Sept 10, 2015 (Montreal, QC) – Canada’s reigning Elite Men’s road champ, Guillaume Boivin (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), is pondering retirement in the face of no contract for the 2016 season reports La Presse.
In 2010, Boivin previously won bronze at the U23 Worlds. A former member of the defunct SpiderTech team, Boivin rode for WorldTour team Cannondale in 2013 and 2014, completing two Vueltas during that time.
Boivin will be on the start line for the Grands Prix Cyclistes races in Quebec City on Sept. 11 and in Montreal on Sept. 13 as part of the 8-man national team. Two weeks later, he will likely be part of Canada’s six-man senior men’s team for the 2015 UCI Road World Championships in Richmond, Va. That team has not yet been officially announced but, based on the current UCI America Tour rankings, we can assume that Michael Woods (Optum), Guillaume Boivin, and Ryan Roth (Silber Pro) will compete in Richmond. The road race there is scheduled for Sept. 27.
“It seems strange to say, but if I don’t return with a contract for 2016, there is perhaps a good chance that these could be my last three races,” Boivin told La Presse.
Pedal contacted Boivin but not hear back from his as yet and will continue to monitor the situation. We wish the road champ best of luck in his quest to land a contract for 2016!
La Presse (French) here.