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La Course by Le Tour Results, Photos – Kirchmann 3rd

by pedalmag.com

Historic La Course podium (l-r) Kirchmann 3rd, Vos 1st, Wild 2nd  ©  Cor Vos
July 27, 2014 (Paris, France) – Canada’s reigning triple national champ, Leah Kirchmann (Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies), has made history again landing third on the podium at the inaugural La Course by Le Tour, 89km (13 laps around the the Champs-Élysées) with two of the world’s top pros, winner Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team and Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano in second.

Final sprint...  ©  Cor Vos
Kirchmann is having a dream season racking up three victories at the 2014 Canadian Road Nationals becoming the first rider to winner all three national titles – time trial, road race, criterium – at one championships. Pedal joins the cycling community accross Canada in congratulating Kirchmann on her stellar results.

Kirchmann post race  ©  Optum

Results (brief)

1. Marianne Vos (Ned) Rabo Liv Women Cycling Team    2:00:41
2. Kirsten Wild (Ned) Team Giant-Shimano
3. Leah Kirchmann (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies
4. Lisa Brennauer (Ger) Specialized – lululemon
5. Shelley Olds-Evans (USA) Ale Cipollini

88. Denise Ramsden (Can) Optum p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies 1:19

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