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Canada’s Nadon 2nd on Stage 3 at Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay – Boivin in Points Jersey & 2nd Overall

by pedalmag.com

June 10, 2017 (Chicoutimi, QC) – Canada’s  Marc-Antoine Nadon (H & R Block) landed 2nd on the podium at the 74.5km Stage 3 Criterium in Chicoutimi won by Chad Beyer (USA) Canyon Bicycles with Gage Hect (USA) Aevolo Cycling in third and Silber’s Alexander Cowan (Can) in 4th.

Marc-Antoine Nadon  ©  Stirl and Rae Photo
Steve Fisher (USA) Canyon Bicycles holds on to his lead now only two seconds over Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Canada, now leading the Points Classification, with Ulisis Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis remaining in third.

Guillaume Boivin  ©  Cor Vos
Boivin Moves Into Points Jersey at Saguenay
release by Cycling Canada

Canadian riders continue to finish on the podium at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay, with Marc-Antoine Nadon (H&R Block) taking second in Stage 3 on Saturday at the Criterium stage held in Chicoutimi.  Team Canada’s Guillaume Boivin continues to chip away at the overall lead of American Steve Fisher (Canyon Bicycles) and is now only two seconds back with one stage remaining. Boivin also moved into the lead in the Points competition.

Ten riders opened a small 11 second gap on the field, however, none were a threat to the overall standings.  American Chad Beyer gave Canyon another win, outkicking Nadon, with Gage Hect (Aevelo) taking third.  Five Canadians finished in the top-10 on the stage.

“Getting that first time bonus was awesome,” said Kevin Field, Team Manager.  “Canyon rode very, very well. They are good at this kind of racing and had the numbers.  We made some small mistakes out there … not getting on top of that breakaway sooner.  However, whether we won stage and took Jersey or are in the position we are in now; it practically makes no difference to tomorrow.  We are going to do everything we need to win.”

Results (brief)

1. Chad Beyer (USA) Canyon Bicycles     1:33:49
2. Marc-Antoine Nadon (Can) H & R Block
3. Gage Hect (USA) Aevolo Cycling
4. Alexander Cowan (Can) Silber Pro Cycling
5. Javier Megias (Esp) Team Novo Nordisk
6. Olivier Brisebois (Can) Garneau Québecor
7. Angus Morton (Aus) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
8. Spencer Petrov (USA) CCB Velotooler
9. Connor Toppings (Can) Smart Savvy +Garneau   
10. Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Québecor
11. Elliott Doyle (Can) Garneau Québecor    0:11
12. Noah Granigan (USA) CCB Velotooler
13. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Canada
14. Albert Torres Barcelo (Esp) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team
15. Steve Fisher (USA) Canyon Bicycles Pro Cycling
16. Ulisis Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis
17. Lance Haidet (USA) Aevolo Cycling
18. Francisco Mancebo (Esp) Canyon Bicycles
19. Stephen Clancy (Irl) Novo Nordisk
20. Travis Samuel (Can) H & R Block

GC after Stage 3

1. Steve Fisher (USA) Canyon Bicycles     9:59:57
2. Guillaume Boivin (Can) Team Canada    0:02
3. Ulisis Castillo Soto (Mex) Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis    0:11
4. Francisco Mancebo (Esp) Canyon Bicycles    0:19
5. Travis Samuel (Can) H & R Block    0:22
6. Jack Burke (Can) Aevolo Cycling    
7. Kaler Marshall (USA) Canyon Bicycles     0:35
8. Diego Milan Jimenez (Dom) Inteja Dominican Cycling Team    0:36
9. Chad Beyer (USA) Canyon Bicycles    0:42
10. Bruno Langlois (Can) Garneau Québecor    0:52

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