David Boily ignored extreme conditions on Sunday in the road race of the National Cycling Championships which take place in Ottawa. The native of Alma finished the race fourth in the elite category, two seconds of William Routley and third place.
It has also entered the race off due to a mechanical failure!
Boily’s teammate at Garneau-Quebecor, Bruno Langlois, won the event held in sweltering heat. The indefatigable 37-year-old walked the 180 kilometers in 4: 17: 23. Only 18 of the 141 runners completed the race. In fact, other cyclists were withdrawn from the race as they were dubbed by the breakaway that broke away from the fifth round. “At some point, the race ended up in a dead end,” said the network Sportcom coach of the Quebec team, Pascal Choquette.
“The conditions were difficult and it was a race that was really made to wear, summed David Boily, who crossed the finish line one minute and five seconds after his teammate. If you asked me what result I hoped for Canadian championships, I never answered a fourth. I knew that my fitness level was good, but it was a little difficult to know where I was going. I slipped into the first break of the day and I’m really happy because that was the objective. ”
In the breakaway of 10 riders, three members of the Garneau-Quebecor training were present or David Boily, Bruno Langlois and Olivier Brisebois. He finally finished sixth among the elites, in addition to being the second best cyclist in the under 23, behind Benjamin Berry, vice-champion Grand Prix Cycliste de Saguenay.
“With three riders in the break of 10, our objective was clearly to win, confessed Boily. It’s a perfect day for our team. ”
A fall marked the end of the race. Three riders were coming too fast in the last corner and clung. Good veteran, Bruno Langlois slowed and was able to avoid the worst, as David Boily.
Elliott Doyle was also the start of the race on the road. He almost squeeze into the break without achieve his ends.
“In passing the third round, the members of the World Tour riders put the pedal to the carpet and a group of 25 riders fled, told the color bearer of Silber Pro team. I was in this group. Several attacks took place and it was very exhausting. With 13 laps to go, a small group left. I wanted to join him and I went with another rider. We spent quite close to be part of the winning breakaway, but I missed my shot. I then caught up by the peloton. After a few laps, he would not roll and the breakaway took a lap ahead of us. ”
Elliott Doyle now intends to resume the criterion Wednesday. Until then, he will participate in the race against the individual time trial on Tuesday. The cyclists leave Monday.