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2011 Canadian Women’s Road Champ Fortin Wins Gatineau Loppet

by pedalmag.com
2011 Canadian National Road Champion Veronique Fortin  ©  Chris Redden
February 17, 2015 (Gatineau, QC) – Former Canadian women’s road cycling champion Veronique Fortin, 34, of Gatineau showed her athletic prowess on the weekend when she took victory at the prestigious 42km Gatineau Loppet XC ski race in the skate discipline in her hometown. She completed the distance in a time of 2:40:47, nearly eight minutes faster than second place, Ariane Carrier of Jonquiere.

Fortin earned her Road National title in 2011. She retired from competitive cycling after representing Canada at the 2013 UCI Road World Championships in Florence, Italy. She has since been skiing avidly, winning the Masters World Championship title earlier this month in Quebec in the W30-34 15km free event.

Temperatures on the race weekend were frigid and resulted in organizers shortening the course from the original 51km to 42km. The route started in and finished in Mont-Bleu.

Find more info and results at SkiTrax.com here.

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