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Canadians Racing in Europe – Canuel Wins in France + An Post Rás in Ireland

by John Symon
May 21, 2013 (Arnac La Poste, France) – Canadians were racing in Europe this past weekend and Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne-Futuroscope) took her first victory of the season on stage 2 of the Boucles Arnacoises Féminines, at Arnac La Poste in France in a 83km road race on Sunday afternoon in cold rain to lock up the GC as well reports the Abitibi Express. This followed a 3rd place finish for Canuel in the time trial on Sunday morning where she finished the 7.5km in 10:35, 5 seconds behind winner Lucie Pader (Bourgogne Prodialog) and Mélodie Lesueur (BigMat-Auber93) in second. Thanks to her win in the RR, Canuel also won the GC. Canuel’s next race is the Grand Prix Plumelec-Morbihan on May 25.

Abitbi Express article HERE.

Four Canadian men are also competing at the An Post Rás stage race in Ireland. With two of eight stages completed, Kristofer Dahl (Can) Canadian National Team is the top Canuck in the GC, holding 33rd place followed by Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canadian National Team in 35th, Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team in 52nd, and Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team in 96th place. There are currently 176 riders in the field.

An Post Rás stage race info HERE.

Rusults (brief)

Boucles arnacoises féminines 2013

Stage 1 – May 19 – 6.7km Time Trial
1. Lucie Pader (Bourgogne Prodialog) 10:30
2. Mélodie Lesueur (BigMat-Auber93)
3. Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne-Futuroscope) 10:35

Stage 2 – May 19 – 83km Road Race
1. Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne-Futuroscope) 2:28:48
2. Marion Sicot (Bourgogne Prodialog)
3. Elodie HegoBuru (BigMat-Auber93)

Final GC
1. Karol-Ann Canuel (Vienne-Futuroscope) 2:39:23|
2. Elodie HegoBuru (BigMat-Auber93) 2:40:53
3. Alna Burato (BigMat-Auber93) 2:40:14

An Post Ras – Stages 1 and 2

Stage 1 – May 19 – Dunboyne to Longford – 135.4km
1. Conor Dunne (Irl) Carrick Iverk Prod 2:48:55
2. Michael Northey (Nzl) NODE4 Giordana
3. Roy Eefting (Ned) Koga Cycling Team 0:23
4. Rico Rogers (Aus) Synergy Baku
5. Benjamin Edmuller (Ger) Arbo Gebrder
6. Morten Oellegaard (Den) Blue Water Cycling
7. Martin Hunal (Cze) Sparta Praha
8. Owain Doull (Gbr) British National Team
9. Mehall Fitzgerald (Irl) Visit Nenagh.ie
10. Nicholas Vereecken (Bel) Belg. An Post Chain Reaction

20. Alex Cataford (Can) Canadian National Team
23. Kristofer Dahl (Can) Canadian National Team
46. Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canadian National Team
79. Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team
88. Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team

Stage 2 – May 20 – Longford to Nenagh – 160km
1. Shane Archbold (Nzl) Belg. An Post Chain Reaction    3:23:57
2. Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) UK Youth Pro Cycling
3. Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Belgian National Team
4. Peter Hawkins (Gbr) IG – Sigma Sport
5. Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Blue Water Cycling
6. Connor McConvey (Irl) Synergy Baku
7. Samuel Harrison (Gbr) British National Team
8. Lars Vierbergen (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
9. Sam Bennett (Irl) Belg. An Post Chain Reaction 0:04
10. Kenny De Ketele (Bel) Belgian National Team

25 Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Oncology 0:46
27. Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canadian National Team

40. Kristofer Dahl (Can) Canadian National Team
56. Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team
62. Alex Cataford (Can) Canadian National Team
117. Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team 4:09

GC  After Stage 2
1. Peter Hawkins (Gbr) IG – Sigma Sport 6:13:13
2. Shane Archbold (Nzl) Belg. An Post Chain Reaction 0:02
3. Marcin Bialoblocki (Pol) UK Youth Pro Cycling
4. Connor McConvey (Irl) Synergy Baku
5. Rasmus Guldhammer (Den) Blue Water Cycling
6. Steve Lampier (Gbr) NODE4 Giordana
7. Jasper De Buyst (Bel) Belgian National Team
8. Samuel Harrison (Gbr) British National Team
9. Lars Vierbergen (Ned) Koga Cycling Team
10. Sam Bennett (Irl) Belg. An Post Chain Reaction 0:06

30. Ryan Aitcheson (Can) Astellas Oncology 0:48
33. Kristofer Dahl (Can) Canadian National Team

35. Remi Pelletier-Roy (Can) Canadian National Team
36. Alex Cataford (Can) Canadian National Team

52. Garrett McLeod (Can) Canadian National Team
96. Stuart Wight (Can) Canadian National Team 4:11





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