Interview with Bruno Langlois Newly Minted Elite Men’s Canadian Road Champ
by John Symon
Bruno Langlois wins 2016 Elite Men's RR title © Pasquale Stalteri
June 29, 2016 – Bruno Langlois (Garneau Quebecor) scored the biggest win of his long cycling career on June 26, winning the Elite Men’s 180km road race at the 2016 Global Relay p/b Lexus Road Nationals. The veteran Garneau-Quebecor co-captain has competed at hundreds of races since 2006, previously scoring two stage wins at the GP Cycliste de Saguenay in 2015 and also winning the KOM classification there.
Elite Men's Podium (l-r) Perry 2nd, Langlois 1st, Routley 3rd © Ivan Rupes
His other wins include Stage 6 at the 2012 Tour de Beauce with his family on hand, and two stages at the Tour of Rwanda and a stage at the Tour Cycliste Internationale de la Guadeloupe that same year. Langlois, 37, previously announced his retirement at the end of the 2016 season, but now has reconsidered and plans to keep riding and honour the fabled jersey in 2017. Here he explains how he won the Canadian championship and talks about the difficulties of riding pro while also trying to prepare for a career when he does retire.
Bruno Langlois © Ivan Rupes
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