CRCA/Stan's No Tubes Classic Cycling  
DNFHayley Jones (GBr) Team Ontario  
DNFKaitlyn Steeves (Can) Team Ontario  
DNFTatjana Zaharova (Can) Team Ontario  
DNFEmily Underwood (USA) Zimmer Capital Orthopedics p/b Foundation  
DNFAna Sirianni (USA) Zimmer Capital Orthopedics p/b Foundation  
DNFDominique Danco (Can) QCW Breakaway Bikes p/b Felt Bicycles  
DNFMelissa Hiller (USA) QCW Breakaway Bikes p/b Felt Bicycles  
DNFKristie Nichols James (USA) QCW Breakaway Bikes p/b Felt Bicycles  
DNFAllyson Gillard (Can) QCW Breakaway Bikes p/b Felt Bicycles  
DNSTara Whitten (Can) Team OPUS - The Cyclery  
DNSMasha Schneider (USA) Zimmer Capital Orthopedics p/b Foundation  
DNSStefanie Sydlik (USA) QCW Breakaway Bikes p/b Felt Bicycles  

 

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