Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Canadian Hopeful

More success to come for David Veilleux!


There was a silver lining for the Canadian elite men's team at the world road race.

Twenty-three year old David Veilleux (Europcar) rode his first elite world road race as he finished top Canadian in a solid 19th place. Missing out lead out men;  Svein Tuft as an unfortunate victim along with Michael Barry involved in the crash that also gave many favored riders fits to make it back to the fast charging pack. Michael Barry was forced to abandoned due to injury that only left the Canadian team with Veilleux and Tuft to battle on.

Despite the odds Veilleux stayed with the main pack and guided himself to a respectful top twenty. Tuft finished in 139th place.

Here's three videos post-race; Veilleux, Tuft and Barry along with interesting comments of their next season plans.




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