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The sixth and last stage of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski, fifth edition of this 6-stage event for young cyclists in the Cadet (15-16 years old, Men and Women) and Junior (17-18 years old, Women) categories, was held today.
In this sixth stage, riders had to cover a distance of 70 km, consisting of five lapses of a 14.5-km loop, including the famous hill of De la Cathédrale Avenue, with an average grade of 12%, and a total elevation gain of 1035 m.
Results – Men Cadet
The hill on De la Cathédrale Avenue gave way to the expected results right in the first lap: several attacks and the break out of the pack. It’s during one of the five demanding climbs that three riders, Oliver Evans (Team Manitoba), Christopher Welch (KMS Cycling) and Olivier Hamel (Club Cycliste d’Amos), broke away and gained a substantial lead on the pack. With two lapses to go, Hamel dropped from his breakaway partners who took off together all the way to the finish line. Oliver Evans was the first to cross the finish line to win this last stage of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski, just ahead of Christopher Welch. The pack made it 1:27 later. Thierry Kirouac-Marcassa (NCCH p/b DEC Express) finishes third. In the general classification, Garrett Marking wins the fifth edition of Tour de la relève internationale de Rimouski. His Team Manitoba team mate, Oliver Evans, takes the second place, 1:30 behind. Welch gets the polka-dot jersey for the best climber of the Tour 2014. Spencer Petrov (NorthStar Development) finishes third, 1:36 behind the winner. Petrov takes home the green jersey for the best sprinter of the 2014 edition. The red jersey for the most combative rider in this stage goes to Guillaume Davidson of Équipe Vélo Mauricie who impressed our commissaires with his sustained efforts to keep up with the pack in the long climb on De la Cathédrale Avenue.
In the Women categories, the section on De la Cathédrale Avenue, especially its long hill, had its say on the course of the race. A member of Team N[...]
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