July 12, 2006 (Montreal, QC) – Eric Boily (Volkswagen/Trek) won the Mardis Cyclistes de Lachine yesterday. The Mardis continued to be a great place for star watching as the peloton included 2006 Canadian Road Champion Dominique Rollin (VÃ©lo Club Roubaix), FranÃ§ois Parisien (TIAA-CREF), Martin Gilbert (kodakgallery.com/Sierra Nevada), and StÃ©phane Cossette (Volkswagen/Trek), who won several titles at the recent Canadian Junior Track Nationals in Bromont, QC.
The well-oiled orange Volkswagen/Trek team controlled the end of the race, allowing their star, Ã‰ric Boily, to take the win. David Veilleux (Louis Garneau Optik) squeaked into second, just ahead of Daniel BÃ©lisle (Cinelume-Cycles Performance). Despite a fall about two weeks ago SÃ©bastien Moquin (Sleeman Clear Ã‰nergie) managed an impressive 8th place finish.
Moquin, who leads in overall points, is still nursing an injured ankle and wrist. The wrist injury prevented Moquin from being able to move up on his handlebars to accelerate.
Les Mardis Cyclistes takes a two-week break before the next race which will be held on July 25, giving the man in the yellow jersey time to recover.
Before the junior 24-km Lait’s Go Cup race started, Laurie-Anne Dupont-Renaud (Espoirs Laval) received accolades recognizing her several titles recently won at the Canadian Junior Track Nationals. Only a few junior riders are female at the Mardis Cyclistes races while only men compete in the senior category.
Yesterday’s junior winner was Simon Lambert-Lemay (AndrÃ© Cycle/idCad), celebrating his fifth win this season. Hugo Houle (VÃ©locitÃ© Drummond) came in third. In overall points, Lambert-Lemay is 132 points ahead of second-place Houle.
Senior Men 50 km
1. Ã‰ric Boily (Volkswagen Trek)
2. David Veilleux (Louis Garneau Optik)
3. Daniel BÃ©lisle (Cinelume-Cycles Performance)
Junior Lait’s Go 24 km
1. Simon Lambert-Lemay (AndrÃ© Cycle/idCad
2. (not available)
3. Hugo Houle (VÃ©locitÃ© Drummond)
Correction: last week we incorrectly reported that FranÃ§ois Parisien competed at the Mardis Cyclistes race on July 4. –ed