A Unique Third

Twenty-one year old Guillaume Boivin makes history as the first Canadian to podium at the U23 World Road Race.

Nice job!
The unique podium.

Steve Bauer's SpiderTech Team is most likely jumping for joy as the Quebecois rider galloped in a mass sprint of about 45 riders to the uphill finish. It looked like tight group as they charged to the line. A great sprint by Australia's Michael Matthews to take it from Germany's John Degenkolb. Then a desperate surge by Taylor Phinney (already World Champion in the U23 TT) & Boivin as they both took the unique bronze. Phinney looks poised and strong for next season with BMC. And, Boivin was certainly gunning for the World stripes. He signs for two years with SpiderTech.

Looking at the photo finish, it was indeed a dead heat. Very exciting!