Vanessa on the podium 4 times at the GA Grand Prix – Race Results

30 Jul

Last week Garneau Factory Team rider Vanessa Drigo made her mark as she landed on the podium at every race she attended.  Vanessa chose to do 4 out of the 6 stages resulting in a 4th Place in the Overall Ominum.  Congratulations Vanessa!

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Road Atlanta RR – 2nd Place

Oxford RR – 2nd Place

Crossroads Classic Circuit Race – 3rd Place

Covington Crit –  2nd Place

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UCI Tour de Delta and BC SuperWeek – Recap

14 Jul

BC Super Week is a series of 10 races over 11 days held around Vancouver and BC. The racing kicked off with the UCI Tour de Delta.  The Garneau Factory Team was represented with a truly international line up for this UCI event consisting of  Joanie Caron (CAN),  Amy Bradley (AUS) and guest riders, Amy Cutler (USA), Gina Haatz (GER), Milena Salcedo (COL) and Maria Lusia Calle (COL) who so happens to be the first ever Colombian cyclist to ever win an Olympic medal for her country.

This squad racing under the Garneau Factory Team colors had a strong showing with Maria Luisa placing 6th, Amy Cutler 8th, and Milena 15th Overall.  Great job ladies!

Biding farewell to the guest riders Amy & Joanie prepared for what would prove a very tough  9 days of competition.  The racing was fast and furious as it always seems to be when lots of money is on the line for placings and primes. The duo were active throughout the races even picking up a couple cash primes.  They did their best against the full squads and Joanie came away with a 6th place finish at the Gastown Grand Prix and Amy Bradley was 17th in the Tour de White Rock Hill Climb.

Stayed tuned for more upcoming racing and photos!

 

 

 

Garneau Factory Race Recap June

13 Jul

The Garneau Factory Team has been busy racing around the US and Canada. Check below for some highlights from the month of June!

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The team headed to Philly for the UCI Parx Cycling Classic. This was a very tough day on the bike where the riders would battle up the infamous Manayunk Wall 5 times to the finish. Pictured below is the start of the race.

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Next up, the ladies traveled to Canada for the UCI Grand Prix de Gatineau. The team worked tremendously together for a 2nd place photo finish out of a breakaway and an 11th place overall from the field sprint. A truly epic day on the bike and best UCI finish for The Garneau Factory Team.

The GP de Gatineau Podium along with the awesome management and feed zone support!

GatineaupodiumThe lineup for the Grand Prix de Gatineau

Joanie, Ann, Jenny, Amy, Flavia, and Cheryl

 

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There was no time to rest as the team made their way to The North Star Grand Prix in Minnesota.  This stage race featured 6 races over 5 days.  It proved a test of the riders and our equipment as the first day alone had nearly 12 crashes in the 110 person women’s crit. Overall the ladies ended the week in one piece with smiles on their faces.  Pictured below was taken after the 4th stage.

NSGPteamThe women decked out in Sponsor KSL clothing!

Top Row: Vanessa and Jenny Bottom Row: Cheryl, Ann, Amy, and Joanie.

The month of June ended with National Championships.

Joanie Caron took the second step at the Canadian National Crit Championships!

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Jenny Rios placed 3rd in the Mexican National Road Race Championships and 4th in the Time Trial!

jennyriosRR3The team has plenty more upcoming races.  Stay tuned for more updates and photos!  Congratulations ladies!

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