Time Trial - Women: Gatineau
Neither of Canada's time trial champions were able to retain their titles on Tuesday, at the Canadian Road National Championships as Tara Whitten (The Cyclery-Opus) took the second women's title of her career.
The out-and-back course took the riders through the Gatineau national park outside of Ottawa, opening with a long rolling climb to the turnaround point and then a fast descent back to the finish. The women rode 26 kilometres and the men 36 kilometres.
Whitten, who was the top Canadian finisher on a modified version of the course a few weeks ago at the Gatineau Chrono, is in only her third race
this season after suffering a severe neck injury early in the season that put her in a neck brace. The 2012 Olympic bronze medalist on the track in the Team Pursuit, was clearly the fastest at every check point, beating defending champion Karol-Ann Canuel (Boels-Dolmans) by 48.47 seconds. Joelle Numainville (Cervelo Bigla) took third, a further 58 seconds back.
"I was really excited about this course, actually," said Whitten. "Riding in the Park was so nice, and I've been working on my climbing, so I thought I could do something here. I'm really happy with how my ride went. This is only my third race this season, so I was a little uncertain about how it would go."
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Tara Whitten (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:37:41|
|2||Karol-Ann Canuel (Can) Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam||0:00:48|
|3||Joelle Numainville (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling||0:01:47|
|4||Jasmin Glaesser (Can) Rally Cycling||0:01:59|
|5||Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:03:27|
|6||Ariane Bonhomme (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:04:04|
|7||Sara Poidevin (Can) Rally Cycling||0:04:04|
|8||Kinley Gibson (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic||0:04:22|
|9||Diane Moug (Can) Folsom Bike / Trek||0:04:26|
|10||Sara Bergen (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic||0:04:32|
|11||Lindsay Sferrazza (Can) Kallisto-FCV p/b Toyo Tires||0:04:38|
|12||Gillian Ellsay (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic||0:04:55|
|13||Alizée Brien (Can) Team TIBCO - Silicon||0:04:58|
|14||Miriam Brouwer (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:05:01|
|15||Gabrielle Pilote-Fortin (Can) Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling||0:05:04|
|16||Sarah Anne Rasmussen (Can) SAS-Macogep-Acquisio p/p||0:05:11|
|17||Justine Clift (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:05:25|
|18||Ellen Watters (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:05:31|
|19||Emily Marcolini (Can) PHI Hotel Group/P-K||0:05:38|
|20||Calah Wright (Can) Euro-Sports||0:06:39|
|21||Catherine Ouellette (Can) Rally Cycling||0:06:42|
|22||Olivia Baril (Can) Équipe du Québec||0:06:58|
|23||Allyson Gillard (Can) TRJ Télécom - Desjardins||0:07:08|
|24||Véronique Labonté (Can) OGC/Opus||0:07:22|
|25||Luce Bourbeau (Can) SAS-Macogep-Acquisio p/p||0:07:23|
|26||Kaitlyn Steeves (Can) NCCH p/b DEC Express||0:07:29|
|27||Adriane Provost (Can) SAS-Macogep-Acquisio p/p||0:07:42|
|28||Emily Flynn (Can) The Cyclery-Opus||0:07:45|
|29||Suzanne Hamilton (Can) Trek Red Truck p/b Mosaic||0:08:01|
|30||Dafné Théroux-Izquierdo (Can) BZK||0:08:02|
|31||Erin Ruttan (Can) Bicisport||0:08:18|
|32||Ashley Barson (Can) Rise Racing||0:08:59|
|33||Sophie Bernard (Can) Cyclery Racing||0:09:11|
|34||Isabelle Mayrand (Can) Équipe Iris||0:09:27|
|35||Jodi Wendland (Can) Velo Outaouais||0:09:43|
|36||Caroline Boileau (Can) Nine2FivePro.com Cycling||0:10:12|
|37||Marina Aspen (Can) Team Saskatchewan|
|38||Janie Rioux-Coulombe (Can) TRJ Télécom - Desjardins|
|39||Elise Piedalue (Can) Équipe du Québec|
|40||Beatrice Le Sauteur (Can) SAS-Macogep-Acquisio p/p|
|DNS||Alison Jackson (Can) Twenty16 RideBiker|
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