Numainville gets home soil victory

Kiesanowski close for Tibco

Joelle Numainville (Webcor Builders) won the first edition of the Grand Prix Gatineau on Sunday in a crash-filled sprint. Numainville avoided the crash in the final 500 metres and held off late efforts by Jo Kiesanowski (TIBCO) and Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Colavita Baci) to win the UCI 1.1 race in her home province.

"Riders were going down beside me and behind me, but I was okay," explained Numainville. "It was a lot harder out there than we thought it would be, because there were many attacks and there was not much chance to rest. This is a really big win, to win this, the biggest race in Canada is pretty special."

The 99.4 kilometre race saw the riders make eight laps of a 12.4 kilometre course. Incorporating the start and finish of the previous day's time trial, riders also went through part of the Gatineau national park, with one small climb. Although the circuit did not feature any significant climbs, strong winds in the open sections and temperatures approaching 30 Celcius took their toll on the field.

The wind quickly discouraged most breakaway efforts, and any effort approaching a 20 second lead was chased down by either TIBCO, HTC-Columbia or Webcor Builders, if the composition did not suit them.

Shortly before the start of the final lap, track world champion Tara Whitten (Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil) tried a solo effort, but both TIBCO and HTC-Columbia went to the front to reel back this dangerous rider.

The finish saw the peloton head up one side of a divided boulevard, then go counterclockwise 180 degrees around a roundabout before the last 350 metres to the line. Heading into that roundabout, the Australian national team was at the front, but hit the curve too fast, taking down a number of their riders, plus Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil's Jenny Trew. Numainville was on the inside and slipped past the crash, exiting the final corner in the lead, which she held to the line.


#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joelle Numainville (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team2:26:44 
2Jo Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO/To the Top  
3Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team  
4Alison Testroete (Can) Team Canada  
5Isabelle Soderberg (Swe) Hitec Products UCK – Norway  
6Leah Kirchman (Can) Team Canada0:00:04 
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) HTC-Columbia  
8Kelly Benjamin (USA) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team  
9Tara Whitten (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil  
10Heather Logan-Sprenger (Can) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team0:00:07 
11Andrea Graus (Aut) Webcor Builders Cycling Team  
12Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO/To the Top  
13Amber Neben (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team  
14Carmen Small (USA) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team  
15Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Hitec Products UCK – Norway  
16Audrey Lemieux (Can) Nanoblur Gears  
17Denise Ramsden (Can) Team Canada  
18Sarah Coney (Can) Stevens p/b the Cyclery  
19Lex Albrecht (Can) Equipe Cascades  
20Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Equipe Cascades  
21Carrie Cartmill (Can) Nanoblur Gears  
22Megan Guarnier (USA) TIBCO/To the Top  
23Jennifer Stephenson (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body Clinic  
24Leah Guloien (Can) Team Canada  
25Kathleen Billington (USA) BMW – Bianchi  
26Michelle Gauthier (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body Clinic  
27Laura Brown (Can) Team Canada  
28Valerie Crete (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil  
29Michelle Paiement (Can) Stevens p/b the Cyclery  
30Julia Bradley (Can) Stevens p/b the Cyclery  
31Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australian National Team  
32Virginie Gauthier (Can) Equipe Cascades  
33Maria Grandt Petersen (Den) Hitec Products UCK – Norway  
34Cinthia Lehner (USA) BMW – Bianchi  
35Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team  
36Anne Samplonius (Can) Eat-Clean Diet Women's Cycling Team0:00:15 
37Krista Ruby (Can) Eat-Clean Diet Women's Cycling Team  
38Rebecca Much (USA ) TIBCO/To the Top  
39Katheryn Mattis (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling Team  
40Bromwyn Ryan (Aus) Australian National Team  
41Rachel O'Reilly (Can) Stevens p/b the Cyclery  
42Leigh Bianco (Can) Stevens p/b the Cyclery  
43Adriane Provost (Can) Team Canada  
44Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-Columbia0:00:26 
45Linda Villumsen (NZl) HTC-Columbia  
46Jessica Phillips (USA) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team  
47Joanie Caron (Can) Nanoblur Gears0:00:35 
48Kim Anderson (USA) HTC-Columbia  
49Chloe Hosking (Aus) HTC-Columbia0:01:11 
50Alison Starnes (USA) TIBCO/To the Top0:01:20 
51Rachel Warner (USA) BMW – Bianchi0:01:32 
52Jenny Trew (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil0:01:49 
53Kirsty Brouin (Aus) Australian National Team0:03:15 
54Miriam Gaudreault (Can) Team Quebec0:03:35 
55Cynthia Wilson (Can) Eat-Clean Diet Women's Cycling Team0:03:40 
56Allison Lampi (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body Clinic0:06:06 
57Veronique Labonte (Can) Nanoblur Gears  
#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
58Julia Farell (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body Clinic  
59Paula Powell (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body Clinic  
60Ariane Larocque- Patenaude (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil  
61Kyla Rollinson (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G Conseil  
62Jessica Joly (Can) Equipe Cascades  
63Emma Peterson (NZl) 7th Groove/Reform Body Clinic  
64Leigh Hargrove (Can) Eat-Clean Diet Women's Cycling Team  
DNFClair Michel (Can) BMW – Bianchi  
DNFErinne Willock (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team  
DNFEvelyn Gagnon (Can) Team Quebec  
DNFJessie Maclean (Aus) Australian National Team  
DNFJohanne Cyr (Can) Team Quebec  
DNFKrystal Jeffs (Can) Nanoblur Gears  
DNFLeigh Hobson (Can) Nanoblur Gears  
DNFMartine Amundsen (Nor) Hitec Products UCK – Norway  
DNFSophie Matte (Can) Stevens p/b the Cyclery  


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