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Canada’s Derek Gee Claims 2nd Overall @ Ronde des Vallées in France

by pedalmag.com

August 16, 2015 (Hémonstoir, France) – Canadian Junior, Derek Gee, claimed a stellar second overall at the 3-stage Ronde des Vallées held over two days this past weekend in France. Gee’s teammate Joel Taylor was a strong 7th while Adam Roberge was 14th putting three Canucks in the top 20 on the final GC. Established in 2005, Gee is the first North American to land on the final GC podium, at this Junior stage race.

Results

Stage 1 – Aug. 15 – Loudéac to Loudéac – 113km
1. Keagan Girdlestone (Nantes Atlantique) 2:40:06
2. Ide Schelling (Monkey Town) 0:38
3. Derek Gee (Canada)
4. Corentin Buisson (Limousin) 1:05
5. Dylan Bouwmans (Willebrod Wil Vooruit)
6. Nicol Verougstraete (Tieltse)
7. Tom Douhard (Ardennes Pr)
8. Gordon De Winter (Wellems)
9. Mel Van Der Veekens (Monkey Town) 1:08
10. Welner Martin (Vendee)

23. Françis Barriault (Canada)
66. Willem Boersma (Canada)
73. Adam Roberge (Canada)
86. Joel Taylor (Canada)
138. Mason Burtnik (Canada) 15:12

Stage 2 – Aug. 16 – Saint-Caradec to Croixanvec – ITT 11.6km

1. Thibault Guernalec (Fra) Finistère 15:13.1
2. Keagan Girdlestone (RSA) Nantes Atlantique 0:08
3. Derek Gee (Can) Canada 0:13
4. Ide Schelling (Ned) Monkey Town 0:17
5. Alan Riou (Fra) Cotes-Armor
6. Tom Douhard (Bel) Ardennes Pre 0:21
7. Nils Eekhoff (Ned) Wilton 0:23
8. Joel Taylor (Can) Canada 0:32
9. Jasper De Plus (Bel) Tieltse 0:33
10. Damien Poisson (Fra) Pays Louduac 0:34

15. Adam Roberge (Can) Canada 0:46
49. Willem Boersma (Can) Canada 1:29
74. Mason Burtnik (Can) Canada 1:47
102. Françis Barriault (Can) Canada 2:08

Stage 3 – Aug. 16 – Hémonstoir to Hémonstoir – 100.1km

1. Theo Menant (Limousin) 2:27:36
2. Bas Ottevanger (Willebrod)
3. Nils Eekhoff (Wilton)
4. Alan Riou (Cotes-Armor)
5. Romain Pommelet (Cotes-Armor)
6. Quentin Roupsard (Ille-Vilaine) 0:20
7. Alexand Kuluikovskiy (Mixte 2)
8. Louis Roquain (Sarthe)
9. Sander Rietjens (Cureghem)
10. Lars Van Den Berg (Willebrod)

15. Françis Barriault (Canada)
32. Derek Gee (Canada)

51. Adam Roberge (Canada)
58. Joel Taylor (Canada)
65. Willem Boersma (Canada)
DNF Mason Burtnik (Canada)

Final GC

1. Keagan Girdlestone (Nantes Atlantique) 5:23:23
2. Derek Gee (Canada) 0:43
3. Ide Schelling (Monkey Town) 0:47
4. Alan Riou (Cotes-Armor) 0:57
5. Nils Eekhoff (Wilton) 1:03
6. Tom Douhard (Ardennes Pr) 1:18
7. Joel Taylor (Canada) 1:32
8. Jasper De Plus (Tieltse) 1:33
9. Adrien Lagree (Sojasun Esp) 1:35
10. Alex Mengoulas (Monkey Town) 1:35

14. Adam Roberge (Canada) 1:46
37. Willem Boersma (Canada) 2:29
56. Françis Barriault (Canada) 3:08

 





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