4 days Dunkirk |  Pier-André Côté one place in the top 20

4 days Dunkirk | Pier-André Côté one place in the top 20

Dutchman Arvid de Kleijn (Human Health) was still in good shape in the provisional general classification with two stages to go in 4 Days Dunkirk, although he lost the pink jersey on Friday. Things went less well on Saturday as fellow Quebec teammate Pierre-Andre Cottier finished 86And Stage rank dropped to 72And general level.

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“We knew it was going to be a more difficult stage for Arvid today [samedi]It was not a course for runners. The first 60 kilometers went well, but there was a lot of climbing on the Kassel circuit. “It was fun to wear the pink jersey in some events, but we were skeptical that it would be difficult to keep it after the fifth stage,” Cotet explained.

After being alongside the Dutchman for part of the race on Saturday, Cottier finally crossed the finish line at 21And square (+27 sec). Satisfying career for the 25-year-old who believes he should have been in exceptional shape to break through Top 20.

“I am still happy with what I have been able to do. Top 20 It was very difficult. The pace was high, but I managed to make it at times, without necessarily putting in an amazing performance. I was happy to be in the first set before the final, it wasn’t great, but it confirms that I am in good shape,” added Cote, who is now 17.And in the temporary general classification.

Belgian Gianni Vermeersch (Alpecin-Fénix) won the fifth stage in a sprint of six riders. He was ahead of fellow countryman Oliver Niessen (AG2R Citroën) and Britain’s Jake Stewart (Groupama – FDJ).

With only one stage to complete in France, the goal of the Human Supported Health training is simple: to strive for a Stage Two victory after that earned by Arvid De Kleijn as a curtain raiser.

” tomorrow [dimanche], it will be flat as a cake, we’ll go 100% for Arvid. We will make sure he puts it well into the final race. It would be nice to end the event with another stage victory. »

Simone Boilard ends near Top 10 in Britain

Quebecer Simone Boilard (St-Michel – Auber93 WE) did well in the Tour de Bretagne (2.1) finishing 21And Standings (+6secs) of the contested final stage on Saturday between Rennes and Vitry. In fact, the cyclist from Quebec took the 12And Ranked in the general classification of the competition.

“There were ups and downs, and it was a big challenge for me to take part in the Tour de Bretagne after the Elsy Jacobs Festival. It’s been a long time since I’ve driven so much in such a short time. I realized my feelings were very good. I’m very happy with my third place on stage two. , it feels good. I’ve also learned a lot in the past 10 days, something positive is going to come out of this sequence,” Pollard explained in an interview with Sportcom.

Italy’s Vittoria Goazzini (FDJ Nouvelle-Aquitaine Futuroscope) won the round ahead of France’s Cedrine Kerbaol (Cofidis Women) and New Zealand’s Ally Wollaston (AG Insurance – NXTG).

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Adele Normand (33And) and Josephine Beloquin (53 .)And) of Team Emotional fr-Tornatech-GSC Blagnac VS31 The other two were from Quebec to complete the Tour de Bretagne. Her teammate Laurie Millett was forced to retire on Friday during the fourth stage.

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