Team Canada’s Leah Kirchmann won the UCI-sanctioned Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau road race on Thursday, beating out fellow Canadian Allison Beveridge (Rally UHC) and American Kristabel Doebel-Hicock (Rally UHC) in a hard-fought sprint after 104 kilometres of racing through the Gatineau national park. Leah Kirchmann had previously won the road race in 2017 with Team Canada.
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“It is a really hard finish,” said Kirchmann, “you come off of the ramp and then it’s a really long drag to the line. My teammates controlled it well for me to set up the sprint. Rally was attacking hard in the last two laps, so we had our work cut out for us. It was really a drag race against Allison and I was happy to come out on top.”
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