Amber Neben (Cogeas Mettler Look) won her second straight Chrono Gatineau on Friday in Gatineau, Quebec, completely dominating the field to win by nearly a minute over Leah Kirchmann (Team Canada) and Taylor Wiles (Trek Segafredo).
The 17.3 kilometre course started with a climb of nearly eight kilometres through the Gatineau national park, before the riders turned around and headed back down the same road. A final flat section of nearly a kilometre led onto the last 300 metres of climbing to the finish line.
Kirchmann was the first rider off and set a time of 24:47, which would stand up through the entire field until Neben, the final rider, smashed it by 54.63 seconds. Wiles, starting second from last, finished a further 5.34 seconds back.
"I really think this course does suit me," said Neben. "It's a full-gas, long VO2 Max effort all the way to the top, and then you have to ride fast all the way back down. Pacing-wise I think it suits me, but I also think that I just had a really good day. I went really hard going out because I knew the other two girls were really fast coming back. I love time trialing, and the chance to do a [standalone] 1.1 UCI race like this is special. Gatineau is so friendly and the organization does a really good job, so to get some good preparation for US Pro [championships] worked out well for me."
|#||Rider Name (Country) Team||Result|
|1||Amber Leone Neben (USA) Cogeas Mettler Look pro Cycling Team||0:23:53.09|
|2||Leah Kirchmann (Can) Canada||0:00:54.63|
|3||Tayler Wiles (USA) Trek - Segafredo||0:00:59.97|
|4||Emily Newsom (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank||0:01:33.81|
|5||Gillian Ellsay (Can) Rally UHC Cycling||0:02:05.00|
|6||Annie Foreman-Mackey (Can) Cyclery Racing||0:02:13.02|
|7||Antri Christoforou (Cyp) Cogeas Mettler Look pro Cycling Team||0:02:21.05|
|8||Marie Soleil Blais (Can) Canada||0:02:24.56|
|9||Lauren Stephens (USA) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank||0:02:26.32|
|10||Beth Ann Orton (USA) InstaFund La Prima||0:02:27.49|
|11||Sara Bergen (Can) Rally UHC Cycling||0:02:34.93|
|12||Miriam Brouwer (Can) Cyclery Racing||0:02:44.78|
|13||Krista Doebel-Hickok (USA) Rally UHC Cycling||0:02:45.20|
|14||Luce Bourbeau (Can) Macogep-Tornatech-Specialized p/b Mazda||0:02:49.01|
|15||Emily Marcolini (Can) Team Tibco - Silicon Valley Bank||0:02:51.50|
|16||Ariane Bonhomme (Can) Cyclery Racing||0:02:52.85|
|17||Edwige Pitel (Fra) Cogeas Mettler Look pro Cycling Team||0:02:53.72|
|18||Sara Youmans (USA) Therapeutic Associates Pacific Office||0:02:55.89|
|19||Kinley Gibson (Can) Cyclery Racing||0:02:57.71|
|20||Olivia Baril (Can) Macogep-Tornatech-Specialized p/b Mazda||0:02:57.88|
|21||Georgia Simmerling (Can) Canada||0:03:04.90|
|22||Jennifer George (GBr) Selection de la Region Capitale Nationale||0:03:06.35|
|23||Stefanie Sydlik (USA) West of Quebec Wheelers||0:03:18.84|
|24||Isabella Bertold (Can) InstaFund La Prima||0:03:50.47|
|25||Lindsay Sferrazza (Can) Highgate Racing||0:04:13.73|
|26||Sophie Bernard (Can) First Draft p/b Mercedes-Benz Oakville||0:04:25.40|
|27||Emma Langley (USA) West of Quebec Wheelers||0:04:31.50|
|28||Helena Coney (Can) InstaFund La Prima||0:04:33.09|
|29||Laurie Jussaume (Can) Equipe du Qebec||0:04:37.45|
|30||Kristen Marchant (Can) Highgate Racing||0:04:47.17|
|31||Emilie Fortin (Can) Selection de la Region Capitale Nationale||0:04:50.56|
|32||Nicole Lentini (Can) First Draft p/b Mercedes-Benz Oakville||0:05:01.28|
|33||Whitney Surgenor (Can) First Draft p/b Mercedes-Benz Oakville||0:05:26.40|
|34||Jill Messier (Can) West of Quebec Wheelers||0:06:22.67|
|35||Lenka Vacková (Cze) TJ Favorit Brno||0:06:39.51|
|36||Naomi Monserrat Langarica Resendiz (Mex) Selection de la Region Capitale Nationale||0:08:41.92|
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