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Canada’s Canuel Wins Stage 7 at Thuringen Rundfahrt Claims 2nd Overall

by pedalmag.com
Canuel Karol-Ann (Can) Velocio SRAM wins  ©  Cor Vos
July 24, 2015 (Greiz, Germany) – Canada’s Karol Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio-SRAM won the seventh and final stage of the Thuringen Rundfahrt on July 23rd in Germany to claim second overall on the GC. She won a two-up sprint for the win at the end of the 99km stage against Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS.

Final GC podium (l-r) Canuel 2nd, Johansson 1st, Stephens 3rd   ©  Cor Vos
With her second place result Johansson captured the GC victory, with Canuel only 10 seconds back for second overall. Both finished in the same time of 2:42:10, while third place, Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS, crossed the line in third spot, 22 seconds behind. Canuck Joelle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team also had a strong ride, placing seventh on the stage and finished sixth overall.

Canuel (Can) and teammate Lisa Brennauer (Ger)  ©  Cor Vos

Results (brief)
1.    Karol Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM    2:42:10    
2.    Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS
3.    Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS    0:00:22
4.    Lauren Stephens (USA) Tibco – SVB
5.    Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands    0:01:26
6.    Alexis Ryan (USA) USA National Team
7.    Joelle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team         
8.    Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio – SRAM
9.    Polona Batagelj (Slo) BTC City LJUBLJANA
10.    Tatiana Guderzo (Ita) Hitec Products

Johansson Emma (Swe) Orica AIS, Canuel Karol-Ann (Can) Velocio SRAM, Stephens Lauren of Team Tibco SVB  ©  Cor Vos

Final GC
1.    Emma Johansson (Swe) Orica-AIS    19:46:01
2.    Karol Ann Canuel (Can) Velocio – SRAM    0:10    
3.    Lauren Stephens (USA) Tibco – SVB    0:18
4.    Amanda Spratt (Aus) Orica-AIS    0:26
5.    Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Velocio – SRAM    1:04
6.    Joelle Numainville (Can) Bigla Pro Cycling Team    2:41    
7.    Lotta Lepistö (Fin) Bigla Pro Cycling Team    3:02
8.    Martina Ritter (Aut) BTC City LJUBLJANA    3:10
9.    Amy Pieters (Ned) Netherlands    3:13
10.    Eugenia Bujak (Pol) BTC City LJUBLJANA    3:26

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