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Tour of Montreal, 2009
Stage 2- Wild dominates sprint again
Dutch rider, Kirsten Wild (Cervelo Test Team) raced to a sprint-finish win in Granby, during the second stage of Tour du Grand Montreal. Wild beat Rochelle Gilmore (Lotto Belisol) and Regina Schleicher (Equipe Nurnberger) to the line in a mass bunch sprint.
It is the second win of the Tour for Wild, who maintains both the Yellow and Silver (Best Sprinter) jerseys. Recording the same time as Wild at the line were Rochelle Gilmore (Lotto-Belisol) and Regina Schleicher (Equipe Nurnberger Versicherung), in second and third place respectively. completing 11 laps of the 9.46 km course in 2 hours and 43 seconds.
South Africa’s Carla Swart (MTN-Energade) donned the polka-dot climbers jersey after today’s race, while Luxemburg’s Nathalie Lamborelle held onto the red jersey for Best Espoir. After a crash yesterday in Chateauguay, Quebec’s Joelle Numainville (ESGL 93 GSD Gestion) finished as the top Canadian, in eleventh place ; Gina Grain (Webcor Builders), the top Canadian in the general classification, is currently in 15th position.
Tomorrow will see riders competing in two stages throughout Montreal: an individual time trial in Lachine in the morning and in the afternoon, the famous Little Italy criterium, taking place in the Rosemont- La Petite Patrie area on St-Laurent Boulevard
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