Posted by Editoress on 07/19/05
Tour de lAbitibi - Prologue Val-dOr QC July 18th
Éric Boily shows his true colors at the 37th Tour de lAbitibi
Éric Boily, Canadian criterium champion and road champion sent a clear message by completely dominating the prologue of the 37th edition of the Tour de lAbitibi on the streets of Val-dOr. Member of the national team, Boily crossedthe finish line completely alone. He dominated the 15,4 km race in 22, 23 minutes. However, this does not really count in the total race classing, This event is used to present the racers to the public.
At the finish line, the Chicoutimi born racer beat team Columbia Julian Arrerondo and team Quebecs Joel Dion-Poitras. Boily and team USAs Daniel Holloway broke away on the second last lap. This breakaway promises a hot competition between USA and Canada.
The first official stage for World cup juniors will be held tomorrow when the 159 racers from seven countries will hold a team time trial from Val-Senneville to Val-dOr. The distance is 17,4 km. The second stage is at night, a 55 km criterium in Val-dOr.
1. Éric Boily (Canada), 22:23
2. Julian Arredondo (Colombie), at 0:14
3. Joel Dion-Poitras (Québec), s.t.
4. Jonathan Bertrand (Belgique VC Ardennes), 0:16
5. Jake Keough (Coast to Coast)
6. Kevin Reza (France Pôle Espoir)
7. Filip Rudenstram (Suède)
8. Matt Brandt (Is Corp Junior)
9. Eric Riggs (USA)
10. Cody ORielly (USA), all s.t.
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