May 20, 2012

Nothing Like Flags to Get Pumped Up!

The Grand Prix Cycliste Gatineau is back for it's thrid consecutive year.  I arrived in Ottawa, Ontario from my home in Québec, Québec yesterday while two Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies teammates (Canadian U23 road and time trial champion, Denise Ramsden and American Carmen Small) raced the 20 km time trial of the Gatineau Grand Prix Cycliste in the Gatineau heat. 

The road race will take place on holiday Monday, beginning at 9:30am.  Here is the Optum roster this time around:  (ALL of our Canadian riders are here!)
Lex Albrecht
Denise Ramsden
Leah Kirchmann
Joëlle Numainville
Annie Ewart
Carmen Small

It was great to see the display of the Canadian flags coming out of our nation captial's airport.  It was another boost to my patriotic excitement that's stemming from the pride of having a prestegious UCI event right here in ''my own backyard''.  Backyard...that's relative, but I'm happy to be racing in Québec, in Canada.
Come out and cheer on Optum Pro Cycling presented by Kelly Benefit Strategies tomorrow!

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