After 25 minutes of racing under the hot sun, a group of 11 riders detached themselves from the main peloton, with William Blackburn representing Team Medique p/b Silber Investments.
“Since I was isolated in the breakaway, the team had to take up the chase to put pressure on the lead group. It was a good situation for me because I could save my legs and try something at the end of the race, but it didn’t work out,” mentions William Blackburn.
The 75 minute-long race on a circuit of 1.8km attracted many spectators, as well as some of our sponsors that were present to encourage the whole team to perform well under the high heat temperatures.
“Returning to racing in Quebec went well. The legs were turning well, but it’s too bad to have missed the breakaway. On the other hand, the team demonstrated its potential in organising a good chase that finally brought back the breakaway,” indicates David Onsow, who recently returned from France to race in the Medique colours.
This 3rd stage of the TdlM was very positive, as we have two members of the team still in the top 10: Elliot Doyle in 3rd position, and James Piccoli who moved up to 10th place in the overall standings.
Team Medique p/b Silber Investments would like to thank the Velo Club Longueil for their excellent organization, in collaboration with the Tour de la Monteregie.