Côté Takes Win as Chrétien Proves He Is A Rider to Watch

Stage 1: Saint Georges – Saint Odilon – Saint Georges
177km including 3 x 39km laps around Saint Odilon and Lac Etchemin with1598m of climbing.

Pre-Race

Early Break
Silber’s 18-year-old, Charles-Étienne Chrétien, infiltrated a six-man break which escaped 25km into the race. He joined Bruno Langlois (Quebec), Austin Stephens (Project 303), Ruben Companioni (Holowesko), Ian Garrison (Axeon) and Efren Santos (Canel’s). Almost immediately Rally put Matteo Dal-Cin and Emerson Oronte on the front to control the gap to protect team leader Rob Britton’s GC aspirations.

The course contained short gravel sections resulting in remarkably few flats

With just under 30km to go, Adam Roberge bridged up to the break with Jordan Cheyne (Team Canada) and Jonathan Clarke (UnitedHealthcare). Fresh legs added to the break forced Rally to continue chasing, and to add more riders to the effort. With 20km to go, Roberge’s group attacked the initial break but other teams joined the chase and with less than 10km to go Roberge, Cheyne and Clarke’s gap was 10 sec and dropping. In the finale, Silber’s Emile Jean was able to lead Pier-André Côté around the final corner 1-2. Côté handily won the uphill 200m sprint for the biggest win of this 21-year-old’s young career.

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Scott McFarlane

Written by Scott McFarlane

Scott is the GM and an owner of the team. With a rich history in Montreal cycling as a coach, trainer and owner of Toguri Training Systems he met Arthur Silber in 2008. The rest is history -so to speak. Scott and Arthur co-founded the team in 2014.

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