Numainville gets home soil victory

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.


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#Rider Name (Country) TeamResult
1Joelle Numainville (Can) Webcor Builders Cycling Team2:26:44
2Jo Kiesanowski (NZl) TIBCO/To the TopRow 1 - Cell 2
3Modesta Vzesniauskaite (Ltu) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling TeamRow 2 - Cell 2
4Alison Testroete (Can) Team CanadaRow 3 - Cell 2
5Isabelle Soderberg (Swe) Hitec Products UCK – NorwayRow 4 - Cell 2
6Leah Kirchman (Can) Team Canada0:00:04
7Emilia Fahlin (Swe) HTC-ColumbiaRow 6 - Cell 2
8Kelly Benjamin (USA) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling TeamRow 7 - Cell 2
9Tara Whitten (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G ConseilRow 8 - Cell 2
10Heather Logan-Sprenger (Can) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling Team0:00:07
11Andrea Graus (Aut) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 10 - Cell 2
12Ruth Corset (Aus) TIBCO/To the TopRow 11 - Cell 2
13Amber Neben (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 12 - Cell 2
14Carmen Small (USA) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling TeamRow 13 - Cell 2
15Jacqueline Hahn (Aut) Hitec Products UCK – NorwayRow 14 - Cell 2
16Audrey Lemieux (Can) Nanoblur GearsRow 15 - Cell 2
17Denise Ramsden (Can) Team CanadaRow 16 - Cell 2
18Sarah Coney (Can) Stevens p/b the CycleryRow 17 - Cell 2
19Lex Albrecht (Can) Equipe CascadesRow 18 - Cell 2
20Veronique Bilodeau (Can) Equipe CascadesRow 19 - Cell 2
21Carrie Cartmill (Can) Nanoblur GearsRow 20 - Cell 2
22Megan Guarnier (USA) TIBCO/To the TopRow 21 - Cell 2
23Jennifer Stephenson (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body ClinicRow 22 - Cell 2
24Leah Guloien (Can) Team CanadaRow 23 - Cell 2
25Kathleen Billington (USA) BMW – BianchiRow 24 - Cell 2
26Michelle Gauthier (Can) 7th Groove/Reform Body ClinicRow 25 - Cell 2
27Laura Brown (Can) Team CanadaRow 26 - Cell 2
28Valerie Crete (Can) Specialized Mazda Samson G ConseilRow 27 - Cell 2
29Michelle Paiement (Can) Stevens p/b the CycleryRow 28 - Cell 2
30Julia Bradley (Can) Stevens p/b the CycleryRow 29 - Cell 2
31Alexandra Carle (Aus) Australian National TeamRow 30 - Cell 2
32Virginie Gauthier (Can) Equipe CascadesRow 31 - Cell 2
33Maria Grandt Petersen (Den) Hitec Products UCK – NorwayRow 32 - Cell 2
34Cinthia Lehner (USA) BMW – BianchiRow 33 - Cell 2
35Rushlee Buchanan (NZl) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling TeamRow 34 - Cell 2
36Anne Samplonius (Can) Eat-Clean Diet Women's Cycling Team0:00:15
37Krista Ruby (Can) Eat-Clean Diet Women's Cycling TeamRow 36 - Cell 2
38Rebecca Much (USA ) TIBCO/To the TopRow 37 - Cell 2
39Katheryn Mattis (USA) Webcor Builders Cycling TeamRow 38 - Cell 2
40Bromwyn Ryan (Aus) Australian National TeamRow 39 - Cell 2
41Rachel O'Reilly (Can) Stevens p/b the CycleryRow 40 - Cell 2
42Leigh Bianco (Can) Stevens p/b the CycleryRow 41 - Cell 2
43Adriane Provost (Can) Team CanadaRow 42 - Cell 2
44Evelyn Stevens (USA) HTC-Columbia0:00:26
45Linda Villumsen (NZl) HTC-ColumbiaRow 44 - Cell 2
46Jessica Phillips (USA) Colavita Baci Pro Cycling TeamRow 45 - Cell 2
47Joanie Caron (Can) Nanoblur Gears0:00:35
48Kim Anderson (USA) HTC-ColumbiaRow 47 - Cell 2
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 GearsRow 56 - Cell 2
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#Rider Name (Country) Team
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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