Jun 2, 2013

A Memorable 47km Solo Victory

Star Shining!



David Veilleux from Cap Rouge, Quebec, soloed away attacking on the Col du Corbier with 47kms remaining to take his biggest victory of his career around Champery. A proud Canadian cycling moment and Stage one of Criterium Dauphine goes to the twenty-five year old Europcar rider.

Racing in his first Dauphine, Veilleux said, "It comes from a lot of sacrifices and huge amounts of work. Normally I'm not a climber, but I know that I can climb decently. I'm happy that it pays off."

I remember his brilliant victory, last August, to take the overall classification of the Trittico Lombardo. It resulted in a huge step in his career. 

His win marks 24 years since compatriot, Steve Bauer, won the prologue in the 1989 Criterium du Dauphine - he's in good company!



The many jerseys for David Veilleux!











Stage one; Champéry – Champéry, 121km: 1. David Veilleux (Can – Europcar) three hours 17 minutes 35 seconds, 2. Gianni Meersman(Bel – Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 1min 56sec, 3. Tom Jelte Slagter(Hol – Blanco) 1min 57sec, 4. Richie Porte (Aus – Team Sky) at same time, 5. Chris Froome (GB – Team Sky) s.t., 6. Ángel Madrazo (Spa – Movistar) s.t., 7. Jakob Fuglsang (Den – Astana) s.t., 8. Alejandro Valverde (Spa – Movistar) s.t., 9. Tony Gallopin (Fra – RadioShack-Leopard) s.t., 10 Leopold Konig (Cze – NetApp-Endura) s.t.


General classification: 1. David Veilleux (Can – Europcar) three hours 17 minutes 35 seconds, 2. Gianni Meersman (Bel – Omega Pharma-Quick Step) 1min 56sec, 3. Tom Jelte Slagter (Hol – Blanco) 1min 57sec, 4. Richie Porte (Aus – Team Sky) at same time, 5. Chris Froome (GB – Team Sky) s.t., 6. Ángel Madrazo (Spa – Movistar) s.t.,7. Jakob Fuglsang (Den – Astana) s.t., 8. Alejandro Valverde (Spa – Movistar) s.t., 9. Tony Gallopin (Fra – RadioShack-Leopard) s.t., 10 Leopold Konig (Cze – NetApp-Endura) 


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